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Originally posted on Why Leave Bayside?:
A visit to Oakland Lake in Bayside can always guarantee some great photo ops! If you feel the call of nature and don’t want to travel too far, this park has plenty of birds and waterfowl all year long. And if you’re a photo nut like I am, I’m…


Originally posted on Why Leave Bayside?:
Alley Pond Environmental Center Animal Care Trainee Saturday-February 23, 21013  10:00am until 12:00pm Would you like to help us care for APEC’s animals? This program teaches children about the interesting job of an animal caretaker. Children will have hands-on experience in feeding, brushing, cleaning and learning all about the needs of…

Balls!

Balls!


There are so many things you can do with balls! But I think one of the most fun things is to sit on them and bounce across the lawn.  I suppose you can do this indoors too providing you have a large area.  These balls, I’ve recently found out, are called “space hoppers” and come … Continue reading

Parks plans to protect creek

Parks plans to protect creek


Photo by Christina Santucci Little Neck residents Ryan (l.-r.) and Julianna Hybner and Theresa Paretta get a closer look at the water in Alley Creek during the Little Neck Bay Festival at the Alley Pond Environmental Center. At the end of this month, Parks will host a meeting in Douglaston to discuss Alley Creek’s watershed … Continue reading