Service Project

Staircase and bench build day at Big Rock Beach

October 14, 2023

10:00 AM - 04:00 PM America/New_York

New York City Platoon

Event overview

COASTAL PRESERVATION NETWORK is dedicated to restoring and protecting the coastal environment in Northeast Queens, improving local waterfront parks through hands-on action and advocacy, increasing public access to local waters, providing environmental education, and empowering residents to be greener in their daily lives. \nWe focus on MacNeil and Powells Cove parks in College Point, two magnificent East River parks that are havens of active recreation and peaceful enjoyment.

The stairwell is the only way to access the beach for local residents and visitors but due to usage and weather, it has eroded again and is in need of repair.

This event is designated as a build day, when concrete will be poured into the staircase mold that was built on 09/30.

For those not wishing to work with concrete, you can help build benches. Fun for all!

For more information about the location and efforts we are supporting visit:


Service Project

What To Wear

TMC blues;Clothes that can get dirty;Closed-Toe Shoes


Uneven terrain

What to Bring

Drink and food if you prefer bringing your own. Bug spray and sunscreen

Inclement Weather

Move the event to 9/16

Who's Invited

Adults (18+)

Event Contact

When and where


October 14, 2023


10:00 AM - 04:00 PM (America/New_York)


Big Rock Beach

119-6 28th Ave, Queens, NY 11354
Queens, NY

Parking Information

Street Parking near Venue

119-6 28th Ave, Queens, NY 11354 Queens, NY

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