Alley Pond Environmental Center hosted its annual National Estuaries Day festival along Little Neck Bay this past weekend.
The event is meant to draw attention to northeast Queens's coastal bays, sounds and lagoons. Representatives from various city agencies and local civic groups set up booths during the festival and handed out information on keeping neighborhood estuaries clean.
Attendees also took part in free boat and canoe rides and took part in a variety of activities, crafts and games for children.
Photos courtesy of Richard Blum.