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National Park Events

December 2014

3

WED

Manhattan

On Such a Full Sea
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
6:30pm, doors open at 6pm

Join award-winning author Chang-rae Lee to discuss his most recent novel, On Such a Full Sea, which follows a young woman's legendary quest in a future America. Email llee@tenement.org or call 212-432-0233 ext. 259 for details.

4

THU

Westchester County

Holiday Opera
Saint Paul's Church
7pm

Enjoy a performance of arias and duets from classic operas, along with seasonal carols and traditional favorites, by the acclaimed Bronx Opera Company. Call 914-667-4116 for more information.

6

SAT

Staten Island

Bird Walk
Great Kills Park
9-11am

Join Friends of Blue Heron Pond Park on a walk to search for winter waterfowl and other expected arrivals. Stops will include the saltmarsh, field and beach area. Dress for cold and windy conditions. Program will be canceled for rain. Call 718-354-4655 for more information.

 

 

Monmouth
County

Migrants and Waterfowl
Sandy Hook
Meet at Spermaceti Cove Parking Lot
10am-12pm

Walk along the bayside and ocean with the Monmouth County Audubon Society to look for late fall migrants and arriving waterfowl. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars.

 

 

Queens

Winter Waterfowl Workshop
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
10am-1pm

Learn about behavior, biology and where to find waterfowl in the winter in NYC. Slide presentation to be followed by a hike around the refuge to observe different species. Call 718-474-0896 or email donreipe@gmail.com for more information.

7

SUN

Brooklyn

Pearl Harbor Day
Floyd Bennett Field
Hangar B
11am-12pm

Hear from a park ranger how New York City changed on December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor Day.

 

 

Queens

Winter Relaxation and Meditation Hike
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
1:30-3pm

Join the Center for Anti-Violence Education for a winter nature walk, incorporating elements from the meditative martial arts of Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

10

WED

Manhattan

Eating Delancey
Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Museum Shop, 103 Orchard Street
6:30pm, doors open at 6pm

Share in the stories of knishes, kasha and herring at Russ & Daughters, Sammy's Roumanian and Katz's with authors of the new book Eating Delancey, Aaron Rezny and Jordan Schaps. Email llee@tenement.org or call 212-432-0233 ext. 259 for details.

12

FRI

Brooklyn

Stargazing at Floyd Bennett Field
Floyd Bennett Field
Community Garden
7:30-9:30pm

Discover the wonders of the night sky above Jamaica Bay with members of the Amateur Astronomers Association. Check the AAANY website for details.

13

SAT

Westchester County

Holiday Music
Saint Paul's Church
1-4pm

Arrive at 1pm for a presentation about the historical development of Christmas as a holiday in America, then enjoy a 2pm performance of holiday favorites, featuring harp, French horn, trombone and vocals. Call 914-667-4116 for more information.

 

 

Monmouth
County

Geminid Meteor Shower Party
Sandy Hook
Meet at Parking Lot E
7-10pm

Join a park ranger and the Amateur Astronomers Association to view the moon, Jupiter and the Geminid meteor shower. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars/telescopes.

15

MON

Westchester County

Bill of Rights Program
Saint Paul's Church
10am-12pm

Mark the 223rd anniversary of the formal adoption of the Bill of Rights with education programs. Call 914-667-4116 for more information.

21

SUN

Queens

Walk the Sea Floor!
Fort Tilden
Meet at Building 1
12-2pm

Explore the intertidal zone during one of the lowest tides of the year, with American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen, and observe usually hidden biological treasures. Call 718-474-0896 or email donreipe@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

Westchester County

Holiday Organ Concert
Saint Paul's Church
2pm

Hear acclaimed recital organist Kathryn Jones play traditional carols and holiday favorites on the 1830 Erben. Call 914-667-4116 for more information.

 

 

Monmouth
County

Christmas Holly Walk
Sandy Hook
Meet at Parking Lot E
2-3:30pm

Enjoy the winter scenery and learn about the "holly" of Christmas with a ranger guided walk around Sandy Hook's 64-acre maritime Holly Forest.

26

FRI

Westchester County

Family Holiday Program
Saint Paul's Church
10am-4pm

Enjoy historic games, activities, music, tours and demonstrations designed for kids young and old. Call 914-667-4116 for more information.

28

SUN

Queens

Have a Hoot, Junior Rangers
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
1:30-3pm

Dissect owl pellets and learn about the owls residing in your backyard on a Junior Ranger adventure. Come prepared to take a hike along the west pond trail to search for owl habitat. Call 718-318-4340 for more information.

31

WED

Queens

Jamaica Bay Origami
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
2-3:30pm

Learn about origami, the relaxing Japanese art form, and practice by creating animals found in and around Jamaica Bay. Call 718-318-4340 for more information.
 
Featured Events
Explore intertidal treasures on a winter walk at Fort Tilden
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WALK THE SEA FLOOR
Explore Fort Tilden's intertidal zone at low tide to see usually hidden biological treasures.
Left: Bronx Opera at St. Paul's. Right: Stargazing at Floyd Bennett Field with AANY
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HOLIDAY OPERA
Hear Bronx Opera perform classics and seasonal favorites at Saint Paul's.
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STARGAZE
Observe the wonders of the winter sky at Floyd Bennett with AAANY.