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5TH ANNUAL HORSESHOE CRAB FESTIVAL at Broad Channel American Park

5TH ANNUAL HORSESHOE CRAB FESTIVAL

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  • May. 15, 2021, Session 1, 11:30am-12pm; Session 2, 12-12:30pm; Session 3, 12:30-1pm
  • Broad Channel American Park
  • W 2nd Road, Broad Channel
  • All Ages
  • FREE - Advanced Registration Required
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Celebrate the annual arrival of the 400-million-year-old Atlantic Horseshoe Crab with this activity-filled and information-packed webinar or in person event. During the full and new moons of May and June, female horseshoe crabs lay billions of eggs at the high tide line. At the same time, thousands of migrating shorebirds arrive to feed on the eggs, regaining the bodyweight they've lost during their long journey north. During this virtual festival you’ll see experts handle live horseshoe crabs and learn about their important ecological and medicinal values. You can also participate in our many family-friendly activities and expert talks. Registration required. Limited to 500. Free. Webinar details will be emailed out to those who have registered prior to the program.

A limited number of people will be able to join the event in person at Broad Channel American Park to learn about Horseshoe Crabs. Registration required for an in-person time slot. Use the link at the top of the webpage to register for the virtual festival or click on the time slot to register to be there in person. 

Photo credit: Camilla Cerea

About Broad Channel American Park

W 2nd Road

Broad Channel, NY

212-691-7483