Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year's Day Nature Walks

Below is a list of nature walks on New Year's Day 2014:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
"New Year's celebration of birds in Prospect Park"
Meet 9:00 am at Bartel Pritchard park entrance
Leader: Peter Dorosh, text leader at 347-622-3559 in case of inclement weather


Littoral Society
Wednesday, January 1, 2014, 11 AM - 1 PM
New Year's Day Beach Walk at Fort Tilden
Meet at Fort Tilden in the Rockaways for a hike along the beach and dunes. As per our 30 year tradition, at 12 noon, we will attempt to signal across the harbor to our American Littoral Society partners in Sandy Hook, NJ. Free coffee, cake and champagne afterwards.
Call (718)474-0896 or email


New York City Audubon Society
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
New Year's Day Beach Walk at Fort Tilden
Guides: Mickey Cohen, Don Riepe With Gateway National Recreation Area Meet at Building #1 in Fort Tilden, Breezy Point, Queens. Keep up the 30-year tradition by joining us for a brisk hike along the beach at Fort Tilden to celebrate the New Year. At noon, we'll signal across the bay to a group at Sandy Hook, then hike up to the hawk watch for a great view of the ocean and New York Harbor. Afterwards, we'll visit the Rockaway Artist's Alliance for coffee, cake and free champagne.
No reservation necessary.
For more information contact Don Riepe at 917-371-8577 or No limit. Free


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Wednesday, January 1, 2014, noon to 2:00 p.m.
24th Annual New Year’s Day Beach Walk at Gateway NRA
Join NRPA and PPOW for a healthy start to a fantastic New Year. Participants will gather in the parking lot at Hylan Boulevard and carpool to the last lot before Crooke’s Point. From there, the group will enjoy observing wintering birds and dormant grasses while discussing ideas and concerns for the year ahead.
For more information call Jim Scarcella at 718-873-4291, or Cliff Hagen at 718-313-8591.

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