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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. 


Trees and benches line a walkway where there are workout equipment, a new multi-purpose field, and a running track

City Line Park Gets $5.2M Upgrade

City Line Park in East New York is now a new community hub for fitness and fun! The upgraded park re-opened in late August with new amenities including a running track, picnic grove, workout equipment, and basketball courts! Visit City line Park

Things to Do

A guest swims laps at an indoor pools

Indoor Pools

Our indoor pools are open year-round! Find one near you and learn about our swim programs, including lap swim, learn to swim, and adapted aquatics. Find an indoor pool

a drawing of a building, lawn, trees, and clouds at Freshkills Park

Arsenal Gallery: FASTNET: Plein-Air Drawings at Freshkills Park

September 13 - November 14, 2019See the public's artistic impressions of Freshkills Park, a 2,200 waterfront park on Staten Island, which is expected to open in its entirety in 2036. Learn more about the exhibit

men compete in a chin-up contest on Coney Island Beach with the Steeplechase in the background

Raptor Fest

Saturday, September 14, 2019Meet owls, hawks, falcons, and more birds of prey live and up close at Raptor Fest in Central Park on Saturday, September 14! Event info

a green meadow looks out to a creek, forest, and the Manhattan skyline in the backdrop

Discovery Day

Sunday, September 15, 2019Explore NYC's next big park before it fully opens in 2036! Freshkills Park is opening up miles of trails for you to explore on September 15. Learn more about Discovery Day

a basket of onions, tomatoes, snap peas, and leafy greens

GreenThumb's 40th Annual Harvest Fair

Saturday, September 21, 2019Compete in a Fresh Chef Contest, join gardening workshops and cooking demos, and celebrate the fall harvest with music and games! Event info

Two knights joust on the lawn as guests look on

35th Annual Medieval Festival

Sunday, September 29, 2019We're transforming Fort Tryon Park into a medieval market town with period music, food, dance, jesters, and knights on horseback! Learn more about Medieval Festival

Events Calendar

For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

Program Registration

kids learn how to swim by holding on to the edge of the indoor pool

Learn to Swim

Registration opens on September 30We have classes for adults, kids, and toddlers! Learn more about our Learn to Swim program

A park ranger shows feathers to a group of children around him in a park.

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

Kids roller skate with a Parks staff memmber

Parks Afterschool 

Give your kids an enriching experience where they can make friends and stay active. Our afterschool program is free and open to kids ages 6-13. Learn more about registering your child for Parks Afterschool

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