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Sat 27 Apr
Spring Planting
Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Spring has sprung and with it comes the arrival of plants and flowers emerging from the ground and so many begin as seeds! Come discover the magic of seeds and their germination, happening everywhere you look this time of year. Plant some of your very own to take home!

Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Welcome Back Osprey!
Sunday, April 28, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Join us as we uncover the fascinating history of this amazing raptor. Then we'll set out to observe these beautiful birds in the wild.

Registration: Required
Tue 30 Apr
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Tiny Seeds
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Registration: Required
Fri 03 May
Evening Star Gaze
Friday, May 3, 2019 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Join the Jones Beach Nature Center for an evening star gaze. The family-friendly event is $4 per person and all ages are welcome.
Registration: Required
Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Register
Start time: 9am
End time: 12pm

Meeting Location: West Bathhouse Employee Parking Lot. Parking Instructions: Volunteers will meet at the West Bathhouse Employee Parking Lot. Ages: All ages welcome

Volunteer Project: Instillation of Snow Fence, Installation of Beach Access Mat and Beach Clean-up throughout the park.

We can accommodate: Large Groups, small groups, college student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts Questions? Call: 516-679-7200 Email: camille.campo@parks.ny.gov

Registration: Required
Sun 05 May
Spring Bike Ride
Sunday, May 5, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Bring your bicycles and your binoculars and join us for a morning ride. Together, we will get some exercise while taking in some of the beautiful, spring time sights at the beach. For children ages 8 and up.

Registration: Required
Fri 10 May
Horseshoe Crab Evening Walk
Friday, May 10, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Let's investigate these living fossils that come to our shores in the spring! We will have a short talk, followed by a walk down to the bay to observe these creatures during their high tide spawning periods. Wear shoes that can get wet and bring a flashlight.

Registration: Required
Sat 11 May
West End Hike
Saturday, May 11, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Summer is just around the corner, and mid-May is the perfect time for a stroll down to the jetty. Bring your cameras for some breathtaking shots of the inlet, and a chance to see some of our summer birds that have returned to their breeding grounds.

Registration: Required
Tue 14 May
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Shapes
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Registration: Required
Sun 19 May
Horseshoe Crab Walk
Sunday, May 19, 2019 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Did you know that horseshoe crabs are called "living fossils" because they have been on  earth since before dinosaurs? Join us as we explore the lives of these fascinating creatures, as well as some of our other spring visitors. Wear shoes that can get wet!

Registration: Required
Sat 25 May
BETHPAGE AIR SHOW AT JONES BEACH
Saturday, May 25, 2019 until Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

The 2019 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach will feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds along with the US Army Golden Knight Parachute Team and the F/A-18F Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration (TACDEMO). Other performers include Screamin’ Sasquatch, Team Oracle, and the American Airpower Museum Warbirds. Arrive early to enjoy the numerous displays and vendors as well as avoid traffic delays and parking field closures. This is a Memorial Day Weekend tradition you do not want to miss!

More information: www.bethpageairshow.com

Fee: Free to public

Vehicle Use Fee: $10.00

Tue 28 May
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Horseshoe Crabs
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Registration: Required
Fri 31 May
Horseshoe Crab Evening Walk
Friday, May 31, 2019 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Let's investigate these living fossils that come to our shores in the spring! We will have a short talk, followed by a walk down to the bay to observe these creatures during their high tide spawning periods. Wear shoes that can get wet and bring a flashlight.

Registration: Required
Sat 01 Jun
Piping Plover Hike
Saturday, June 1, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Come take a walk with us to see the endangered Piping Plovers, that nest on the sandy beaches of Jones Beach. We will observe different nesting sites and hopefully get to see some hatchlings.

Registration: Required
Tue 11 Jun
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Nature T's
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Registration: Required
Fri 14 Jun
Evening Star Gaze
Friday, June 14, 2019 08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Join the Jones Beach Nature Center for an evening star gaze. The family-friendly event is $4 per person and all ages are welcome.

Registration: Required
Sat 22 Jun
Exploring Nature Bike Ride
Saturday, June 22, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

The West End of Jones Beach is a great area for viewing nature, and what better  way to get an up close and personal look than on bicycle. We will be utilizing the new bike path extension that connects to the West End to see Jones Beach wildlife in their natural environment. Ages 8 and up.

Registration: Required
Sun 23 Jun
Fins & Scales
Sunday, June 23, 2019 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

From salmon and flounder to trout and bass, fish come in all shapes and sizes. Join us as we find out what makes them all tick. Through dissection we will explorethe internal and external anatomy of fish. Ages 7 and up.

Registration: Required
Tue 25 Jun
Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries- Finny Fish
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3 -5.

Registration: Required
Thu 04 Jul
STERLING NATIONAL BANK JULY 4TH FIREWORKS AT JONES BEACH STATE PARK
Thursday, July 4, 2019 09:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park hosts the Sterling National Bank July 4th fireworks show which is set to a musical array of patriotic songs. Arrive early for a prime seat on the Central Mall beachfront and to avoid traffic delays.

Fees: $10 vehicle use fee in effect until 4:00pm

$10 Event fee from 4:00pm-9:00pm

Sat 20 Jul
JONES BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Saturday, July 20, 2019 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

This year’s forty-first annual volleyball tournament will consist of 6-Player teams only, which are open to males and females. Tournament is played on sand courts. Advanced registration is required, call the Regional Recreation Department for an application (631) 321-3510. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams. The award ceremony will take place immediately following the conclusion of the final match.

At Central Mall-Field 4

Registration: Required