Tag Archives: parks

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
9th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Gardening for Liberation: A Social Justice Roundtable - Part 2
Join community garden leaders for a panel followed by small group discussions where community gardeners will share stories about how they’re using their community gardens in various interconnected movements for liberation.  Moderator: Yonnette Fleming is a lifelong musician, social change catalyst and urban farmer who is committed to advancing systems of knowledge which help people recognize oppression and build health and resilience […]
by Truly Johnson
4th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Pumpkin Smash 2017
Don’t let your pumpkin haunt a landfill! Bring pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and gourds for a smashing good time. You smash them and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for City parks and green spaces. Join us for refreshments, raffles and more! Event will occur rain or shine.  
by Truly Johnson
1st Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Gardening for Liberation: A Social Justice Roundtable Series - Part 1
Join community garden leaders for a panel followed by small group discussions where community gardeners will share stories about how they’re using their community gardens in various interconnected movements for liberation.  Moderator: Karen Washington, Farmer at Rise & Root Farm, GreenThumb community gardener at Garden of Happiness Panelists: Heather Butts, JD, MPH, MA. GreenThumb community gardener […]
by Truly Johnson
20th Jul 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Draw Your Park (7/20)
We invite you to explore your inner artist with our Draw Your Park program. On July 20, from 5-7pm, spend the evening drawing alongside teaching artists who will provide their guidance. All materials will be provided by Madison Square Park Conservancy. Meeting locations will vary. This program is free and open to all, rain or shine. Photo […]
by jianzhi
13th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Bike Tour of Rockaway
Join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance for a bike tour of the Rockaways. Help us celebrate spring by going outside and exploring New York City together by bike. We will meet at the RISE Center and explore some of the local neighborhoods of Rockaway. Along the way, we will meet local neighbors and explore this unique coastal […]
by Marlyn Marrero
11th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Garden Tour: Spring Ephemerals and Bulbs
Get to know every detail of the High Line’s plant life while walking through the park with one of our knowledgeable staff horticulturists. Discover how our perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees change as seasons pass, what plants are native, which are edible and medicinal, and how we take care of more than 500 varieties of […]
by Victoria Tsang