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Sun 16 Dec
Holiday Wreath
Sunday, December 16, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Family Program: The Holiday season is in full swing. Why not welcome friends and family with something festive for your front door? Come create a beautiful natural wreath to ring in the New Year. Display it at home or give it as a gift. There is an additional $5 per person for materials. (no charge if you bring your own wreath) Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Sat 22 Dec
Winter Solstice Hike
Saturday, December 22, 2018 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Adult Program: Grab your hiking shoes and join us for a beach walk during the shortest daylight time of the year: the winter solstice! On this invigorating hike, you will search for all sorts of creatures that make Jones Beach their winter home. Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Tue 01 Jan
1st Day Hike New years Day Seal Walk
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Family Program: Happy New Year! Welcome in 2019 by taking a stroll along the beach to see our winter visitors. Dress for the weather! Reservations are required: (516) 780-3295
Registration: Required
Tue 01 Jan
First Day Hike
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Our winter visitors are here! Come join us for a short talk about seals, then caravan with us to the shore line where we walk to view the seals in the Bay. Don't forget to bundle, and bring binoculars if you would like a closer view.

Registration: Required
Sat 05 Jan
Seal Walks
Saturday, January 5, 2019 until Sunday, March 10, 2019
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Jones Beach State Park will be offering a series of walks to see wintering seals January through March. Meet at the Jones Beach Nature Center, West End, where a State Park Naturalist will lead visitors on an hour and a half leisurely beach walk to an area where up to four species of seals can be observed. Along the way, there will be opportunities to see many winter birds and to explore marine geology. Please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear for hiking. Binoculars are recommended. Reservations are required and can only be made online, https://bookwhen.com/JonesBeachNatureCenter.

Space is limited. Program fee is $4.00 per person. If you are unable to keep your reservation, please call and cancel so that others may have the opportunity to attend. Latecomers will forfeit their reservation. For questions and more information, please call the Jones Beach Nature Center at (516) 780-3295.

January:
Saturday 5 10:30 am
Saturday 12 1:30 pm
Saturday 19 10:30 am
Saturday 27 1:30 pm

February:
Saturday 2 10:30 am
Saturday 9 1:30 pm
Sunday 10 1:30 pm
Sunday 17 10:30 am
Sunday 24 1:30 pm

March:
Saturday 2 1:30 pm
Sunday 10 1:30 pm

Registration: Required
Sun 27 Jan
Winter Run Series-5K
Sunday, January 27, 2019 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Last of the weekly 5K runs. Registration for this race is $15 per entry. Each race will include an awards ceremony, refreshments, and raffle prizes. See application for more details or call the Long Island Region Recreation Department, 631-321-3510.
Registration: Required