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.

Kayak the Creeks-SOLD OUT

Jul 05, 2015 1:00pm

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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.

Naturalist-Led Hike-SOLD OUT

Jul 11, 2015 1:00pm

PhD researcher with a snapping turtle from Freshkills Park

Join us for an August hike lead by a naturalist working alongside the FkP Development team! The name of the naturalist and the flora and fauna expected will be updated closer to the event date.

Freshkills Park Site Tour

Jul 18, 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.

Kayak the Creeks

Jul 19, 2015 12:00pm

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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.

Schmul Park Weed Warriors – Volunteer Cleanup

Jul 25, 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!

Discovery Day

Aug 02, 2015 11:00am

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Come to Freshkills Park for this opportunity to discover the trails and hills of two sections of the landfill-to-park project! We’re opening up miles of interior trails for walking, bicycling, jogging and exploring. Spectacular landscapes and panoramic views await you!

Freshkills Park Site Tour

Aug 08, 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

Aug 08, 2015 1:00pm

tour

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.

Naturalist-Led Hike

Aug 15, 2015 1:00pm

PhD researcher with a snapping turtle from Freshkills Park

Join us for an August hike lead by a naturalist working alongside the FkP Development team! The name of the naturalist and the flora and fauna expected will be updated closer to the event date.

Classic Harbor Line Tour

Aug 15, 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 […]

Kayak the Creeks

Aug 16, 2015 12:00pm

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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.

Schmul Park Weed Warriors – Volunteer Cleanup

Aug 22, 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!

2015 Macaulay Honors College Freshkills Park BioBlitz!

Aug 30, 2015 10:00am

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In partnership with CUNY Macaulay Honors College, nature lovers and citizen scientists will canvas 300 acres of North Park to count all of the birds, reptiles, mammals, fish and plants that call this park home. Led by experts who have conducted similar research projects at Central Park and the New York Botanical Gardens, the 24-hour event will help us begin to document the resurgence of wildlife and the biodiversity at Freshkills Park. Stay tuned for information about registration and how to get involved.

Freshkills Park Site Tour

Sep 05, 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

Sep 05, 2015 1:00pm

tour

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.

Naturalist-Led Hike

Sep 12, 2015 1:00pm

PhD researcher with a snapping turtle from Freshkills Park

Join us for an August hike lead by a naturalist working alongside the FkP Development team! The name of the naturalist and the flora and fauna expected will be updated closer to the event date.

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 12:00pm

kayakssp

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.

New Springville Greenway Opening

Oct 04, 2015 12:00pm

The New Springville Greenway will open in fall 2015!

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 […]

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 […]

Classic Harbor Line Tour

Oct 17, 2015 1:45pm

Classic-Harbor-Line

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 […]

Naturalist-Led Hike

Oct 24, 2015 1:00pm

PhD researcher with a snapping turtle from Freshkills Park

Join us for a June hike lead by a naturalist working alongside the FkP Development team! The name of the naturalist and the flora and fauna expected will be updated closer to the event date.

Naturalist-Led Hike

Nov 14, 2015 1:00pm

PhD researcher with a snapping turtle from Freshkills Park

Join us for a June hike lead by a naturalist working alongside the FkP Development team! The name of the naturalist and the flora and fauna expected will be updated closer to the event date.

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