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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

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at 42 Macombs Place

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!

Aug 2

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!

Aug 2

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Webster Avenue and E 233rd Street

11:00 a.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!

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!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Aug 3

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Broadway between Henderson and Richmond Terrace (in CPL. Thompson Park), Staten Island

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!

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

Student Farm Project: Street Tree Care

at Student Farm Project, Brooklyn

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come join The Brownsville East NY Garden Initiative, Isabahlia Ladies of Elegance, and Brownsville Anti-Violence Project as they care for 20 street trees along Belmont Avenue and…
Free!

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!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Aug 7

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Montrose Avenue and Lorimer Street, Brooklyn (in Sternberg Park), Brooklyn

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!

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!

Aug 8

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Quincy and Tompkins Avenues

9:00 a.m.12:00 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!

Aug 8

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Hart Street

9:00 a.m.12:00 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!

Aug 8

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Throop Avenue and Kosciusko Street

9:00 a.m.12:00 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!

Aug 8

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!

Aug 8

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.
Free!

Aug 8

Garden Conservation Day

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Please join the Dyckman Farmhouse to help keep our grounds looking beautiful.
Free!

Aug 8

It's My Park at Baisley Pond Park

at Baisley Pond Park House (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join the Talented Youth Development group to paint benches at Baisley Pond Park.
Free!

Aug 8

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!

Aug 8

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Hart Street

1:00 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!

Aug 8

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Throop Avenue and Kosciusko Street

1:00 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!

Aug 8

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Quincy and Tompkins Avenues

1:00 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!

Aug 8

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Surrey Place and Midland Pkwy

1:00 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!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Aug10

Movie & Volunteer Night at Cadman Plaza Park: Frozen

at Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Please join us for movie night at Cadman Plaza Park! We will be showing Disney's Frozen after dusk in the park. We are also looking for volunteers for welcoming and cleanup.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Aug14

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Mermaid Avenue and West 22nd Street

1:00 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!

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

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Gunther Place and Herkimer Street

9:00 a.m.12:00 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!

Aug15

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Fulton Street and Callahan Kelly Playground

9:00 a.m.12:00 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!

Aug15

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Atlantic and Williams Avenues

9:00 a.m.12:00 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!

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

CANCELLED: It's My Park at The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground

at 165th Street and 46th Avenue (in The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground), Queens

9:30 a.m.2:00 p.m.
This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Green Earth Urban Garden to clean and care for Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground.
Free!

Aug15

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.
Free!

Aug15

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!

Aug15

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!

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
Aug15

It's My Park at Julio Carballo Fields

at Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join Hunts Point Recreation Center and the Stewards of Julio Carballo Field as they conduct a mid-day clean-up and planting at Julio Carballo Fields.
Free!

Aug15

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Fulton St and Callahan Kelly Playground

1:00 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!

Aug15

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Gunther Place and Herkimer Street

1:00 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!

Aug15

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Liberty and Williams Avenues

1:00 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!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Aug16

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!

Aug16

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Surrey Place and Midland Parkway

1:00 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!

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!

Aug22

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.
Free!

Aug22

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!

Aug22

Garden Conservation Day

at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum (in Dyckman House Museum), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Please join the Dyckman Farmhouse to help keep the grounds looking beautiful.
Free!

Aug22

It's My Park at Gouverneur Playground

at Gouverneur Playground, Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season come join The Claremont Healthy Village to make Gouverneur Playground beautiful. Join us for a fun-filled day cleaning the playground & meeting your neighbors.
Free!

Aug22

Schmul Park Weed Warriors: Volunteer Cleanup

at Wild and Melvin Avenues (in Schmul Park), Staten Island

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Dandelions, knotweed, and mugwort are invading Schmul Park! Become a “Weed Warrior” and help Freshkills Park remove these plants from among our new native plantings.
Free!

Aug22

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!

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

It's My Park at Arden Woods

at Ilyssa Way Entrance (in Arden Woods), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
This It’s My Park season, please join the Friends of Arden Woods as they clean and restore the trails throughout Arden Woods. Volunteers will help to remove garbage and clear…
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!

Aug29

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.
Free!

Aug29

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!

Aug29

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!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Aug30

Fort Tryon Park Beautification 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!

Aug30

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!

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

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.
Free!

Sep 5

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!

Sep 5

International Coastal Cleanup: Jamaica Bay

at First left off the Addabbo Bridge (facing the airport).

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Spend your day at one of NYC’s beautiful waterfront parks or beaches while giving back to our city's oceans and coastlines.
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

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!

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

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!

Sep12

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.
Free!

Sep12

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!

Sep12

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!

Sep12

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!

Sep12

It's My Park at Julio Carballo Fields

at Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join Hunts Point Recreation Center and the Stewards of Julio Carballo Field as they conduct a mid-day clean-up and planting at Julio Carballo Fields.
Free!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sep13

TreesCount! 2015 Training Session

at Surrey Place and Midland Parkway

1:00 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!

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!

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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

International Coastal Cleanup: Soundview Park

at Soundview Park, Bronx

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your day at one of NYC’s beautiful waterfront parks or beaches while giving back to our city's oceans and coastlines.
Free!

Sep19

International Coastal Cleanup: Plumb Beach

at Plumb Beach, Brooklyn

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your day at one of NYC’s beautiful waterfront parks or beaches while giving back to our city's oceans and coastlines.
Free!

Sep19

International Coastal Cleanup: Lemon Creek

at Seguine Avenue & Johnston Terrace (in Lemon Creek Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Spend your day at one of NYC’s beautiful waterfront parks or beaches while giving back to our city's oceans and coastlines.
Free!

Sep19

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.
Free!

Sep19

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!

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!

Sep19

International Coastal Cleanup: Kaiser Park

at Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Help clean up the coast line of Coney Island Creek and Gravesend Bay in Kaiser Park, Coney Island!
Free!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sep20

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!

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

International Coastal Cleanup : New Dorp Beach

at New Dorp Lane & Cedar Grove Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

8:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Spend your day at one of NYC’s beautiful waterfront parks or beaches while giving back to our city's oceans and coastlines.
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

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join this dedicated corps of volunteers who keep Brooklyn Bridge Park beautiful.
Free!

Sep26

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!

Sep26

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!

Sep26

International Coastal Clean Up Day at Brooklyn Bridge Park

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Team up with thousands of volunteers worldwide to combat pollution in our waterways and along our coastlines.
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 Beautification 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!

Oct17

It's My Park at Julio Carballo Fields

at Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This It's My Park season, join Hunts Point Recreation Center and the Stewards of Julio Carballo Field as they conduct a mid-day clean-up and planting at Julio Carballo Fields.
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 Beautification 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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