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Gateway Events April

posted Apr 9, 2019, 7:24 AM by District 22   [ updated Apr 9, 2019, 7:25 AM ]

Ospreys of Jamaica Bay, photo by Don Riepe. 

Jamaica Bay
Floyd Bennett Field,
Community Gardens
Friday, April 12, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Go stargazing with the Brooklyn Amateur Astronomers Association. Cancelled if overcast. Dress warmly!
Arachnophilia; Spiders - 
Good, Bad or Just Misunderstood?
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, April 13, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join us for a presentation on a contrarian approach to the common human aversion to spiders. We will look at cultural and psychological responses to arachnids, including behavioral studies of people's reaction to the sight of spiders and other creepy crawlers as well as attitudes towards spiders in cultures around the world.

Osprey Watch Guided Walk    
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, April 14, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Learn all about the amazing Osprey on this guided walk of the West Pond Trail. We will talk about their incredible migration and the inspiring story of how conservation efforts were able to bring this species back from the brink. ♥ 1.7 miles.

Sandy Hook

Clean Ocean Action's34th Spring Beach Sweep--National Volunteer Day
Parking Lot D
Saturday, April 13, 9 AM - 12:30 PM
Clean Ocean Action's Beach Sweeps is a biannual, statewide beach cleanup that occurs at over 70 locations throughout the state of New Jersey. Each beach sweeper becomes a citizen scientist for the day as they record each piece of debris that they collect. This turns a one-day, cleanup event, into a legacy of data that impacts research and legislation. For more information, please visit Clean Ocean Action's or call (732) 872-0111.

Staten Island
Story Hour at Mont Sec House 
112A Mont Sec Avenue                                                                                                                      Thursday, April 11, 11:00 AM                                                                                                             Spring awakens and so do the bears, etc. Children, 3-6 are invited to join us for a Story Hour at Mont Sec House. Complete your visit by making a Play-doh critter.   A book list is available. For information email

Gateway Program Guide for Spring
Find these programs and more at: 

Charles Markis, Program Guide Editor