New York City: FIND YOUR PARK Day of Service for MLK Day

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - January 16, 2016 9:30 am

Join SCA at Gateway National Recreation Area in Brooklyn as we restore Jamaica Bay with a grand-scale coastal clean-up! With the support of American Express, SCA is mobilizing volunteers coast to coast this MLK Day and throughout the year in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. Please join us to “Find Your Park” and honor the legacy of Dr. King.

WHEN: Saturday, January 16th, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

WHERE: Floyd Bennett Field (Gateway National Recreation Area), Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234. (Registration and kick-off will take place at Ryan Visitor Center.)

***Free volunteer shuttles will depart from Brooklyn College / Flatbush Avenue. See details below.***

WHAT: Help restore Jamaica Bay with a grand-scale coastal clean-up!

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! Please also bring your own water bottle for staying hydrated.

PROVIDED: SCA will supply breakfast and lunch for volunteers as well as work gloves and all project supplies. Free Find Your Park t-shirts will be provided for the first 500 volunteers to register!

REGISTRATION: Please sign up at to complete the online waiver.

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




SCA will run free volunteer shuttles from Brooklyn College / Flatbush Ave to Floyd Bennett Field. Volunteers taking the shuttle should plan to arrive at the Brooklyn College / Flatbush Avenue stop on the 2/5 train by 8:30 am.


Take the 2/5 train to Brooklyn College / Flatbush Ave to transfer to the free volunteer shuttle. Or, take the Q35 bus to the Flatbush Ave / Ryan Visitor Center stop and walk across the street to the Visitor Center.


Take the Belt Parkway / Shore Parkway to Exit 11S for Flatbush Ave. The Ryan Visitor Center will be visible from Flatbush Ave; however, private vehicles must enter Floyd Bennett Field at the Ranger Station at Flatbush Ave and Aviation Road. Continue on Aviation Road, then make the first left. Make a second left for the Ryan Visitor Center. Free parking is available at the Visitor Center.