Sand Replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach
Sand replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach has begun. During this project, sections of the beach will be closed to the public for their safety. Replenishment is expected to take up to two weeks.
Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee Meeting Cancelled
The meeting scheduled for Friday, October 17 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be Friday, December 12. More »
Blue Shadows-Exhibit Opening and Haiku Reading
Contact: Julia Clebsch, 718-318-3482
“Blue Shadows,” an exhibit of poetry, will have an opening reception and reading of haiku by the artist, Jeffrey Rabkin, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area.
Meet poet Jeffrey Rabkin and experience the sights, sounds –and even smells – of winter through his reading of haiku poetry. See his poetry exhibit and take your time to explore the poems. Jeffrey says, "Writing haiku is a way of paying attention."
For more than thirty-five years, Rabkin has been a naturalist and a professional in the field of environmental protection. Over 50 of his poems have been published in the New York Times, Yoga Journal, and various literary magazines. He has read and displayed his haiku at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Ellis Island, and various parks and clubs in New York City.
“Blue Shadows” will be exhibited through Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Refuge hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursday through Tuesday. The refuge is located in Queens on Cross Bay Boulevard, accessible by public transportation. For more information, please phone 718-318-4340.
Did You Know?
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...