Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways
The Daily Plant : Thursday, April 19, 2001
SELECTED RANGER WALKS & TALKS FOR APRIL 2001
BRONX: Sunday, April 22: EARTH DAY. A day of music, games, and activities in honor of mother earth. Pelham Bay Park, Rice Stadium, Parking Lot. 10 AM-4 PM. For further information, call (718) 548-0912.
Saturday, April 28: THE AMAZING BRONX RIVER FLOTILLA. Tree plantings and other activities along the Bronx River, in honor of Arbor Day. You can join the Flotilla if you have your own canoe. All Day. For more information, call Partnerships for Parks at (718) 430-1846.
Sunday, April 29: FISHING (FRESHWATER). Learn fishing basics, and learn about the fish you're catching. Bring your own pole if you have one (a limited number are available to borrow); bring your own corn and bread dough for bait; catch-and-release fishing only. Crotona Park, Charlotte St. & Crotona Park East. Noon. For further information, call (718) 548-0912.
BROOKLYN: Sunday, April 22: GONE FISHING (Saltwater) Learn fishing basics, and learn about the fish you're catching. Bring your own pole if you have one (a limited number are available to borrow); bait provided. Valentino Pier, Red Hook, end of Van Dike St. 10 AM. For further information, call (718) 421-2021.
Saturday, April 28: SATURDAY NIGHTS LIVE. An evening of musical performance. Free refreshments. Marine Park, Salt Marsh Nature Center. 7 PM. For further information, call (718) 421-2021.
MANHATTAN: Thursday, April 19: NOCTURNAL INHABITANTS OF THE RAMBLE. An evening talk & walk to seek owls, bats, etc. Central Park, Belvedere Castle. 7-9 PM. For further information, call (212) 628-2345.
Sunday, April 29: PROMISE OF THE PARK. A walking tour and a show. Explore the north end of Central Park, then go the Museum of the City of New York to see a musical for children about its creation. Central Park, 100th St. & Central Park West. Noon-3 PM. For further information, call (212) 628-2345.
CANOEING. Get a river otter's eye view of the City while learning basic canoeing techniques with the Urban Park Rangers. All participants wear life-preserver vests. Ages 8 and up. Beginners welcome! Inwood Hill Park. 1 PM. Reservations: Apr 18, 10-11 AM, (212) 304-2365.
QUEENS: Sunday, April 29: ORIENTEERING. Learn how to use a compass, then follow a challenging team orienteering course. Forest Park, Visitor Center. 1 PM. For further information, call (718) 217-6034.
STATEN ISLAND: Saturday, April 21: EARTH DAY ECO-TREK: Celebrate the natural wonders of the city on this extended hike. Wear comfortable shoes; bring water and a snack. High Rock Park, Visitor's Center. 10 AM. For further information, call (718) 667-6042.
Saturday, April 28: MEMORIAL TREE PLANTING. 5K Nature Walk. High Rock 10K Adventure Challenge. Enjoy an Arbor Day Fair in memory of P.O. John Kelly. Call for race fees & information: New York Adventure Racing Association, (718) 442-6048.
Sunday, April 29: BLOOMING BLOSSOMS. Enjoy ephemeral spring wildflowers of woods and wetlands. Silver Lake, Forest Ave. & Silver Lake Rd. 1 PM. For further information, call (718) 667-6042.
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO IN THE PLANT
(Thursday, April 28, 1988)
MAYOR KOCH HELPS DISTRIBUTE "GREEN PAGES" AT MAYPOLE CELEBRATION
With strolling Renaissance minstrels and a 16-foot maypole, Mayor Koch, Commissioner Stern and NYNEX Yellow Pages President Donald B. Reed welcomed spring yesterday at Grand Army Plaza, by announcing the publication of "The 1988 Green pages," a free guidebook to the 26,176 acres of New York City parks and playgrounds and the various cultural and recreation facilities located within the parks system.
"We thank NYNEX Yellow Pages for making this booklet possible with a gift of $30,000," said the Mayor. "I'm sure this will help native New Yorkers and visitors alike enjoy the riches of our green legacy."
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"Sometimes legends make reality and become more useful than the facts."
Salman Rushdie (b. 1947)
Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways
Know Before You Go
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
For your safety, the beach is closed from Beach 91st Street to Beach 102nd Street due to erosion. Other areas of the beach remain open, along with the entire boardwalk, all concessions, and restrooms. The closest beach access is available at Beach 86th and Beach 103rd Streets.
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- Yoga on the Beach
- Marine Park Wetland Restoration
- NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park
- 12th Annual Rockstock and Barrels Festival
- Zumba Fit Camp
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Bocce Courts
- Cricket Fields
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Football Fields
- Golf Courses
- Handball Courts
- Hiking Trails
- Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
- Model Aircraft Fields
- Nature Centers
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Roller Hockey
- Skate Parks
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots