Calendar

Freshkills Park is opening in phases from the outside in. During this transformation, programs and events offer opportunities to learn about the project and explore closed sections of the landfill-to-park project. For updates on park progress and programs, join the mailing list.

Programs and Events are made possible, in part, with support from our corporate sponsors:
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To learn about becoming a corporate sponsor, contact freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov.

Upcoming Events

FieldWork by Nancy Nowacek

Oct 21, 2017 2:00pm

Nancy Nowacek

Field R/D artist Nancy Nowacek choreographed FieldWork, a piece that will be performed by Morgan Hille-Refakis at Central Park’s Alexander Hamilton Lawn (map). The performance is part of It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks. FieldWork examines the interplay at work between the body and the natural world during scientific research […]

Freshkills Park Information Session at Conference House Park

Oct 28, 2017 1:00pm

Join NYC Parks staff for this free drop-in information session to learn about the project’s history, ongoing development, and environmental transformation.

Photography Tour

Nov 04, 2017 3:00pm

Document Freshkills Park’s unique engineered landscape as part of the “Capturing Change” photography series.

Past Events

AIANY Industrial Waterfront Tour into Freshkills Park

Oct 15, 2017 1:30pm

Cruise the active, vibrant waterway of the Kill Van Kull and into the heart of Freshkills Park of Staten Island on one of Classic Harbor Line’s luxury yachts.

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Photography Tour

Oct 14, 2017 3:00pm

Document Freshkills Park’s unique engineered landscape as part of the “Capturing Change” photography series.

This event has already taken place.

Discovery Day

Oct 01, 2017 11:00am

Explore normally closed areas of Freshkills Park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer! Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, activities, and tours.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Tour – Sold Out

Sep 24, 2017 10:30am

Visit normally closed sections of Freshkills Park for a kayaking experience like no other! This excursion along the park’s waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park’s varied wildlife.

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Photography Tour – Sold Out

Sep 16, 2017 4:00pm

Document Freshkills Park’s unique engineered landscape as part of the “Capturing Change” photography series.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Tour

Sep 10, 2017 10:30am

Visit normally closed sections of Freshkills Park for a kayaking experience like no other! This excursion along the park’s waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park’s varied wildlife.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Tour

Aug 27, 2017 12:00pm

Visit normally closed sections of Freshkills Park for a kayaking experience like no other! This excursion along the park’s waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park’s varied wildlife.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Tour

Aug 13, 2017 11:30am

Visit normally closed sections of Freshkills Park for a kayaking experience like no other! This excursion along the park’s waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park’s varied wildlife.

This event has already taken place.

Run Freshkills Park with New York Road Runners

Aug 06, 2017 9:00am

Join New York Road Runners for a free exploratory run or walk through Freshkills Park. The 3.1 mile or 6.2 mile courses both start and finish near the visitor center. Water will be available at the start and finish. There will be no water along the course; we encourage you to bring your own water […]

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Photography Tour

Aug 05, 2017 4:00pm

Document the unique engineered landscape as part of the “Capturing Change” photography series.

This event has already taken place.

AIANY Industrial Waterfront Tour into Freshkills Park

Jul 23, 2017 10:15am

Cruise the active, vibrant waterway of the Kill Van Kull and into the heart of Freshkills Park of Staten Island on one of Classic Harbor Line’s luxury yachts.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Tour

Jul 16, 2017 12:30pm

Visit normally closed sections of Freshkills Park for a kayaking experience like no other! This excursion along the park’s waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park’s varied wildlife.

This event has already taken place.

Run Freshkills Park with New York Road Runners

Jul 09, 2017 9:00am

Join New York Road Runners for a free exploratory run or walk through Freshkills Park. The 3.1 mile or 6.2 mile courses both start and finish near the visitor center. Water will be available at the start and finish. There will be no water along the course; we encourage you to bring your own water […]

This event has already taken place.

Photography Tour

Jul 08, 2017 4:00pm

Document Freshkills Park’s unique engineered landscape as part of the “Capturing Change” photography series.

This event has already taken place.

Photography Tour

Jul 08, 2017 12:00pm

Document Freshkills Park’s unique engineered landscape as part of the “Capturing Change” photography series.

This event has already taken place.

Volunteer Cleanup at the New Springville Greenway

Jun 24, 2017 10:30am

Work with NYC Parks staff to help remove litter along a section of the New Springville Greenway. Learn about Freshkills Park while helping to beautify the landscape!

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Inside the Bird Chorus

Jun 21, 2017 6:30pm

Freshkills Park is taking part in Inside the Bird Chorus, a dialogue between musicians and New York City’s bird populations. The event will include a birding tour and a trumpet performance by Volker Goetze.

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Kayak Tour

Jun 18, 2017 2:00pm

Join Freshkills Park staff and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! This excursion along the park’s waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park’s varied wildlife.

This event has already taken place.

Photography Tour

Jun 17, 2017 4:00pm

Visit closed sections of the landfill-to-park project and document the unique engineered landscape as part of the “Capturing Change” photography series.

This event has already taken place.

Photography Tour

Jun 17, 2017 12:00pm

Visit closed sections of the landfill-to-park project and document the unique engineered landscape as part of the “Capturing Change” photography series.

This event has already taken place.

New Springville Greenway Bike Tour

Jun 10, 2017 11:00am

Bike Freshkills Park’s New Springville Greenway and learn about the landfill-to-park project on a guided tour! This out and back ride will be six miles total, starting and ending at the intersection of Signs Road and Park Drive North.

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Discovery Day

Jun 04, 2017 11:00am

This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of Staten Island’s Freshkills Park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Tour

May 21, 2017 3:30pm

Join Freshkills Park staff and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! This excursion along the park’s waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park’s varied wildlife.

This event has already taken place.

Photography Tour

May 20, 2017 4:00pm

Visit closed sections of the landfill-to-park project and document the unique engineered landscape as part of the “Capturing Change” photography series.

This event has already taken place.

Photography Tour

May 20, 2017 12:00pm

Visit closed sections of the landfill-to-park project and document the unique engineered landscape as part of the “Capturing Change” photography series.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Tour

Apr 30, 2017 11:00am

Join Freshkills Park staff and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! This excursion along the park’s waterways will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the park’s varied wildlife.

This event has already taken place.

AIANY Industrial Waterfront Tour into Freshkills Park

Apr 16, 2017 10:15am

Classic Harbor Line Tour

Cruise the active, vibrant waterway of the Kill Van Kull and into the heart of Freshkills Park of Staten Island on one of Classic Harbor Line’s luxury yachts.

This event has already taken place.

Photography Tour

Apr 15, 2017 4:00pm

Visit closed sections of the landfill-to-park project and document the unique engineered landscape as part of the “Capturing Change” photography series.

This event has already taken place.

Photography Tour

Apr 15, 2017 12:00pm

Visit closed sections of the landfill-to-park project and document the unique engineered landscape as part of the “Capturing Change” photography series.

This event has already taken place.

Volunteer Hike

Apr 09, 2017 10:00am

Are you interested in volunteering with Freshkills Park? Join us for this hike and information session!

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“Freshkills: From Landfill to Park” at the Staten Island Museum

Apr 08, 2017 2:00pm

Join Freshkills Park staff at the Staten Island Museum for a presentation about the largest landfill-to-park project in the world. Learn about the park’s history, ongoing development, and environmental transformation.

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Research and Ecology Presentation with Dr. Cait Field

Mar 18, 2017 2:00pm

Join Dr. Cait Field, the Freshkills Park Manager for Science and Research Development, for a presentation at the Greenbelt Nature Center.

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Freshkills Park Anchor Parks Community Meeting

Feb 01, 2017 7:00pm

Freshkills Park was one of five parks selected to receive $30 million for major improvements through the City’s Anchor Parks program. See the ideas that came out of the first community meeting.

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Adirondack Pack Basket Class with Linda Scherz Allen and NERTM

Dec 17, 2016 10:00am

Two-day class: December 17 & 18, 2016 Location: 2240 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314 Lunch will be provided. Learn to make your own pack basket during this free two-day workshop with Linda Scherz Allen of Adirondack Basketry. These baskets are woven by hand using techniques that have been passed down through generations. Wilderness guides, […]

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Freshkills Park Anchor Parks Visioning Meeting

Nov 30, 2016 6:00pm

Freshkills’ South Park is receiving $30 million for recreational facilities through NYC’s Anchor Parks Program. We want to give you the latest information and hear your ideas!

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Nature Hike

Nov 20, 2016 11:00am

The group will meet at Schmul Playground (at the corner Wild Avenue and Melvin Avenue) and take a shuttle into Freshkills Park from there.

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Time and Place: A Talk with Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Nov 17, 2016 7:00pm

Artists have engaged the changing landscape at Freshkills for decades. The Department of Sanitation Artist-in-Residence, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, will discuss her pioneering 30+ year residency with the city agency and the evolving landfill-to-landscape at Freshkills with Mariel Villere (Freshkills Park Manager for Programs, Arts and Grants). This talk will take place at the Staten Island […]

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SIAC Cross-Country 10k & 5k Races at Freshkills Park

Nov 13, 2016 10:00am

Run a 5k or USA Track & Field certified 10k course through normally closed sections of Freshkills Park with Staten Island Athletic Club (SIAC).

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Meditation Walk with Tattfoo Tan

Nov 12, 2016 10:30am

Join us on this meditative nature walk through Freshkills Park North Park with Venerable Thupten Phuntsok and artist Tattfoo Tan. Meditation is the practice of calming one’s mind and focusing on one point. In a walking meditation, the walk is the focus. This walk suggests closer connections with our land within a greater urban environment. […]

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New Springville Greenway Cleanup

Nov 12, 2016 10:00am

Assist NYC Parks Department staff with weeding and general landscape work along the New Springville Greenway, Staten Island’s new bike and fitness path. This event is a partnership with the Office of Senator Lanza and the Office of Michael Cusick. The cleanup will begin at the corner of Signs Road and Park Drive North. Volunteers […]

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Volunteer Thank You & Information Meeting

Nov 03, 2016 6:00pm

Learn about how volunteers made a big difference at Freshkills Park’s events and programs in 2016. Enjoy conversations with park staff and fellow volunteers and get an exclusive look at upcoming projects. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Those interested in volunteering are strongly encouraged to attend.

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Waste Walk

Oct 29, 2016 2:00pm

Cross-disciplinary artist Catalina Jordan Alvarez and discard studies scholar Julia Corwin will orchestrate an interpretive walking tour at Freshkills Park.

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Nature Hike

Oct 23, 2016 11:00am

The group will meet at Schmul Playground (at the corner Wild Avenue and Melvin Avenue) and take a shuttle into Freshkills Park from there.

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The Altered Landscape: A Talk by Paul Moakley

Oct 20, 2016 7:00pm

Join us for “The Altered Landscape,” a talk by photographer, curator, and deputy director of photography at TIME Paul Moakley on the history of the human-altered landscape through photographs from 1960-present. The talk will be an inspirational survey about landscape photography starting with the New Topographic’s school of Photographers. Their work will be a starting […]

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Capturing Change Photography Tour

Oct 15, 2016 11:30am

Photographers are invited to tour closed sections of the landfill-to-park project and document the engineered landscape’s evolution.

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Confluence: Artists Share Stories of Water and Change

Oct 09, 2016 1:30pm

Cruise on the vibrant waterways of the Kill Van Kull and the Arthur Kill and into the heart of Freshkills Park in Staten Island on a luxury yacht.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Tour

Oct 09, 2016 1:00pm

Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other!

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Parks of the Future Workshop with IrisVR

Oct 06, 2016 7:00pm

Experience the parks of the future with IrisVR and the latest in virtual reality technology. Learn about the tools and take a virtual tour of several projects in process by leading landscape architecture firms alongside the Landscape in Motion exhibition of Freshkills Park’s complex history and ecology at the Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge.

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Discovery Day

Sep 18, 2016 11:00am

Explore the normally closed Freshkills Park on September 18th. Discover the unique experience and views the park has to offer at this free event.

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Volunteer at Discovery Day

Sep 18, 2016 10:00am

Volunteer at Freshkills Park’s Discovery Day Event Sunday September 18 and receive a free t-shirt and lunch.

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Nature Hike

Aug 28, 2016 10:00am

The group will meet at Schmul Playground (at the corner Wild Avenue and Melvin Avenue) and take a shuttle into Freshkills Park from there.

This event has already taken place.

Classic Harbor Line Tour

Aug 28, 2016 9:30am

Classic Harbor Line Tour

Cruise on the vibrant waterways of the Kill Van Kull and the Arthur Kill and into the heart of Freshkills Park in Staten Island on a luxury yacht.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Tour

Aug 21, 2016 10:00am

Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! Tickets go on sale August 7th.

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Bus Tour

Aug 14, 2016 1:00pm

This tour departs from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George.

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Bus Tour

Aug 14, 2016 10:00am

This tour departs from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George.

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Park to Park Bike Ride

Aug 07, 2016 10:00am

Bike the Greenbelt’s Multipurpose Trail and Freshkills Park’s New Springville Greenway!

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Bus Tour

Jul 17, 2016 1:00pm

This tour departs from the Eltingville Transit Center in Staten Island.

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Bus Tour

Jul 17, 2016 10:00am

This tour departs from the Eltingville Transit Center in Staten Island.

This event has already taken place.

Classic Harbor Line Tour

Jul 17, 2016 9:30am

Classic Harbor Line Tour

Cruise on the vibrant waterways of the Kill Van Kull and the Arthur Kill and into the heart of Freshkills Park in Staten Island on a luxury yacht.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Tour

Jul 10, 2016 12:30pm

Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other!

This event has already taken place.

Discovery Day

Jun 26, 2016 11:00am

Photo: Dimi Papanikos

Discover the world’s largest landfill-to-park project with over 700 acres and 8 miles of trails open for free tours and recreation.

This event has already taken place.

Make Music New York Performance

Jun 21, 2016 7:00pm

Visit Freshkills Park for a Make Music New York performance on the longest day of the year. As part of Make Music New York, Freshkills Park is taking part in Inside the Bird Chorus, a project conceived by the philosopher and artist David Rothenberg as a dialogue between musicians and bird populations of New York City.

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“A Fresh Look” Photography Tour

Jun 18, 2016 3:00pm

This photography tour is a special opportunity to photograph what was once the world’s largest landfill as it is transforming into a 2,200-acre park and cultural destination. Images taken on this tour and between May 15 and June 26 can be submitted to “A Fresh Look,” a photography contest with the Staten Island Advance.

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“A Fresh Look” Photography Tour

Jun 18, 2016 12:00pm

This photography tour is a special opportunity to photograph what was once the world’s largest landfill as it is transforming into a 2,200-acre park and cultural destination. Images taken on this tour and between May 15 and June 26 can be submitted to “A Fresh Look,” a photography contest with the Staten Island Advance.

This event has already taken place.

Discovery Day

May 15, 2016 11:00am

Discover the world’s largest landfill-to-park project with over 700 acres and 8 miles of trails open for free tours and recreation.

This event has already taken place.

Jane’s Walk: Hike at Freshkills Park

May 08, 2016 10:00am

Hike at Freshkills Park as part of Jane’s Walk, a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs.

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Panel at NADA New York

May 07, 2016 3:00pm

Freshkills Park’s Manager for Programs, Arts and Grants Mariel Villere will moderate a panel at NADA New York called “Models of Practice: New territories and frameworks for public art.” Speakers are La Casita Verde co-founder Brooke Singer, Container Artist Residency founder Maayan Strauss, and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Digital Communications Manager Diya Vij.

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NYC Audubon Tour

May 01, 2016 8:00am

From wetlands to woodlands to rich, rolling grasslands, Freshkills Park offers a diverse collection of habitats and wildlife. Join local naturalist Cliff Hagen and the NYC Parks Department on this special opportunity to explore the deep, secret places of the City’s latest, greatest park.

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Panel at Rutgers University

Apr 27, 2016 4:00pm

Freshkills Park’s Manager for Science & Research Development Dr. Cait Field will participate in a panel discussion called “Re-envisioning Post-Industrial Public Landscapes,” with panelists from the U.S. Forest Service, CUNY College of Staten Island, Rutgers University, and Montclair State University.

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Kayak Tour

Apr 24, 2016 10:00am

Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other!

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