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Meet NYC's Piping Plovers

Saturday, July 3, 2021

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

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Love the beach? So do nesting piping plovers. These tiny shorebirds fly over 700 miles to nest at Rockaway Beach every year.  Meet the team from NYC Parks that monitors this endangered species and other nesting shorebirds. Then enjoy a family friendly, self-guided scavenger hunt and learn more about how we can all share the beach. Prizes for all participants.

Know Before You Go:

For everyone's safety, we are asking all participants to observe the following guidelines: 

  • Please wear a mask if you are unvaccinated, or if it makes you feel more comfortable 
  • All individuals should maintain social distancing of six feet during programming, regardless of vaccination status 
  • Please wear a mask if social distancing cannot be maintained 
  • Wash your hands before attending a program 
  • Stay home if you are sick 

For accessibility information contact Sunny Corrao by June 23 at


Beach 84th Street at the boardwalk in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
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Look for us on the boardwalk. Enter near Beach 84th Street



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Beach access is currently closed from Beach 38 Street to Beach 57 Street to protect the sensitive nesting areas of threatened and endangered shorebirds. Beach access in these areas will open again in late August. To learn more, please visit our Rockaway Beach Endangered Species Nesting Area page.

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