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This post-Civil War Experimental Battery was buried until 2012, when erosion from Hurricane Sandy uncovered it. While sea level rise threatens countless coastal heritage, in this case the storm event revealed this lost battery.
This post-Civil War Experimental Battery was buried until 2012, when erosion from Hurricane Sandy uncovered it. While sea level rise threatens countless coastal heritage sites across the country, it is fascinating that NYC's most recent epic storm event helped uncover a previously-unknown gem. 

NPS photo by R. A. Jenkins.

As the days grow shorter and the leaves fall, autumn is a time of reflection and renewal. Take a walk in the park and join us for the programs and events we have programmed and experience the change of seasons with us.

This year marks five years since Hurricane Sandy struck on October 29, 2012. We are marking this event with reflection upon resilience as we continue to our recovery from this devastating storm.

Our partner organization, the Science and Resilience Institute of Jamaica Bay, founded in 2012, prior to Hurricane Sandy, to bring together scientists, community members, policy makers committed to restoring Jamaica Bay, but also to explore broader issues of coastal resilience will be featured in our fall Herbert Johnson Lectures presented at the Wildlife Refuge during October.

Resilience is defined as "the ability to recover from difficulties; toughness." People of New York and especially those who live in nearby coastal areas have had plenty of practice in resilience.

Fall Program Guides

Please click on the links below:

Jamaica Bay Fall Program Guide

Sandy Hook Fall Program Guide

Staten Island Fall Program Guide


Visitor Center Hours

Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field--Open seven days, 9 AM to 5PM.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge--Open seven days, 9 AM to 5 PM.

Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center--Open Wednesday--Sunday, 10 AM to 4 PM.

Fort Wadsworth Camp Office-- Open daily until Labor Day from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. After Labor Day open Sunday-Thursday, Noon - 4 PM (permits not available).

Great Kills Ranger Station-- Open Sunday - Tuesday 10 - 2 PM (permits available).

Miller Field Ranger Station Open Wednesday- Sunday 10 AM - 2:30 PM (permits available)

Sandy Hook Lighthouse Keepers Quarters/Visitor Center--Open seven days/week 9 AM - 5 PM.

A White Throated Sparrow voices an imaginary plea: "Do as told."
"Do as told." (White Throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis).

Photo by Corey Rubin, taken at Gateway NPS, used with permission.

Chance Encounters, to Molly (#birdsofgatewaynps): An exhibition of photographs and paintings by Corey Rubin, organized in collaboration with Chris Viaggio.

Opening Reception
Saturday, July 8, 2-4 PM

Exhibit on display for two months.

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
175-10 Cross Bay Boulevard
Broad Channel

It was Chris Viaggio’s idea to work with his studio mate from Pratt Institute to create an exhibit showcasing Corey Rubin’s nature photographs. Both painters had shared a studio and an interest in local wildlife. The resulting show comes from their collaboration.

This exhibit ties in with Gateway’s “Hashtag Summer” during which Gateway is encouraging visitors to take pictures and post to #gatewaynps and #wonderbook. Some of these pictures will be used in the Wonderbook Exhibit presented by Rockaway Artists Alliance, opening Saturday, July 22 at the Studio 7 Gallery at Fort Tilden.


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Staten Island, NY 10305


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