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30th. Anniversary of Staten Island New Year’s Beach Walk

January 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

  Instead of jumping into the ice cold waters of Coney Island on New Year’s Day as the Polar Bear Club does, people here meet at Staten Island’s Great Kills Park, a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, and walk a few miles along the beach with a stop at Crooke’s Point, a rock jetty at the halfway point, for a toast before continuing on through the scenic views of beach, sky, clouds, trees, sand, gulls, houses, beautiful waters and boats by the rocks at the end of their journey where they all eat, drink and talk about the coming environmental year. This walk is sponsored by [...]

New Year’s Day Annual Beach Walk 2019

July 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Coney Island has its Polar Bear Club to bring in the New Year, but on Staten Island, we walk the beach.  And have been doing so for 29 years around noon on New Year’s Day come rain or shine, snow or hail, cold, colder or coldest, whatever. The walk, sponsored by Protectors of the Pine Oak Woods (PPOW) and the Natural Resources Protected Association (NRPA), gathers environmentalists from throughout Staten Island, invites family, friends and others from outside the island to help bring in the New Year, remember those who went before us and to look forward to our next set of [...]