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National Park Events

June 2015

2

TUE

Monmouth
County

Horseshoe Crab Walk
Sandy Hook
Parking Lot B
6pm

Take an evening walk at Plum Island on Sandy Hook with the American Littoral Society to look for spawning horseshoe crabs. Learn about this living fossil that has survived virtually unchanged for 450 million years. Wear shoes that can get wet. Registration is required.

3

WED

Manhattan

Vegetarian Cooking Past & Present
Tenement Museum
6:30pm, doors open at 6pm

Join culinary historian Jane Ziegelman as she discusses Jewish vegetarian cooking pioneer, Fania Lewando's book The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook with its translator Eve Jochnowitz and neighborhood vegetarian restaurateur Amanda Cohen. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Laura Lee at 212-431-0233 ext. 259 or llee@tenement.org.

4

THUR

Westchester
County

America and WWI
Saint Paul's Church
7pm

Commemorate the centennial of the start of the Great War with a presentation and discussion on the U.S. approach to the conflict. Call 914-667-4116 for information.

5

FRI

Brooklyn

Star Gazing
Floyd Bennett Field
Community Garden
8-10:30pm

Gaze at the wonders of the night sky with the Amateur Astronomers Association. Weather permitting. Telescopes provided.

10

WED

Manhattan

Caribbean Immigration in NYC
Tenement Museum
6:30pm, doors open at 6pm

Discuss the many ways New York City's large Caribbean immigrant community has shaped the city with Brooklyn Council Member Jumaane Williams. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Laura Lee at 212-431-0233 ext. 259 or llee@tenement.org.

11

THU

Brooklyn

Growing a Wild Brooklyn & Queens
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitor Center
9am-5pm

Get first look at this new exhibit, Growing a Wild Brooklyn & Queens, which features student photography, art and literary works--as part of a collaborative effort between the National Park Service, National Wildlife Foundation and National Park Foundation, among others.

13

SAT

Westchester
County

Colonial Day
Saint Paul's Church
12-4pm

Celebrate St. Paul's in the colonial era with music, dancing, crafts and games of the period along with special tours of the colonial section of the cemetery, church bell tower and hay rides in the burial grounds.

14

SUN

Brooklyn

Play by the Bay: Family Fun Day
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitor Center
1-5pm

Join national park rangers and NYC Parks for a day of camping, kayaking, live music dance and storytelling. Call 718-338-3799 for more information.

17

WED

Manhattan

Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl
Tenement Museum
6:30pm, doors open at 6pm

Join actors Roberta Newman and Alice Nakhimovsky as they bring to life and explain the popularity and significance of the Yiddish-language books of model letters that helped Jewish families scattered through migration, stay in touch at the turn of the 20th century. Seating is first-come, first-served. Contact Laura Lee at 212-431-0233 ext. 259 or llee@tenement.org.

19

FRI

Manhattan

Juneteenth Celebration
African Burial Ground
1pm

Commemorate the 150th anniversary of Emancipation Day with Dr. Marta Effinger-Crichlow -- Chair of African American Studies, New York City College of Technology-CUNY -- as she discusses her book Staging Migrations toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones.

 

 

Monmouth
County

Coastal Naturalist Series
Sandy Hook
Building 18
9:30am

Re-discover New Jersey's coast in a series of classes with American Littoral Society naturalists. You will explore the beach, bay, marsh, and maritime forest and learn to recognize plants and animals found in coastal habitats. Classes include: coastal botany, birding for beginners, and estuarine fish and invertebrate identification. Fee program.

20

SAT

Staten Island

Star Gazing
Great Kills Park
Parking Lot A
8-11pm

Gaze at the wonders of the night sky with the Amateur Astronomers Association. Weather permitting. Telescopes provided.

21

SUN

Monmouth
County

Summer Solstice Walk
Sandy Hook
Building 18
6pm

Join the American Littoral Society on the longest day of the year on a stroll to see the flora and fauna. Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the back porch.

22

MON

Monmouth
County

Coastal Naturalist Series
Sandy Hook
Building 18
9:30am

Re-discover New Jersey's coast in a series of classes with American Littoral Society naturalists. You will explore the beach, bay, marsh, and maritime forest and learn to recognize plants and animals found in coastal habitats. Classes include: coastal botany, birding for beginners, and estuarine fish and invertebrate identification. Fee program.

24

WED

Monmouth
County

Coastal Naturalist Series
Sandy Hook
Building 18
9:30am

Re-discover New Jersey's coast in a series of classes with American Littoral Society naturalists. You will explore the beach, bay, marsh, and maritime forest and learn to recognize plants and animals found in coastal habitats. Classes include: coastal botany, birding for beginners, and estuarine fish and invertebrate identification. Fee program.
 
Other Activities
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