Happy Belated Birthday Sandy Hook


The Gateway National Recreation Area, aka Sandy Hook, was created by Congress 40 years ago in July 1972. the Jersey peninsula was discovered by Henry Hudson and, historically, has been a convenient anchorage for ships before proceeding into Upper New York Harbor.

Things to do on Sandy Hook in July 2012:

Special Events in July

Beach Concert Series

Wednesday evenings, 6pm, Beach E

7/11 Brian Kirk & The Jirks (Rock & Roll)

7/18 Pat Guadagno & the Candle Brothers (Folk Rock)

7/25 Motor City Review (Motown/ R&B)

Family Night—A Seining Adventure

7/12, 7/26, 6-8pm, Building 18

Join the American Littoral Society for a family-friendly seining activity – gathering marine creatures with a net and observing your catch before returning them to the water. Call (732) 291-0055 to reserve. $10 per member family, $25 per non-member family.

Stars of Sandy Hook

7/21, 8:30-10pm, Meet at the Lighthouse Keeper’s Quarters

Learn to read a star chart and join rangers for a “star hopping” trip. Telescopes will be provided, call (732) 872-5970 for reservations.

Annual All-Women Lifeguard Tournament

7/25, 9am

Cheer on these life-saving women as they compete in a series of events. For more information, or to register to compete, call (800) 678-7946.

Audubon Society Bird Walk

7/26, 6-8pm, Visitor Center Parking Lot Pack your binoculars for an evening hike to see the birds of the hook.

Campfire on the Beach

7/27, 7:30-9:30pm, Visitor Center

Rangers will lead stories and sing-alongs around a campfire. Bring a chair, blanket, bug spray and snacks. Call (732) 872-5970 for more information.

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