ConSERVE NYC at Gantry Plaza State Park, Queens

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - March 28, 2015 9:30 am

Due to snow conditions, the March ConSERVE event has been RESCHEDULED to Saturday, March 28th.

Join the Student Conservation Association as we team up with New York State Parks for a day of service at Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens.

Located on the East River waterfront in Queens, Gantry Plaza State Park offers stunning views of Manhattan including the Empire State Building and the United Nations. The park also showcases the historical and ecological heritage of Queens, with restored shipping gantries and a resilient waterfront that includes wetland features and public fishing piers. Volunteers will help spruce up this iconic park for the spring with mulching, planting, and invasive removal.

WHEN: Saturday, March 28th, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

WHERE: Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 47th Road, Long Island City, NY 11101 (7 train to Vernon Jackson Blvd in Queens)

WHAT: Volunteers will help spruce up Gantry Plaza State Park for the spring with mulching, planting, and invasive removal.

BRING WITH YOU: Wear long pants and sturdy shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring extra layers as the event will take place in any weather!

PROVIDED: SCA will supply snacks and hot lunch for volunteers as well as work gloves and all project supplies. Plenty of coffee and hot chocolate will also be provided!

REGISTRATION: Please register for the event at to complete the online volunteer waiver.

QUESTIONS: Contact Ann Pedtke, SCA Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected] or 724-678-9401


BY TRAIN: Take the 7 train to Vernon Jackson Blvd (first stop in Queens). Follow 50th Ave two blocks west to the waterfront. Once at the park, walk north until you reach the plaza stage under the gantries (where 48th Ave meets Center Blvd).

BY FERRY: Take the East River Ferry ($4 fare) from Wall Street, DUMBO, Williamsburg, or Greenpoint. Bring your bike for an extra $1 and enjoy biking the waterfront after the project!

BY CAR: From Manhattan, take the Queensboro Bridge to 46th Ave in Queens, then continue on 46th Ave to Center Blvd. From Brooklyn, take McGuinness Blvd to 48th Ave, then follow 48th Ave west to Center Blvd. From Queens, take I-495 to Exit 15. There is no parking available on site at the park; please use street parking nearby.


9:30 am: Meet at park for registration 
10:00 am: Welcome & kick-off
10:30 am – 1:30 pm: PROJECT WORK
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Lunch & wrap-up
2:30 pm – onward: Optional tours of the park