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Week of 20 August, 2017
Sunday - 8/20
No Scheduled Events
Monday - 8/21
No Scheduled Events
Tuesday - 8/22
No Scheduled Events
Wednesday - 8/23
No Scheduled Events
Thursday - 8/24
No Scheduled Events
Friday - 8/25
 BCP Application - Fmr. Peninsula Hospital Site (Far Rockaway) Comment Deadline
Contact  DEC, Division of Environmental Remediation

DEC has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application for a site known as Former Peninsula Hospital Site, site ID #C241200. This site is located in Far Rockaway, Queens, at 51-15 Beach Channel Drive and 50-04 Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Comments about the application must be submitted no later than August 25, 2017.

Click the web link above at "Additional Information" to learn about the site and how to comment.

Project documents can be reviewed at: Archives at Queens Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432  --and--  Queens Community Board #14, 1931 Mott Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691.

Saturday - 8/26
2:30 PMCelebrate Smokey Bear's 73rd Birthday - Pier 51 along Hudson River Park
Contact  Brittany Dileo

Celebrate Smokey Bear’s 73rd Birthday Bash

Held at Gantry Plaza State Park and at Pier 51 along Hudson River Park.

Only WHO can prevent wildfires? That’s right, YOU! Join us for a celebration of all things outdoors as we wish Smokey Bear a happy 73rd birthday!

On August 26, 2017, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will be celebrating at Gantry Plaza State Park from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

And on Pier 51 along the Hudson River Park from 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

This fun-filled, free event will feature hands-on activities for visitors of all ages including a meet and greet with Smokey Bear and a DEC forest ranger, crafts and a Smokey Bear poster contest, scavenger hunts, party favors, and more!

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