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Volunteer Opportunities

Drawing of Pearl the Squirrel planting a tree

Volunteering in New York City parks is a great way for New Yorkers to give back to their communities. You can join community groups, participate in recreational programming, or work in the parks planting and maintaining the city's greenspaces.

Our Volunteering Events Calendar is a great way to get started pitching in today.

Below you will find a listing of some Volunteer Opportunities in NYC Parks.

Join Community Groups Involved with Parks

Partnerships For Parks

Volunteer at the Parks Department

Become a Shape Up New York fitness instructor
Find volunteer opportunities through NYC Service
Volunteer with the Urban Park Rangers
Join the Special Events GreenTeam
Become a member of the Parks Greeter Corps


Help with Horticulture and Natural Restoration

GreenThumb Urban Gardening
Greenbelt Native Plant Center
MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Corps


Other Ways to Help Parks

Support Your Park


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Upcoming Parks Department Volunteer Opportunities

Friday, July 11, 2014

Jul11

Wetland Clean-up

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

4:00 p.m.6:30 p.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!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Jul12

Boomer's Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe (4M)

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.
Join Team Boomer for the fourth annual Run to Breathe and help win the fight against cystic fibrosis.

Jul12

It's My Park Day at Thomas Boyland Park

at Thomas Boyland Park, Brooklyn

8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Please join us for It's My Park Day at Thomas Boyland Park! Volunteers will clean up Thomas Boyland Park through painting the exercise equipment and cleaning the perimeter beds.
Free!

Jul12

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Jul12

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Jul12

Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square

at Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park.
Free!

Jul12

Kayaking

at South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a 15 minute trial paddle off the shoreline.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Jul13

Summer Electronic Waste Recycling Event

at Queens Botanical Garden Parking Garden, Queens

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for a summertime E-waste Event at QBG in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. It's the perfect way to responsibly dispose of your unwanted or broken gadgets.
Free!

Jul13

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jul15

Garden Crew

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.
Free!

Jul15

Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays

at Driggs Ave and Monitor Street, Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program to help beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul15

Game Night

at Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jul17

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Jul17

MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Bronx

at Oak Point Ave and Longfellow Ave, Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us to help care for new street trees in the Bronx!
Free!

Jul17

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Jul17

Film Screening "Growing Food on Staten Island" by Jay Weichun

at Conference House Museum (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The Conference House Association and New York City Parks-Conference House Park will be hosting a free screening of filmmaker Jay Weichun's documentary "Growing Food on…
Free!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jul19

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Jul19

Van Cortlandt Park Invasive Removal – NAVigator Qualifying Project

at Van Cortlandt Park East and East 238th Street (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Van Cortlandt Park to help remove invasive exotic vegetation from the forest. This work will help maintain the livelihood of the…
Free!

Jul19

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Jul19

Upper River Run

at 219th St and Bronx Blvd by the Playground (in Bronx Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. Please note, advanced registration required.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Jul20

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jul22

Marine Park Invasive Removal – NAVigator Qualifying Project

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Marine Park to help care for a newly planted forest.
Free!

Jul22

Garden Crew

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.
Free!

Jul22

Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays

at Driggs Ave and Monitor Street, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program to help beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul22

Game Night

at Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jul23

Greenbelt Docent Training

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

10:30 a.m.
Would you like to learn more about the Greenbelt, meet people interested in the local environment, and serve the community? If your answer is “yes”, the Greenbelt…
Free!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jul24

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Jul24

MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Manhattan

at West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us to help care for new street trees in Washington Heights!
Free!

Jul24

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Jul26

TCS New York City Marathon Long Training Run #1

at Central Park, Manhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 a.m.
Gearing up to run the TCS New York City Marathon or another fall marathon? Get in some long-distance practice with these runs, featuring built-in fuel, pace-setters, and training…

Jul26

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Jul26

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Jul27

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Jul27

Kayaking

at South Beach Boardwalk at Ocean Avenue (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a 15-minute trial paddle off the shoreline.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jul29

Ocean Breeze Park Tree Guard Installation

at Quintard Street and Nugent Avenue (in Ocean Breeze Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Volunteer with Natural Areas Volunteers (NAV) at Ocean Breeze Park to help protect our young trees from deer and rabbit browse. Volunteers will be trained in proper fitting and…
Free!

Jul29

Garden Crew

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.
Free!

Jul29

Human Impacts Institute Tree Care Tuesdays

at Driggs Ave and Monitor Street, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Human Impacts Institute’s successful Tree Care Tuesday program to help beautify NYC neighborhoods, create community relationships, promote green space, mitigate air pollution, and prevent stormwater runoff.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Jul29

Game Night

at Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jul30

MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training

at The Arsenal (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain and lead your own tree care workshops and events! Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care…
Free!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jul31

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Jul31

MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Manhattan

at West 183 Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us to help care for new street trees in Washington Heights!
Free!

Jul31

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Aug 2

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Aug 2

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Aug 3

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Aug 4

Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Aug 5

Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Aug 5

Garden Crew

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.
Free!

Aug 5

Game Night

at Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Aug 6

Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Aug 7

Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Aug 7

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Aug 7

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!

Aug 7

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Aug 8

Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
The ca. 1840 Greek Revival Bartow mansion features interior window shutters—sadly in need of repair—that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill.

Aug 8

Army National Guard Band

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket, sit on the grass and enjoy the great music being played.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Aug 9

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Aug 9

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Aug 9

Upper River Run

at 219th St and Bronx Blvd by the Playground (in Bronx Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Canoe through the Bronx River Forest, New York Botanical Garden and the Bronx Zoo. Please note, advanced registration required.

Aug 9

Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square

at Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park.
Free!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Aug10

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Aug12

Garden Crew

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.
Free!

Aug12

Game Night

at Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Aug13

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.
There is a war against weeds, and we would love to enlist you in the battle. Help us spruce up the grounds of the Greenbelt Nature Center during the growing season: …
Free!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Aug14

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Aug14

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Aug16

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Aug16

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Aug17

Beautification Event

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust at our monthly beautification days.
Free!

Aug17

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Aug19

Garden Crew

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.
Free!

Aug19

Game Night

at Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Aug21

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Aug21

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Aug23

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Aug23

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Aug23

Estuary Paddle

at Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Encounter saltwater marshes and wildlife that thrive in the tides as you paddle the saltwater section of the river.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Aug24

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Aug26

Garden Crew

at Mosholu Avenue and Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Get dirty helping out at the Compost Garden.
Free!

Aug26

Game Night

at Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Aug28

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Aug28

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Aug30

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Aug30

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Aug31

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sep 2

Game Night

at Northwest lawn (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to come out every Tuesday night this summer to hang out on the lawn and surrounding walk way to play classic games like Dominoes, Twister, Checkers and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sep 3

Wag Your Tail Social

at Westerleigh Park, Staten Island This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Bring your dog out to the second annual Wag Your Tail Social.
Free!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sep 4

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Sep 4

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sep 6

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Sep 6

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sep 7

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Sep 7

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair

at 68th Street Entrance at Riverside Park South, Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, live bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, reptile shows, greenmarket and more!
Free!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sep11

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Sep11

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sep13

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Sep13

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Sep13

Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square

at Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park.
Free!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sep14

Beautification Event

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in our monthly beautification days.
Free!

Sep14

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sep18

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Sep18

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sep20

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Sep20

International Coastal Clean-Up

at Metcalf and Lafayette Avenues (in Soundview Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.
Join the Bronx River Alliance and the Friends of Soundview Park as we work to improve the health of the Long Island Sound, and remove waterfront debris.
Free!

Sep20

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sep21

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sep25

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Sep25

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sep27

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Sep27

Green Team

at Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
The Green Team provides essential horticultural care to the park, including planting, mulching, and removing invasive plants.
Free!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sep28

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Oct 2

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Oct 2

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Oct 4

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Oct 5

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Oct 5

Volunteer to Help Park Reforestation Efforts in Highbridge Park

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

1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
As part of our effort to reestablish a native forest in Highbridge Park we will be planting native trees, shrubs and perennials, and removing non-native invasive plants.
Free!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Oct 9

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Oct 9

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oct11

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Oct11

Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square

at Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park.
Free!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Oct12

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oct16

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Oct16

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oct18

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Oct19

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oct23

Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park

at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter and debris removal, and…
Free!

Oct23

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oct25

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oct26

It's My Park Day: Spring Planting

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

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust in Celebrating Its' My Park Day!
Free!

Oct26

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oct30

Volunteer with the Garden Crew

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

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.
Free!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nov 1

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Nov 1

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.
Help us get our gardens ready for winter with various fall maintenance projects.
Free!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Nov 2

Forest Crew

at 190th Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.
The Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove invasive plants from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. As part of the Forest Crew you will learn basic invasive and…
Free!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nov 8

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Nov 8

Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square

at Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park.
Free!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Nov15

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nov22

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nov29

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Dec 6

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dec13

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!

Dec13

Volunteer Gardening at Stuyvesant Square

at Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Meet fellow New Yorkers while chatting and beautifying our neighborhood park.
Free!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dec20

Cleaning & 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. We are there every Saturday morning. It is…
Free!