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Discovery Day at Freshkills Park
June 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of the park and experience the landscape and views the landfill-to-park project has to offer. Hundreds of acres and and miles of trails will be open for a day of bicycling, tours, and activities for all ages.
11:00 – 2:00 | Wind chime-making with supplies from Materials for the Arts
11:00 – 3:00 | Plein-air (outdoor) drawing with artist James Powers
11:00 – 3:30 | Community collaborative mural with artist Mayuko Fujino
11:30 – 3:00 | Sunprint art with Alice Austen House
11:00 – 3:30 | Bicycling on miles of paved paths—bring your own bike or rent one for free!
11:00 – 3:30 | Activities with the NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers and Wildlife Unit
11:00 – 3:30 | Self-guided hiking, birding, and photography across eight miles of trails
Tour + Performance Schedule
11:00 | Discovery Day Event Begins
12:00 | Birding with NYC Audubon
12:00 | Landfill History + Transformation Tour with Ted Nabavi, DSNY
1:30 | Staten Island Philharmonic Performance
2:00 | Birding with NYC Audubon
2:00 | Landfill History + Transformation Tour with Ted Nabavi, DSNY
2:30 | Staten Island Philharmonic Performance
4:00 | Discovery Day Event Ends