4th Feb 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Gardening Workshop: Healthy Compost
Learn several different methods to create and maintain a compost pile, which can serve as the foundation for healthy garden soil all year long. Please come prepared to touch dirt! Ages 7+.
28th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Living with White-Tailed Deer
Explore the Greenbelt with the Urban Park Rangers as they search for deer. Learn about deer ecology and behavior as you look for clues of deer presence. Join in a discussion about the impacts of deer in an urban environment.
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 […]
13th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
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.
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 […]
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.
21st Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project
Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes ,and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Registration requested. This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month, from 1:00 […]
2nd Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Staten Island North Shore 'Greenbelt' Hike
Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike through the trails of Staten Island’s North Shore “Greenbelt” parks: Jones Woods, Goodhue, and Allison Pond parks. The round trip hike will start and end at Jones Woods at the top of Franklin Avenue. Join NYC Park’s hike leaders in exploring the rare serpentine hillside grasslands of Jones Woods, the oak woodlands of […]
25th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Staten Island Garden Get Together
GreenThumb invites you to a forum for Staten Island community members to learn more about starting, growing, or joining a community garden. Please RSVP here.
15th-16th Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Open House New York Weekend
For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.
3rd Aug-1st Sep 2016
Become an EcoVolunteer !
In 2012, NY/NJ Baykeepeer established the EcoVolunteer program, designed to introduce adult volunteers to the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary through education, hands-on research and restoration experiences. Currently, our EcoVolunteers assist with monitoring oysters in the Bronx River at Soundview Park and also with salt marsh restoration and living shorelines in Freshkills Park on Staten Island.
30th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Movies Under the Stars: The Wiz
Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film ! All ages welcome.
1st Apr 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Double VELA: Tour of Recycling Plant
Embrace your inner kid and join us on a trip to Pratt Industry's recycling plant on Victory Boulevard. Ogle at immense machinery, marvel at the automation, and get a peek at a massive recycling operation, right in our own backyard.
6th Feb 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Coney Island Creek Community Workshop
Come and discuss how flooding impacts neighborhoods, learn about sewer overflow and stormwater runoff, and much more.
10th Oct 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
It’s My Park Day at Schmul Park
Dandelions, Knotweed, and Mugwort are invading Schmul Park! Become a “Weed Warrior” and help Freshkills Park remove these plants from among our new native plantings. Learn how to identify the native and invasive plants in Schmul Park while helping to beautify the landscape!
22nd-23rd Aug 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Staten Island Circumnavigation
New York City's *other* great circumnavigation -- Staten Island! This paddle is perhaps our region's most diverse in terms of natural and historical sights, and water conditions. We'll do it in two days, with camping, to best appreciate the experience.
12th Aug 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Billopp Shores: The Ebb and Flow of Man and Nature
This retrospective exhibition offers a glimpse of man and nature's impact on the development of the waterfront in Conference House Park.
11th Jul 2015, 12:00am-12:00am
Electronics Recycling Collection - Staten Island
Come recycle your electronics with GrowNYC!