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National Park Events

August 2014

1

FRI

Monmouth County

American Littoral Society—Littoral Learners
Sandy Hook
Officers Row, Building 18
9:30am-1pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Organized Group Paddling
Canarsie Pier
10am-12:30pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Kayak Skills Session
Canarsie Pier
1-3pm

2

SAT

Brooklyn

Let's Go Biking!
Floyd Bennett Field
11:30am-4pm

 

 

Manhattan

Civil War to Civil Rights: 1927-1961
General Grant Memorial
2pm

3

SUN

Staten Island

Fort Wadsworth Social History
Fort Wadsworth
Overlook
2pm-Dusk

5

TUE

Brooklyn

Let's Go Kayaking!
Canarsie Pier
5-7:30pm

6

WED

Monmouth County

American Littoral Society—Underwater Robotics
Sandy Hook
Officers Row
9am-3:30pm

 

 

Queens

Kayaking Walk Up and Seining with Urban Park Rangers at Bayswater Park
Jamaica Bay
Bayswater Park (see park info & map)
3-6pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Beach Concert: Pat Guadagno & the Candle Brothers
Sandy Hook
Beach E
6pm

 

 

Manhattan

Jazzmobile Summerfest: Winard Harper
General Grant Memorial
7-9pm

7

THU

Monmouth County

American Littoral Society—Coastal Explorer
Sandy Hook
Officers Row, Building 18
9:30am-1pm

 

 

Queens

Rockaway Cove Paddle
Jacob Riis Park
Riis Landing
10:30am-12:30pm

 

 

Brooklyn

On the Home Front—WAVES
Floyd Bennett Field
Ryan Visitor Center
1-2pm

 

 

Queens

Riis Landing Walk Up and Paddle
Jacob Riis Park
Riis Landing
1:30-4pm

 

 

Staten Island

Lantern Tour of Fort Wadsworth
Fort Wadsworth
Visitor Center Parking Lot
6:45-9pm

8

FRI

Monmouth County

American Littoral Society—Littoral Learners
Sandy Hook
Officers Row, Building 18
9:30am-1pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Kayak Skills Session
Canarsie Pier
1:30-3:30pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Campfire on the Beach
Sandy Hook
Parking Lot E, Southern Chute
7:30-9pm

9

SAT

Westchester

The Transatlantic World on the Hutchinson River
St. Paul's Church
Open 12-4pm, lecture at 1pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Battery Gunnison/New Peck Restored
Sandy Hook
12-6pm

 

 

Harbor Islands

Rite of Summer Music Festival
Governors Island
Colonels Row
1 and 3pm

 

 

Manhattan

Civil War to Civil Rights: 1962-1965
General Grant Memorial
2pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Night Hike
Sandy Hook
Parking Lot E-Beach Plaza
7:30-9pm

10

SUN

Queens

Seaweeds, Seashells and More
Fort Tilden
Building 1
10:30am-12:30pm

 

 

Staten Island

Full Sturgeon Moon Lantern Tour
Fort Wadsworth
Visitor Center Parking Lot
8-10pm

12

TUE

Monmouth County

American Littoral Society—Sunset Seining
Sandy Hook
Officers Row, Building 18
6-8pm

13

WED

Queens

JoCo Marsh Excursion at Bayswater Park
Jamaica Bay
Bayswater Park (see park info & map)
9:30am-12:30pm

 

 

Monmouth County

American Littoral Society—Kids Surf Fishing Clinic
Sandy Hook
Officers Row, Building 18
10am-1:30pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Junior Ranger Paddle
Floyd Bennett Field
Seaplane Ramp
2-3:30pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Beach Concert: JoBonnano & Godsons
Sandy Hook
Beach E
6pm

 

 

Manhattan

Jazzmobile Summerfest: All-star Band
General Grant Memorial
7-9pm

14

THU

Brooklyn

Canarsie Pol Excursion
Canarsie Pier
9:30am-12:30pm

 

 

Monmouth County

American Littoral Society—Coastal Explorer
Sandy Hook
Officers Row, Building 18
9:30am-1pm

15

FRI

Monmouth County

American Littoral Society—Littoral Learners
Sandy Hook
Officers Row, Building 18
9:30am-1pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Organized Group Paddling
Canarsie Pier
10am-12pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Kayak Skills Session
Canarsie Pier
1-1:30pm

 

 

Queens

Summer Lecture Series
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
1pm

16

SAT

Manhattan

The Union Offensive of 1864
General Grant Memorial
2pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Stars of Sandy Hook
Sandy Hook
Parking Lot E
8-10pm

17

SUN

Monmouth County

Fort Hancock Bike Tour
Sandy Hook
Ferry Landing
5-7pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Community Service Workday
Floyd Bennett Field
Community Garden
Call 718-782-5694 for time & location.

19

TUE

Brooklyn

Let's Go Kayaking!
Canarsie Pier
5-7:30pm

20

WED

Queens

Idlewild Park Paddle
Jamaica Bay
Idlewild Park (see park info & map)
11am-1pm

 

 

Westchester

The Authors of St. Paul's
St. Paul's Church
1pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Beach Concert: The Carl Gentry Band
Sandy Hook
Beach E
6pm

 

 

Manhattan

Jazzmobile Summerfest: Jimmy Heath
General Grant Memorial
7-9pm

21

THU

Brooklyn

Dead Horse Bay Paddle
Floyd Bennett Field
Gateway Marina
9-11am

 

 

Monmouth County

American Littoral Society—Coastal Explorer
Sandy Hook
Officers Row, Building 18
9:30am-1pm

Queens

Rockaway Cove Paddle
Jacob Riis Park
Riis Landing
12:30-2:30pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Monmouth County Audubon Society Bird Walk
Sandy Hook
Spermaceti Cove U.S. Life Saving Station Parking Lot, between Lots D and E
6-8pm

22

FRI

Monmouth County

American Littoral Society—Littoral Learners
Sandy Hook
Officers Row, Building 18
9:30am-1pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Organized Group Paddling
Canarsie Pier
10am-12pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Kayak Skills Session
Canarsie Pier
1-3:30pm

23

SAT

Queens

9th Annual Shorebird Festival
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
7am-5pm

24

SUN

Harbor Islands

RECESS Bocce
Governors Island
Colonels Row
12-5pm

25

MON

Harbor Islands

The NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam
Governors Island
Colonels Row
10am

26

TUE

Monmouth County

American Littoral Society—Sunset Seining
Sandy Hook
Officers Row, Building 18
6-8pm

27

WED

Brooklyn

Four Sparrow Marsh Paddle
Floyd Bennett Field
Mill Basin Kayak Launch
8:30-10:30am

 

 

Brooklyn

Fun Paddle and Walk in Park
Floyd Bennett Field
Mill Basin Kayak Launch (Remote Control Flying Field)
12:30-3pm

 

 

Staten Island

Overnight Family and Youth Camping
Fort Wadsworth
Camp Hudson
1pm Wednesday to 10am Thursday

 

 

Staten Island

Seine and Search
Fort Wadsworth
Camp Hudson
2-3pm

 

 

Manhattan

Jazzmobile Summerfest: Jimmy Owens
General Grant Memorial
7-9pm

28

THU

Queens

Spring Creek Excursion
Jamaica Bay
North Channel Bridge
9am-12:30pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Camp Gateway Walk Up and Paddle
Floyd Bennett Field
Seaplane Ramp
2-4pm

29

FRI

Brooklyn

Organized Group Paddling
Canarsie Pier
10am-12pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Kayak Skills Session
Canarsie Pier
1-3:30pm

 

 

Queens

Beach Campfire
Jacob Riis Park
Boardwalk and Beach 169 Street
7-10pm

 

 

Monmouth County

Campfire on the Beach
Sandy Hook
Parking Lot E, Southern Chute
7:30-9pm

30

SAT

Staten Island

Overnight Family and Youth Camping
Fort Wadsworth
Camp Hudson
1pm Saturday to 10am Sunday

 

 

Monmouth County

American Littoral Society—Shorebirds and Wild Edibles
Sandy Hook
Officers Row, Building 18
6-8pm

 

 

Staten Island

Amateur Astronomers Association of New York
Great Kills Park
Parking Lot A
8:30-10:30pm

 

 

Harbor Islands

NYC Unicycle Festival
Governors Island
12pm

31

SUN

Harbor Islands

NYC Unicycle Festival
Governors Island
12pm

 

 

Brooklyn

Community Service Workday
Floyd Bennett Field
Community Garden
Call 718-782-5694 for time & location.

 
Featured Events
Jazz at Grant's Tomb
6, 13, 20 & 27
Jazzmobile's Summerfest Presents: Jazz at Grant's Tomb
Head for General Grant Memorial and enjoy these free Wednesday evening jazz concerts under the stars!

Left: Shorebird Festival. Right: Unicycle Festival.
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Shorebird Festival
Join fellow birders at Jamaica Bay for this annual festival held at the peak of shorebird migration.
31
Unicycle Festival
Enjoy an afternoon of unicycle activities including exhibitions and sports at Governors Island.
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