CELEBRATION TO COMMEMORATE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DUTCH ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK HARBOR

Dutch vessel 'Halve Maen'

Dutch vessel 'Halve Maen'

MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES YEARLONG CELEBRATION TO COMMEMORATE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DUTCH ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK HARBOR

NYC400 Week is September 8 – 13, 2009

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Amsterdam Mayor Job Cohen, Dutch Cabinet Minister Frans Timmermans and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta today announced a year of special events, exhibits, outdoor activities and performances to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Henry Hudson aboard the Dutch vessel ‘Halve Maen’ to New York City. City officials also announced that the celebration of the City’s Dutch roots and its waterfront will culminate with a special Harbor Day on September 13. Further, the Mayor unveiled a model of the New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion, a gift presented by The Netherlands Government to New York City, designed by Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, Amsterdam. The 5,000 square-foot Plein & Pavilion, a tribute to 400 years of friendship, will be permanently erected at the Battery in late 2009.

Dutch vessel 'Halve Maen'

Dutch vessel 'Halve Maen'

“We are proud to celebrate this momentous anniversary and the significance of the Dutch in both the rich history and vibrant future of New York City,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “We are pleased to observe the many similarities we share with our Dutch friends, including a strong sense of optimism and tolerance, and a great appreciation for diversity, design and innovation. All of these celebrations will give people one more reason to visit New York City this year. Tourism is going to be one of those industries that helps support our local economy during the recession, and we are working harder than ever to promote it.”

“A lasting gift from the Netherlands to New York City, the striking Pavilion which will be poignantly located at the Battery, will serve as a permanent reminder of this meaningful anniversary and significant moment in history,” said Frans Timmermans. “Furthermore, the Pavilion, designed by leading Dutch architect Ben van Berkel, will symbolize the deep-rooted ties between the Dutch and New York City, as we look forward to another 400 years of friendship.”

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15th Annual Little Neck Bay Beach Clean-Up

Bayside Anglers Group Ltd.
Proudly presents

Bayside Anglers

Bayside Anglers


15th Annual Little Neck Bay Beach Clean-Up
“Bayside Waterfront Day”
10 AM on Sunday, April 19, 2009
(Rain or Shine)

We welcome all volunteers and their families to help us in
the Spring-cleaning of one of our most popular local fishing spots.
Through the support of the NYC Dept. of Parks, Partnership for
Parks and the NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation,
bags, gloves, rakes and shovels are provided for this event.
Volunteers are well cared for with food and drink. To make things
interesting, all participants are entered for a chance at raffle
prizes provided courtesy of our sponsors. Join us and help make a
difference that you can see today and for the rest of the season.

2009 will mark our 15th year of clearing debris from the back
of our beloved bay. To celebrate this 15 year milestone, we are
expanding this project to cover the entire 3 mile stretch of public
shoreline here in Bayside.
Directions to sign in booths

Booth 1: Bass Beach is accessed by walking to the southern end of the bay
along the bicycle path adjacent to the Northbound Cross Island Parkway.
Take Cross Island Parkway to Northern Blvd. West. Go about 1⁄2 mile and
make a right onto Bell Blvd. Continue about 1 mile and make a right onto
35th Ave. Bear left and park at end. A footbridge to the bicycle path is up the
hill opposite Crocheron Pond.

Booth 2: Little Bay Park: Cross Island Parkway North to Exit 32 (Bell
Boulevard) make a right at the light into Little Bay Park. Park in the lot on the left.