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The Daily Plant : Friday, September 5, 2008

This Weekend In Parks


It's fun for the whole family! Raffles, games, and nature walks will be hosted in Queen’s Forest Park by the Urban Park Rangers on Saturday, September 6. Meet at the Buddy Monument at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South.

Join in the festivities, entertainment, fabulous food, contests, crafts, exhibits, shopping, and living history demonstrations that are the best in New York City. The fun begins Friday evening with exciting amusement rides and a free family movie at 8:00 p.m. The fair runs on Saturday, September 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will be featuring Flying Trapeze act, Robinson's Racing Pigs, pony rides, and the Skin & Bones Comedy Circus. Visit Dora the Explorer and her cousin Diego at the Time Warner Cable booth. Entertainment included with admission includes "Beatlemania," one of the best Beatles cover bands around. You'll hear and see other great entertainment by SteveSongs, the Nashville Attitude, Vito Picone and the Elegants, Live Music by Paris--and many more! This event is located in Historic Richmond Town (441 Clarke Avenue) on Staten Island. Contact (718) 351-1611 for more information.

Experience this landmark exhibition of works by internationally acclaimed sculptor Henry Moore and the first major single-venue outdoor installation of the artist's work in the United States. Open on Saturday, September 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Located at Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road. Contact (718) 817-8700.


This event has moved to an indoor location due to weather, but is the same fun, family event! Great Jazz on the Great Hill will take place on Saturday, September 6, from 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. in Hosack Hall, at The New York Academy of Medicine, located on 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue (enter at 103rd Street). Doors open at 1:00 p.m. - come early; seats are limited! Join us for a family swing dance workshop with Clyde Wilder at 1:00 p.m. and then enjoy a groovy afternoon of jazz music beginning at 2:00 p.m. Musical performances by the Jimmy Heath Big Band, the Wycliffe Gordon Septet, the Akiko Tsuruga Quartet, Alexis Cole, and more. This event is co-presented by the Central Park Conservancy and Jazzmobile, Inc. This event is free, for all ages, and advance registration not required. Call (212) 860-1370 for more information.

Sunday, September 7 is Grandparents’ Day! Started in 1978, the goal of this nationally recognized day is to educate the young in the community about the important contributions senior citizens have made. What better way to spend time with grandma and grandpa than to bring them on a leisurely stroll on the Marine Park nature trail, led by an Urban Park Ranger. Meet at the Salt Marsh Nature Center in Marine Park, at East 33rd Street and Avenue U in Brooklyn. Contact (718) 421-2021 for more information.


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Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

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

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

Due to construction, Beach 118th - Beach 126th Streets are closed to swimming until July. Beaches are fully open at Beach 86th Street, Beach 97th Street, Beach 106th Street, and Beach 112th - Beach 117th Streets.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2016

Tennis CourtsMarine Park

Marine Park's tennis courts will be closed for the season due to construction.

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