Tag Archives: parks

9th Jun 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
LES Ecology Center 9th Annual Summer Picnic
It’s been 30 years. We could not have done it without you! Please join us for our summer picnic! Come to East River Park on Saturday, June 9th for a day of outdoor fun, food, drink, and activities for all ages! Meet us at the Fire Boat House along the East River, festivities will run from 4-7pm. Enjoy […]
by Truly Johnson
20th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Augustus St. Gaudens Playground Clean and Green
Please join us for a fabulous day giving some well needed love to our favorite playground. Supplies will be provided, just bring your elbow grease!  May 20th, rain or shine!
by Truly Johnson
31st Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Marine Park Forest Restoration
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect natural areas in Marine Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help protect the forests and grasslands and create a healthier ecosystem. They will also be installing cedar stakes on young juniper and pine trees to help them grow straight. […]
by Truly Johnson
3rd Mar 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Alley Pond Park Forest Restoration
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect forested areas in Alley Pond Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own […]
by Truly Johnson
10th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Highbridge Winter Walk with Expert Naturalist Mike Feller
The winter woods are free of the clutter of spring and summer’s exuberant foliage revealing hidden features and dimensions of landscape and ecology. Bundle up, bring a hot beverage and explore signs of invasive species and their effects on the Highbridge Park landscape, and wildlife’s winter adaptations.  Please note: Space is limited. RSVP is required; please email RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org to […]
by Truly Johnson
2nd Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
World Wetlands Day at Seagirt Avenue Wetlands
Join NYC Parks Stewardship as we celebrate World Wetlands Day! Urban wetlands provide a variety of benefits including improved water quality and storm water retention. They also serve as critical habitat for native wildlife. Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to help protect these important ecosystems on World Wetlands Day! Volunteers will be removing debris from […]
by Truly Johnson
25th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop
Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park! This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found […]
by Truly Johnson
21st Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Nature's Workshop: Jewelry Making
Join the Rangers and learn how to make jewelry using materials from nature. Basic materials are provided.
by Truly Johnson
13th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Compost 101
What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done. Admission is free. Registration requested.
by Truly Johnson
6th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
MulchFest
Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city! Join NYC Parks, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC  to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take […]
by Truly Johnson
16th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Family Christmas Bird Count
Blooming Naturalists of all ages can join a tradition more than 100 years in the making. Join Prospect Park Alliance in this nationwide bird census that helps conservation researchers track the long-term health of bird populations.
by Truly Johnson
11th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Workshop for New Volunteers: How to Get Involved With Your Park
Do you want to make a difference in your community and support or care for a park near you? At Partnerships for Parks, we help people, organizations, and government work together to support NYC parks, gardens, trees, and other green spaces. At this workshop, we will share all of the ways that people can get […]
by Truly Johnson
9th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Kids Wildlife Workshop with Bobby Horvath
Have you ever wanted to meet an eagle owl? Pet a fox? Hold a red-tailed hawk? Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with Northern Manhattan Parks’ wildlife. Join rehabilitator, Bobby Horvath, to meet some of the wildlife and learn about the work of Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation. Please note: Space […]
by Truly Johnson
30th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Compost Workday
Volunteer with one of New York City’s oldest community composting programs! The Lower East Side Ecology Center in partnership with the NYC Compost Project diverts over 450 tons of food scraps from landfills annually. Food scraps are collected locally and then processed into compost at the East River Park Compost Yard. The finished compost is […]
by Truly Johnson
24th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Annual Day after Thanksgiving Hike
Join the Greenbelt educators for our fourteenth annual day after Thanksgiving hike in the Greenbelt’s serene woods. This hike will include a brief visit to the LaTourette house.    We will be out for approximately 2.5 hours, and the pace is moderate.  We usually have a large group for this event so it’s fun!  Suitable […]
by Truly Johnson
14th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Hort Tour: Trees
Learn more about the Park in our Hort Tours. From the lush gardens, to the towering tree canopy, each tour will have a specific focus, making each experience fun and full of surprises. This November 14, please join us for our Hort Tour: Trees, exploring one of the most enigmatic features of Madison Square Park: the arboretum. […]
by Truly Johnson
14th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Coastal Clean-Up in Riverside Park South
Join TRASH HERO New York, in partnership with Riverside Park Conservancy and NYC Parks, to clean up the Hudson River shoreline in Riverside Park South.  Volunteers give back to the community each month by helping remove marine trash from the Tidal Cove and park’s shoreline. Closed-toed shoes are required. All materials provided. We look forward to cleaning up the waterfront with […]
by Truly Johnson
11th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Putting Your Garden to Bed
Use traditional techniques to keep soil protected from the elements, experiment with mulch, and sow cold weather crops for next spring. Registration requested.
by Truly Johnson