Treasure Your Island April 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Steve Salgo, National Park Service
SUPPORT YOUR BOROUGH, COME OUT AND “TREASURE YOUR ISLAND”
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 5, 2010 — On Sunday, April 11th, 2010, residents from all over Staten Island can experience the second "Treasure Your Island," a community awareness day that will take place at the Joan & Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center (JCC), 1466 Manor Road, from 12-4pm. The event is free, and everyone is invited to attend. Parents can learn about all the great things to do with their children, and students can learn about volunteer opportunities with organizations on the island.
A sampling of the organizations participating: National Park Service, Staten Island Zoo, Staten Island Children's Museum, Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve, The Staten Island Greenbelt, COAHSI, and Art Lab. Over 20 Staten Island organizations are participating in this event, and are excited to share their services with the greater Staten Island community.
About Treasure Your Island: "Treasure Your Island" was created by an ad hoc committee of individuals from cultural and recreational organizations throughout Staten Island. Realizing that many islanders are unaware of what Staten Island has to offer, the committee created an event which would show all islanders that everything they need can be found on Staten Island.
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.