Fort Tilden

Battery Harris

Battery HarrisRockaway!, kicks off on June 29th with a concert by legendary punk rocker Patti Smith in Fort Tilden. The summer long arts event is sponsored by MoMA and will showcase local as well as internationally known artists through September 1st.

Fort Tilden is a decommissioned U.S. Army Base and is now part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. The park, while a bit isolated by NYC standards, is a treasure trove of WWII historic artifacts. The interior trails of the park are still easily accessible and worth a visit.

There aren’t many amenities within or even near the park, but here are some helpful links if you plan to come down:

The Ruins of Fort Tilden
Food options near Fort Tilden
Battery Harris in Fort Tilden