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What’s Happening in NYC Parks

Learn about upcoming ribbon cuttings, initiatives, events, and programs in New York City parks. Visit our Events Calendar to view all events in Parks. 


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Become an All-Access Rec Center Member

Get access to workout equipment, fitness classes, and indoor pools—all for just $150 a year, with no annual fees, and discounts for young adults, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. Learn more about becoming an NYC Parks Recreation Center Member

Things to Do

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Ice Skating

Many of our ice skating rinks re-open for the season this weekend! Grab your skates or rent a pair and go ice skating in the park! Find an ice skating rink

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Arsenal Gallery: Power to the People

Power to the People shares artists’ interpretations of public demonstration, drawing on both the city’s rich history of protest and current social conflicts. Learn more about the exhibit

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Skate Night: Disco Get Down

January 18, 2019Start the weekend with a fun Friday night skate party at Tony Dapolito Rec Center. Get your free tickets

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Winter Jam

January 26, 2019Head to Central Park for our annual winter sports festival! Activities include free ski lessons, sledding, live ice carving, and more! Learn more about Winter Jam

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Shape Up NYC Instructor Training

Applications are open for our fitness instructor training program and internship with Shape Up NYC! Learn more about the Shape Up NYC Instructor Training Program

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Winter Birding

Birds live in our parks year-round. Now, when the trees are bare, is a good time to spot owls, bald eagles, and more on your walk through the park. Go birding with our experts as your guide! Find a birding event 

Events Calendar

For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

Program Registration

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Help care for street trees and forests in your neighborhood. Sign up to volunteer

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Learn to Swim

We offer lessons for kids, tots, and adults. Learn more about Parks Learn to Swim classes

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Urban Park Rangers

Explore NYC Parks with a park ranger. Join a free tour, hiking trips, overnight camping programs, birding events, and more! Some programs require advance registrations by lottery or on a first-come, first-serve basis. Check out Urban Park Rangers events

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Subscribe to NYC Parks newsletters for the latest information about our programs, events, and facilities. Subscribe to NYC Parks newsletters

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