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Highlights from the September 30 Discovery Day

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“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” –Nathaniel Hawthorne, The American Notebooks.

Perfect autumnal weather welcomed hundreds of visitors to the scenery of Freshkills Park on September 30 for Discovery Day.

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Discovery Day September 30 Schedule

Discovery Day

Freshkills Park will offer a Discovery Day on Sunday September 30. 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.

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When to Visit Freshkills Park this Summer and Fall

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Late summer and early fall are great times to visit Freshkills Park! As the park is built in phases, tours and events offer opportunities to explore sections of the site before they open. Whether kayaking the creeks, photographing the landscape, or hiking and bicycling along miles of meadows, these programs invite visitors to experience and learn about the landfill-to-park project.

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Highlights from the June 3 Discovery Day

Discovery Day

“It was one of those days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”  ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

The briskness and overcast skies on Sunday, June 3 proved to be invigorating for the hundreds of enthusiastic visitors who attended Discovery Day throughout the event.

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Register for Plein-air Drawing Workshops at Discovery Day

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Artist James Powers will bring plein-air landscape drawing workshops to Discovery Day on Sunday June 3. These observational drawing workshops will create a visual awareness of the landscape and foster an understanding of the consequences our actions have on the environment through discussion.

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Discovery Day June 3 Schedule

Discovery Day

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.

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Your Guide to Spring and Summer Programs

Kayak Tour

As spring arrives and New York City becomes greener and warmer, tours and events will offer unique opportunities to enjoy the outdoors at Freshkills Park! Whether kayaking through the creeks, photographing the landscape, or hiking and bicycling along miles of meadows, these programs invite the public to learn about the landfill-to-park project and explore sections of the park before they open.

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Highlights from the October 1 Discovery Day

Discovery Day

About 1,000 visitors enjoyed the early fall weather at Freshkills Park during the last Discovery Day event of the year on October 1st. The event provided free access to hundreds of acres and miles of trails in the otherwise closed site, with opportunities to explore and learn about the landfill-to-park project.

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Discovery Day October 1 Schedule

Discovery Day

Freshkills Park will offer a Discovery Day event on Sunday October 1. This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of the park and enjoy the landscape and views the landfill-to-park project has to offer. Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, tours, and activities for all ages.

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How to Volunteer at Discovery Day

Volunteer at Discovery Day

 

At Discovery Day on Sunday October 1, over 700 acres and eight miles of trails at Freshkills Park will open for a day of activities and recreation opportunities. This free event is a chance to explore the normally closed park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the project has to offer.

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Your Guide to Summer and Fall Programs at Freshkills Park

Kayak Tour

This calendar of public tours and events offers unique opportunities to visit normally closed sections of the landfill-to-park project. Whether kayaking through the creeks, photographing the landscape, or hiking and bicycling along miles of meadows, these free programs invite the public to learn about the project and enjoy large sections of the park before they open.

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Highlights from the June 4 Discovery Day

Discovery Day

Despite overcast skies, 900 visitors traveled from all over New York City to visit Freshkills Park during the latest Discovery Day on June 4, 2017. Clouds silhouetted the skyline, creating captivating views from the park’s rolling hills. Steady but gentle winds provided perfect weather for kite flying.

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Discovery Day June 4 Schedule

Discovery Day

Freshkills Park will offer a Discovery Day event on Sunday June 4. This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of the park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer! Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, activities, and tours.

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When to Visit Freshkills Park this Spring and Summer

Kayak Tour

We’re excited to announce this year’s spring and early summer calendar of public programs at Freshkills Park! These tours and events offer unique opportunities to visit normally closed sections of the landfill-to-park project. Whether kayaking through the creeks, photographing the landscape, or hiking and bicycling along miles of meadows, these free programs invite the public to learn about the project and enjoy large sections of the park before they open.

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Highlights from the September 18 Discovery Day

Discovery Day

On Sunday September 18, visitors had a chance to explore and learn about the Freshkills Park project at the last Discovery Day event of the year. These events open hundreds of acres and miles of trails in the normally closed park so the public can witness the landfill-to-park transformation firsthand.

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Discovery Day September 18 Schedule

Discovery Day

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.

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Discovering Freshkills Park On September 18

Discovery Day

Freshkills Park remains closed to the public for most of the year while the project is under development. NYC Parks and the Freshkills Park Alliance work hard to offer as many ways to experience the Park as possible during this time, but we know nothing is quite like being inside the gates witnessing the landfill-to-park transformation firsthand.

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Discover Freshkills Park on September 18

Discovery Day

Enjoy Freshkills Park’s unique experience and spectacular views at the last Discovery Day of the year. During this free event, 700 acres and eight miles of trails in the normally closed site will be open, with opportunities to explore and learn about the landfill-to-park project.

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Highlights from the June 26 Discovery Day

Discovery Day

Freshkills Park offered its second Discovery Day event of the year on June 26th from 11am to 4pm. During this free event, 700 acres and eight miles of trails in the normally closed site were open, providing opportunities to bike, kayak, participate in walking tours and activities, and learn about the landfill-to-park project.

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The Theory Behind the Sketch and Stroll, Personal Geography and Freshkills Park

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Artist Eva Neves will lead two walking tours at Discovery Day on June 26th. Called Sketch and Stroll, the walks invite people to practice being more mindful and aware as they move, drawing their thoughts, feelings, and stories in relation to their surroundings.

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