September 25, 2015
Two Mount Vernon Schools Renamed After Local Emancipated Residents; NPS Celebration to Take Place Thursday, October 1
In May 2015, two local schools were renamed after Rebecca and Benjamin Turner, two local citizens who lived here in the 1800s. Benjamin was a free African-American, while Rebecca was enslaved but was later emancipated. On Thursday, October 1, a celebration will take place to honor the Turners at St. Paul's Church National Historic Site, beginning at 10 A.M.
September 25, 2015
Centennial Ambassador Draws New Audiences to National Parks; Will Help Manage Public Lands Day
Kahmia Moise is one of more than 70 Centennial Volunteer Ambassadors, all young adults who have committed to a year of service at NPS sites throughout the country. They help park staff prepare sites for the NPS Centennial in 2016 by connecting local communities to parks through volunteer group service opportunities. One of those opportunities is to volunteer for National Public Lands Day this Saturday.
August 05, 2015
Civil War Weekend at Governors Island National Monument
The National Park Service invites the public to meet reenactments of Union soldiers, Confederate prisoners, officers’ wives and more at Fort Jay, Castle Williams and the Soldiers Camp. Youth can earn an official Junior Ranger Badge, receive a free activity book, or participate in one of the park’s Kids Programs.
October 22, 2014
African Burial Ground announces winter memorial closure
New York, NY – The National Park Service (NPS) today announced that the outdoor memorial at African Burial Ground National Monument will be closed from Saturday, Nov. 1 though Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
October 14, 2014
Sand replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach begins
The National Park Service (NPS) announced today that sand replenishment at Jacob Riis Park Beach in Gateway National Recreation Area has begun. The beach sand replacement project will provide approximately 200,000 cubic yards of sand for the one-mile shoreline segment. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, (Corps) has partnered with the NPS to design and implement the project, which is expected to return Riis Beach to its pre-Sandy condition
August 26, 2014
General Grant National Memorial to return to winter hours
The National Park Service (NPS) announces that beginning Sept. 21, 2014 General Grant National Memorial will be open Wednesdays through Sundays for our visitors’ enjoyment and closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
August 06, 2014
Experience Life During the ‘War Between the States’ at Governors Island National Monument’s Civil War Weekend
On Saturday, Aug. 9 and Sunday, Aug. 10, visitors to Governors Island National Monument will step back in time when they disembark the ferries from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. They'll see Union and Confederate troops acting out scenes from a typical day in the life for soldiers of the garrison and military prisoners on the island during the Civil War.
July 22, 2014
Tourism to National Parks of New York Harbor creates $341.6 Million in Economic Benefit in 2013
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 10,989,480 visitors to the 10 national parks in and around New York Harbor in 2013 spent $341.6 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported 3,753 jobs in the local area.
April 07, 2014
Students to tackle Theodore Roosevelt Public Speaking Contest
Nine high school students will come to Federal Hall National Memorial on April 10 for the finals of the Theodore Roosevelt ® Public Speaking Contest, which which is organized annually by the Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA).