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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. 


Signs of Spring

Spring is on its way! Spring officially starts on Tuesday, March 20 but we're already seeing signs of spring in our parks! From flowers to birds to chimes, discover early signs of spring you can find in our parks today! Learn more about Signs of Spring in NYC Parks

Things to Do

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month! Explore parks in NYC that honor women's history and join us at upcoming women's history celebrations in our parks! Check out Women's History Month at NYC Parks

She's On Point

We're celebrating girls in sports with fun games and sports clinics throughout March. View upcoming She's On Point events

34th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether

March 31, 2018We're celebrating 40 years of NYC's community gardens by honoring our roots! Join us at the kick-off celebration, featuring more than 50 workshops on urban gardening and food justice. Check out GreenThumb's GrowTogether

Street Games

April 28, 2018Play street games from the '60s and '70s at our annual spring celebration at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem! We're bringing pogo sticks, hula hoops, double-dutch, yo-yos, hippity-hop, and more to the park! Street Games info

Easter Celebrations

We're hosting Easter Egg Hunts all across NYC! Bring your kids to a celebration near you! View upcoming Easter Celebrations

Cherry Blossom Fesivals

Celebrate spring and the cherry blossoms it brings at these upcoming Cherry Blossom Festivals in NYC's parks and gardens View upcoming Cherry Blossom Fesitvals

Events Calendar

For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

Program Registration

Learn to Swim

March 12 - 19, 2018We offer free Learn to Swim lessons for kids and adults at our indoor pools in the spring! Spring classes start on March 26, 2018. Learn about our Learn to Swim program

Adult Intermediate Swim

March 12 - 19, 2018At our Intermediate Swim class in the West Village, adults can improve on their swimming skills with help from an aquatics specialist. Sign up for Adult Intermediate Swim

Urban Park Rangers

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

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