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    National Recreation Area NY,NJ

This Week's Programs at Gateway July 6

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Date: July 6, 2009
Contact: Brian Feeney, 718-354-4606

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Jamaica Bay Programs

Tour Tilden by Bike
Fort Tilden, Bldg.1
Sunday, July 12
10 a.m. – noon

Enjoy a bike ride through the maritime uplands and historic back fort of Fort Tilden. Bikes and helmets required. Reservations required.

Kite Flying
Canarsie Pier
Ranger Station
Sunday, July 12
noon – 2 p.m.

Assemble, design and fly your very own kite! All supplies will be provided.

Introduction to Canoeing
Gateway Marina
(Across from Floyd Bennett Field)
Saturday, June 21, July 12, 26 and August 2, 9, 30
10 a.m. – noon

No boating experience required. Participants should expect physical exertion. Bring water and sunscreen. There is a fee. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Individual Sailing
Instruction Program
Gateway Marina
(Across from Floyd Bennett Field)
Thursdays, June 25 – August 27
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This program will provide beginner and intermediate sailing instruction. There is a fee and space is limited. Make reservations after June 1st. Call (718) 338 – 3799.

Youth Group Camping
Floyd Bennett Field
Ecology Village
Mondays through Thursdays
July 6 – August 27

Kids camp overnight in tents, prepare meals outdoors, practice teamwork and explore nature in the urban outback of Floyd Bennett Field. Call (718) 338- 4306 for information on leader training, fees and scheduling.

Youth Group Sailing
Gateway Marina
(Across from Floyd Bennett Field)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, July 6 – August 27
9 a.m. – noon

Youth groups develop an appreciation of local natural resources while learning the basics of sailing. Program accommodates 25 participants per day. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call (718) 338 – 3799.

Sandy Hook Programs

Seining the Salt Marsh

Beginning July 6, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30-11:30 a.m. (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. 

Canoe Sandy Hook Bay
Meet at Sandy Hook Visitor Center
Tuesdays July 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 9 a.m. Thursdays July 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 2 p.m. Reservations required.

Tuesday July 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 2 p.m.       No reservation needed.

For individuals and families – children must be at least 7 yrs old and not afraid of the water. Wear clothes and shoes you can get wet. We provide lifejackets, canoes and instructions.

Battery Gunnison in World War II
Battery Gunnison
Every Friday in July from 1 to 5 p.m. Beach parking fee applies at the Gunnison parking lot until 4 p.m.

Meet an historian in World War II uniform who will guide you through the battery to show you how it operated and defended New York Harbor during the war. 

Night Prowl
Sandy Hook Visitor Center
Thursday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m.

Explore a Sandy Hook habitat on this after dark program. Bring a flashlight.

Music on the Hook

Sandy Hook Summer Beach Concerts. On the Beach at Area E, Wednesdays at 6 p.m.  The Sandy Hook Foundation sponsors this annual FREE concert series. If weather is a factor, a decision will be made at 2 p.m. on the day of the concert. Call 732-291-7733 or check  www.sandyhookfoundationnj.org for rain cancellations. 

*July 8: BethAnne Clayton Band  (Country Rock)  

Staten Island Programs

The 54th and Shaw   
Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center
Saturday, July 11 at 1 p.m.

Learn about the 54th Volunteers and one-time Staten Islander Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Shaw made history on July 18, 1863 inspiring monuments and the film “Glory” which was based on Shaw’s letter while he trained and lead the regiment. Reservations required.

“Hoop It Up” 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament
Miller Field Ranger Station
Saturdays, July 11, 18 & 25 at 10 a.m.

Boys and girls can ‘hoop it up’ with National Park Service rangers for a 5-on-5 single elimination basketball tournament. Prizes will be awarded. The deadline to sign up is June 27. The tournament is free. 

Registration required. 

Fort Wadsworth

(718) 354 – 4500

The visitor center is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p. m. Ranger-led tours of the fortifications are conducted Wednesday through Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Great Kills Park
(718) 987 – 6790

The Education Field Station is open Friday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for permits and park information.

Miller Field
(718) 351-6970

The Miller Field Ranger Station is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a. m. to 4:30 p. m.

Permits Information for Staten Island, GATE

Fishing and bird watching/nature study parking permits are available for the 2009 season at Miller Field,

Fort Wadsworth and Great Kills Park. Boat Launch Permits are only issued at Great Kills Park. 

 

 

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