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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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Urban Park Rangers: Celebrating 40 Years

Since 1979, the Urban Park Rangers have helped connect New Yorkers to the natural world. Check out our new and expanded Ranger events taking place all summer long!

Things to Do

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NYC Beaches

All of our beaches re-open for summer on Saturday, May 25, 2019 (Memorial Day weekend)! Plan your visit

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Arsenal Gallery: Nature in Black and White

March 13 - May 31, 2019Six artists take natural subject matter and depict it using reserved tones of black, white, and grey. Learn more about the exhibit

log rolling, zip lining, and rock climbing

Adventures NYC

Saturday, June 15, 2019We're kicking off summer with zip lining, rock climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, log rolling, obstacle races, and more to Central Park! Event info

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Family Camping

Sleep under the stars! Join our Urban Park Rangers for free overnight camping events in our parks! We'll bring the tents. Registration is required. Learn more about Family Camping with the Urban Park Rangers

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Movies Under the Stars

Bring a blanket and pack a picnic for free movie nights in our parks! View our movie schedule

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Cool Pools NYC

This summer, five more pools in NYC will be cooler than ever! Learn more

Events Calendar

For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

Program Registration

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Summer Youth Program: Tennis

Registration is now open for personalized tennis instruction for kids ages 6-16 at Prospect Park this summer. Learn more about the Summer Youth Program

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Summer Learn to Swim

Registration opens June, 10 2019We offer lessons for kids, tots, and adults. All summer learn to swim classes are free. 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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