Programs

Waste Wonder: Artist Talk + Workshop with sTo Len

Join DSNY Artist in Residence sTo Len for an artist talk and hands-on workshop that asks us to think and use our trash in unexpected ways!

Have you ever wondered what happens to your waste after you put it out on the curb?

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Volunteer Landscaping @ Schmul Park

Invasive weeds are invading Freshkills Park.  Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks Department for a volunteer day at Schmul Park and discover ways to get creative in our green spaces and support the bees!  Ages 6+

We will work together to remove invasive species and litter, learn how to establish complex pollinator ecosystems, and highlight all the ways pollinators support our parks and our planet!

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Family Nature Walk at Freshkills Park

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 one-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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Volunteer Landscaping @ Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks for a volunteer day at our Studio + Gallery off the New Springville Greenway and discover ways to support our open and natural areas! Ages 16+

We will work together to remove invasive species and debris, spread new soil, light pruning and more!

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Community Science Wednesdays @ Freshkills Park

Take action to protect the grasslands at Freshkills Park! There is a newcomer in the area: spotted lanternflies, an invasive species that can wreak havoc on trees and other plants. Spotted lanternflies feed on tree sap, leaving trees vulnerable to infection and fungal growth.

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Community Science Wednesdays @ Freshkills Park

Take action to protect the grasslands at Freshkills Park! There is a newcomer in the area: spotted lanternflies, an invasive species that can wreak havoc on trees and other plants. Spotted lanternflies feed on tree sap, leaving trees vulnerable to infection and fungal growth.

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Kayak Tour @ Freshkills Park

Kayak along Freshkills Park’s waterways! This two mile round-trip paddle is a chance to explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park and experience the wildlife while the site is closed to the public. We know this program fills quickly and wish we could offer it more frequently.

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Thrive with Pride Volunteer Landscaping and Natural Tie-Dying @ Schmul Park

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks Department for a “Thrive with Pride” volunteer day at Schmul Park on June 26th! Start off your Pride weekend with LGBTQ+ community and allies and learn how to identify native, invasive, and ornamental plants while helping to make the pollinator garden thrive and welcoming to all!...MORE

AIANY Industrial Waterfront Tour With Classic Harbor Line

Classic Harbor Line

The following tour information is provided by Classic Harbor Line:

Key Points about this Tour:

  • 3.25 hrs
  • $86 per person
  • Co-hosted by the AIANY & leadership from Freshkills Park
  • Travels through industrial waterways into Freshkills to see the development of what will be a city park 3 times the size of Central Park!
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Kayak Tour @ Freshkills Park

Kayak along Freshkills Park’s waterways! This two mile round-trip paddle is a chance to explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park and experience the wildlife while the site is closed to the public. We know this program fills quickly and wish we could offer it more frequently.

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Volunteer Landscaping @ Freshkills Park Studio + Gallery

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks for a volunteer day at our Studio + Gallery off the New Springville Greenway and discover ways to support our open and natural areas. ! Ages 18+

We will work together to remove invasive species and debris, spread new soil, light pruning and more!

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Volunteer Landscaping @ Schmul Park

Invasive weeds are invading Freshkills Park.  Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks Department for a volunteer day at Schmul Park and discover ways to get creative in our green spaces and support the bees!  Ages 12+

We will work together to remove invasive species and litter, learn how to establish complex pollinator ecosystems, and highlight all the ways pollinators support our parks and our planet!

...MORE

Kayak Tour @ Freshkills Park

Kayak along Freshkills Park’s waterways! This two mile round-trip paddle is a chance to explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park and experience the wildlife while the site is closed to the public. We know this program fills quickly and wish we could offer it more frequently.

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Mid-Island Rotary Spring Meltdown 5k

Come run or walk along one of the largest man-made mountains in the world. Experience the spectacular landscapes and panoramic views of NYC’s newest and largest park, while helping the Staten Island community. See the Manhattan Skyline, the Freedom Tower, the rolling hills of Staten Island and the Highlands of New Jersey.

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Volunteer Landscaping @ Freshkills Studio + Gallery

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks for a volunteer day at our Studio + Gallery off the New Springville Greenway and discover ways to support our open and natural areas. ! Ages 18+

We will work together to remove invasive species and debris, spread new soil, light pruning and more!

...MORE

Volunteer Landscaping @ Freshkills Studio + Gallery

Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks for a volunteer day at our Studio + Gallery off the New Springville Greenway and discover ways to support our open and natural areas! Ages 18+

We will work together to remove invasive species and debris, spread new soil, light pruning and more!

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City Nature Challenge Biodiversity 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 one-mile walk, you’ll learn about the different plants and animals found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park.

...MORE

Kayak Tour at Freshkills Park

Kayak along Freshkills Park’s waterways! This two mile round-trip paddle is a chance to explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park and experience the wildlife while the site is closed to the public. We know this program fills quickly and wish we could offer it more frequently.

...MORE

Family Nature Walk at Freshkills Park

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 one-mile walk, you’ll learn about the different plants and animals found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park.

...MORE

Kayak Tour at Freshkills Park

Kayak along Freshkills Park’s waterways! This two mile round-trip paddle is a chance to explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park and experience the wildlife while the site is closed to the public. We know this program fills quickly and wish we could offer it more frequently.

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