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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. Free tours and events offer insights into ongoing development, unmatched views, outdoor recreation, and opportunities to experience the beautiful hills and waterways firsthand before the park officially opens.

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Meeting

Mar 10, 2016 6:00pm

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Join the Freshkills Park team and volunteer at public events or cleanups in 2016! This meeting will provide an exclusive look at upcoming events and information about how to be involved this year.

Past Events

SCIENCE TALK: Freshkills Restoration of a Habitat

Feb 07, 2016 2:00pm

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Staten Island Museum’s Curator of Science Will Lenihan and guest speaker Cait Field, Manager for Science and Research Development at Freshkills Park, will give a lecture on the revitalization of the former Fresh Kills Landfill.

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Nature Hike

Nov 14, 2015 1:00pm

PhD researcher with a snapping turtle from Freshkills Park

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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UnCommon Pages Workshop with Full Tilt Bookbinding

Nov 14, 2015 11:00am

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For the project UnCommon Pages, Susan Mills harvested the invasive plant species Phragmites (also known as the common reed) on site at the park. The harvested plants were then made into paper. Through a series of on-going workshops, this paper is being bound into 2,000 passport-sized Field Notebooks. Come and find out about Freshkills Park and bind a few notebooks to keep.

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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.

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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.

This event has already taken place.

Nature Hike

Oct 24, 2015 1:00pm

Partnerships: Do you have a skill to share that could help orient new people to the Park? Are you interested in taking the lead on a craft project or activity? Get in touch with the Freshkills staff to propose an idea: freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov.

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.

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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 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 here: […]

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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.

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It’s My Park 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!

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Redefining Greenways in New York City

Oct 07, 2015 6:00pm

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Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2015.

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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.

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NEST Artist Talk by Kirk Finkel

Sep 30, 2015 6:30pm

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Kirk Finkel will give a talk about the NEST art installation and his process at the St. George Ferry Terminal. Presented by The Freshkills Park Alliance, New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program, and artist Kirk Finkel, NEST is a collaborative collection of habitats found in Freshkills Park. The installation represents an intersection between the diverse bird population of Staten Island and the dynamic urban environment that surrounds it.

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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.

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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.

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Nature Hike

Sep 12, 2015 1:00pm

Partnerships: Do you have a skill to share that could help orient new people to the Park? Are you interested in taking the lead on a craft project or activity? Get in touch with the Freshkills staff to propose an idea: freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov.

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.

This event has already taken place.

Freshkills Park Site Tour

Sep 05, 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.

This event has already taken place.

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.

This event has already taken place.

2015 Macaulay Honors College Freshkills Park BioBlitz!

Aug 30, 2015 6:00am

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In partnership with CUNY Macaulay Honors College, over 400 Macaulay students, nature lovers and citizen scientists canvassed 300 acres of North Park to count all of the plants and animals that call the park home.

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Schmul Park Weed Warriors – Volunteer Cleanup

Aug 22, 2015 11:00am

Park Restoration/Weed Warrior Days: Want to help keep Freshkills Park clean and vibrant? Freshkills Park needs volunteers to remove litter and unwanted plant species from Schmul Playground. Sign up for Park Restoration/Weed Warriors volunteer days to learn about native and invasive plants, preserve park plant diversity, and keep the Park’s green spaces beautiful.

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!

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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.

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Nature Hike

Aug 15, 2015 1:00pm

PhD researcher with a snapping turtle from Freshkills Park

Join us for an August nature hike through Freshkills Park!

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Freshkills Park Site Tour

Aug 08, 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.

This event has already taken place.

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.

This event has already taken place.

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!

This event has already taken place.

Schmul Park Weed Warriors – Volunteer Cleanup

Jul 25, 2015 11:00am

Park Restoration/Weed Warrior Days: Want to help keep Freshkills Park clean and vibrant? Freshkills Park needs volunteers to remove litter and unwanted plant species from Schmul Playground. Sign up for Park Restoration/Weed Warriors volunteer days to learn about native and invasive plants, preserve park plant diversity, and keep the Park’s green spaces beautiful.

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!

This event has already taken place.

Kayak the Creeks-SOLD OUT

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.

This event has already taken place.

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.

This event has already taken place.

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.

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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.

This event has already taken place.

Naturalist-Led Hike

Jun 27, 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.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak the Creeks

Jun 21, 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.

This event has already taken place.

Freshkills Park Site Tour

Jun 13, 2015 10:00am

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.

This event has already taken place.

Discovery Day

Jun 07, 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!

This event has already taken place.

Naturalist-Led Hike

May 16, 2015 1:00pm

PhD researcher with a snapping turtle from Freshkills Park

Experience spring bird migration around the wetlands of Freshkills with ecological researcher Seth Wollney. We expect to find neotropical migrants along with nesting birds! The biodiversity of the freshwater ecosystems will also be highlighted during this special tour.

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UnCommon Pages Tour and Workshop

May 09, 2015 12:30pm

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Spend the afternoon exploring Freshkills Park and joining in a workshop with artist and instructor Susan Mills in conjunction with her art project UnCommon Pages. You’ll learn about bookmaking, habitat restoration, and recycling in its purest form.

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Soarin’ Over Staten Island

Apr 19, 2015 11:00am

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Half hawk watch, half kite festival, and all fun! A windy spring weekend is the perfect time to head to the top of Freshkills Park’s North Park and look for migrant hawks returning home to NYC.

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Kite-Making Workshop with SI MakerSpace

Apr 11, 2015 1:00pm

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Join us at Staten Island MakerSpace to make rotating box kites. Come fly your kite at Freshkills Park on April 19 for our first event of the year, Soarin’ Over Staten Island!

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Freshkills Park Volunteers: Informational Meeting

Mar 19, 2015 6:30pm

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We are looking for some enthusiastic volunteers who can commit to participating in several events this year, and become more oriented to the park, its history, and take a leadership role in the volunteer program.

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UnCommon Pages Bookmaking Workshop

Mar 14, 2015 1:00pm

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Make field notebooks with artist Susan Mills with paper made from Freshkills Park phragmites.

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Birding Freshkills Park by Bus

Nov 23, 2014 10:30am

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Staten Island Museum naturalists will be on hand to guide our journey into the meadows and wetlands of Freshkills Park to spot songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors. Expect to see different species every season, grab your binoculars and come explore. Free.

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Sneak ‘Peak’: Greenway Adventure

Sep 28, 2014 11:00am

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Sneak ‘Peak’ is a one-day festival celebrating Staten Island’s landfill-to-park masterpiece, Freshkills Park, an icon for the 21st century. Come see the park in its current glory and learn about its future.

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Daft Junk Workshop

Sep 13, 2014 1:00pm

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in collaboration with MakerSpace and the Daft Junk Team Saturday, September 13 1 to 4 pm MakerSpace at 450 Front Street​, Staten Island (entrance on Thompson St.) Free, pre-registration required. Space is limited. Recommended for ages 10 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult. Daft Junk are solar-powered trash robots laying down beats […]

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Site Tour

Sep 06, 2014 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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

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Site Tour

Sep 06, 2014 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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

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Kayak Freshkills Park

Aug 31, 2014 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 Park 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. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 18 and up in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Kayak Programs at Freshkills Park are possible with support from the Downtown Boathouse. Registration opens on the Monday two weeks prior to the scheduled date. (e.g. April 28th for the May 4th program) Space is very limited. Free.

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Hike the Hills

Aug 23, 2014 1:00pm

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Open to anyone looking to escape the city for a while, or to veteran hikers looking for a unique experience. Join our team for a one-of-a-kind walk-in-the-park. Stretch your legs with us on this 2 mile trek which includes moderate to steep elevations. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

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Kayak Freshkills Park

Aug 17, 2014 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 Park 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. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 18 and up in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Kayak Programs at Freshkills Park are possible with support from the Downtown Boathouse. Registration opens on the Monday two weeks prior to the scheduled date. (e.g. April 28th for the May 4th program) Space is very limited. Free.

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Hike the Hills

Aug 09, 2014 1:00pm

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Open to anyone looking to escape the city for a while, or to veteran hikers looking for a unique experience. Join our team for a one-of-a-kind walk-in-the-park. Stretch your legs with us on this 2 mile trek which includes moderate to steep elevations. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

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Kayak Freshkills Park

Aug 03, 2014 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 Park 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. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 18 and up in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Kayak Programs at Freshkills Park are possible with support from the Downtown Boathouse. Registration opens on the Monday two weeks prior to the scheduled date. (e.g. April 28th for the May 4th program) Space is very limited. Free.

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Site Tour

Aug 02, 2014 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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

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Site Tour

Aug 02, 2014 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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

This event has already taken place.

Birding Freshkills Park by Kayak

Jul 27, 2014 10:30am

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Staten Island Museum naturalists will be on hand to guide our journey into the meadows and wetlands of Freshkills Park to spot songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors. 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. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 18 and up in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Registration opens on the Monday two weeks prior to the scheduled date. (e.g. April 28th for the May 4th program) Space is very limited. Free.

This event has already taken place.

Hike the Hills

Jul 26, 2014 1:00pm

© City of New York

Open to anyone looking to escape the city for a while, or to veteran hikers looking for a unique experience. Join our team for a one-of-a-kind walk-in-the-park. Stretch your legs with us on this 2 mile trek which includes moderate to steep elevations. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Freshkills Park

Jul 20, 2014 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 Park 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. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 18 and up in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Kayak Programs at Freshkills Park are possible with support from the Downtown Boathouse. Registration opens on the Monday two weeks prior to the scheduled date. (e.g. April 28th for the May 4th program) Space is very limited. Free.

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UnCommon Pages: Harvest

Jul 19, 2014 10:00am

Summertime in Freshkills Park, phragmites in the middle ground

Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, native and invasive plantings and the art of bookmaking while participating as a valuable contributor to a large-scale book project to be presented at Sneak ‘Peak’ on September 28. Production begins on July 19, when we will harvest the “common reed” along the spectacular Freshkills Park waterfront. The collected plants will later be made into paper sheets by artist Susan Mills. Those sheets will be used by visitors to make 2,000 passport-sized Field Notebooks at a Sneak ‘Peak’ workshop. It starts with you!

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Hike the Hills

Jul 12, 2014 1:00pm

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Open to anyone looking to escape the city for a while, or to veteran hikers looking for a unique experience. Join our team for a one-of-a-kind walk-in-the-park. Stretch your legs with us on this 2 mile trek which includes moderate to steep elevations. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Freshkills Park

Jul 06, 2014 12:00pm

advocateskayak

Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! Kayak along the Fresh Kill and see the Park 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. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 18 and up in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Kayak Programs at Freshkills Park are possible with support from the Downtown Boathouse. Registration opens on the Monday two weeks prior to the scheduled date. (e.g. April 28th for the May 4th program) Space is very limited. Free.

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Site Tour

Jul 05, 2014 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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

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Site Tour

Jul 05, 2014 10:00am

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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

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Kayak Freshkills Park

Jun 29, 2014 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 Park 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. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 18 and up in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Kayak Programs at Freshkills Park are possible with support from the Downtown Boathouse. Registration opens on the Monday two weeks prior to the scheduled date. (e.g. April 28th for the May 4th program) Space is very limited. Free.

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Hike the Hills

Jun 28, 2014 1:00pm

© City of New York

Open to anyone looking to escape the city for a while, or to veteran hikers looking for a unique experience. Join our team for a one-of-a-kind walk-in-the-park. Stretch your legs with us on this 2 mile trek which includes moderate to steep elevations. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

This event has already taken place.

Hike the Hills

Jun 14, 2014 1:00pm

© City of New York

Open to anyone looking to escape the city for a while, or to veteran hikers looking for a unique experience. Join our team for a one-of-a-kind walk-in-the-park. Stretch your legs with us on this 2 mile trek which includes moderate to steep elevations. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

This event has already taken place.

Site Tour

Jun 07, 2014 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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

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Site Tour

Jun 07, 2014 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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

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Birding Freshkills Park by Foot

May 25, 2014 10:30am

L-Events-birding

Staten Island Museum naturalists will be on hand to guide our journey into the meadows and wetlands of Freshkills Park to spot songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors. Expect to see different species every season, grab your binoculars and come explore. Free.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Freshkills Park

May 18, 2014 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 Park 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. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 18 and up in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Kayak Programs at Freshkills Park are possible with support from the Downtown Boathouse. Registration opens on the Monday two weeks prior to the scheduled date. (e.g. April 28th for the May 4th program) Space is very limited. Free.

This event has already taken place.

Hike the Hills

May 10, 2014 1:00pm

© City of New York

Open to anyone looking to escape the city for a while, or to veteran hikers looking for a unique experience. Join our team for a one-of-a-kind walk-in-the-park. Stretch your legs with us on this 2 mile trek which includes moderate to steep elevations. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

This event has already taken place.

Kayak Freshkills Park

May 04, 2014 12:00pm

advocateskayak

Join the Freshkills Park Team and Kayak Staten Island for a kayaking experience like no other! Kayak along the Fresh Kill and see the Park 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. Kayaks, life vests, and brief safety training will be provided. Kayak events are currently limited to participants ages 18 and up in good health and with basic swimming skills. Be prepared to get wet! Kayak Programs at Freshkills Park are possible with support from the Downtown Boathouse. Registration opens on the Monday two weeks prior to the scheduled date. (e.g. April 28th for the May 4th program) Space is very limited. Free.

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Site Tour

May 03, 2014 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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

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Site Tour

May 03, 2014 10:00am

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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

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Freshkills Park Hawk Watch

Apr 27, 2014 11:00am

L-Events-birding

Staten Island Museum naturalists will be on hand to guide our journey into the meadows and wetlands of Freshkills Park to spot songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors. Join us for Hawk Watch and spend the day welcoming our birds back home after the long winter. Expect to see different species every season, grab your binoculars and come explore. Free.

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Hike the Hills

Apr 12, 2014 1:00pm

© City of New York

Open to anyone looking to escape the city for a while, or to veteran hikers looking for a unique experience. Join our team for a one-of-a-kind walk-in-the-park. Stretch your legs with us on this 2 mile trek which includes moderate to steep elevations. Space is limited, ages 10+. Free.

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Site Tour

Apr 05, 2014 10:00am

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. Space is limited, all ages welcome. Free.

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Birding Freshkills Park by Bus

Mar 23, 2014 10:30am

L-Events-birding

Staten Island Museum naturalists will be on hand to guide our journey into the meadows and wetlands of Freshkills Park to spot songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors. Join us for a brief birding tour welcoming our birds back home after the long winter. Expect to see different species every season, grab your binoculars and come explore. Free.

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