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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…

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.