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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Battery Potter Tours

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - Fort Hancock Historic Post
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    Explore Sandy Hook's oldest disappearing gun battery.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Birding on the Deck

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - Lot M, Observation Deck
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    Overlooking woods and ocean, view and identify osprey, egrets and songbirds with a park spotting scope.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Discover Fort Tompkins

    • Time: 11:00 AM,2:00 PM
    • Location: Fort Wadsworth
    • Fees: free
    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 08/15/2018 to 09/02/2018

    Explore the little known areas of this his-\toric structure with a park ranger and learn about coastal fortifications and life in the 1800’s.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Family Sundays at Mont Sec House

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: 112 A Mont Sec Avenue
    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly from 07/01/2018 to 08/26/2018

    Learn about life in the 1800s with differ-ent family-friendly games, crafts, activi-ties, and tours each week at the historic Mont Sec House.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Mortar Battery Tours

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - Mortar Battery (across from Sandy Hook Lighthouse)
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    Explore an 1894 army battery that was built to defend New York Harbor.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Osprey Watch Guided Walk

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
    • Fees: free
    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly from 05/20/2018 to 09/30/2018

    Learn all about the amazing osprey on this guided walk of the West Pond Trail.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Riis Landing Walk-up and paddle

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Riis Landing, Queens
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly from 02/18/2018 to 08/26/2018

    Free kayaking program.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Seaplane Ramp Walk Up and Paddle

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Floyd Bennett Field, Seaplane Ramp
    • Fees: Free
    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 05/26/2018 to 08/26/2018

    Kayaking program.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Tour of Hangar B

    • Location: Floyd Bennett Field - Hangar B
    Sunday, August 19, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly from 06/03/2018 to 08/26/2018

    Learn about the rich aviation history of Floyd Bennett Field. Join a park ranger for a guided tour or watch preservation in action at one of the Historic Aircraft Restoration Project (H.A.R.P) open houses.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Junior Ranger History House Detectives

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - History House, Fort Hancock Historic Post
    • Fees: FREE
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    Children ages 7-12 will look for historical items in the rooms of the History House to develop appreciation to the time of the 1940s army families.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Youth Group Sailing

    • Location: Gateway Marina, Brooklyn
    • Fees: free
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 07/10/2018 to 08/23/2018

    Groups will learn about sailing.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Rockaway Cove Paddles

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Riis Landing
    • Fees: free
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Paddle to Rockaway point and back.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Sunset Seining

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - American Littoral Society Headquarters, Bldg.18 Fort Hancock Historic Post
    • Fees: FEE
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Discover the diverse habitat inhabiting our coast.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Big Fishkill Channel Excursion

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Seaplane Ramp, Floyd Bennett Field
    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Paddle across island channel, loop around Canarsie Pol and return along North Channel with the outgoing tide

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Individual Sailing Instruction

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: Gateway Mairna
    • Fees: free
    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/28/2018 to 08/23/2018

    Learn the basic skills of sailing.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Junior Ranger Holly Forest

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - U.S. Life-Saving Service Station Parking Lot (between Lot D & E)
    • Fees: FREE
    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Children ages 7-12 will learn about why Sandy Hook's holly trees are important to the ecosystem and wildlife.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Seaplane Ramp Beginner Paddle

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Seaplane Ramp, Floyd Bennett Field
    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    First time paddlers follow along the shoreline salt marsh and historic airport tarmac and return a little “saltier” than at the start.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Beach Campfire and Trivia Night

    • Location: Jacob Riis Park-Bathhouse
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, August 24, 2018

    Free weekly campfires at the Jacob Riis Bathhouse (Bay 5)

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Dead Horse Bay Paddle

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Gateway Marina, Brooklyn
    • Fees: free
    Friday, August 24, 2018

    Experience Dead Horse Bay from the water.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Friday Firing Demonstration

    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Location: Fort Wadsworth Overlook
    Friday, August 24, 2018

    Every Friday Weekly from 07/13/2018 to 08/31/2018

    Join a living history interpreter to learn more about everyday life at Fort Wadsworth, and watch a 19th century black powder firing demonstration.

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    • Time: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refgue
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Learn about shorebird identification, behav-ior and biology during the peak shorebird migration time in NYC.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Beach Volleyball

    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Location: Great Kills Park Beach Center
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly from 07/07/2018 to 08/25/2018

    Enjoy a morning of easy volleyball on the beach. Ages 10 and up are welcome to participate.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Birding by the Bay

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly from 05/19/2018 to 09/29/2018

    Ranger-led nature walk.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Birthday Campout - NPS

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Fort Wadsworth Camp Hudson
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Learn to pitch a tent, build a fire, cook and make s’mores over a fire pit.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Camp Gateway Ranger Adventure

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Floyd Bennett Field, Wiley Post Campfire Ring
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/23/2018 to 08/25/2018

    Join a Park Ranger for a nature walk, games and exploration.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Campfire Safety Program

    • Location: Floyd Bennett Field, Wiley Post Campfire Ring
    • Fees: free
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/23/2018 to 08/25/2018

    Learn best practices for enjoying a campfire safely.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Canarsie Walk-up and Paddle

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Canarsie Pier, Brooklyn
    • Fees: Free
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly from 05/26/2018 to 08/25/2018

    Kayaking program.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Fort Wadsworth Top to Bottom Tour

    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: Fort Wadsworth
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Every Saturday Weekly from 06/02/2018 to 09/01/2018

    Have you been on one of our famous tours of Fort Tompkins? Learn about the rest of Fort Wadsworth on this weekly walking tour.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - Sandy Hook Visitor Center/Lighthouse Keepers Quarters
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Celebrate Founders Day (102nd Birthday) with the National Park Service.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Founder's Day with Staten Island Philharmonic

    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Location: Fort Wadsworth Overlook
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    A free, end-of-summer concert by the famous Staten Island Philharmonic. Chairs will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Seine and Search

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Fort Wadsworth Campground
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Experience the Native American fish-ing technique known as seining while discovering the animals that live along the shore.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Shorebirds & Wild Edibles

    • Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - Parking Lot m (North K Lot)
    • Fees: FEE
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Join American Littoral Society naturalists for a hike down a sandy path to one of the least visited beaches at Sandy Hook.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Yoga on the Beach

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - Lot E Beach
    • Fees: FREE
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Practice Vinyassa yoga on the beach.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Fort Hancock Bike Tour

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - Theater Parking Lot, north of Officers Row, Fort Hancock Historic Post
    • Fees: FREE
    Sunday, August 26, 2018

    Explore Fort Hancock with a ranger on a guided bike tour.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Full Sturgeon Moon Hike

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
    • Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
    Sunday, August 26, 2018

    Experience the park after dark and learn more about the nocturnal residents of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Goat Beauty Contest

    • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Fort Wadsworth
    Sunday, August 26, 2018

    Join us for our third Annual Goat Beauty Contest. Connect with New York City’s past when goat beauty pageants were held in the 1930’s.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Hike the Trails of the North Forty Natural Area

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Floyd Bennett Field- Ryan Visitor Center
    Sunday, August 26, 2018

    Join American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen and discover the birds, wildflowers, and unique foliage in this developing maritime woodland.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Mighty Monarchs

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
    Sunday, August 26, 2018

    Children and their families are invited to join a National Park Ranger at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to learn about the mighty monarch butterfly!

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Zumba

    • Time: 8:45 AM
    • Location: Great Kills Beach Center
    Sunday, August 26, 2018

    Enjoy an hour-long Zumba class, an inte-gration of Latin rhythms with easy to follow moves to create a unique fitness experience.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Junior Ranger "A" Team

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - Mortar Battery (opposite Sandy Hook Lighthouse)
    • Fees: FREE
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    Children ages 7-12 learn how army soldiers once worked together to fire half-ton armor piercing projectiles from mortars.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Junior Ranger Astronomer

    • Time: 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - Parking Lot E
    • Fees: FREE
    Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    Children ages 7-12 learn how to identify planets and star constellations in the night sky.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Big Egg Marsh Excursion

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Location: Beach 88th Street Kayak Launch (Far Rockaway)
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    Kayak from this exciting new launch site with a National Park Ranger to Big Egg Marsh.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Four Sparrow Marsh Paddle

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Mill Basin Kayak Launch, Floyd Bennett Field
    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    Paddle along Mill Basin from Floyd Bennett Field to Four Sparrow Marsh and back. ♥ 2 miles.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Junior Ranger Lifeguard - Water Rescue Techniques

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - Parking Lot E Beach
    • Fees: FREE
    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    Children ages 7-12 learn what it takes to be a lifeguard and the skills and tools needed to save lives.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Ruffle Bar Excursions

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Seaplane Ramp, Floyd Bennett Field
    • Fees: free
    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    Paddle around this large island in Jamaica Bay on this trip.

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    Canarsie Pier Beginner Paddle

    • Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Canarsie Pier
    • Fees: free
    Friday, August 31, 2018

    First time paddlers follow along the shore-line salt marsh and return to the start.

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    Canarsie Pol Excursion

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Canarsie Pier
    Friday, August 31, 2018

    Paddle around this large island in Jamaica Bay on this energetic trip.

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  • Gateway National Recreation Area

    Night Hike

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    • Location: Sandy Hook - Lot E Beach Plaza
    • Fees: FREE
    Friday, August 31, 2018

    Explore various parts of Sandy Hook's ecosystem.

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