121% of $10,000 goal
Saturday at the Bay
Saturday from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
'Saturday at the Bay' will be held at the most eastern end of the Malcolm X Promenade along Flushing Bay near the Flushing Meadows Corona Park public canoe/kayak launch. The event will be hosted on public parkland—all Parks Department rules apply to this event, including no alcohol or smoking allowed on site. The event will include ticketed activities and vendors, but we also encourage guests to bring their own favorite Flushing Bay activity to the event—picnicking, fishing, jogging, walking, etc.—whatever it is that brings you (safe and wholesome) joy at Flushing Waterways.
Guardians of Flushing Bay (GoFB) serves as a critical steward of Flushing Bay and Flushing Creek’s (together, Flushing Waterways) challenged, yet flourishing ecosystem. Since forming in 2015 as a coalition of dragon boaters advocating for the health of and access to Flushing Bay, GoFB has evolved into a robust environmental justice (EJ) organization with a shared vision of a healthy and equitably accessible Flushing Waterways where our watershed communities feel part of a thriving collective who steward the water and each other. We accomplish our goals through grassroots organizing, community science and stewardship and free, family-friendly programming. Our work would not be possible without deep partnership with local community leaders.
‘Saturday at the Bay’ is GoFB’s first in-person fundraiser since the pandemic began in 2020. We hope the event can act as a celebratory convener for our nearby watershed communities who are disconnected by geographical barriers—crisscrossing highways and vast acres of parking lots. Entry to the event will be donation-based and open to the public to ensure that all our community members are able to attend. There will be food from Ridgewood-based restaurant Nha Minh, dragon boating with The Beasts, free kayaking with HarborLAB, public arts programming with DSNY artist-in-residence sTo Len*, a movement and breathwork workshop with healing guide Blyss Buitrago and walking tours with artist Cody Herrmann, geographer Jack Eichenbaum and wetlands expert Jamie Ong!
Join Guardians of Flushing Bay for our ‘Saturday at the Bay’ fundraising event on Saturday, September 24th from 12-4pm at the Flushing Meadows Corona Park public boat launch. We’re planning a hyped up version of a typical Saturday at the Bay—full community building, activities, and celebration. Free parking is readily available. Use this map for help getting to the FMCP public canoe/kayak launch via walking or biking from Mets/Willets Point and Flushing Main Street, or see below for instructions.
*This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.
Coming from the Mets/Willets Point 7 Train station:
Coming from the Flushing Main Street 7 Train station: