Alley Pond Environmental Center will draw hundreds of northeast Queens residents to Little Neck Bay during its ninth annual festival on Sept. 28.
The center holds the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as part of National Estuaries Day to draw attention to local coastal bays, sounds and lagoons.
“It’s our kickoff to the autumn season and the largest community event we do during the year,” APEC Executive Director Irene Scheid said. “It teaches people about the importance of estuaries in New York City.”
Attendees will be able to learn about the bay and efforts to preserve its water quality and wildlife as well as receive information about APEC’s animals and their habits, take hikes on the center’s nature trails, play games and listen to music.
There will also be boat and canoe rides along the shore of the bay.
And a variety of city, state and federal agencies will distribute information on estuaries at booths.
For more information on the festival, visit APEC’s website.