“The entrance fee-free days hosted by the National Park Service are special opportunities to invite visitors, volunteers, and veterans to celebrate some important moments for our parks and opportunities for service in those parks,” said National Park Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith. The National Park System includes more than 85 million acres and includes national […]

In a surprise event, 96 rare baby sea turtles, known as Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles, hatched and crawled to the ocean on a Rockaway beach this week according to the National Park Service. The Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles are some of the most endangered and smallest species of sea turtles and are typically found in […]

Date: December 22, 2017 Contact: Daphne Yun, 718-354-4602 The National Park Service is seeking interested parties to redevelop historic structures and land at Fort Tilden East and Riis Landing in the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. This Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) invites plans that include opportunities for multiple day experiences […]

The elk herd sits in front of the Theodore Roosevelt Home. NPS/Susan Sarna News Release Date: October 26, 2017 Contact: Susan Sarna, 516-802-5586 The herd is here. They have come to thank Theodore Roosevelt for leading the charge in the conservation movement and preserving their habitat. The elk herd has arrived at Sagamore Hill after […]

Date: September 29, 2017 Contact: Daphne Yun, 718-354-4602Join the National Park Service (NPS) throughout October for the Herbert Johnson Lecture Series. All talks are held on Sundays at 2 pm at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. These programs are presented by participating scholars of the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, a partnership between […]

Artwork and artifacts from the “Conservation from Here” Exhibit. NPS News Release Date: September 21, 2017 Contact: Susan Sarna, 516-802-5586 Oyster Bay, NY – Sagamore Hill National Historic Site has opened a new exhibit at the Old Orchard Museum honoring Theodore Roosevelt’s legacy as a hunter-conservationist. The exhibit, entitled “Conservation from Here,” pairs original artwork by […]

Mather School students work to restore the historic shed. NPS/Paul Cecere News Release Date: September 6, 2017 Contact: Paul Cecere, 516-802-7549 A dozen students and a few teachers from the Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School in New York City traveled every day for two weeks to work alongside the maintenance staff of Sagamore […]

Branching Out students ready for work on the nature trail. NPS/Paul Cecere News Release Date: July 30, 2017 Contact: Tyler Kuliberda, 516-922-4788 Oyster Bay, NY – This week, Branching Out field teams from Boston and New York City met at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site for a four-day long gathering to learn about landscape management […]

Date: May 1, 2017 Contact: Minerva Anderson, 212-668-2208 Contact: Daphne Yun, 718-354-4602NEW YORK – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 19,720,849 visitors to ten National Parks of New York Harbor (NPNH) sites in 2016 spent $656,984,900 in communities near the park. That spending supported 8,120 jobs in the local area and had […]

News Release Date: June 11, 2017 Sagamore Hill NHS invites you to bring your family and friends, dressed in your best patriotic attire, to join the day-long outdoor activities on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, all of which are free and open to the public . Attendees will see history come alive as Theodore Roosevelt performed by Joe Wiegand […]