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National Park Events

May 2014

1

THU

Westchester

Flying Visitors
St. Paul's Church
7-9pm

3

SAT

Brooklyn

Yoga in the Park
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitor Center
11-11:30am, weather permitting

4

SUN

Brooklyn

Flight of the NC-4
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitor Center
11am-12pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Secret Places on Sandy Hook
Sandy Hook
North Beach Plaza
2-3:30pm

 

 

Staten Island

General Wadsworth's Last Days
Fort Wadsworth
Battery Weed
2-4pm

6

TUE

Staten Island

Fitness Walk
Fort Wadsworth
Overlook
10-11am

7

WED

Manhattan

Tenement Talks: Family Life
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Museum Shop, 103 Orchard Street
6:30pm

9

FRI

Brooklyn

Stargazing
Floyd Bennett Field
Community Garden
8-10pm, weather permitting

10

SAT

Brooklyn

Bike Floyd Bennett Field
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitor Center
10am-12pm

 

 

Westchester

Church Tower Walk and Dinner
St. Paul's Church
Tours 12-4pm, Dinner 5-9pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Twilight by the Bay
Fort Hancock
History House Porch, Bldg. 1
7-8:30pm

11

SUN

Queens

Beach Walk
Breezy Point
Meet at Fort Tilden, Building 1
10:30am-12:30pm

13

TUE

Staten Island

Fitness Walk
Fort Wadsworth
Overlook
10-11am

14

WED

Monmouth County

Clean Ocean Action's 23rd Annual Spring Student Summit, Day 1
Sandy Hook
Lot D
9am-12:30pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Horseshoe Crab Walk
Sandy Hook
Plum Island, Lot B
6-8pm

 

 

Manhattan

Tenement Talks: Making Italian America
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Museum Shop, 103 Orchard Street
6:30pm

 

 

Queens

Full Flower Moon
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
7-9pm, weather permitting

15

THU

Monmouth County

Clean Ocean Action's 23rd Annual Spring Student Summit, Day 2
Sandy Hook
Lot D
9am-12:30pm

 

 

Queens

Yoga in the Park
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
11-11:30am, weather permitting

 

 

Staten Island

Fort Wadsworth After Dark
Fort Wadsworth
7-9pm

16

FRI

Monmouth County

World War II Harbor Defense Lantern Tour
Fort Hancock
Museum
7:30-9:30pm

17

SAT

Brooklyn

Fun Canoe Paddle and Walk in the Park
Floyd Bennett Field
Seaplane Ramp Kayak Launch
9-11am

 

 

Staten Island

Armed Forces Day Tours
Fort Wadsworth
Fort Tompkins 10-11am
Battery Weed 2-4pm

 

 

Queens

Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Visitor Center
10am-1pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Battery Gunnison/New Peck Preserved
Sandy Hook
Gunnison Beach Plaza
12-4pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Walk up and Paddle
Canarsie Pier
1-3:30pm

 

 

Queens

Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Departs from Pier 4, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
4-7pm

18

SUN

Brooklyn

Fun Canoe Paddle and Walk in the Park
Floyd Bennett Field
Seaplane Ramp Kayak Launch
9-11am

 

 

Monmouth County

Ocean Fun Day
Fort Hancock
Barracks 22
11am-3pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Mortar Battery/Battery Potter
Fort Hancock
12-4pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Coastal Defense Day
Sandy Hook
Gunnison Beach Plaza
12-4:30pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Walk up and Paddle
Canarsie Pier
1-3:30pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Lasagna Gardening with Marilyn Johnson
Floyd Bennett Field
Community Garden North Gazebo
2pm

20

TUE

Staten Island

Fitness Walk
Fort Wadsworth
Overlook
10-11am

21

WED

Manhattan

Tenement Talks: Urban Appetites
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Museum Shop, 103 Orchard Street
6:30pm

23

FRI

Queens

Beach Campfire
Jacob Riis Park
Boardwalk & Beach 169th St.
7-10pm

24

SAT

Brooklyn

Walk up and Paddle
Floyd Bennett Field
Seaplane Ramp
9:30-11:30am
—and—
Canarsie Pier
1-3:30pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Container Garden with Bob Halligan
Floyd Bennett Field
Community Garden North Gazebo
2pm

25

SUN

Brooklyn

Walk up and Paddle
Floyd Bennett Field
Seaplane Ramp
9:30-11:30am

 

 

Brooklyn

The Golden Age of Aviation
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitor Center
12:30-1:30pm

 

 

Queens

Walk up and Paddle
Jacob Riis Park
Riis Landing
1-4pm

26

MON

Westchester

Memorial Day Commemorations
St. Paul's Church
9am-5pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Walk up and Paddle
Floyd Bennett Field
Seaplane Ramp
9:30-11:30am

 

 

Staten Island

Memorial Day Intermediate Kayaking
Great Kills Park
Beach Center, Lot G
11am-12pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Memorial Day in Hangar B
Floyd Bennett Field
12-1:30pm

 

 

Queens

Rockaway Cove Paddle
Jacob Riis Park
Riis Landing
1-3:30pm

 

 

Staten Island

Beginner Level Kayaking
Great Kills Park
Beach Center, Lot G
2-4pm

27

TUE

Staten Island

Fitness Walk
Fort Wadsworth
Overlook
10-11am

 

 

Manhattan

Tenement Talks: A Bintel Brief
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Museum Shop, 103 Orchard Street
6:30pm

31

SAT

Queens

Horseshoe Crabs and Shorebirds
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Visitor Center
10am-1pm

 
Other Activities
For ongoing activities at the national parks and other destinations on New York Harbor, see the special summer programs or choose a place to visit on the Harbor Map.
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Most of the New York Harbor parks have returned to normal operating hours but please call and confirm events are occurring as scheduled.

National parks are closed on federal holidays, with exceptions noted on the calendar.