Join us THIS WEEKEND for our Community Beach Clean-Ups

Time - Flax Pond Clean Up: Saturday, April 27th, 9am - 12pm 

Smith Point Clean Up: Sunday, April 28th, 9am - 12pm  

Parking at Flax Pond - Parking at Flax Pond is limited. Parking is available at Flax Pond Marine Laboratory and Child's Mansion in Old Field. To avoid ticketing, please only park in designated areas. Parking on Shore Road is strictly prohibited. There are maps for each location attached to this email for your convenience.

Parking at Smith - Parking at Smith Point is available in the main Smith Point County Park Parking Lot. Please park on the west side of the parking lot so that you can easily access our walking path. There are maps for each location attached to this email for your convenience.

Meeting Location - We will all meet at a centralized location at the beginning and end of the clean-ups. Please view the attached map to see where we will be meeting at each location.

Bathrooms - There will be NO bathroom access at Flax Pond. The bathrooms at Smith Point are located on the beach to the east of our meeting location. 

Supplies - Gloves, trash bags, buckets, and trash pickers will all be provided. Water will be provided via pump to avoid the use of plastic water bottles. We encourage participants to bring their own refillable water bottles. To also reduce the use of single use plastics, snacks will NOT be provided.

We are very excited to work with you all to clean our beaches! Thank you again for joining us and putting in the hard work needed to save our planet!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the event coordinator, Jack D'Ambrosio at 

"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it."

-Robert Swan

Community Beach Clean-up

Gallery North is proud to announce its first ever Community Beach Clean-Up, on April 27 and April 28!

The Beach Clean-Up will take place at two locations – Flax Pond Tidal Wetland Area (15 Shore Drive, Old Field, New York) on Saturday, April 27 and Smith Point Beach (1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, New York) on Sunday, April 28. Each Clean-Up will be conducted in two shifts starting at 9 am and 10:30 am each day. 

The Clean-Up will be free and open to the public and will be a rain or shine event. Pre-registration is encouraged. All ages are welcome. Please dress appropriately.

Come One! Come All!

Join Us!

In an effort to reduce the amount of plastic in our waterways, Gallery North will be traveling to Flax Pond and Smith Point Beach to tackle the ever-growing issue of plastic pollution. Spanning two days and two locations, the clean-up will both address the unsightly litter in our communities, and make a remarkable difference in our local ecosystems.

Following the Community Beach Clean-Up, artist and lead Clean-Up coordinator, Jack D'Ambrosio, will use the collected trash to create a public sculpture that will educate the community about the dangers of plastic pollution.

Gallery North is proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, CEED - Center for Environmental Education and Discovery, and Atlantic Marine Conservation Society

This is a rain or shine event, please dress appropriately!

Join us on one day or both!

Saturday, April 27

Flax Pond Tidal Wetland Area

15 Shore Drive, Old Field, NY



Sunday, April 28

Smith Point Beach

1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY



About Jack D'Ambrosio

Being a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, Jack D'Ambrosio brings a fresh perspective to the Carmela Kolman Fellowship. With extensive knowledge in printmaking as well as years of experience teaching both children and adults, Jack is excited to share his art with the community and find new ways to enrich Gallery North's art scene.