Thursday, September 27, 2007

National Estuaries Day approaches!

Looking for a good way to celebrate National Estuaries Day? Sure you were! Right?

Well, here's one idea -

There's a National Estuaries Day Festival at the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens (see site for how to get there).
September 29, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
From the APEC website - All activities are free!

Please join us for this festival to commemorate our country's coastal bays, sounds, and lagoons- the magnificent places where rivers meet the seas. APEC will be celebrating our own local estuary Little Neck Bay. This bay provides a variety of sea life with habitat, as well as recreational opportunities for the residents of Queens. The festival will feature educational exhibits and interactive booths from various organizations and neighborhood groups. Bring the whole family to enjoy FREE boat rides, activities, entertainment, hands-on demonstrations, crafts, and fun games!

Sebago is going to have a table there, and some of us will be showing off oops I mean horsing around NO NO NO I mean doing some very serious demonstrations of Highly Important Kayak Skills throughout the day. Should be fun!

A couple of other possibilities that I found through the quickest of surfs -

In the Bronx, check out the Bronx River Festival and Procession of the Golden Ball, brought to you by the same folks who brought you the totally awesome Amazing Bronx River Flotilla. This is not specifically being tied to National Estuaries Day but it's a celebration of a waterway on the same day & that's good enough for me!

On the Harlem River, it's time for the annual Head of the Harlem Regatta, which will feature some exciting racing as well as a festival in Swindler's Cove Park, featuring oyster gardening, face painting, rowing, live music and more.

Speaking of gardening, I need to go water mine - but check out the Metropolitan Waterfront Association's Waterwire for a full calendar of waterfront fun.

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