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.
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