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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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Use hashtag #FallforNYC when you post photos of fall foliage at NYC Parks! We're sharing our favorite photos on Instagram and Twitter. Looking for some inspiration? Check out our Fall Foliage Guide

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

Two people walk through a salt marsh at Alley Pond Park

Arsenal Gallery: City As Ecosystem

The New York City Urban Field Station brings art and science together at the Arsenal Gallery's new exhibit, on display through November 23, 2018. Learn more about the exhibit

a pathway in Highbridge Park is flanked by trees in their fall colors

Black Friday Hikes

November 23, 2018Work off Thanksgiving's big feast and unwind from the busy holiday season on a hike with our park rangers. See our parks' fall colors and learn about hidden gems in NYC! Learn more about our Black Friday Hikes

Christmas tree under the Washington Square arch

Holiday Lightings

We're turning on the holiday lights! Join us at upcoming tree lightings in our parks! More info

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Fall Field Day

November 17, 2018Join us in Bronx Park for a day of relay races and games, including potato sack race, giant soccer, tug-o-war, and more! Fall Field Day event info

Call to Artists: Black History Month

Deadline: November 29, 2018We're accepting artist submissions for our upcoming Black History Month exhibit at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park! The theme is Power to the People. Artist submission information (Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths)

Events Calendar

For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

Program Registration

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Tree Planting

We're looking for volunteers to help us plant trees in our parks this fall. Sign up to volunteer at a tree planting

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Parks Swim Team

Kids aged 6 to 18 are invited to join our swim team! Participants develop swimming skills and compete at swim meets. Register for the Parks Swim Team

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

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