This Week at Gateway July 27-August 2 (Mon-Sun)
Contact: Brian Feeney, 718-354-4606
Jamaica Bay Programs
In the Air, In a Tree and On the Ground - the Birds!
It’s all about the birds for children four years and up, accompanied by an adult. Listen to a bird story, make a birdhouse, and take a bird-oriented nature walk. Bring binoculars, insect and sun protection. Reservations required.
Weekly cruises depart from Riis Landing. Enjoy the evening beauty of New York City’s national park and the excitement of the fireworks show from Coney Island. Return schedule depends on the length of the Brooklyn Cyclone games. No alcohol permitted. For more information call (718) 474 – 0555.
Rockaway Theater Company: Next Production Starts August 14!
The Rockaway Theater Company presents a selection of musicals, comedies and dramas at Fort Tilden’s historic Post Theater. For additional information, including audition dates or to purchase tickets call (718) 850 – 2450.
Come Back to the Five and Dime – Jimmy Dean,
Matinees – August 16, 23 & 30at 3 p.m.
Sandy Hook Programs
25th Anniversary of the All Women's Lifeguard Tournament
Seining the Marsh
(Call the Sandy Hook Visitor Center for location or look for the “seining today” signs along Hartshorne Drive.) Participate in this hands-on activity that explores the creatures in the bay. Please wear footwear you can get wet.
Sandy Hook Lighthouse
The Keepers Quarters has exhibits on N.J. Lighthouses. Tours are first-come, first-served. Must be 48" tall to climb. Phone: 732-872-5970
This lieutenant's quarters on Officers Row overlooks Sandy Hook Bay. It's now restored and furnished to represent the 1940s, the peak years of Fort Hancock operations. Come and learn how to use a typewriter, tend a Victory Garden or possibly learn how to cook '40s syle with a living historian. Phone: 732-872-5946.
Staten Island Programs
Bug Bingo: Bugs and Their Antics
Family program includes a 30 minute video in our theater and then a ranger will lead the group in Bug Bingo. Reservations required.
Hoop It Up 5-on-5
Registration is completed, but visitors can come and watch boys and girls can ‘hoop it up’ at National Park Service courts for a 5-on-5 single elimination basketball tournament. Prizes will be awarded.
Did You Know?
The first transatlantic flight departed from the Rockaway Naval Air Station on Jamaica Bay in 1919. Today, it is the site of Gateway NRA's Jacob Riis Park.