Discovery Day June 3 Schedule

Discovery Day

Photo: Michael McWeeney

Freshkills Park will offer a Discovery Day event on Sunday June 3. This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of the park and experience the landscape and views the landfill-to-park project has to offer. Hundreds of acres and and miles of trails will be open for a day of bicycling, tours, and activities for all ages.

All-Day Activities

11:00 – 2:00 | Wind chime-making with supplies from Materials for the Arts
11:00 – 3:00 | Plein-air (outdoor) drawing with artists James Powers and Peter Brock
11:00 – 3:30 | Community collaborative mural with artist Mayuko Fujino
11:30 – 3:00 | Sunprint art with Alice Austen House
11:00 – 3:30 | Bicycling on miles of paved paths—bring your own bike or rent one for free!
11:00 – 3:30 | Activities with the NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers and Wildlife Unit
11:00 – 3:30 | Self-guided hiking, birding, and photography across eight miles of trails

Tour + Performance Schedule

11:00 | Discovery Day Event Begins
12:00 | Birding with NYC Audubon
12:00 | Landfill History + Transformation Tour with Ted Nabavi, DSNY
1:30 | Staten Island Philharmonic Performance
2:00 | Birding with NYC Audubon
2:00 | Landfill History + Transformation Tour with Ted Nabavi, DSNY
2:30 | Staten Island Philharmonic Performance
4:00 | Discovery Day Event Ends


During the event, a free shuttle will provide transportation to and from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George. The shuttle is a school bus that picks passengers up from the Taxi Stand Ramp, and the ride to Freshkills Park will take approximately 30 minutes. Once the Ferry has arrived at the St. George Terminal in Staten Island, follow signs for “Ramp E/Taxi Stand.” The stairs to the Taxi Stand Ramp are near the Information Booth and Au Bon Pain. Bikes are allowed on the shuttle buses as long as there is space.

Shuttles from Staten Island Ferry Terminal to Freshkills Park
10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm

Shuttles from Freshkills Park to Staten Island Ferry Terminal
12:15 pm, 12:45 pm, 1:15 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:15 pm


Parking will be available just outside Freshkills Park in lots near 350 Wild Avenue. From there, visitors can take a shuttle bus or walk or bike one mile to the main event area.

Presented by NYC Parks, NYC Department of Sanitation, and the Freshkills Park Alliance. Follow @freshkillspark on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and join the mailing list for updates.



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