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The Night Sky

Saturday, March 8, 2014

7:00 p.m.

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Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe.  Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way.  Night Sky programs highlight the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. 

Location

Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park Accessible
East 33rd Street and Avenue U
Brooklyn
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(718) 421-2021

Categories

Education, Nature, Astronomy

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
    Chance Showers
    55°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    65°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    66°F
  • Sun
    Breezy
    63°F

7-day forecast

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