This Week at Gateway September 9-13

Skimmers fly in the skies over Breezy Point, Jamaica Bay Unit, Gateway National Recreation Area.
Photographer and naturalist Don Riepe captured this image of skimmers flying over Breezy Point, in the Jamaica Bay Unit.

Don Riepe Image


Tribute in Light
Battery Peck- Parking Lot M
Friday, September 11, 7 to 10 p.m.

View the annual tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 from the vantage of Battery Peck.

Lenape Nature Walk
Sandy Hook Visitor Center
Saturday, September 12 at 2 p.m.

Native Americans used plants, animals and other Sandy Hook resources to survive. Discover how they made use of nature’s many gifts on this ranger-led walk.

Weird Sandy Hook
Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m.
Meet at the Post Theater

There are many myths and legends about Sandy Hook, but which are fact and which are fiction? Park staff will take you on a tour to sort out which is which.

Danskin Women’s Triathlon

The annual Danskin Women's Triathlon is being held once again at Sandy Hook. This swim/bike/run event will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2009. Come cheer on over 1,000 participants in the race, which supports breast cancer research.


Autumn Night Sky

Floyd Bennett Field

Radio Controlled Flying Field

Friday, September 11

8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Examine the constellations of an autumn night sky. Telescopes will be provided.

Late Summer Butterfly Count

JamaicaBayWildlife Refuge

Saturday, September 12

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Look for migrating monarchs and other butterflies, as well as dragonflies and warblers, with naturalist Don Riepe. Walk around the West Pond Trail and then carpool to other nearby sites. Bring binoculars. Reservations required.

Kite Flying

Canarsie Pier

Ranger Station

Saturday, September 12

noon – 2 p.m.

Assemble, design and fly your very own kite. All supplies will be provided.

Rockaway Music and Arts Council Fall Festival

JacobRiis Park

Saturday and Sunday

September 12 & 13

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Join us for the 25th annual fall festival featuring arts and crafts, music, children’s events and the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce Kite Festival. Admission and parking are free.

For additional information call the RMAC at (718) 474 – 6760.

Fly Casting

Floyd Bennett Field

Grass area adjacent to

Armed Forces Reserve Center

Sunday, September 13

10 a.m. – noon

Join expert fly fishermen Carl D’Ugo for a workshop on the art of fly casting. This workshop consists of five Sunday morning classes beginning September 13th. There is a $50 fee for this program payable at registration. Reservations required. Call (718) 338 – 3799.

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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