Plan Your Visit

Yellow blooms and green buds tell us spring is on the way.
The bright yellow blooms and green buds of forsythia are among the first to be seen in spring.

Photo: Francesca Simondi.

Spring is on the way. The bright flowers of forsythia are among the earliest of the season's blooms to appear.

After a winter of cold and dark, spring beckons us to get outside.

Check out our Program Guides to see what programs and events appeal to you.


Program Guides:

Jamaica Bay Spring Program Guide

Sandy Hook Spring Program Guide

Staten Island Spring Program Guide

Visitor Center Hours

Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field
Visitor Center: Open from Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00PM
Permit Office/Book Store: Open from Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Phone Number 718-338-3799

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Open Wednesday - Sunday, 9 AM to 4 PM. Phone Number 718-318-4340

Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center
Open Friday - Sunday, 12 PM - 4 PM. Phone Number 718-354-4530 x 253

Great Kills Ranger Station
Open Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday (permits available)
10 AM -2 PM
Phone Number 718-819-7574

Miller Field Ranger Station
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday
10 AM - 2 PM (permits available).
Phone Number 718-351-6970

Sandy Hook Lighthouse Keepers Quarters/Visitor Center--
Open seven days/week 9 AM - 4 PM. Phone Number 732-872-5970

American Oystercatcher on shore against the backdrop of NYC skyline.
American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliates).

Linocut illustration by Sarah Nicholls from her pamphlet, Flyway.

Book Arts Exhibit by Sarah Nicholls

Brainwashing from Phone Towers: Still Life with Oysters, Bottles and Hooves; Flyway; Intertidal: A series of letterpress pamphlets telling the story of the history, ecology and community Jamaica Bay.

Exhibit Opening and Reception, January 27, 2-4 PM
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, One Cross Bay Blvd.


Book Arts is an interdisciplinary form of contemporary art that utilizes the crafts found in centuries of bookmaking, including hand-set type and hand-cut illustrations.
Exhbit runs for two months.


Last updated: March 5, 2018

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210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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