October 20: Paddling in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park!

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Explore Willow Lake of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park between 11AM and 2PM. Last boats go out at 145PM, so don’t rush in at the last minute! Triassic Playground (JEWEL AVE & VAN WYCK Expressway).

Come paddle for FREE, or better yet, volunteer!

Email volunteer@harborlab.org to help out! Volunteers must be approved ahead of time by our volunteer managers. Including set-up and wrap-up, and a possible partnership paddle, we’ll be in the park from 10AM-4PM. We’ll gather at our launch to load boats at 9AM and return by 5PM. We’ll need people to staff an education table, fit life vests on public participants, launch and pull in boats, act as safety escorts, get waivers signed, and generally help out.

This event is organized by the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy, and we serve at that caretaker group’s invitation. Our thanks to the Conservancy and to NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for permitting the event. Other groups will provide bike safety education, face painting, games, and magic!

More here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/437759413008390/

Arup Sponsorship!

Arup’s Hunter’s Point South waterfront infrastructure and park plan.

HarborLAB is very grateful to include the engineering firm Arup among its sponsors! What great timing, just ahead of City of Water Day!

Arup is HarborLAB’s neighbor in Hunter’s Point South where it’s leading much of the work to develop a middle income community of 5,000 homes. Among the elements included in the Arup design are streets, sewers, habitat restorations, and an 11-acre riverfront park. The NYC Department of Planning mapped in a Second Street boat launch after years of lobbying by HarborLAB’s founder. We hope the generational work of restoring Newtown Creek will be further catalyzed by this largest NYC middle income development in 30 years.

Thank you Arup!