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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!

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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.

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. Note: there are no live tours scheduled for the week of June 28. Watch all of our past live broadcasts on Facebook

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LIVE with the Urban Park Rangers

ThursdaysJoin 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. 

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Wednesday Walks in the Park (LIVE)

WednesdaysTune in every Wednesday (weather permitting) to watch spring blossom and the trees leaf out on a live tour of a park.


Arts & Culture

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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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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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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

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Poe Park Visitor Center Online Gallery: Disabilities Awareness Exhibition

We're opening our virtual galleries so you can enjoy art at home! This exhibit, presented by Poe Park Visitor Center, features moving works from artists with disabilities. View this exhibition online

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Music Playlists

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

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The Arsenal Gallery Goes Online

Check out 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

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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

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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 and theater challenges! View the list

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Poe Park Virtual Gallery: Pride Exhibition

Check out our newest exhibit by emerging and established LGBTQIA+ artists, celebrating Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the first NYC pride March! View the exhibition


Nature & Education 

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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

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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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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. 

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GreenThumb

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

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HHT Online

While our historic houses remain closed, enjoy their programs online, including virtual tours, chats, workshops, and fun activities for kids and their families! 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 penguins, 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

Visit Freshkills Park @ Home for weekly environmental movie recommendations, STEAM activities for kids and families, and other educational content. 

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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.

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Virtual Prospect Park

Explore the park's amazing plants and animals, history, and educational resources from home, featuring the Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House, and the Prospect Park Carousel! 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'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!

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Queens Farm

Turnip and tune in to Queens County Farm Museum's Barn Cam at 4:00 p.m. every day on their Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook account for a peek inside the historic farm from home! Check out what they're planting this season, meet the barn animals, 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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