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Queens, NY 11693

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January 2018

Turning Over a New Leaf

January 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Did you resolve to be more active this year? Take this walk! Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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Book Club: The Big Year

January 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Discuss The Big Year by Mark Obmascik with fellow book- and nature-lovers. Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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Exhibit Opening: Book Arts

January 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693

Join visual artist Sarah Nicholls for a first look at her exhibit on book arts.

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February 2018

Groundhog Day Hike

February 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Learn about groundhogs and other native mammals on the West Pond Trail at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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Super Owl Hike

February 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Learn about owls, hawks, and other winter birds on a guided walk of the West Pond Trail at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. 

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Birding 101: Call Sounds I

February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Learn the call sounds of backyard birds with a park ranger at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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Birding 101: Call Sounds II

February 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Learn the call sounds of backyard birds with a park ranger at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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Jamaica Bay Book Club

February 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join the club and discuss books with nature themes over complimentary tea and coffee. 

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Animal Origami I

February 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join an instructional origami session for beginners at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, then try your new folding skills. Kids 7-11 welcome.

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Animal Origami II

February 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join an instructional origami session for beginners at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, then try your new folding skills. Kids 12+ welcome.

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Harp Bazaar

February 25, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Watch musical demos on a variety of harps with harpist Mia Theodoratus at the Jamaica bay Wildlife Refuge, then hear a performance by her ensemble.

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May 2018

Birding by the Bay

May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2018

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Learn all about the resident and migratory wildlife that you can see in NYC on a one-mile walk at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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September 2018

Morning Poetry Walk

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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One event on October 7, 2018 at 10:00am

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join a walk around the West Pond trail at the Wildlife Refuge and observe its many wonders through the lens of naturalist poets and writers.

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Osprey Walk

September 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on September 16, 2018 at 10:00am

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Learn all about the amazing osprey on this guided walk of the West Pond Trail at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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Autumnal Equinox Walk

September 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Look for signs of the changing season on this walk of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruise

September 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Learn about the history, ecology, and wildlife on a special tour of Jamaica Bay aboard the Gold Sunshine.

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Wildlife Refuge Book Club

September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join nature lovers and bibliophiles every six weeks t the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to discuss a book over complimentary tea and coffee.

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Harvest Moon Walk: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

September 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join a sunset hike around the West Pond Trail at the Wildlife Refuge with a park ranger.

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Pollinator Party

September 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Learn about the amazing migratory journeys of different pollinators at Jamaica Bay in the first ever Pollinator Party.

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October 2018

Map and Compass Obstacle Course

October 14, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Learn or practice orienteering skills and then put them to the test on an obstacle course at the Wildlife Refuge.

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November 2018

Winter Waterfowl Workshop

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join a winter walk around the ponds at Jamaica Bay to look for many species of ducks and geese. 

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Wildlife Refuge Book Club

November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join other nature lovers and bibliophiles every six weeks to discuss a book over complimentary tea and coffee.

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Beaver Moon Sunset Walk

November 23, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Take a night time hike around the West Pond Trail with a park ranger.

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Groundhog Day Hike

November 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join an exciting walk around the West Pond Trail at the Wildlife Refuge to learn about the behaviors of groundhogs and other native mammals.

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December 2018

Late Fall Bird Walk

December 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Look for cardinals, yellow-rumped warblers, white-throated sparrows, and more with a park ranger on this walk at the Wildlife Refuge.

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Winter Bird Walk

December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join a naturalist for a slide presentation and hike around the ponds and gardens of the Wildlife Refuge to
look for late fall migrants and early winter birds.

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Christmas Bird Count

December 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 3:00pm

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Take a walk around the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge as a citizen scientist and help track the birds of the region.

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Invasive Plant Removal & Wreath Workshop

December 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Remove invasive plants from the Wildlife Refuge trails, then learn how to make holiday wreaths with your collections at the Visitor Center. 

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Winter Solstice Sunset Walk

December 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Take a guided walk around the Wildlife Refuge in search of winter residents.

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February 2019

Superb Owl Sunday

February 3, 2019
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Go out on an owl prowl at the Wildlife Refuge and celebrate natures real M.V.P.s, owls!

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Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry

February 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Discuss Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry at the Jamaica Bay book club.

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Snow Moon Walk

February 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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See the Wildlife Refuge after dark! Take a night time hike around West Pond with a park ranger.

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Pollinator Plant Party

February 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Prepare new plants for the Wildlife Refuge's pollinator garden. You'll use seeds collected from last fall to grow new pollinator plants for the summer.

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Build-a-Muskrat

February 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join a park ranger at the Wildlife Refuge to learn about the unique adaptations of muskrats through an interactive activity and a walk around the East Pond.

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Winter Thaw Bird Walk

February 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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See a slide presentation and then hike around the Wildlife Refuge to look for very early migrants and signs of spring.

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March 2019

Junior Ranger: Evening Owl Prowl

March 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join a park ranger on an owl adventure at the Wildlife Refuge.

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Book Club: Long Life by Mary Oliver

March 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join other nature lovers and bibliophiles at the Wildlife Refuge book club which meets every six weeks to discuss a book over complimentary tea and coffee.

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Marsh Madness

March 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Take an in-depth habitat tour to explore and understand the amazing marsh wildlife of Jamaica Bay.

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Full Moon Walk

March 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Take a nighttime walk around West Pond at the Wildlife Refuge with a National Park Service Ranger.

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Osprey Walk

March 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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NASA photo of osprey hovering in flight

Learn all about the amazing osprey on this guided walk of the West Pond Trail at the Wildlife Refuge.

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Spring Migration Walk

March 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join a hike around the ponds and gardens at the Wildlife Refuge to look for early spring migrants.

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April 2019

Swallow Box Monitoring

April 4, 2019
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until June 30, 2019

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Participate in NestWatch, a nationwide monitoring program designed to track status and trends in the reproductive biology of birds at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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Beach Clean-Up

April 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on May 4, 2019 at 10:00am

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join the National Park Service and Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus for our monthly beach cleanup at the North Channel Bridge as part of an ongoing effort to improve the coastline habitat of Jamaica Bay.

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Osprey Walk

April 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Learn all about the amazing osprey on this guided walk of the West Pond Trail at the Wildlife Refuge.

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Pink Moon Walk

April 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Take a nighttime hike around the West Pond at the Wildlife Refuge with a park ranger.

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Junior Ranger Day

April 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Earn Junior Ranger badges on guided hikes and in family friendly activities at the Wildlife Refuge visitor center.

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Tent Pitching Basics

April 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 1:00pm

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Mark National Park Week at the Wildlife Refuge with a step-by-step lesson on how to pitch a tent and to set up your home in the wild.

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Spring Migration Walk

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Brush up your knowledge with a slide show and then hike around the Wildlife Refuge to look for spring birds and other wildlife.

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Earth Day Clean-up: Jamaica Bay

April 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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View of Jamaica Bay's East Pond

Join the National Park Service, the American Littoral Society, and the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy for an Earth Day cleanup. 

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Book Club: How to Be a Good Creature

April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join other nature lovers and bibliophiles at this Wildlife Refuge book club to discuss a book over complimentary tea and coffee.

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May 2019

Beginner Birding

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Take an introductory nature walk with a park ranger at the Wildlife Refuge to learn the essentials of birdwatching.

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Osprey Walk

May 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until September 29, 2019

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Learn all about the amazing osprey on this guided walk of the West Pond Trail at the Wildlife Refuge.

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August 2019

Full Sturgeon Moon Hike

August 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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See the Wildlife Refuge after dark! Take a nighttime hike around West Pond with a National Park Ranger.

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Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival

August 17, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join a day long festival of activities including hikes to the East and West Ponds, lectures by prominent shorebird experts, kids programs, and more. Learn about bird behavior, biology and how to identify shorebirds in the field. Leaders include: Kevin Karlson, Don Riepe, and Lloyd Spitalnik. This special program is in partnership with NYC Audubon and the American Littoral Society. For info call 718-474-0896 or e-mail Don Riepe at don@littoralsociety.org.

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October 2019

Hunter’s Moon Walk

October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Take a nighttime hike around West Pond with a National Park Ranger to learn about the nocturnal residents of the Wildlife Refuge.

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Beginner Birding

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 10:00am

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join park rangers at the Wildlife Refuge for an introductory nature walk where you will learn the essentials of birdwatching.

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Peak Foliage Leaf Peep

October 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Experience the full color spectrum of Jamaica Bay on this tour of fall leaves. We will hike park trails with the most variety, collect our favorite fallen leaves, and bring them back to the visitor center to create a decorative display. All ages welcome. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

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November 2019

Junior Ranger: Evening Owl Prowl

November 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Learn about owls and their habitat with a park ranger at the Wildlife Refuge.

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Winter Waterfowl Workshop

November 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Learn about biology and behavior and how to identify the many species of ducks and geese in the field at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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December 2019

Early Winter Bird Walk

December 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join naturalist Don Riepe for an indoor presentation followed by a walk around the Refuge ponds and gardens.

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Winter Solstice Yoga and Nature Walk

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Find ease and freedom of movement through full range of motion in the body in this yoga class at the Refuge. Bring a mat. Chairs are available. All ages are welcome.

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Jr. Ranger Owl Prowl

December 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on February 19, 2020 at 1:00pm

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join a Park Ranger on an owl adventure at the Wildlife Refuge. You will learn about owls and their habitat through a hike and an owl pellet investigation.

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January 2020

Winter Nature Hike

January 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on January 12, 2020 at 10:00am

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Search for cardinals, yellow-rumped warblers, white-throated sparrows, and more on this walk at the Wildlife Refuge.

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Full Wolf Moon Walk

January 10, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Take a nighttime hike around West Pond with a National Park Ranger.

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Leave No Trace Workshop

January 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on February 21, 2020 at 2:00pm

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Brush up on ways to reduce your impact while enjoying the outdoors at the Wildlife Refuge.

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February 2020

Groundhog Day Hike

February 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join an exciting walk around the West Pond Trail to learn about the behaviors of groundhogs and other native mammals.

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Full Snow Moon Walk

February 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Take a nighttime hike around West Pond with a National Park Ranger.

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Jr. Ranger: Winter Woodpecker Walk

February 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join a ranger on a walk on the trails of the Wildlife Refuge to seek out some of winter’s noisier but beloved inhabitants, woodpeckers!

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Late Winter Bird Walk

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join naturalist Don Riepe for an indoor presentation followed by a hike around the Wildlife Refuge to look for wintering birds.

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Mark Leap Day!

February 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Broad Channel
Queens, NY 11693
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Join a Ranger for a walk around the West Pond as we search for oddities and unusual occurrences found in nature.

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