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Volume XXIX, Number 6112
Friday, Jun 06, 2014

This Weekend In Parks

Saturday, June 7

Hike the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

Cunningham Park, Queens

11:00 a.m.

This hike will lead participants from Cunningham Park to Alley Pond Park on a historic section of the Queens Greenway.

Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse Open House

Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.

The story of the lighthouse in Fort Washington Park was popularized by the children's book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.

Family Camping

Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Tents are provided and advanced registration was required for this event.

Sunday, June 8

Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson

Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required.

Annual Pug Fun Day at Alice Austen House

Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Celebrated in honor of Alice and her pug, Punch. Join us for a fun day of canine-filled activities on the lawn of the Alice Austen

House. Presented by Pug Dog Club of Greater New York.

Bones of an Old Dutch Farmhouse

Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.

Examine the white oak times (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted and changed over the past 230 years.

Nature FunFind

Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Celebrate the 10th birthday of the Greenbelt Nature Center by embarking upon a quest in search of knowledge and fun. Along the way, complete various stations and activities related to the Greenbelt, and earn stamps and other prizes. From games and crafts to trivia and demonstrations, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Historic New York: The General Slocum Disaster

19th Avenue & Hoyt Avenue (in Astoria Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.

This historic walking tour will focus on the General Slocum disaster, the deadliest disaster at that time.


"The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers

of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you."

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's message to the troops before the D-Day invasion,

June 6, 1944

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