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Gateway Natl Rec Area
The official Twitter site for the Gateway National Recreation Area. Comprised of three units: Sandy Hook, N.J.; Staten Island and Jamaica Bay, N.Y.
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 20
Want to enjoy the outdoors yet stay cool in this ? Join a tour at one of Sandy Hook's historic sites. History House & the Museum are air conditioned and the concrete gun batteries are cool! Stay safe in this weather!
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 19
Due to the heat advisory beach hours are extended to 7 pm July 19 - July 21 at Great Kills Park, Sandy Hook, and Jacob Riis Park.
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 19
Please note that the fishing program scheduled for July 20 at Canarsie Pier has been cancelled due to the excessive heat.
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 19
Please note that two events scheduled for July 20- the Miller Field Basketball Tournament and the Great Kills Park campfire have been cancelled due to excessive heat.
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 19
The Riis Beach campfire scheduled for July 19 has been cancelled due to the excessive heat. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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JBRPC Jul 17
Fri, July 19, 7p-9p, join & for This Land is Your Land Campfire Conversation at Jacob Riis Park! Enjoy singing around the led by NPS Rangers and play a Jamaica Bay and Rockaway trivia game. We will even roast s'mores! Meet at the Riis Park Clock.
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 17
Our second Latino Conservation Day on Sun 7/21 has changed location to Beach B! Learn about water safety and win fun prizes!
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New Jersey Tourism Jul 15
It's National Parks & Rec Month! Take a night hike on the beach tomorrow (7/16):
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JBRPC Jul 13
Many thanks to the and for leading a kayak tour from Canarsie Pier to the new Shirley Chisholm State Park, and a hike to the peak!
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 13
Sandy Hook is celebrating Latino Conservation Week with two events! Check out the first one tomorrow by visiting park rangers and the Student Conservation Association interns at Guardian Park 12pm-4pm!
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 12
Does your child love nature or history (or both!)? Have them join us for a Junior Ranger program: Divided into 2 age groups, we offer programs at Sandy Hook to inspire our young park stewards! Space still available but fill up fast!
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 12
Happening this weekend at Sandy Hook: Bike Tour of Ft. Hancock! Learn about the fort and beaches of Sandy Hook! We still have space available! Sat 7/13 5pm-7pm
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JBRPC Jul 12
Tonight from 7PM-10PM, is teaming up with for Campfire Fridays at Riis Park Beach Bazaar, leading a talk on campfire culture. Come enjoy the fire, along with peaceful sounds of waves along the shoreline. 🌊Plus, s'mores provided by !
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NationalParkService Jul 8
We invite you to discover American stories in all their diversity, from ancient homelands of Native peoples to the homes of Presidents. Our history is part of who we were, who we are, and who we will be.
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José Ramírez-Garofalo Jul 8
We have two Bank Swallow colonies within . This was, for quite some time, the largest in the NYC Area. There is now a larger one (200+ burrows) just across Great Kills Harbor at Crescent Beach Park, a property owned by
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 6
Busy on the weekend? Need some adventure on the weekday? Then try out a park ranger guided canoe cruise! You'll go out on Sandy Hook Bay for a morning paddle. Canoes, paddles, and lifejackets provided. Sign up at !
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 4
UPDATE: Sandy Hook has just reopened and is allowing traffic back into the park. Thank you for your patience. We hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July!
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 4
UPDATE: Sandy Hook has closed due to full capacity of the parking lots. Park rangers will closely monitor the parking lot numbers, and when a certain percentage of vehicles have left, the park will reopen. This process can take upwards of a couple of hours. Stay here for updates.
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 3
Remember WHO you share the beach and the National Parks with anytime you visit! Leave no trace so birds like this Great Horned Owl do not get hurt (or for a second time like him!).
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Gateway Natl Rec Area Jul 3
Various areas of Fort Tilden are temporarily closed to help protect recently hatched piping plover chicks. Thank you for all of your shared stewardship to help us with this.
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