Sandy Hook's False Tip Closed
The false tip area of Sandy Hook is closed due to safety concerns while the Army Corps of Engineers continues their dredging operations.
Kayak with Your Park! Your Health!
Contact: Kim McLeod, 718-354-4530
WHAT: Your Park! Your Health! will celebrate the end of a successful summer engaging new communities with heart-smart outdoor recreation at Gateway. This collaboration between the American Heart Association and the National Park Service introduced over 600 New Yorkers, especially from Hindu and Spanish-speaking communities, to overnight camping and kayaking at Gateway National Recreation Area's Jamaica Bay Unit.
WHERE: Canarsie Pier, Brooklyn. Look for the signs.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M
WHO: Anyone can come! No charge and no reservations required.
NOTE: Bring clothes that can get a bit wet. Sunglasses, sunscreen, bug repellant, a hat and some water are highly recommended. Life jackets will be provided and must be worn. Program may be cancelled in case of inclement weather.
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.