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December 11, 2017
Christmas at Fort Hancock join us on December 16 and 17 for this weekend event
Join us the weekend of December 16 and 17 to celebrate Christmas at Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit.

September 29, 2017
Herbert Johnson Fall Lecture Series
Join the National Park Service (NPS) throughout October for the Herbert Johnson Lecture Series. All talks are held on Sundays at 2 pm at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

May 18, 2017
Getaway at Gateway- Gateway expands camping opportunities
Gateway National Recreation Area is expanding our camping this year with a pilot partnership with Getaway.

May 02, 2017
Illegal Taking of Horseshoe Crabs
On Sunday April 30, 2017 at 10:15 United States Park Police Officers were dispatched to Plumb Beach for someone taking horseshoe crabs. Officer Fajardo and Greenberg arrived and observed Huase Chen harvesting horseshoe crabs from the waters of Jamaica Bay.

May 01, 2017
Report Shows Visitor Spending Supports more than 8000 Jobs in Local Economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 19,720,849 visitors to ten National Parks of New York Harbor (NPNH) sites in 2016 spent $656,984,900 in communities near the park. That spending supported 8,120 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $838,133,200.

April 20, 2016
Gateway, New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg Cut Ribbon for Historically Reconstructed Porch
On Friday, April 22, representatives of Gateway National Recreation Area, New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg (NJYC), and The Corps Network will cut the ribbon on a new porch for Building 26, the headquarters for Gateway’s Sandy Hook Unit in Middletown. The ceremony will begin at 11 A.M.

September 23, 2015
Gateway & NYC Parks to Clean Up This Saturday
In celebration of Public Lands Day, Gateway National Recreation Area and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation welcome volunteers to help clean up the entrance to Great Kills Park along Hylan Boulevard. The event will occur Saturday, September 26 beginning at 9 A.M.

September 16, 2015
Members Needed for Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee
The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a Call for Nominations for individuals who wish to serve a three-year term as a member of the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee. The 30-day period for applications will end on Thursday, October 15, 2015.

September 14, 2015
Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee to meet Friday, September 18, 2015
The Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, September 18, 2015 beginning at 9 A.M. at the Monmouth County Eastern Branch Library, located at 1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702. All meetings are open to the public, with a period set aside for public comment.

September 08, 2015
Calling all citizen scientists: Sandy Hook BioBlitz wants you!
For 24 hours, citizen scientists will swarm the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area, counting as many species as possible. At the same time, free fun and educational activities will take families and individuals into the coves and trails of this seven-mile peninsula on the New Jersey coast. The BioBlitz is co-sponsored by the American Littoral Society (ALS) and the National Park Service (NPS).

September 01, 2015
New, returning members announced for Fort Hancock 21st Century Committee
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has named 13 members to the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee, including the re-appointment of seven members whose terms had expired and six new members. Membership of the Committee will increase from 20 to 22 members.

August 11, 2015
Media Event: Building 26 Historic Porch Restoration Brings HOPE to Fort Hancock
Come meet the young adults who are rebuilding the historic porch on Building 26, Sandy Hook’s Headquarters (built in 1899), and learn how Hands-On Preservation Experience (HOPE) and New Jersey Youth Corps of Phillipsburg are preserving America’s parks while building a brighter future for young people in need of a second chance

July 27, 2015
31st Annual All-Women Lifeguard Tournament
Gateway NRA hosts the oldest and largest all-women lifeguard tournament in the nation, to be held on Wednesday, July 29 at Sandy Hook Unit's Beach Area E.

September 05, 2012
Interior Department announces FACA committee members; will make recommendations for reuse plan of Fort Hancock
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has nominated 20 citizens to serve on the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee. This committee will provide recommendations for the historic reuse of more than 30 historic buildings in the Fort Hancock Historic Landmark District within Gateway's Sandy Hook Unit.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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