Discovery Day September 18 Schedule
Freshkills Park will offer a Discovery Day event on Sunday September 18th from 11am to 4pm. During this free event, 700 acres and eight miles of trails in the normally closed site will be open, providing opportunities to explore and learn about the landfill-to-park project.
11:00 – 3:30 | Free bikes available
11:00 – 4:00 | Kite flying
11:00 – 4:00 | Open trails for running and walking (See the map)
11:00 – 4:00 | Food Trucks
11:00 – 4:00 | Educational activities with artist Tattfoo Tan, NYC Parks & Recreation, and NYC Compost Project
Tour + Activity Schedule
11:00 | Discovery Day Event Begins
11:30 | Landfill History + Transformation Tour with Robin Geller, DSNY
12:00 | Nature Walk with NYC Audubon
12:00 | Hike with Staten Island Greenbelt
12:30 | Make, Sketch & Stroll Tour with Eva Neves
1:00 | Landfill History + Transformation Tour with Robin Geller, DSNY
1:00 | Nature Walk with NYC Audubon
1:00 | Hike with Staten Island Greenbelt
2:00 | Instameet with NYC Zero Waste and NYC Parks
2:00 | Nature Walk with NYC Audubon
2:00 | Hike with Staten Island Greenbelt
2:30 | Make, Sketch & Stroll Tour with Eva Neves
3:00 | Hike with Staten Island Greenbelt
3:00 | Nature Walk with NYC Audubon
4:00 | Discovery Day Event Ends
Schedule for Shuttle from Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George 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
*Once the Ferry has arrived at the St. George Terminal in Staten Island, follow signs for Ramp E/Taxi Stand, near the Information Booth and Au Bon Pain. 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. Bikes are allowed on the shuttle buses as long as there is space.
Schedule for Shuttle from Freshkills Park to Staten Island Ferry Terminal in St. George
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 just outside Freshkills Park in the lots on Beresford Avenue 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.