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Volunteer Opportunities

Join the thousands of New Yorkers who help us keep our city's parks and playgrounds clean and green. Find a program, upcoming volunteer event, or learn more about becoming a member of one of our many partner organizations.

Partnerships for Parks

Want to start volunteering, but don't know how? Partnerships for Parks leads volunteer programs for New Yorkers who want to make their neighborhood parks thrive.

Partnerships for Parks is a public-private partnership led by NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation.

Learn More about Partnerships for Parks

NYC Parks Volunteer Programs

Each year, thousands of New Yorkers meet in their local parks and playgrounds to help us plant flowers, paint benches, weed, and rake leaves.

Learn More about It's My Park Day

Green Teens

In this program, teens become stewards of their neighborhood parks and recreation centers, by learning how to make a “green” positive impact in their community and encouraging the public to recycle. Email Green.Teens@parks.nyc.gov for more information.

Learn hands-on forestry techniques and provide ongoing care to New York City’s natural spaces, forests, and wetlands.

Learn More about NAV

Volunteer Opportunities with Partner Organizations

During planting seasons, MillionTreesNYC volunteers work together to help reforest parks with as many as 20,000 new trees in a day!

Learn More about MillionTreesNYC planting events

Find a local street tree that needs attention and volunteer to care for it, helping us grow NYC’s urban forest and earning yourself "green points" in the process.

Learn More about Adopt-a-Tree

Everybody has something to offer. Visit NYC Service to see the latest list of volunteer opportunities throughout the five boroughs.

Learn More about NYC Service

Upcoming NYC Parks Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Jul 7

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jul 7

Garden Crew: Kids

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for our vegetable beds and compost bins.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul 7

2015 Tree Census Measuring Sessions

at Amundsen Circle, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Team Greenbelt in our efforts to help catalog current neighborhood street trees and assess the health of our urban forest. Monitoring sessions will be held on select Saturday and…
Free!

Jul 7

Training 7/7

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Jul 7

It's My Park at Albemarle Playground

at Albemarle Playground, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Singing Winds to help clean, rake, and weed Albermarle Playground.
Free!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Jul 8

Training 7/8 Ditmas Ave

at Ditmas Ave and E 21st St Brooklyn, NY

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Jul 8

Training 7/8 47th Ave

at 47th Ave and Bell Blvd, Queens, NY

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Jul 8

FrogWatch

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
We need volunteers to assist monthly with observing, monitoring, and collecting data on our local amphibian populations.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jul 9

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jul 9

Training 7/9 Bell Blvd

at Bell Blvd and 45th Dr Queens, NY

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Jul10

Training 7/10

at Hobart and Westchester Ave Bronx, NY

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul11

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Jul11

It's My Park at Jesse Owens Playground: Old Timers Day

at Jesse Owens Playground, Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
There will be games, food, and lots of fun activities for the kids including, a puppet show. We look forward to seeing you!
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul11

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Jul11

Training 7/11

at 7802 37th Ave Jackson Heights, NY 11372

9:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Jul11

Bronx Forest Trail Work & Forest Clean Up

at Burke Avenue and Bronx Park East

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteers will drag brush and install seed to close unnecessary trails, and help formalize a single loop trail through the woodland.
Free!

Jul11

It's My Park at Turtle Playground

at Turtle Playground, Queens

9:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Green Earth Urban Garden to scrape and paint the perimeter fence and play equipment at Turtle Playground.
Free!

Jul11

It's My Park at Claremont Park

at Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the Parks Department gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park.
Free!

Jul11

It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, come get your hands dirty and volunteer with Wyckoff House & Association. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
Free!

Jul11

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team meets every Saturday to provide essential horticultural care to the park. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about gardening, enjoy nature, and make the park look its best.
Free!

Jul11

Training and Mapping 7/11

at "The New York Botanical Garden Bronx Green-Up 2900 Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10458" We will meet at the Moshulu Gate entrance to NYBG, across the street from Metro North Botanical Garden station.

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jul12

It's My Park: Volunteer at De Hostos Playground

at Eugenio Maria De Hostos Playground (in De Hostos Playground), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Partnerships for Parks at an It's My Park service project on Sunday, July 12th at De Hostos Playground in Brooklyn.
Free!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jul14

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jul14

Tree Care Tuesday with Human Impacts Institute

at 90 Kent Avenue and North 8th Street (in Bushwick Inlet Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Human Impacts Institute to help care for local trees and green space. Help with their local oyster monitoring project, too!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul14

Garden Crew: Kids

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for our vegetable beds and compost bins.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jul15

Weekday Weed Warriors

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Wage a war on weeds and provide an army of support for your local nature center!
Free!

Jul15

Training 7/15

at 210 East 7th Street New York, NY 10009

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Jul16

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jul16

Training 7/16

at Starting in front of the building.

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jul18

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Jul18

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Jul18

Training 7/18

at Myrtle Ave & 71st Ave Queens, NY 11385

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Jul18

TreesCount!2015 Training 7/18

at 65 Broadway, 19th Floor New York, NY 10006

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Jul18

It's My Park at Bayswater Park

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer to clean up and repaint mural wall. Group leaders will also facilitate parent vs. child kickball games, music, and barbequing. All are welcome.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul18

It's My Park at Claremont Park

at Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park.
Free!

Jul18

It's My Park at Drew Playground

at Drew Playground, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Bringing The Peace and The Claremont Healthy Village to paint, pick up litter and help make Drew Playground beautiful.
Free!

Jul18

It's My Park at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park

at Fidler-Wyckoff House Park, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, come get your hands dirty and volunteer with Wyckoff House & Association. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
Free!

Jul18

It's My Park at Ruppert Park

at Ruppert Park, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be painting the fence and railing in and around the park, as well as doing some raking.
Free!

Jul18

It's My Park at Stroud Playground

at Washington Avenue and Grand Avenue, Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Volunteers will mulch and care for tree beds. We look forward to meeting you!
Free!

Jul18

TreesCount!2015 Training 7/18 City Hall Park

at 51 Chambers St. New York, NY 10009

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Jul19

2015 Tree Census Measuring Session

at Reidel Avenue and Bishop Street, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Team Greenbelt to help catalog current neighborhood street trees and assess the health of our urban forest.
Free!

Must See
Event

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Jul21

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jul21

Garden Crew: Kids

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for our vegetable beds and compost bins.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul21

Training 7/21

at Starting in front of Two Bridges Neighborhood Council

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Jul22

Weekday Weed Warriors

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Wage a war on weeds and provide an army of support for your local nature center!
Free!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jul23

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Jul24

It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park

at Chester Avenue (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This it's My Park season, please join the New York Public Interest Research Group as they clean along the shoreline of Wolfe's Pond Park. They are looking for volunteers to…
Free!

Jul24

It's My Park at Dr. Ronald E. McNair Park

at Washington Avenue and Eastern Parkway (in Dr. Ronald McNair Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, please join Soundminds for Parks for a day of fun, planting, and music. We look forward to caring for Dr. Ronald McNair Park with you!
Free!

Jul24

Training 7/24

at Giffords Lane & Woodlands Ave.

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join a TreesCount! Training class to learn the techniques you need to help us map, count, and care for every street tree in New York City.
Free!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jul25

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Jul25

Wetland Cleanup

at Swindler Cove Park, Manhattan

8:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Help clean up litter along the shoreline and cut back plants growing along the wetland's edge, while learning about the important role the wetland plays in the local ecology.
Free!

Jul25

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Jul25

It's My Park at Glick Park along the East River Esplanade

at East River Esplanade, Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Roll up your sleeves and put your painters cap on and join the Kips Bay Neighborhood Alliance and Alumni from Rutgers in sprucing up the esplanade in Glick Park.
Free!

Jul25

Little Bay Park Invasive Removal and Tree Stewardship

at Totten Avenue, South of Duane Road (in Little Bay Park), Queens

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help NYC Parks restore forest in Little Bay Park! Volunteers will help remove invasive vines and exotic vegetation like porcelainberry and bittersweet, which threaten the otherwise healthy forest.
Free!

Jul25

It's My Park at Claremont Park

at Claremont Gazebo (in Claremont Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with the NYC Parks gardening team every Saturday morning, to do landscape maintenance at Claremont Park.
Free!

Jul25

It's My Park at Sternberg Park

at Sternberg Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.
This It's My Park season, please join the neighborhood residents and the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn to care for Sternberg Park.
Free!

Jul25

It's My Park at Brower Park

at Brower Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Friends of Brower Park to help care for Brower Park. Volunteers are needed to mulch, weed, and plant the butterfly garden and tree beds.
Free!

Jul25

Community Work Day at MHBA Living Laboratory Garden

at MHBA Living Laboratory Community Garden, Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come ready to get your hands dirty and help MHBA Living Laboratory Communtiy Garden spruce up the garden, build benches, and prepare for the installation of their new solar-powered…
Free!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Jul26

Fort Tryon Park Beatification Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the…
Free!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jul28

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Jul28

Garden Crew: Kids

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for our vegetable beds and compost bins.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul28

Tree Census Measuring Session

at Nugent Street and Lawn Street, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Team Greenbelt in our efforts to help catalog current neighborhood street trees and assess the health of our urban forest. Monitoring sessions will be held on select Saturday and…
Free!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jul29

Weekday Weed Warriors

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Wage a war on weeds and provide an army of support for your local nature center!
Free!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jul30

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aug 1

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Aug 1

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Aug 1

Compost Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from NYRP's landscaping operations. Learn about the process…
Free!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2

Forest Crew

at Highbridge Park, Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.
Free!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Aug 4

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Aug 4

Garden Crew: Kids

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for our vegetable beds and compost bins.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Aug 5

Weekday Weed Warriors

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Wage a war on weeds and provide an army of support for your local nature center!
Free!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Aug 6

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Aug 6

Tree Census Measuring Session

at Ardsley and Moore Streets, Staten Island

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Team Greenbelt in our efforts to help catalog current neighborhood street trees and assess the health of our urban forest. Monitoring sessions will be held on select Sunday…
Free!

Aug 6

Garden Crew Training Session

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Aug 8

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aug11

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Aug11

Tree Care Tuesday with Human Impacts Institute

at 90 Kent Avenue and North 8th Street (in Bushwick Inlet Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Human Impacts Institute to help care for local trees and green spaces.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug11

Garden Crew: Kids

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for our vegetable beds and compost bins.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Aug13

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Aug13

Green Infrastructure Tour

at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Come see the new green infrastructure and help us keep our river clean and streets clear from flooding.
Free!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug15

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Aug15

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Aug15

Mount Loretto State Forest: Caring for Young Forests

at Hylan Boulevard and Kenny Road, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help NYC Parks care for the young forest at Mount Loretto State Forest! Volunteers will also be trained in tree guard installation, weeding, and mulching techniques.
Free!

Aug15

Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC Kite Flying Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come and fly a kite at this fun festival for all ages! Kite-making kits will be provided for children.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Aug16

Help the Garden Day

at Highland Park Children's Garden (in ), Brooklyn

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Help pitch in and volunteer with seasonal garden maintenance projects.
Free!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Aug18

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Aug18

Garden Crew: Kids

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for our vegetable beds and compost bins.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Aug20

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Aug20

Sherman Creek Gardening

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join our Sherman Creek Garden Crew for an evening of weeding and garden maintenance around the park.
Free!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Aug22

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Aug22

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Aug25

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Aug25

Garden Crew: Kids

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Help care for our vegetable beds and compost bins.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Aug27

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Aug27

It's My Park at McLaughlin Park

at McLaughlin Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Volunteers will learn gardening skills and contribute ideas to the McLaughlin Park horticulture project.
Free!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aug29

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Aug29

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Aug30

Fort Tryon Park Beatification Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the…
Free!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sep 1

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sep 3

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Sep 3

Garden Crew Training Session

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sep 5

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Sep 5

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Sep 5

Compost Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from NYRP's landscaping operations. Learn about the process…
Free!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a full day of county fair magic with carnival rides, live music, aerialists, reptile shows, local food, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep 6

Forest Crew

at Highbridge Park, Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.
Free!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sep 8

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sep10

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep12

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Sep12

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sep15

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Sep15

Tree Care Tuesday with Human Impacts Institute

at 90 Kent Avenue and North 8th Street (in Bushwick Inlet Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Human Impacts Institute to help care for local trees and green spaces.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sep17

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep19

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Sep19

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Sep19

Help the Garden Day

at Highland Park Children's Garden (in ), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Pitch in and volunteer with seasonal garden maintenance projects.
Free!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sep22

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sep24

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep26

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Sep26

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Sep26

Composting in Sherman Creek

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for a tour of our compost project. Learn how the project processes tons of landscaping debris with the food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket.
Free!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sep27

Fort Tryon Park Beatification Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the…
Free!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sep29

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Oct 1

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Oct 1

Garden Crew Training Session

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Garden Crew meets to maintain and revitalize the ornamental and native plantings around Sherman Creek and Swindler Cove. As part of the Garden Crew you will help redesign and plant…
Free!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Oct 3

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Oct 3

Compost Crew

at Swindler Cove (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Every Saturday, the Compost Crew processes food scraps collected at the Inwood Greenmarket and organic waste recovered from NYRP's landscaping operations. Learn about the process…
Free!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Oct 4

Forest Crew

at Highbridge Park, Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.
Free!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Oct 6

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Oct 8

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Oct10

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Oct10

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Oct13

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Oct15

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Oct17

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Oct17

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct18

Park Reforestation

at Highbridge Park, Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
We will be planting native trees, shrubs and perennials and removing non-native invasive plants.
Free!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Oct20

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Oct22

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oct24

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Oct24

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Oct24

Fall Harvest and Garden Maintenance

at Sherman Creek Park (in Sherman Creek), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Learn about sustainable gardening while applying a compost top-dressing to our garden beds and lawns.
Free!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Oct25

Fort Tryon Park Beatification Day

at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the…
Free!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oct27

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oct29

Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!

at Playground (in The Battery), Manhattan

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Looking for gardening experience in one of New York City's most unique and dynamic downtown parks? Join The Battery Conservancy as a Horticulture Volunteer!
Free!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oct31

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Oct31

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Nov 1

Forest Crew

at Highbridge Park, Manhattan

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees.
Free!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Nov 7

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Nov 7

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Nov14

It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park

at Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free!

Nov14

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nov21

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Nov28

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dec 5

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dec12

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dec19

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Help us maintain the beauty of Westerleigh Park by raking, planting, or gardening. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut while getting great exercise. We are there every Saturday morning.
Free!

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