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


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Earth Day Clean-up at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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Date: April 15, 2010

Celebrate National Park Week, National Volunteer Week, and Earth Day by volunteering to clean-up some of the park’s resources on April 22, 2010 at 9 a.m.. Join together and in the spirit of Earth Day, help remove litter and trash from the shoreline of the North Channel Bridge. Carpooling from Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to the bridge is encouraged. Groups are welcome. For reservations and more information: 718-318-4340.

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Jacob Riis

Journalist Jacob Riis was called "New York's most useful citizen," by Theodore Roosevelt. Riis often accompanied Police Commissioner Roosevelt in raids exposing the hardship of life for New York City's poor and immigrant populations and published his photos in newspapers. More...