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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. 


white and lilac crocuses begin to bloom in the park

Signs of Spring

Staten Island Chuck predicted an early spring for NYC! Keep your eyes peeled for these early signs of spring in our parks.

Things to Do

A couple embraces near Oakland lake which is surrounded by snow covered paths

Winter Date Ideas

Looking for some outdoor fun for you and your date? Check out some of our recommended spots, from the romantic scenery of Oakland Lake to late-night ice skating at Bryant Park! Discover the perfect spots for a date this winter

archival black and white image of children playing ping pong at Marcus Garvey Park

Arsenal Gallery: Black History Month

Check out our Black History Month exhibition which highlights parks and monuments that honor black scientists, artists, activists, and military personnel. Learn more

Frederick Douglass statue in a park

Black History Month

Celebrate black history and culture at concerts, film screenings, tours, and art exhibits across the city, or visit a park or monument honoring black history. More info Black History Month at Parks

a park ranger teaches kids how to use binoculars to look at birds up close

Kids Week with the Urban Park Rangers

February 17-21, 2020Our park rangers are hosting free, kid-friendly nature programs during Midwinter Recess! Activities include birding, hiking, survival skills, games, and art and crafts. Find a Kids Week program near you

statue of Joan of Arc with a sword in hand while riding a horse

Women's History Month

Learn about parks that honor women's history and join us at upcoming celebrations in our parks. Learn more about Women's History at Parks

sprouts of beach grass grow form a sand dune at the beach

Volunteer: Beach Grass Planting

Help us care for NYC's beaches! Beach grass helps us protect our shoreline by keeping the sand in place. Volunteer with us to help prep and plant beach grass at Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn. More info

Events Calendar

For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

Program Registration

kids learn how to float and kick while holding on to the edge of the pool

Spring Learn to Swim

Registration opens on March 2We offer classes for kids, tots, and adults. Our spring Learn to Swim classes are free with a recreation center membership. 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 hang out on the running track with a summer camp counselor

Summer Camp

Registration opens on March 6With nature programs, STEAM workshops, Learn to Swim classes, sports clinics, and trips to cultural instiutions, our Summer Camp offers one of the best summer experience kids ages 6 to 13. Learn more

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