Programs

Pride Paddle

Freshkills Park will be holding a special Pride Month Kayak Tour of Freshkills Park! Come paddle and celebrate Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community here on Staten Island!

There is a suggested donation of $75 to support the Freshkills Park Alliance & the Staten Island Pride Center.

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Capturing Change Photography Tour

Join a small group of photographers and document Freshkills Park’s transformation from landfill to 2,200-acre park.

This guided tour is an opportunity to see and photograph the unique engineered landscape while the site is closed to the public. We welcome photographers of all skill levels, but you must bring your own equipment, whether a digital camera, film camera, or your phone!

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Yoga at North Park

Come join the Freshkills Park Alliance and 5 Boro Power Yoga for Yoga at Freshkills Park! Please bring your own mat or towel.

Yoga will be hosted down by the bird tower in North Park.

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Mother’s Day Kayak Tour

Freshkills Park will be holding a special Mother’s Day kayak tour of Freshkills Park! Come paddle and celebrate an important mother, an influential woman in your life, or simply come to spend time with Mother Earth!

Tour Description: This will be an approximately two mile round-trip paddle where we will explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park and experience its wildlife while the site is closed to the public.

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Landscape Drawing Workshop at North Park

Explore the mediums of charcoal and ink while creating a visual awareness of the landscape’s light and history. Join us at North Park for an artist-led observational drawing workshop!

Landscape Drawing will be hosted down by the bird tower in North Park.

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Capturing Change Photography Tour

Join a small group of photographers and document Freshkills Park’s transformation from landfill to 2,200-acre park. This guided tour is an opportunity to see and photograph the unique engineered landscape while the site is closed to the public. We welcome photographers of all skill levels, but you must bring your own equipment, whether a digital camera, film camera, or your phone!

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Spring-Cleaning the New Springville Greenway with NYCMTB

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and the NYCMTB to clean the New Springville Greenway for all path users to enjoy this summer season!

The day will include removing debris and trash, pruning vegetation and creating further access for cyclist and pedestrians alike.

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Earth Day iNaturalist Walk

Come celebrate Earth Day at Freshkills Park!

Freshkills Park staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public. On this 2+ mile walk, we will measure biodiversity on East Mound through insect netting, binocular viewing, and recording our finds on iNaturalist.

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New Springville Greenway Bicycle Ride

Join Freshkills Park on this beautiful bike trail! This will be a fun, leisurely ride on the New Springville Greenway. Absolutely everybody is welcome! There is no wrong way to participate as long as you’re out on a bike!

The course will include blacktop, gravel, and hardpack surfaces.

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Education Docent Orientation

About the Education Docent Program:

Freshkills Park offers an array of programming opportunities in art, science, education, recreation, and volunteer stewardship to the public, schools, community organizations, and more. Docents will assist with educational programming at Freshkills Park to increase public access and engagement, supporting the growth of environmental stewards.

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Sunrise Photography Tour

Join a small group of photographers and document Freshkills Park’s transformation from landfill to 2,200-acre park. This guided tour is an opportunity to see and photograph the unique engineered landscape while the site is closed to the public. We welcome photographers of all skill levels, but you must bring your own equipment, whether a digital camera, film camera, or your phone!

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Sunset Nature Walk

Lace up your shoes for a nature walk at Freshkills Park! Freshkills Park staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public. On this 2+ mile walk, you’ll learn about the different plants and animals found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park.

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Sunset Photography Tour

Join a small group of photographers and document Freshkills Park’s transformation from landfill to 2,200-acre park. This guided tour is an opportunity to see and photograph the unique engineered landscape while the site is closed to the public. We welcome photographers of all skill levels, but you must bring your own equipment, whether a digital camera, film camera, or your phone!

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Landscape Drawing Workshop at the Greenbelt Nature Center

Explore the mediums of charcoal and ink while creating a visual awareness of the landscape’s light and history. Join us at the Greenbelt Nature Center for an artist-led observational drawing workshop!

Ticket Info: Each ticket admits 1 person. This workshop is open to all ages, but minors must remain accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

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Nature Walk

Description: Lace up your shoes for a nature walk at Freshkills Park! Freshkills Park staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public. On this 2+ mile walk, you’ll learn about the different plants and animals found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park.

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Whimsical Winter: Winter Outdoor Skills Adventure for Kids

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance for this winter outdoor skills adventure for kids program. This hands-on, engaging workshop will demonstrate the practical skills you will need to learn how to create a warm shelter outside, stay healthy and safe through good winter clothing selection and layering practices, and exploring best protocols for making and managing a safe fire at our FKO + Studio Gallery.

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Whimsical Winter: Photography Tour

Join a small group of photographers and document Freshkills Park’s transformation from landfill to 2,200-acre park. This guided tour is an opportunity to see and photograph the unique engineered landscape while the site is closed to the public. We welcome photographers of all skill levels, but you must bring your own equipment, whether a digital camera, film camera, or your phone!

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Whimsical Winter: William T. Davis Trail Stewardship

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks for a stewardship volunteer project at FKO + Studio Gallery. This volunteer project will assist in making Freshkills Park trails more accessible by maintaining trails, gardens, structures and removing invasive plant species.

Location: We will meet at the FKO + Studio and Gallery located at 2252 Richmond Ave.

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Whimsical Winter: RIDE Freshkills Park

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and the NYCMTB for a mountain bike ride at Freshkills Park! Freshkills Park staff will take you behind the scenes to ride areas that are currently closed to the public. On this ride we will explore via mountain bike the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park.

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Capturing Change Photography Tour

Join a small group of photographers and document Freshkills Park’s transformation from landfill to 2,200-acre park. This guided tour is an opportunity to see and photograph the unique engineered landscape while the site is closed to the public. We welcome photographers of all skill levels, but you must bring your own equipment, whether a digital camera, film camera, or your phone!

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