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Historic New York: Native Americans

Sunday, December 8, 2013

11:00 a.m.

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Ice-age glaciers, Native Americans, Dutch traders, British Redcoats, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on New York City. Their stories can be found in the names of our streets, our architecture, and our parks. 

Native American culture is celebrated in special programs throughout the five boroughs.

All programs are historic walking tours unless otherwise noted.  Certain popular programs have limited space and may require registration. 

Location

Rockaway Beach & Boardwalk in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk Accessible
Queens
Directions to this location

Location Details:
. Meet at Beach 67th Street and Boardwalk.

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(718) 846-2731

Categories

Education, Nature, History, Waterfront

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsSeba Playground

Seba Playground will be closed to reconstruct the current Seba Tot Lot into a playground for children of all ages. The new design will enlarge the toddler area by adding a custom spray shower, seating, and two new tot play units. Additional play spaces will also be added for 5 to 12 year olds, and will include a large accessible play unit, a second spray shower and seating area. These two play areas will be joined by 15 additional swings for both age groups. The site will also feature an accessible drinking fountain, attractive plantings, and a bicycle rack.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has resumed pumping sand onto Rockaway Beach in efforts to repair and restore the beach. Access to the beach area from Beach 61st Street to Beach 19th Street may be limited while the pumping operation continues. The Corps expects sand placement work to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting. Swimming is not permitted at Rockaway Beach, or any NYC beach, after Labor Day. Please visit the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ website for more information.

Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways Weather

  • Thu
    Mostly Cloudy
    69°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Sunny
    70°F
  • Sat
    Showers
    69°F
  • Sun
    Sunny
    62°F

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