Plan Your Visit

Winter scene of snow covered grasses, shrubs and trees on a grey winter day.
A winter scene at Great Kills Park, Staten Island.

Photo: Winter Day at Great Kills, Salvatore Pollina, 2016.

Many of you will be seeking activities this winter-- for recreation and amusement, cabin fever, kids on school break, visiting friends and family--all needing fresh air, change of scenery and things to do? Check out these program guides for many possibilities:

Program Guides:

Jamaica Bay Fall Program Guide

Sandy Hook Fall Program Guide

Staten Island Fall Program Guide

Jamaica Bay Winter Program Guide

Sandy Hook Winter Program Guide

Staten Island Winter Program Guide


Visitor Center Hours

Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field

Visitor Center: Wednesday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - 4:00PM
Permit Office/Book Store: Open from Wednesday - Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
Phone Number: 718-338-3799

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Winter hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 9 AM to 4 PM.
Phone Number: 718-318-4340

Fort Wadsworth Visitor Center

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 12 PM - 4 PM.
Phone Number: 718-354-4530 x 253

Great Kills Ranger Station

Open daily 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone Number: 718-819-7574

Miller Field Ranger Station

Open Wednesday- Sunday 10 AM - 2 PM (permits available).
Phone Number: 718-351-6970

Sandy Hook Lighthouse Keepers Quarters/Visitor Center

Open seven days/week
May 1 to October 31, 9 AM - 5 PM
November 1 to April 30, 10 AM - 4 PM
Phone Number: 732-872-5970
Landscape with hills and clouds.
Shinnecock Hills, mixed media, acryllic on canvas

Painting by Berges Alvarez

Soundless Landscapes

An exhibit of paintings by Berges Alvarez

The exhibit opens at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, November 3, at 2 PM with a reception, and runs for two months.

Berges Alvarez paintings are made from collages of trash which are photographed and printed on large scale canvas. Soundless because no wind nor wave was ever heard from these imaginary landscapes.

Last updated: November 19, 2018

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Mailing Address:

210 New York Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305


(718) 354-4606

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