Waterfront

New York is one of the greatest harbor cities in the world. Enjoy this great archipelago with events along the water ranging from paddling and fishing to traversing our greenways by bicycle, to exercise classes, concerts, and more with a beautiful river or ocean backdrop.

Waterfront Events

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Oct 3

Unexpected History of Common Plants Tour

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Take a guided tour with an expert horticulturist along the Water’s Edge Garden to the Woodland Garden and learn the fascinating history of common garden plants.
Free!

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Oct 4

Bird Tour at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
On this tour, you will learn about the different birds found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park.
Free!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Oct 7

Hudson River Virtual Walks

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Discover HRPK’s dynamic shoreline with guided tours!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Oct 8

Live from the Field

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Oct11

Kayak Tour

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This two-mile round-trip paddle is a chance to explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park and experience the wildlife while the site is closed to the public.
Free!

Monday, October 12, 2020

Oct12

Indigenous Peoples Day Cleanup

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Move Forward Staten Island, NYC Parks, and other volunteers for a park and beach cleanup at the Ward’s Point Archeological National Historic Landmark.
Free!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Oct15

Live from the Field

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Oct21

Ask a Scientist

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Engage with real scientists in real time! Each month, we invite you to explore current park research with a local STEM expert followed by a live Q&A session.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Oct22

Live from the Field

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Oct24

Natural Areas Tour – Explore the Salt Marsh!

at Northeast corner of the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Enjoy views of beautiful wildflowers, birds, and other native wildlife while learning about some of the fascinating history that has shaped the natural areas on the Island.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct24

Kayak Tour

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This two mile round-trip paddle is a chance to explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park and experience the wildlife while the site is closed to the public.
Free!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Oct29

Live from the Field

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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