NYC Parks Weekend Fun Guide

February 20-21, 2021

Here are some highlights of fun things to do this weekend. Visit our Events Calendar for more events. 

Staying in? Check out Parks@Home!

When visiting our parks, please wear a face covering and keep six feet between households. For information about service changes in our parks, visit our COVID-19 Service Changes page. 

1. Take gardening beyond your windowsill

photo of Keynote Speaker Sawdayah Brownlee

Join our FREE gardening workshops and network with NYC's expert community gardeners at our 37th Annual GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference! The weeklong conference kicks off this weekend with a chat with community gardeners worldwide and Keynote Speaker Sawdayah Brownlee this Saturday, a DIY Screenprinting workshop, and an at-home scavenger hunt. Join us next week for more gardening workshops about aquaponics, herbalism, growing yummy tomatoes, managing weeds, and more! Register today (photo credit: Ryan C. Hamilton)

2. Go ice skating

ice skating on the rink

Ice skating rinks in Bryant Park, Central Park, Prospect Park, and Clove Lakes Park are open! View hours and rates

3. Explore Owl's Head Park's unique landscape

evergreen trees covered in snow

This beloved park in Brooklyn is a beautiful winter destination with stately pine trees, a bald cypress tree, and awe-inspiring views of the harbor from the hilltop. Join our Urban Park Rangers in the park this Sunday to explore it! More info

4. Celebrate Black History Month

a statue of frederick douglass

Visit parks that honor Black history and culture and celebrate with us at our virtual and outdoor events this month! 

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