Thank you to our partners and participants!


All day festival celebrating Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn and Queens
Festival Welcome Tent:
Rockaway Ferry Landing
Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park

Celebrate the Jamaica Bay Festival - a fun family event taking place on the shorelines of Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn and Queens. Enjoy free water activities, hiking, bird watching, art, nature and more.

Jamaica Bay Festival Program and Events

Download the full Jamaica Bay Festival 2019 map here.

What is City of Water Day?

City of Water Day, sponsored by the Waterfront Alliance, is a free family festival offering access to some of our region’s 700+ miles of waterfront. 


The Festival Welcome Tent is located at the Rockaway Ferry Landing at Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Park, Queens. In 2019, we will also welcome attendees at the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk at Beach 108th Street. Visitors are welcome to visit the welcome area from 10 AM to 4 PM to obtain more information about the festival, pick up a map, participate in activities and learn more about Jamaica Bay from non-profit and governmental agencies. 

Special offer from Lime Bike

As a special incentive to green your commute and participate in the Jamaica Bay Festival, Lime is offering attendees a promo code which waives the $1 unlock fee for use of any Lime bike.  To access this discount, please review the following steps:

1. Download the Lime app and follow the steps of procedure.

2. Click the drop-down in the top-left portion of the app. Click on "Wallet."


3. Click "Enter Promo Code"

4. Enter the Promo Code: LIMEJBF (This will waive the $1 unlock fee. You will still be charged $0.15/minute for your trip).

5. Please tag Lime on social media if you utilize the Promo Code. Lime can be found on facebook and instagram under the handle @lime and on twitter @limebike. Use hashtags #limelife and #jamaicabayfestival.

Sponsors and partners

The Jamaica Bay Festival is made possible through partnership with government agencies, non-profit organizations and businesses throughout Jamaica Bay in both Brooklyn and Queens. The Festival is also generously supported by the Waterfront Alliance, New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program and the Hudson River Foundation. 

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