Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Come Sail Away

Come Sail Away

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. If the standard sailing club is all about getting out on the water, there’s a club in Queens that is not so typical.  At The American Small Craft Association (TASCA) Boating Club in Queens, there’s an underlying emphasis on altruism. As learning to sail in an urban area can be a difficult task, TASCA […]

Gathering despite the Cold

Gathering despite the Cold

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. While waiting for the days to grow longer and the weather to warm up, boaters gather in living rooms, clubhouses, boathouses, and the occasional bar for group activities. These events help them stay in touch and get through icy days, while strengthening bonds formed on the water. As a new boater who’s looking forward […]

Step up and Clean a Beach

Step up and Clean a Beach

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Every year, the International Coastal Cleanup includes our area, thanks to the efforts of the Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral Society. Based in Broad Channel, Queens, the chapter continues its work, urging boaters and other beach lovers to make a difference by volunteering at the 30th annual New York State Beach Cleanup on […]

Rowing Through Life

Rowing Through Life

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Navigating life may feel like rowing against a rough current for many kids growing up in the poorer areas of New York.If they even think about it at all, inner city kids may view the actual feat of rowing as something pursued only by those with more means. Enter Row New York. Since 2002, this […]

New York Harbor, An Artist’s Muse

New York Harbor, An Artist’s Muse

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Christina Sun is a maritime artist whose passion for the New York Harbor inspires her artwork. Her connection with the harbor entices her to spend days with a paint brush or pen in hand drawing and painting the ships, tankers, and other vesselspassing though it. Her last name fits an artist whose creations are warm, […]

Sea Change for Jamaica Bay

Sea Change for Jamaica Bay

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Jamaica Bay has played many roles in the lively history of New York. The fertile marshes provided rich fishing grounds for Lenape Indians, and the tides gave power to the Dutch gristmills along its banks. The waters teemed with bass, weakfish, flounder, and oysters; migratory birds gathered to rest and recharge for their long journeys […]

Jamaica Bay Area Unit

Jamaica Bay Area Unit

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Located on the southwestern tip of Long Island in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens and in the Town of Hempstead, Jamaica Bay connects with both the Lower Bay entering New York City and Rockaway Inlet on the shore of Long Island.

Swimming Towards Important Life Skills

Swimming Towards Important Life Skills

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s a scene straight out of a nightmare — one moment, you’re in your home, at the beach, on a boat, and then the next, you’re in the water — and you don’t know how to swim. However, one person’s bad dream is another person’s reality when hurricane-propelled waters flood a home, a rogue wave […]

Citi Field & Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Citi Field & Flushing Meadows Corona Park

July 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As Day Trippers go, the one to Flushing Meadows Corona Park packs a lot into a day. There’s 40 Mets home games at Citi Field from July through September, the U.S. Tennis Open holds court at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center from August 27 through September 9, and the spacious park has plenty of open space and many fun attractions.