• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.

    Gateway

    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

Family Fun at Gateway NRA

Junior Ranger Fire Program

Junior Rangers holding a fire hose while learning about Gateway's fire program.

NPS Photo

Upcoming Programs:

Made for the Shade

Floyd Bennett Field –Brooklyn

Ryan Visitor Center

Sunday, March 15, 2PM

You can have a beautiful garden regardless of how much sun you receive. Learn about the many annual and perennial varieties that will shine for you where the sun doesn't. 718-338-3799.

Spring Equinox Walk on Sandy Hook

-Guardian Park, Fort Hancock - Sandy Hook

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Friday, March 20

Fee Information: FREE

Call the American Littoral Society at 732-291-0055 to make a reservation.♥ 2 miles

Spring Peepers

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge –Queens

Saturday, March 21

6PM-7:30PM

Celebrate the first full day of spring with the spring peeper chorus. Join a ranger to discover these tiny but fascinating tree frogs on a stroll to Big John's Pond. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring a flashlight. Distance: 2 miles. Bus: Q52, Q53.

Amelia Earhart

Floyd Bennett Field –Brooklyn

Ryan Visitor Center

Thursday, March 26, 2PM

Children, ages 4 to 7, help celebrate Women's History Month by visiting the Ryan Visitor Center Golden Age Discovery Room for a story about pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart.

Star Gazing

Floyd Bennett Field –Brooklyn

Community Garden

Friday, March 27, 8PM-10PM

Come gaze at the wonders of the night sky over Floyd Bennett Field with the Amateur Astronomers Association.Weather permitting;clear or partly clear skies only. Telescopes will be provided.



Let's Move Outside Junior Rangers

Let's Move Outside Jr. Rangers is a fitness initiative dedicated to getting kids and families to take advantage of America's outdoors with active recreation and learning in National Parks. Children ages 7-12 are invited to get a healthy start to a healthy future by participating in any of the guided programs that are offered at all of Gateway's sites, throughout the year. In addition, they can embark on a self-guided Jr. Ranger adventure with their families, by picking up a Jr. Ranger booklet at any visitor contact station. Jr. Rangers who participate in ranger-guided programs or the self-guided program can earn a certificate, Junior Ranger badge or a special patch, while championing the Jr. Ranger motto: "explore, learn and protect."

Look for the programs that the park offers in the quarterly program guides for each unit. Or, follow us on Facebook, or Twitter.

Make your local national park, your "Gateway" to adventure, fitness, and fun!

Did You Know?