• Get away to Gateway, where you can camp and stay healthy with heart-smart activities. Photo by Sebastiano Privitera; used by permission.


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  • Sand Replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach

    Sand replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach has begun. During this project, sections of the beach will be closed to the public for their safety. Replenishment is expected to take up to two weeks.

  • The Floyd Bennett Field Archery Range will be closed on October 22

    Sections of the archery range parking lot will be excavated by the Army Corps of Engineers, to remove defunct fuel lines. The archery range will reopen October 23.

Event Details

  • 02/23/2014

    Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge - Queens Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: FREE Contact Name: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Contact Phone Number: 718-318-4340

Though one of the largest plant families, orchids are rarely abundant for a variety of reasons.  Wonderfully adapted, they are hardly the "hot house darlings" many consider them.  In fact many can be found in our busy northeast, several closer than you might suspect.  Join park ranger Dave Taft to learn bout these surprisingly hearty native plants.  Bus Q52, Q53; A Train to Broad Channel.