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You can enjoy NYC parks from home! While you're staying home, socially distancing, staying local, join us in the parks — online. Join live tours of our parks, relax and unwind with our meditation series, workout at home with tips from our fitness pros, and get creative with art tutorials, and jigsaw puzzles, online art galleries, and more!

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Parks@Home Jr. for Kids

Keep the kiddos entertained and learning! Try out our fun online jigsaw puzzles, art tutorials, nature activities, sports drills, interactive park experiences, and much more! Visit Parks@Home Jr.

Live Tours

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

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Wednesday Walks in the Park (LIVE)

WednesdaysTune in at noon every Wednesday (weather permitting) to join a live tour of a park. See the fall foliage and discover hidden gems as we explore nature, wildlife, and history in the parks.

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LIVE with the Urban Park Rangers

ThursdaysJoin us and the Urban Park Rangers at noon every Thursday (weather permitting) for live adventures in the park! From scenic hikes to nature exploration activities, our live broadcasts are perfect for the whole family. 

Live tours are broadcasted on Twitter, Facebook, and Periscope.


Fall for NYC with Parks@Home

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Fall for NYC Music Playlist 

Get in the fall mood with our new playlist, featuring our favorite autumn songs! Listen to our Fall for NYC playlist on Spotify

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Fall-Themed Jigsaw Puzzles

Piece together some of the prettiest places to see fall foliage in New York City with our new jigsaw puzzles! View our jigsaw puzzles online

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Online Meeting Backgrounds 

Take your next meeting "outside" with our scenic, fall-themed backgrounds featuring parks from across the five boroughs. Grab an online meeting background

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NYC Street Tree Map

Learn about the trees on your block as they change into their autumn colors! With our Street Tree Map, you can explore NYC's urban forest by species or discover the trees right outside your window. Visit our NYC Street Tree Map

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Fall Leaf ID Guide

Making a quick run? You'll likely see fallen leaves on the sidewalks while running errands. Use our Leaf ID Guide to learn how to identify them by their autumn color and unique shape. View our Fall Leaf ID Guide

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Follow Us on Instagram

Fall for NYC as we share our favorite moments of the season. See fall foliage from around the city from home! Follow @NYCParks on Instagram


Arts & Culture

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Online Art Exhibit: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Artists honor Native American ancestry and culture with works that tell stories about immigration, survival, and spiritual traditions. View this exhibition

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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! View the list

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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! Enjoy Art as Meditation, Paper Cutting with Megumi, and DIY Origami Tulips and Botanical Printmaking with artist Sonomi Kobayashi! 

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Bardekova Ensemble’s Virtual Premiere Concert 

Enjoy a special concert featuring classical chamber music as well as music of Miles Davis and Celia Cruz! Watch now

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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

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Learn to Draw

Learn how to draw squirrels, pretzels, and dogs. It's quick, easy, and fun! Watch now on YouTube


Nature & Education 

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Ask a Wildlife Expert

On Wednesdays, visit our Wildlife Team's series on IG Stories to ask questions about the animal of the week! Visit @nycparks on IG Stories

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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

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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

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#WildlifeWednesday

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


Self Care

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Meditation Moments

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

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Fitness: Workout Tutorials

Just 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 


Partners and Friends

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HHT Online

Explore the Historic House Trust's historic houses from home! Enjoy fun at-home activities for kids; find resources for teachers; check virtual workshops, and more! Visit HHT Online

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NYC Zoos and Aquarium Live Cams & Virtual Zoo

Tune in to the Bronx Zoo's Live Cam to visit sea lions and lemurs, or check in on your favorite zoo animals at the Virtual Zoo!

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CityParks Foundation

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

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Freshkills Park @ Home

Explore and learn about NYC's next big park with Freshkills Park @ Home featuring STEAM activities for kids and families. 

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Greenbelt Education @ Home

Just because you’re stuck at home, doesn’t mean that you can’t still learn about nature! Explore Staten Island's wild side with the educators at the Greenbelt Conservancy. Visit Greenbelt Education @ Home

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Virtual Prospect Park

Explore the park's amazing plants and animals, history, and educational resources from home! Visit Virtual Prospect Park 

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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

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Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy

Visit JBRPC online 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!

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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

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