Sep
18
Sat
6th Annual LIC Waterfront 5K @ Hunters Point South Park
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
6th Annual LIC Waterfront 5K @ Hunters Point South Park | New York | United States

The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy is proud to partner with the Woodside-Sunnyside Runners and Run LIC to put on the annual LIC Waterfront 5K, to be held this year on Saturday, September 18.

This event takes runners and walkers through the streets and waterfront parks of Long Island City and is an extremely popular family-friendly event that drawers casual and competitive runners alike. After the conclusion of the 5K, the festivities also include the Shibley Day Camp Center Boulevard Children’s Dashes for kids 2-9.

Previous races have been attended by over 1,300 runners and walkers. All proceeds from the event go to HPPC and are put back into our parks or used for our free community events!

Sep
25
Sat
Public Lands Day Shoreline Cleanup @ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Public Lands Day Shoreline Cleanup @ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge |  |  |

Meet at the Jamaica Bay Refuge visitor center and we will go from there to cleanup sites.

Wear boots or old sneakers. We’ll clean marine debris from the marsh and shoreline of the refuge. Amount and type of debris will be documented as part of the NY State Beach Cleanup.

This is a partnership program with the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, NYC Audubon, National Park Service, and the American Littoral Society. All participants must be vaccinated or show proof of a recent covid test. Wear mask. Call 718-474-0896 or e-mail: don@littoralsociety.org for more info.

Oct
1
Fri
Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch @ Queens County Farm Museum
Oct 1 – Oct 30 all-day
Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Monday – Friday, 12pm – 4:30pm
Saturday – Sunday 10am – 4:30pm
*Last entry at 4:30pm

October is pumpkin month at Queens Farm! Enjoy the crisp fall air as you wander through the patch to scoop up the perfect pumpkin. Walk the farm grounds and soak in some New York history – Queens Farm is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York State, dating back to 1697. (Pumpkins priced by size.)

Oct
2
Sat
Maze by Moonlight @ Queens County Farm Museum
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Maze by Moonlight @ Queens County Farm Museum | New York | United States

Navigate The Amazing Maize Maze by the starry night! Bring your flashlight and enjoy the fun. Don’t miss this exclusive event. The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare you for the 3-acre challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of this interactive maze. Feel up to the challenge? A visit to Maze by Moonlight is must-see NYC!

Oct
10
Sun
Fort Tilden Hawk Walk @ Fort Tilden
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fort Tilden Hawk Walk @ Fort Tilden  |  |  |

Meet at the little church in Fort Tilden. We will hike along the beach, dunes, and woodland trails to look for eagles, hawks, falcons, osprey, other raptors, and monarch butterflies as they migrate south along the coast. We will also visit the hawk watch platform on top of Battery Harris East.

The walk will be led by the Littoral Society’s Don Riepe. Bring binoculars. Youngsters welcome. You must be vaccinated and wear a mask.

Location: Fort Tilden, Range Rd
Breezy Point, NY

For more info and directions call 718-474-0896 or e-mail don@littoralsociety.org This is a partnership program with NYC Audubon.

Oct
16
Sat
Global Kids 2021 5K Run/Walk/Virtual @ Queens Museum, New York City Building, Meridian Rd, Queens, NY 11368
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am
Global Kids 2021 5K Run/Walk/Virtual @ Queens Museum, New York City Building, Meridian Rd, Queens, NY 11368 | New York | United States

Join us for our annual Global Kids 2021 5K Run/Walk/Virtual! This year we decided to have a hybrid race that will allow participants to join a virtual race from anywhere in the world on Oct 9-20, with an in-person race at 9:30 AM on Saturday, October 16 in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens.

All proceeds from the race go to our College & Career Readiness Program, preparing Global Kids high school students for life after high school. Youth receive essential support through the college application process, exposure to a wide variety of careers, and job readiness training through internships, among many other services.

AWARDS (In-person)
-Top 3 M/F Overall
-Top 3 M/F Age Groups: 12 & Under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
-Best Team Spirit
-Top Fundraiser

FEES
-$25 Early Bird through Midnight 10/2
-$30 10/3 through Midnight 10/15
-$35 on race day
-Staff & GK Students – FREE!
-UNDER 18 – FREE!

FMCP’s Environmental Stewardship Team – Fall Kickoff @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
FMCP's Environmental Stewardship Team - Fall Kickoff @ Flushing Meadows Corona Park | New York | United States

Join the Environmental Stewardship Team on Saturday, October 16th for our Fall Kickoff event at Meadow Lake!

While FMCP is home to many native species, invasive plants threaten the growth and development of our wetland environment by decreasing the biodiversity of our native birds, fish, animals, and insects due to less sources of familiar food and shelter being available. As we remove the invasive plants, we make room for native species to recover and thrive, along with beatifying the park.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city by coming to our green haven to clear our gardens and your minds as we restore key park areas to their rightful condition. We welcome people of all ages and all help will be greatly appreciated. No experience necessary!

Jamaica Bay Raptorama Festival @ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jamaica Bay Raptorama Festival @ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge  |  |  |

Join the Littoral Society for a special program including LIVE raptors.

Participants will visit the refuge pond areas as well as Fort Tilden’s 195th Street beach to look for migrating Sharpshinned and Cooper’s Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Northern Harriers, Kestrels, Merlins, and maybe a Bald Eagle or two. Lots of passerines should be migrating along the coastal barrier island as well.

For more information contact Littoral Society Northeast Chapter Director Don Riepe at 718-474-0896 or don@littoralsociety.org.