Upcoming Events

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park will be almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park developed in New York City in over 100 years. Freshkills Park remains closed to the public during this exciting transformation. Join us on one of our scheduled activities to see it for yourself. Free tours offer insights into ongoing development and unmatched views, and recreational programs provide opportunities to experience the beautiful hills and waterways firsthand before the park officially opens. Browse our current offerings below and click the orange button to register for each event through Eventbrite, and learn more about special tour options.

Nature Hike

Sep 12, 2015 1:00pm

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Join us for an September nature hike through Freshkills Park! This 1-2 mile trek includes moderate to steep elevations. Water, bug spray, and comfortable shoes recommended. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

The Big Read: The Great Gatsby with SI OutLOUD!

Sep 12, 2015 4:00pm

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Staten Island OutLOUD, a community reading, dialogue and performance project, hosts a free exploration of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”, in collaboration with Freshkills Park.

Kayak the Creeks

Sep 13, 2015 10:00am

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Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! Kayak along the Fresh Kill and see the site from a different perspective. This three hour excursion will take you into the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge and up close to some of the varied wildlife that calls Freshkills Park home.

Get into Gear! Celebrate the New Springville Greenway

Oct 04, 2015 11:00am

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The Freshkills Park Development Team welcomes the public to celebrate the new 3.2-mile New Springville Greenway with a festival in Archtober. Join us for the ride, meet fellow bike commuters and enthusiasts, and take a walk along the scenic wetlands and spectacular views of Freshkills Park’s interior. Vendors will offer food and drink as well as activities and music.

It’s My Park Day at Schmul Park

Oct 10, 2015 11:00am

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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!

Meditation Walk with Thupten Phuntsok and The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

Oct 17, 2015 11:00am

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Join us on this meditative nature walk through Freshkills Park’s 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. As part of NERTM, this walk suggests closer connections with our land within a greater urban environment. Venerable Phuntsok has taught meditation and other subjects and led retreats at a number of locations over the past 12 years.

Classic Harbor Line Tour

Oct 17, 2015 1:45pm

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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. The AIANY & planners of the Freshkills Park host this special Classic Harbor Line tour. This is the only water tour available to the public into the Freshkills waterway. Buy tickets […]

Nature Hike

Oct 24, 2015 1:00pm

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Join us for nature hike through Freshkills Park! This 1-2 mile trek includes moderate to steep elevations. Water, bug spray, and comfortable shoes recommended. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

Freshkills Park Site Tour

Nov 07, 2015 10:00am

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Site tours are approximately an hour and a half long and tell the story of the past, present and future of Freshkills Park development via a guided bus ride through the site. Stops at the top of the park’s hills offer beautiful panoramic views of Staten Island.

Freshkills Park Site Tour

Nov 07, 2015 1:00pm

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Site tours are approximately an hour and a half long and tell the story of the past, present and future of Freshkills Park development via a guided bus ride through the site. Stops at the top of the park’s hills offer beautiful panoramic views of Staten Island.

Nature Hike

Nov 14, 2015 1:00pm

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Join us for a November nature hike through Freshkills Park! This 1-2 mile trek includes moderate to steep elevations. Water, bug spray, and comfortable shoes recommended. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

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