You can enjoy NYC parks from home! While you're socially distancing and/or staying home, join us in the parks — online. Join us for live park tours, meditation, fitness, art classes, fun activities for kids, and more!
Parks@Home Jr. for Kids
Try out dozens of activities kids can enjoy from home, including jigsaw puzzles, weekly art classes, interactive experiences, fun nature & wildlife activities, and much more! Visit Parks@Home Jr.
What’s Happening By Date*:
- 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Ask A Wildlife Expert About Nesting Shorebirds
- 12:00 p.m. - Wednesday Walks: Francis Lewis Park
- #WildlifeWednesday on Twitter
- 12:00 p.m. - Live from the Bronx Foodway
- DIY Rubbing Plate art tutorial
*Dates and times are subject to change; please check this page for updates.
Follow us on Periscope, Twitter, and Facebook at @nycparks to watch live. Turn on your notifications; we'll go live on Twitter and Periscope first, then on Facebook! Dates and times are subject to change; please check the schedule on this page for updates. Watch all of our past live broadcasts on Facebook
LIVE with the Urban Park Rangers
TuesdaysJoin us and the Urban Park Rangers every Tuesday (weather permitting) for live adventures in the park! From scenic hikes to nature exploration activities, our live broadcasts are perfect for the whole family.
Arts & Culture
Staff Picks: Movies in Parks At Home
Make movie night Parks-themed with our staff picks! From classics to rom-coms to new faves, watch our selection of films set in our near our parks. View our movie picks
Art Tutorials with the Art Students League
The Art Students League Seeds of the League brings quality art instruction to our recreation centers and outdoor parks, and now you can enjoy classes from home! Check out Art as Meditation with Max & Jacob Cohen and DIY Origami Tulips with Sonomi Kobayashi.
Online NYC Parks-Themed Jigsaw Puzzles
Take a puzzle break! Check out our new nature-friendly jigsaw puzzles you can play online. We have puzzles for kids, and adults, too! View our online jigsaw puzzles
Poe Park Visitor Center Online Gallery: Disabilities Awareness Exhibition
We're opening our virtual galleries so you can enjoy art at home! Our newest exhibit, presented by Poe Park Visitor Center, features moving works from artists with disabilities. View this exhibition online
Tune in to the soundtrack of our parks with our specially-curated music playlists! Enjoy while you work from home, commute to your essential job, or host a party online. Listen to our music playlists
The Arsenal Gallery Goes Online
Check out our latest exhibition, Alice Momm's The Gleaner's Song, a love song to Central Park that pays tribute to the ragged beauty of found objects in nature. View this exhibition online
Learn to Draw
Learn how to draw squirrels, pretzels, and dogs. It's quick, easy, and fun! Watch now on YouTube
Staff Picks: Arts, Culture & Fun
Bored in the house? Check out our staff picks for the best at-home experiences in NYC, from live concerts and museum tours to art classes and theater challenges! View the list
Nature & Education
Ask a Wildlife Expert
On Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., visit our Wildlife Team's Q&A on IG Stories with a parent or guardian to ask questions about the animal of the week! Visit @nycparks on IG Stories
Finding Your Sweet (Sit) Spot
Whether you're hanging on your stoop, at your window, or in your backyard, learn how you can get closer to nature. Get Started
Home Gardening Tips
Our personal gardens, whether in the home, on the windowsill, or in our yard, bring nature to our fingertips. Learn how to care for your plants while they care for you with tips from our horticulture experts. Learn Home Gardening Tips and Tricks
WednesdaysLearn about your wildest neighbors! Join us on Twitter each Wednesday to learn fun facts about animals that call NYC home, and discover what they're up to right now! Check out #WildlifeWednesday from NYC Parks
Take a break and unwind from it all with soothing meditative exercises by our instructors at Shape Up NYC set to serene video footage from our parks. Watch all Meditation Moments episodes
Fitness: Workout Tutorials
MondaysJust because you're staying at home doesn't mean you can't stay in shape. Our recreation specialists are here to help! Check out these basic exercises you can do from home — it's perfect for beginners! View our tutorials on Twitter and check back on Mondays for new workouts!
Partners and Friends
Shape Up NYC
Improve your workouts by following Shape Up NYC on Instagram! Join us as we share fitness advice and videos directly from our creative volunteer fitness instructors.
Our community gardeners are going virtual for the months of April and May! Join us for a series of online workshops to dig in, grow food, and keep your community garden going while following health and safety protocols. View upcoming workshops
Freshkills Park @ Home
Visit Freshkills Park @ Home for weekly environmental movie recommendations, STEAM activities for kids and families, and other educational content.
Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy
Visit JBRPC's Virtual Learning page to explore Jamaica Bay virtually, download an activity book and nature journal for kids, watch the award-winning documentary film Saving Jamaica Bay, and more!
Greenbelt Conservancy: Education @ Home
Just because you’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean that you can’t still learn about nature! Here are seven videos the educators at the Greenbelt Conservancy have put together to keep the learning going.
Randall's Island Park Alliance: Virtual Park Experiences
Discover the park's Urban Farm, its beautiful gardens, and wildlife along the waterfront. Enjoy fun family-friendly DIY projects and nature-themed activities, and find fun ways to keep fit at home! Check out Randall's Island Virtual Park Experiences
Watch shows, play, and learn anywhere with CityParks Foundation! Relive your favorite SummerStage concerts, watch full puppet shows from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, learn how to garden at home, discover fun activities for kids, and more! Visit CityParks Foundation
Wyckoff From Home
Enjoy fun virtual learning activities and experience Wyckoff House Museum, the oldest house in New York City, from home! Visit Wyckoff From Home