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Fri 29 Apr
Sunset Stroll
Friday, April 29, 2016 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Join us for a walk around the jetty to take in a beautiful spring sunset. Bring your cameras  

for some breathtaking photo opportunities!

Registration: Required
Sat 30 Apr
Animal Hide & Seek
Saturday, April 30, 2016 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Creatures here, creatures there, creatures hiding everywhere! Come explore the world of    

animal camouflage, then join us outside to test your animal finding skills.

Registration: Required
Sun 01 May
Baywalk Bingo
Sunday, May 1, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

What kinds of unique plants, animals, and shells can you and your family find on a

walk down to the bay? Find out with this fun nature themed version of a classic game.   

Registration: Required
Fri 06 May
Stargazing
Friday, May 6, 2016 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Join the Amateur Observers Society this Spring as we observe the stars and constellations.

Bring your telescopes or binoculars, and we'll uncover more about these diamonds in the

 sky.

Registration: Required
Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 679-7205

Come join us at Jones Beach State Park in celebrating the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York's parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire park system and its needs. Various volunteer projects will be available to choose from.

Project 1: Shore line clean up
Project 2: Install snow fence/Moby mats

Register Now

Contact event coordinator Hank Leggio for more information: hank.leggio@parks.ny.gov

Registration: Required
Tue 10 May
Horseshoe Crab Walk
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and parents with nature through short programs, walks, animal visitors, and crafts.  Children ages 3 -5. Two sessions will be held: 10:30-11:30 and 1:30-2:30

Registration: Required
Fri 13 May
Horseshoe Crab Evening Walk
Friday, May 13, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Come take a sunset stroll along the bay as we search for a prehistoric-looking

visitor to our beaches: the horseshoe crab. We will observe these unique creatures as they

come ashore to lay their eggs in the sand. Water shoes required! 

Registration: Required
Sat 14 May
Bird Migration
Saturday, May 14, 2016 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

It's that time of the year again! Birds are migrating along our shores, heading back from

their wintering grounds. Let's hope for a good wind and take a walk around the West End

of Jones Beach to see how many different species we can spot.

Registration: Required
Sun 15 May
Amphibian Explorers
Sunday, May 15, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

From frogs and toads, to newts and salamanders, amphibians are amazing  

creatures! Come explore their unique life cycles and then join us for a walk to find

the unique amphibian that calls Jones Beach home.

Registration: Required
Sun 22 May
Horseshoe Crab Walk
Sunday, May 22, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 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 the other spring visitors.

Registration: Required
Sat 28 May
2016 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach
Saturday, May 28, 2016 until Sunday, May 29, 2016
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

The show sees the return of the United States Navy Blue Angels as headliners. Also performing will be the US Army Golden Knight Parachute Team, Royal Canadian Airforce Snowbirds, Breitling Jet Team, Sean D. Tucker, Matt Chapman, John Klatt, Screamin Sasquatch, GEICO Skytypers, American Airpower Museum Warbirds, David Windmiller, and SUNY Farmingdale Aviation

Sat 04 Jun
Horseshoe Crab Walk
Saturday, June 4, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:30 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 the other spring visitors.

Registration: Required
Tue 07 Jun
Father's Day
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
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 programs, walks, animal visitors, and crafts.

Children ages 3 -5. Two sessions: 10:3-11:30 and 1:30-2:30

Registration: Required
Sat 11 Jun
Beach Combing
Saturday, June 11, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

 From shells to beach glass, the tide can leave some amazing things up on shore.

 Join us for a beach walk and discover what fun treasures could be waiting for you

 in the sand.

Registration: Required
Sun 12 Jun
Plover Hike
Sunday, June 12, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Join us for a walk around the West End beachfront as we observe the nesting area of

the endangered piping plover, as well as other nesting shore birds in the area.

Registration: Required
Tue 21 Jun
T-Shirt Time
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
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 programs, walks, animal visitors, and crafts.

Children ages 3 -5. Two sessions: 10:30-11:30 and 1:30-2:30

Registration: Required
Fri 24 Jun
What Goes Bump in the Night
Friday, June 24, 2016 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Creatures who are active at night often have to rely on other senses than sight. Could

you do the same? Join us at the Nature Center to find out, and then take a walk on

our boardwalk as we try to identify nighttime beach sounds.  

Registration: Required
Sat 25 Jun
Nature Sketching 101
Saturday, June 25, 2016 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

In this introductory sketching program we will cover some basic art techniques and learn

how to look at nature in a different way. We will supply basic art supplies, but feel free to

bring extras.                   

Registration: Required
Sun 26 Jun
Nature T's
Sunday, June 26, 2016 01:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

We will start with beach combing and collecting some tools from we find in nature, then

head back to our working stations to create our very own summer nature inspired t-shirt.

Come dressed for a mess! Bring your own shirt. 

Registration: Required
Mon 04 Jul
2016 Astoria Bank July 4th Fireworks at Jones Beach State Park
Monday, July 4, 2016 09:30 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Spectators will be entertained with vibrant colors and awesome sounds simulcast to a musical array of patriotic songs. This memorable day will make a lasting impression for all Long Islanders and our visitors.

Mon 08 Aug
Summer Run Series
Monday, August 8, 2016 07:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 785-1600

Entry Fee for Tier 1 opens April 1st to the first 2,500 entrants and includes all 8 races - $70.00 individual registration. Tier 2 opens to the first 1,500 entrants when Tier 1 reaches capacity and includes 4 races only – individual registration is $55.00.

In person registration: Long Island State Park Headquarters 625 Belmont Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704

Online registration: Active.com or flrrt.com

Printable Application and Information

No Day of Race Registration

Locations, Dates and Distances – All races begin at 7:00PM

Heckscher – June 13th – 5 miles
Sunken Meadow – June 20th – 10K
Belmont Lake – June 27th – 5K
Bethpage – July 11th – 5K
Hempstead Lake – July 18th - 4K
Caumsett – July 25th – 5K
Robert Moses – August 1st – 5K
Jones Beach – August 8th – 5 miles

Registration: Required