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National Park Events

September 2015

2

WED

Brooklyn

Canarsie Pol Excursion
Canarsie Pier
10am–1pm
Paddle and learn about this large island in Jamaica Bay. Reservations required. Call 718-338-3799 for more information.

 

 

Brooklyn

Walk Up and Paddle Camp Gateway
Floyd Bennett Field
Seaplane Ramp
2-4pm
Kayaking tryouts for beginners, ages 6 and up no reservation required.

3

THUR

Brooklyn

White Island Excursion
Floyd Bennett Field
Gateway Marina
10:30am-12:30pm
Traverse Dead Horse bay and up Gerritsen Creek and see the animals that call White Island their home.

 

 

Queens

Kayak Skills Session
Jacob Riis Park
Riis Landing
1:30-3:30pm
Receive instruction and practice kayak strokes and skills each week. Children over 11 and adults welcome. No reservations required.

4

FRI

Brooklyn

Walk-Up and Paddle Camp Gateway
Floyd Bennett Field
Seaplane Ramp
9:30-11:30am
Go to kayaking tryouts for beginners. Ages 6 and up no reservation required.

 

 

Brooklyn

Dead Horse Bay Paddle
Floyd Bennett Field
Gateway Marina
1-3pm
Experience Dead Horse Bay from the water, on this paddle across to Plumb Beach. Reservations required. Call 718-338-3799 for more information.

5

SAT

Harbor Islands

NYC Unicycle Festival
Governors Island
Colonels Row
12-5pm
Enjoy NYC's Unicycle Festival, including activities such as races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey, and sumo. There will also be attractions such as the Hell on Wheels Trial for more extreme riders.

6

SUN

Harbor Islands

NYC Unicycle Festival
Governors Island
Colonels Row
12-5pm
Enjoy NYC's Unicycle Festival, including activities such as races, competitions, exhibitions, and a variety of unicycle sports including basketball, hockey, and sumo. There will also be attractions such as the Hell on Wheels Trial for more extreme riders.

7

MON

Westchester
County

Labor Day at St. Paul's
St. Paul's Church
9am-5pm
Take a guided tour of St. Paul's historic cemetery and hear a presentation on the history of Labor Day. Presentation begins at 1pm, tours of the cemetery and bell tower are offered throughout the day.

12

SAT

Westchester County

The Legacy of the Civil War
St. Paul's Church
1pm
Join City College Professor Adrienne Petty, author of Standing Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina Since the Civil War, for a talk on the significance, aftermath and legacy of the Civil War. Tours of the cemetery and church are offered between 12-4pm.

24

THU

Harbor Islands

Behind the Scenes Hard Hat Hills Tour
Governors Island
Liggett Terrace Arch
4:15-6pm
Take a tour of the rising Hills on Governors Island. Currently under construction at the southern end of the new park, they are made of recycled fill materials and will rise 25 to 70 feet above the Island providing visitors with a 360-degree panoramic view of the harbor. For more information visit the Trust for Governors Island.

 

 

Monmouth
County

Bird Walk
Sandy Hook
Life Saving Station Parking Lot
6-8pm
Walk Fisherman's Trail to the ocean to look for piping plovers and migrating shorebirds. Bring binoculars, insect repellant, and wear comfortable shoes.

26

SAT

Harbor Islands

Open Studios Weekend
Governors Island
Soissons Landing
12-5pm
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the work of Process Space artists-in-residence and choreographer Kyle DeCamp. The weekend features access to 20 multi-disciplinary artists' studios.

27

SUN

Harbor Islands

Open Studios Weekend
Governors Island
Soissons Landing
12-5pm
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the work of Process Space artists-in-residence and choreographer Kyle DeCamp. The weekend features access to 20 multi-disciplinary artists' studios.
 
Other Activities
For ongoing activities at the national parks and other destinations on New York Harbor, see the park activities guide or choose a place to visit on the Harbor Map.
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