Monday, January 30, 2017

Jamaica Bay Events and Programs

Check out what's happening this month at the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area.
Barn owls nesting at Big John's Pond.
Your February Newsletter
February is here, and it is time to find your park, join a book club, go on an Owl Prowl, or explore the mysteries of the winter beach at Fort Tilden. 

The first signs of spring are discernible to the careful observer, popping up like an early patch of dandelions. The days are getting longer, ever so slightly, and the song sparrow's notes, which can be heard every month throughout the year, seem just a touch more cheerful.  
Tours of Hangar B continue throughout February
Upcoming Walks and Talks

Tours of Hangar B
Floyd Bennett Field
Open House: 
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 9AM - 4PM 
Ranger-led Tours: Sundays, 2PM - 4PM

The Pied Piper Meets Millie the Violin: Music Program for Kids
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 
Saturday, February 4 
2PM - 3PM 

Experience the Winter Beach at Fort Tilden
Fort Tilden, Building 1 
Sunday, February 5 
10AM - 12PM

Winter Woodpecker Walk
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 
Sunday, February 5 
11AM - 12PM

Book Club: Upstream, by Mary Oliver
Thursday, February 16
6:30PM - 7:30PM
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Harp Petting Zoo for Children
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, February 19 
2PM - 3PM

Owl Prowl (School Vacation Week Program)
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 
Wednesday, February 22 
1PM - 2PM

Salt Marsh Detectives (School Vacation Week Program)
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 
Thursday, February 23 
1PM - 2PM

Animal Origami (School Vacation Week Program)
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Friday, February 24 
1PM - 2PM

Late Winter Thaw Bird Walk
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 
Saturday, February 25 
10AM - 1PM

Spring is in the Air Nature Walk
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 
Sunday, February 26 
1PM - 2:30PM

Download the Winter Program Guide
February's book club pick is Upstream by Mary Oliver.
Join the Jamaica Bay Book Club!
Do you want to learn more about the incredible natural and cultural resources at Jamaica Bay? Join the new Jamaica Bay Book Club, where we will read and discuss a book of an environmental or natural history-themed topic over complimentary coffee and tea. Meet like-minded folks with a passion for nature and the outdoor world. We will meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge from 6:30PM-7:30PM.
February 16Upstream by Mary Oliver

Your Turn! What are your Walk, Talk,
and Program Ideas?
Do you have an idea for a walk, talk, or program that you'd like to see at Jamaica Bay?  Is there a part of the park that you are interested in, a period of history you want to explore, or a particular plant or animal you want to learn more about? We want to hear your ideas! Who knows? You may see them in the next newsletter! Send your ideas to

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