NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2018 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://nyc.gov/parks/events NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 22 May 2018 17:54:47 GMT <![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/052918 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/29/052918 Date: May 29, 2018

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity.

We'll walk the beach to count the number of crabs present and tag them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity. This exciting work contributes to a long-term research study that is helping us to better understand and protect the horseshoe crabs that live in our urban waters.

Please note: Registration for this event is full. You can sign up for the waitlist.

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 10:15 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: South end of the Calvert Vaux Parking Lot (in Calvert Vaux Park)

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2018-05-29 2018-05-29 8:15 pm 10:15 pm 40.58500614320000000, -73.99128162860900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5adde5f27a891.JPG Mon, 07 May 2018 14:15:02 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/30/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: May 30, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-05-30 2018-05-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/05/31/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: May 31, 2018

This It's My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2018-05-31 2018-05-31 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:44:17 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/volunteer-at-washington-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/volunteer-at-washington-square-park Date: June 2, 2018

Pitch in at Washington Square Park! Join us for the first volunteer day of the year on May 5. Planting, cleaning, and weeding are on deck for this opportunity. We will provide all the tools you might need. Make it social by volunteering with a friend. Ages 14+, please.

RSVP by email at volunteer@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org.

Start time: 8:45 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 396-5873

Location: Washington Square Park House (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 8:45 am 11:00 am 40.73079299926758000, -73.99834442138672000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5af1ecd5ec698.png Fri, 11 May 2018 12:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Sunset Park Green Neighborhood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/0602-sunset-park-green-neighborhood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/0602-sunset-park-green-neighborhood Date: June 2, 2018

Join NYC Parks Stewardship's monthly Green Neighborhood event to protect natural areas and street trees in Sunset Park, Brooklyn!

Volunteers will learn how to aerate, cultivate, mulch, and identify street trees. They will also learn about the important roles street trees play in New York City.

Volunteers should dress in clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. They are also encouraged to bring their own water bottles. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: 53rd Street and 4th Avenue

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2018-06-02 2018-06-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67817840000000000, -73.94415790000000000 Tue, 08 May 2018 12:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[National Trails Day at Riverdale Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/0602-national-trails-day-at-riverdale-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/0602-national-trails-day-at-riverdale-park Date: June 2, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and Natural Areas Conservancy on National Trails Day at Riverdale Park!

Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants along trails. If time allows, volunteers will also be trained in erosion control.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water and snacks to keep you going.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Palisades Avenue and West 232nd Street (in Seton Park)

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X201 Seton Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88559330000000000, -73.91877500000000000 Fri, 04 May 2018 13:29:32 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: June 2, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

This group is generously supported by Council Member Debi Rose through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: North Avenue and Lockwood Place Entrance (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.62205155290000000, -74.13385927680000000 Tue, 22 May 2018 12:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fresh Creek Nature Preserve]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-fresh-creek-nature-preserve http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-fresh-creek-nature-preserve Date: June 2, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Fresh Creek Nature Association to beautify Fresh Creek Nature Preserve. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: East 108th Street and Avenue M (in Fresh Creek Nature Preserve)

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B384 Fresh Creek Nature Preserve 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64229965209961000, -73.88529968261719000 Fri, 18 May 2018 15:29:43 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at William F Moore Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-william-f-moore-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-william-f-moore-park Date: June 2, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Queens Borough President's Office to do general cleanup, rake leaves, and paint at William F Moore Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: William F Moore Park

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Q029 William F Moore Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.74369812011719000, -73.85549926757812000 Fri, 18 May 2018 15:44:35 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thorpe Family Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-thorpe-family-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-thorpe-family-playground Date: June 2, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Park Avenue Thorpe to repaint fencing, transplant some bushes, and spread woodchips at Thorpe Family Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 646-713-2732

Location: Park Avenue Thorpe Office

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2018-06-02 2018-06-02 9:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85641462889600000, -73.89467653373000000 Fri, 18 May 2018 15:44:35 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Washington Park Rocky Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-fort-washington-park-rocky-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-fort-washington-park-rocky-run Date: June 2, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Rocky Run to plant bulbs and do some general clean-up at Fort Washington Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 2:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rocky Run Dog Run (in Fort Washington Park)

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M028 Fort Washington Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 9:00 am 2:30 pm 40.84099960327100000, -73.94460296630900000 Fri, 18 May 2018 19:14:40 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach Date: June 2, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. to clean and beautify New Dorp Beach Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Cedar Grove Beach Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.55989837646500000, -74.10179901123000000 Fri, 18 May 2018 15:44:35 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-sunset-park Date: June 2, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify Sunset Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-972-1721

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.64670181274414000, -74.00239562988281000 Tue, 22 May 2018 12:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Red Hook Recreation Area]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-red-hook-recreation-area Date: June 2, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Red Hook Conservancy to beautify local parks at Red Hook Recreation Area. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-204-9514

Location: Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)

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B126 Red Hook Recreation Area 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.67240142822265600, -74.00399780273438000 Fri, 18 May 2018 15:44:35 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Union Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-union-square-park Date: June 2, 2018

Join Union Square Partnership for their 2018 It's My Park project in Union Square. Gather your friends and family to celebrate the park and learn how live a greener life at home.

The event will include:

  • volunteer clean-up
  • children's reading station and exploring setup of plants with microscopes
  • park-themed story time
  • composting demonstration highlighting the weekly composting in the Greenmarket
  • recycling demonstration
  • and more!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.73630142211914000, -73.99009704589844000 Tue, 22 May 2018 12:29:37 EDT
<![CDATA[National Trails Day at Forest Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/national-trails-day-at-forest-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/national-trails-day-at-forest-park Date: June 2, 2018

Celebrate National Trails Day with The Friends of Forest Park!

Forest Park, the third largest park in Queens, needs your help in maintaining the hiking trails that help you explore its 165 acres of majestic oak forest.

Volunteers are needed to prune, mulch, and clear the corridor for a new trail link.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle and lunch for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperon.

Please call (718) 235-4462 to register.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4462

Location: Metropolitan Avenue and Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.70858722141300000, -73.83893537521400000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab2a3b766407.jpg Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:59:44 EDT
<![CDATA[Discovery Community Gardens First Annual Kick Off Event]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/discovery-community-gardens-first-annual-kick-off-event http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/discovery-community-gardens-first-annual-kick-off-event Date: June 2, 2018

Let's celebrate the beginning of the growing season together! Discovery Community Gardens invites you to our First Annual Kickoff Event. There will be games, arts, garden crafts and music for all to enjoy while spending time in the gardens. Some delicious BBQ, snacks and drinks will be provided free to all who stop by to have a good time! Bring friends and family and we'll bring the FUN!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-456-4466

Location: Discovery Community Garden

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2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.69464980000000000, -73.79132650000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b02d4de8f552.jpg Mon, 21 May 2018 12:29:40 EDT
<![CDATA[The Rebirth of Artsy Bloom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/the-rebirth-of-artsty-bloom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/the-rebirth-of-artsty-bloom Date: June 2, 2018

Come and join us as we clean and beautify the Artsy Bloom community garden. Lunch will be served!

If you would like a space for planting, or more information on this event, please contact: Alicia Brown at (347) 479-8750 or Rham Robinson at (917) 532-9263.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-479-8750

Location: Artsy Bloom Community Garden

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2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.66967550000000000, -73.89217580000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5b02dded9f371.JPG Mon, 21 May 2018 12:44:29 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Thomas J. Cuite Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-thomas-j-cuite-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-thomas-j-cuite-park Date: June 2, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Thomas J. Cuite Park to beautify Thomas J. Cuite Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Thomas J. Cuite Park

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B255H Thomas J. Cuite Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.65403834785200000, -73.97878559438500000 Tue, 22 May 2018 12:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at White Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-white-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-white-playground Date: June 2, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with 106 St. Old Timers, Inc. to do a general clean up and planting at White Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-346-3396

Location: White Playground (in White Park)

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M148 White Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.79159927368164000, -73.94589996337890000 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:59:33 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Wolfe's Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-wolfes-pond-park Date: June 2, 2018

This It's My Park season, join NYCMTB on the first Saturday of each month to help ride, build, and maintain the trails at Wolfe's Pond Park. Volunteers will participate in a range of trail maintenance tasks for all ages and abilities. From digging and brush clearing to raking and litter cleanup, there is something for everyone!

Trailwork party meets at the Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station at 11:00 AM. Drop-in participation is encouraged. Early birds can get some laps in during the group ride at 10:00 AM which meets in the main parking lot at Wolfe's Pond Park. The Route: Mostly beginner friendly Distance: ~7 miles (www.nycmtb.eventbrite.com). We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: 734-358-2826

Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)

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R031 Wolfe's Pond Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.52040100097700000, -74.18949890136700000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:14:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Sugar Hill Luminaries Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-sugar-hill-luminaries-garden http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-sugar-hill-luminaries-garden Date: June 2, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with While We Are Still Here to do a general clean up and planting at Sugar Hill Garden. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: 718-502-1751

Location: 155th Street and Edgecombe Avenue (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.83050155639648400, -73.94039916992188000 Fri, 18 May 2018 12:44:44 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Shoelace Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-shoelace-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-shoelace-park Date: June 2, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with T.O.P Soccer to clean up and plant at Shoelace Park on East 213 Street and Bronx Boulevard. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

This group is generously supported by Council Member Andy King through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 11:15 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (914) 434-0958

Location: Shoelace Park Benches

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2018-06-02 2018-06-02 11:15 am 2:00 pm 40.88000106811500000, -73.86810302734400000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:14:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Go Green! Brooklyn Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/go-green-brooklyn-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/go-green-brooklyn-festival Date: June 2, 2018

Since 2008, Go Green! Brooklyn Festival has become an annual staple of community life in Williamsburg/Greenpoint. Now in its 11th year, Go Green! is the place to learn about local sustainability initiatives while sampling local food, art, and music.

Participating organizations, businesses, schools, crafters and artists inform and entertain the thousands of park-goers that enjoy McCarren Park on a beautiful summer day.

Green exhibitors, school sustainability challenges, fitness workshops, dance performances, eco-art, educational & scientific displays concerning our environment, a Greencycle Swap, volunteer park clean ups, a carefully curated eco-market and so much more!.

RSVP on Facebook for updates.

Share widely with #TOWNSQUAREBK &#GOGREENBK

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 987-2765

Location: 900 Lorimer Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2018-06-02 2018-06-02 12:00 pm 5:00 am 40.72150039672900000, -73.95269775390600000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5adfa755eacbe.jpg Fri, 18 May 2018 14:59:36 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Nautilus Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-nautilus-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/02/its-my-park-at-nautilus-playground Date: June 2, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Dream Team Park Stewards to beautify Nautilus Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 518-0720

Location: Nautilus Playground

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2018-06-02 2018-06-02 12:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.68389892578100000, -73.76999664306600000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Fort Independence Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/its-my-park-at-fort-independence-playground Date: June 3, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Jerome Park Friends and Neighbors who meet most Sundays April through October to care for the planting beds in Fort Independence Playground and around the Jerome Reservoir. No previous experience necessary.

Meet us at the field house at the playground. Email jeromeparkfans@gmail.com with any questions and to let us know if we should expect you. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult or present a parental/guardian consent form (available via group leader).

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 917-841-6032

Location: Fort Independence Park House (in Fort Independence Playground)

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X020 Fort Independence Playground 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.88128663866900000, -73.89645887766800000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Vidalia Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/its-my-park-at-vidalia-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/03/its-my-park-at-vidalia-park Date: June 3, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with the Teddy Bear Project to beautify Vidalia Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (929) 332-9172

Location: Vidalia Park Comfort Station (in Vidalia Park)

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X266 Vidalia Park 2018-06-03 2018-06-03 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.84411961458500000, -73.88142788410200000 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:59:23 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Cobble Hill Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/its-my-park-at-cobble-hill-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/its-my-park-at-cobble-hill-park Date: June 6, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Cobble Hill Association to beautify Cobble Hill Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Cobble Hill Park

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B326 Cobble Hill Park 2018-06-06 2018-06-06 7:00 am 8:30 am 40.68820190429687500, -73.99600219726562000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: June 6, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-06 2018-06-06 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop for Queens Volunteers: Queens Parks Connections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/workshop-for-queens-volunteers-queens-parks-connections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/06/workshop-for-queens-volunteers-queens-parks-connections Date: June 6, 2018

Partnerships Academy Workshops
Partnerships for Parks (PfP) invites you to join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Upcoming Workshop: Queens Parks Connections

Are you a park volunteer or supporter in Queens? Come to this workshop to meet other community members caring for local parks and hear about the amazing work park groups are doing across Queens!

You will learn about ways to spruce up your neighborhood park, get funding, work with NYC Parks staff in your borough, and more. Enjoy a free dinner as you mingle and get plugged into the larger network of park volunteers & staff in your borough.

For more information or questions, please email relzinga@cityparksfoundation.org.

Register here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Overlook Building Conference Room

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2018-06-06 2018-06-06 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.71071100000000000, -73.83554940000000000 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:15:03 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Rutland Road Greenstreets]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/its-my-park-at-rutland-road-greenstreets http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/its-my-park-at-rutland-road-greenstreets Date: June 7, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of East Flatbush/District #17 to beautify the greenstreets at Rutland Road, Remsen Avenue, and E. 52nd Street. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rutland Street Greenstreets

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2018-06-07 2018-06-07 8:30 am 12:30 pm 40.66075448805400000, -73.92920161904900000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/07/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: June 7, 2018

This It's My Park season, please join Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

This group is generously supported by Council Member Debi Rose through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Neal Dow Street and North Avenue (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2018-06-07 2018-06-07 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62250725034100000, -74.13466616204700000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: June 9, 2018

Join the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park as they start their Saturday mornings rain or shine with fun green projects such as raking leaves, planting, mulching, and more to build community.

For details contact mwmason@optimum.net and stewardsofhehenryhudson.org. Volunteers under 18 yr must be accompanied by an adult or present a parental/guardian consent form (available via group leader).

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (914) 374-5077

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 8:30 am 12:30 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Park Trail Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/0609-forest-park-trail-work http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/0609-forest-park-trail-work Date: June 9, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and Natural Areas Conservancy to protect forested areas in Forest Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants as well as close trails in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event.

Please note: Space is limited ans registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70060841729400000, -73.85446536541000000 Tue, 08 May 2018 12:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Westerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/its-my-park-at-westerleigh-park Date: June 9, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean and beautify Westerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Westerleigh Park Gazebo (in Westerleigh Park)

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R029 Westerleigh Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.61975881882100000, -74.13444897532500000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Herbert Von King Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/its-my-park-at-herbert-von-king-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/its-my-park-at-herbert-von-king-park Date: June 9, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Herbert Von King Dog Run to beautify Herbert Von King Park Dog Run. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Herbert Von King Dog Run (in Herbert Von King Park)

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B088 Herbert Von King Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.68956044185700000, -73.94788670539900000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Brower Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/its-my-park-at-brower-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/its-my-park-at-brower-park Date: June 9, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Brower Park to beautify Brower Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Brower Park Park House (in Brower Park)

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B012 Brower Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.67380142211900000, -73.94390106201200000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Rufus King Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/its-my-park-at-rufus-king-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/its-my-park-at-rufus-king-park Date: June 9, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with YMCA of Greater New York to beautify Rufus King Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park)

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Q023 Rufus King Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.70299911499023400, -73.80372619628906000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge Date: June 9, 2018

Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!

Participants earn their turns through the valuable experience of volunteering and riding. There will be light trail maintenance tasks for all ages from 10:00 a.m. to noon, followed by free guided rides for all volunteers, including use of bikes and protective gear, from 12:30 p.m to 3:00 p.m.

Make this day a great introduction to the park, and to the sport of off-road cycling!

Please bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant, and sturdy shoes or boots.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

Location: 131 Fort George Avenue

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2018-06-09 2018-06-09 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.85772210000000000, -73.92698140000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04805bd888f.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:14:54 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at St. Mary's Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/09/its-my-park-at-st-marys-park Date: June 9, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Healthy and Livable Mott Haven Partnership to beautify St. Mary's Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 146th Street and St. Ann's Avenue (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2018-06-09 2018-06-09 11:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81229371880000000, -73.91405409574500000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at North Shore Esplanade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-north-shore-esplanade Date: June 10, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths to beautify North Shore Esplanade. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (347) 489-3060

Location: 78 Richmond Terrace

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2018-06-10 2018-06-10 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.64462620000000000, -74.07748680000000000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Lt. Lia Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-lt-lia-playground Date: June 10, 2018

This It's My Park Season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify Lt. Lia Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: 347-489-3060

Location: Wall Street and St. Marks Place (in Lt. Lia Playground)

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R111 Lt. Lia Playground 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.64333096315300000, -74.07913684845000000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:44:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: June 10, 2018

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Closed-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7cb441620f7.JPG Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Ocean Breeze Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-ocean-breeze-park Date: June 10, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parks & Recreation/City of New York Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex Staff to clean and beautify Ocean Breeze Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-7923

Location: Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park)

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R149 Ocean Breeze Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.58341300000000000, -74.07372440000000000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:44:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Leif Ericson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-leif-ericson-park Date: June 10, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Parent Child Relationship to beautify Leif Ericson Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 347-972-1721

Location: 9th Avenue and 67th Street (in Leif Ericson Park)

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B052 Leif Ericson Park 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.63013715730000000, -74.01150739193000000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:44:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Skyline Playground]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/10/its-my-park-at-skyline-playground Date: June 10, 2018

This It's My Park Season, volunteer with HEALTH for Youths as they clean and beautify Skyline Playground. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: 347-489-3060

Location: Clyde Place and Prospect Avenue (in Skyline Playground)

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R123 Skyline Playground 2018-06-10 2018-06-10 11:30 am 12:30 pm 40.63980198533700000, -74.09018931486700000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:44:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Horseshoe Crab Monitoring]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/0611-horseshoe-crab-monitoring http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/11/0611-horseshoe-crab-monitoring Date: June 11, 2018

Join the Stewardship Team for an evening of horseshoe crab monitoring! Since 2013, NYC Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab spawning activity.

We'll walk the beach to count the number of crabs present and tag them to keep track of how many we've already seen as part of NYC Parks' ongoing effort to monitor their activity. This exciting work contributes to a long-term research study that is helping us to better understand and protect the horseshoe crabs that live in our urban waters.

Please note: Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Calvert Vaux Park,South end of the Calvert Vaux Parking Lot (in Calvert Vaux Park)

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B125 Calvert Vaux Park 2018-06-11 2018-06-11 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.58464431762695000, -73.99511718750000000; 40.58500614320000000, -73.99128162860900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ae86cf963bf6.JPG Tue, 08 May 2018 12:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/13/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/13/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: June 13, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-13 2018-06-13 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[It's My Park at New Dorp Beach]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/13/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/13/its-my-park-at-new-dorp-beach Date: June 13, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Kivlehan Park, Inc. to clean New Dorp Beach by removing garbage and debris. We look forward to cleaning up the beach with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: 904-415-3849

Location: New Dorp Beach Parking Lot (in Great Kills Park)

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R016 Great Kills Park 2018-06-13 2018-06-13 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.56257880152200000, -74.09923011064500000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:44:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Northerleigh Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/14/its-my-park-at-northerleigh-park Date: June 14, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Westerleigh Parks Coalition to clean up and beautify Northerleigh Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

This group is generously supported by Council Member Debi Rose through the NYC Council's Parks Equity Initiative, under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson and in coordination with Partnerships for Parks.

Start time: 5:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Neal Dow Street and North Avenue (in Northerleigh Park)

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R078 Northerleigh Park 2018-06-14 2018-06-14 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.62250725034100000, -74.13466616204700000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:44:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Henry Hudson Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/its-my-park-at-henry-hudson-park Date: June 16, 2018

Join the Stewards of Henry Hudson Park as they start their Saturday mornings rain or shine with fun green projects such as raking leaves, planting, mulching, and more to build community.

For details contact mwmason@optimum.net and stewardsofhehenryhudson.org. Volunteers under 18 yr must be accompanied by an adult or present a parental/guardian consent form (available via group leader).

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (914) 374-5077

Location: Henry Hudson Monument (in Henry Hudson Park)

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X080 Henry Hudson Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 8:30 am 12:30 pm 40.88240051269531000, -73.91840362548828000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:44:26 EDT
<![CDATA[Volunteer: Forest Restoration]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/its-my-park-day-forest-restorationinvasive-specie-removal http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/its-my-park-day-forest-restorationinvasive-specie-removal Date: June 16, 2018

Give some TreeLC to Conference House Park's emerging maritime forest. Help newly-planted native trees take hold with the removal of strangling invasive vines and plants.

Tools and gloves will be provided.

Refreshments will also be available.

Community service credit available.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 417-6917

Location: Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.50260162353500000, -74.25180053710900000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5ab524ddda2d1.jpg Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:00:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Park Trail Work]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/0616-forest-park-trailwork http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/0616-forest-park-trailwork Date: June 16, 2018

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and Natural Areas Conservancy to protect forested areas in Forest Park! Volunteers will learn how to identify and safely remove invasive plants, as well as close trails in order to help restore the forest and create a healthier ecosystem.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event.

Please note: Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 392-5232

Location: Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.70060841729400000, -73.85446536541000000 Tue, 08 May 2018 12:15:00 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Allison Pond Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/its-my-park-at-allison-pond-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/its-my-park-at-allison-pond-park Date: June 16, 2018

This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Allison Pond Park to clean and beautify Allison Pond Park. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 248-4838

Location: Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)

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R052 Allison Pond Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 9:00 am 1:00 pm 40.63831534864300000, -74.10274819544500000 Tue, 22 May 2018 13:44:26 EDT
<![CDATA[It's My Park at Pelham Parkway North]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/its-my-park-at-pelham-parkway-north http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/its-my-park-at-pelham-parkway-north Date: June 16, 2018

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Pelham Parkway North to water and maintain our green space clean and free of debris at Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue. We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 285-6700

Location: Pelham Parkway North and Wallace Avenue

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2018-06-16 2018-06-16 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.85791790000000000, -73.86466170000000000 Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:00:03 EST
<![CDATA[Forest Restoration Volunteer Days]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/forest-restoration-volunteer-days http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/16/forest-restoration-volunteer-days Date: June 16, 2018

Work together with The Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and NYC Parks staff to help restore Van Cortlandt Park's forests.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 430-1890

Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2018-06-16 2018-06-16 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.89110183715800000, -73.89399719238300000 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:45:03 EST
<![CDATA[Workshop for Brooklyn Volunteers: Brooklyn Parks Connections]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/workshop-for-brooklyn-volunteers-brooklyn-parks-connections http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/19/workshop-for-brooklyn-volunteers-brooklyn-parks-connections Date: June 19, 2018

Partnerships Academy Workshops
Partnerships for Parks (PfP) invites you to join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Upcoming Workshop: Brooklyn Parks Connections

Are you a park volunteer or supporter in Brooklyn? Come to this workshop to meet other community members caring for local parks and hear about the amazing work park groups are doing across Brooklyn!

You will learn about ways to spruce up your neighborhood park, get funding, work with NYC Parks staff in your borough, and more. You may not know all the people that play a role in maintaining and supporting your park, so join us to meet some new faces, enjoy a free dinner, and get plugged into the larger network of park volunteers & staff in your borough.

Featured Speakers: TBA

For more information or questions, please email relzinga@cityparksfoundation.org.

Register here.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2018-06-19 2018-06-19 6:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.66555303613600000, -73.97154068946800000 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:59:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/20/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: June 20, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-20 2018-06-20 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/24/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day Date: June 24, 2018

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust at its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by June 11.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-06-24 2018-06-24 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa172597eb02.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Partnerships Academy Workshop: Learn about the NYC Parks Capital Process]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/partnerships-academy-workshop-learn-about-the-nyc-parks-capital-process http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/26/partnerships-academy-workshop-learn-about-the-nyc-parks-capital-process Date: June 26, 2018

Partnerships Academy Workshops
Partnerships for Parks (PfP) invites you to join us at one of our many free and open to the public workshops offered year-round! They are a great way to meet, network, and learn the skills needed to get involved with, build, or sustain your park group.

Upcoming Workshop: How Are Parks Built? The NYC Parks Capital Process

Have you ever wondered how local parks are renovated and redesigned? How an outdated park can be transformed with fresh ideas and infrastructure?

Large scale improvements to parks, playgrounds, and greenways are happening all across New York City as part of the NYC Parks capital process; in fact, from sports field renovation to boardwalk resiliency, there are over 600 capital projects underway at this very moment.

Come to this workshop to learn:

  • The basics of how NYC Parks funds, designs, and constructs the parks we love and enjoy
  • What qualifies as a capital project, the steps for its completion--including needs assessment, procuring contractors, and construction--and how you can use the Capital Project Tracker to keep track of the timeline
  • And how communities can effectively gather data and ideas to participate in this process and provide input on park design

Featured speakers include:

  • Diane Jackier, Chief of Capital Strategic Initiatives, NYC Parks

Diane is the Chief of Capital Strategic Initiatives at NYC Parks. In this role, she oversees division-wide initiatives to improve the quality and efficiency of Parks’ capital process. She also supervises the staff in the quality assurance, data systems, and accessibility units in the Capital Division. Diane has a Master of City Planning, a Master of Science in Historic Preservation, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Krystyna Soljan, Community Visioning & Planning Manager, Partnerships for Parks

Krystyna Soljan is a community economic development professional and macro social worker dedicated to the holistic revitalization of disinvested urban neighborhoods. She currently serves as the Community Visioning & Planning Manager at Partnerships for Parks, where she helps community partners gather the data they need to support their advocacy campaigns for capital improvements in local parks. Previously, she coached and trained community groups in various settings, providing support to worker-owned cooperative businesses across NYC as well as neighborhood associations in Newark, NJ. Her favorite green spaces in NYC are the streets of Ditmas Park lined with London Planes.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2018-06-26 2018-06-26 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.76760101318400000, -73.97129821777300000 Tue, 22 May 2018 12:14:33 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/27/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: June 27, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-27 2018-06-27 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Attracting Pollinators and Pest-Controlling Predator Insects with Native Plants]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/attracting-pollinators-and-pestcontrolling-predator-insects-with-native-plants http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/28/attracting-pollinators-and-pestcontrolling-predator-insects-with-native-plants Date: June 28, 2018

Bronx Green-Up/New York Botanical Garden, Butterfly Project NYC, Dina Garcia, community gardener at New Roots Community Farm, and GreenThumb

Learn about the importance of our local pollinators and how to create gardens that attract them. As part of the workshop we will spend time identifying the native plants that host them at New Roots Community Farm. We will also observe and discuss design elements of the pollinator gardens and spend some time caring for the plants.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

Aprenda acerca de la importancia de nuestros polinizadores locales y cómo crear jardines para atraerlos. Como parte de este taller identificaremos las plantas nativas que los alojan en la granja comunitaria llamada New Roots. También observaremos y discutiremos los elementos de diseño de los jardines polinizadores y dedicaremos tiempo al cuidado de las plantas.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: New Roots Community Garden

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2018-06-28 2018-06-28 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.82122039794922000, -73.92516326904297000 Sat, 19 May 2018 22:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/06/30/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: June 30, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-06-30 2018-06-30 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c45ce83812.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/01/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: July 1, 2018

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Closed-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-07-01 2018-07-01 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7cb441620f7.JPG Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/04/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: July 4, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-04 2018-07-04 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/11/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/11/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: July 11, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-11 2018-07-11 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Teaching with Weeds: Cultivating Love of Wild Plant Medicines]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/teaching-with-weeds-cultivating-love-of-wild-plant-medicines http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/12/teaching-with-weeds-cultivating-love-of-wild-plant-medicines Date: July 12, 2018

Dandelion, burdock, violet leaf and ground ivy: just a few of the plants we've all encountered growing in our school and community gardens in between the rows of neatly cultivated tomato, carrot and brassica. Unwelcome as they may seem, these plants have been valued for centuries as medicines and sources of wild food. In this workshop, educators and gardeners will learn ways to help young people develop their plant identification skills, and an appreciation of the healing plants—often discarded as mere weeds—that grow abundantly all over our city.

Facilitated by Jessica Turner, Harlem Children's Zone; Grow to Learn; and GreenThumb

Throughout the month of July we will be highlighting community gardens that focus on ornamental plants as part of Botanical Month.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Taqwa Community Farm

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2018-07-12 2018-07-12 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.83259963989300000, -73.92900085449200000 Sat, 19 May 2018 22:14:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/14/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge Date: July 14, 2018

Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!

Participants earn their turns through the valuable experience of volunteering and riding. There will be light trail maintenance tasks for all ages from 10:00 a.m. to noon, followed by free guided rides for all volunteers, including use of bikes and protective gear, from 12:30 p.m to 3:00 p.m.

Make this day a great introduction to the park, and to the sport of off-road cycling!

Please bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant, and sturdy shoes or boots.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

Location: 131 Fort George Avenue

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2018-07-14 2018-07-14 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.85772210000000000, -73.92698140000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04805bd888f.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:14:54 EST
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/15/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day Date: July 15, 2018

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust at its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by July 9.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-07-15 2018-07-15 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a4cb6fa9075.JPG Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Organizing for Garden Success: Bylaws (Part 2 of 3)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/17/organizing-for-garden-success-bylaws-part-2-of-3 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/17/organizing-for-garden-success-bylaws-part-2-of-3 Date: July 17, 2018

GreenThumb will now be requiring all community garden groups to have bylaws for the 2019 relicensing. See here for more information.

Disorganization creates dysfunction. This three-part workshop series is designed to help your garden group build a strong foundation to deal with the many issues that arise in a community space. In this workshop we will be discussing writing garden bylaws that assist in decision-making. Registered GreenThumb gardeners who attend all three sessions will be eligible to receive a free book for their garden.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español.

La desorganización crea disfunción. Esta serie de talleres de dos partes está diseñada para ayudar a su grupo de jardinería a construir una base sólida para lidiar con los muchos problemas que surgen en un espacio comunitario. En este taller hablaremos sobre la redacción de reglamentos de jardinería que ayudan en la toma de decisiones. Los jardineros registrados GreenThumb que asistan a ambas sesiones serán elegibles para recibir un libro gratis para su jardín.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park),Bushwick Inlet Park House (in Bushwick Inlet Park)

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M058, B529 Marcus Garvey Park, Bushwick Inlet Park 2018-07-17 2018-07-17 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.80522155761719000, -73.94338226318360000; 40.72172493331700000, -73.96043425798400000 Sat, 19 May 2018 22:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Pest & Disease Management]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/17/pest-disease-management http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/17/pest-disease-management Date: July 17, 2018

Join us for a conversation about what pests and weeds are causing problems in your garden and which techniques are great to prevent them and rid yourself of them. Facilitated by former Extension Agent Mohammad Faroze.

To RSVP, call (718) 649-7979 x15 or email Sadatu Usman at sadatu@eastnewyorkfarms.org.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 649-7979

Location: Ten Neighbors Community Garden

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2018-07-17 2018-07-17 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.66472625732400000, -73.91648864746100000 Sat, 19 May 2018 22:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: July 18, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-18 2018-07-18 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Sharing our Farm Traditions: Agroecology]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/sharing-our-farm-traditions-agroecology http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/18/sharing-our-farm-traditions-agroecology Date: July 18, 2018

Join the Manager of Urban Agriculture at The Campaign Against Hunger Victor (Sumaq) Flores and the Lead Farmer of Far Rock Farm for a farm tour and demonstration of agroecological methods. Learn about practices and plants that contribute to the ecosystem while managing weeds, pests, and water.

Este taller se ofrecerá con traducción al Español. RSVP HERE.

Únase al Administrador de Agricultura Urbana de la organización The Campaign Against Victor (Sumaq) Flores y al Granjero Principal de Far Rock Farm para hacer un recorrido por la granja y participar en una demostración de métodos agroecológicos. Aprenda sobre las prácticas y las plantas que contribuyen al ecosistema mientras controlan la maleza, las plagas y el agua.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Far Rock Farm

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2018-07-18 2018-07-18 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.59550980000000000, -73.77630940000000000 Sat, 19 May 2018 22:29:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/25/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: July 25, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-25 2018-07-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/28/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/07/28/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: July 28, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-07-28 2018-07-28 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c45d625373.JPG Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:59:55 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/01/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/01/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: August 1, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-08-01 2018-08-01 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Fruit Tree Pests and Diseases (Part 2 of 2)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/02/fruit-tree-pests-and-diseases-part-2-of-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/02/fruit-tree-pests-and-diseases-part-2-of-2 Date: August 2, 2018

Do your fruit trees have spots, leaf curl, or other tricky issues preventing your garden from an abundant fruit harvest? Learn about common pests and diseases that affect fruit trees in NYC and what to do about them. This is Part 2 in a two-part series. Garden groups that attend both workshops will receive a book on fruit tree care.

RSVP HERE. Facilitated by Sam Bishop – Trees New York, and GreenThumb

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: La Plaza Cultural

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2018-08-02 2018-08-02 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.72529983520500000, -73.97859954834000000 Mon, 21 May 2018 13:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/05/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: August 5, 2018

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Closed-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-08-05 2018-08-05 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7cb441620f7.JPG Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: August 8, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-08-08 2018-08-08 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Walk This Way! Laying Bricks and Pavers for Garden Paths]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/walk-this-way-laying-bricks-and-pavers-for-garden-paths http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/08/walk-this-way-laying-bricks-and-pavers-for-garden-paths Date: August 8, 2018

Welcome guests and gardeners alike with a pleasing new walkway to your garden. This workshop will give you the tools and techniques that you need to make a quick and simple brick or paver walkway.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: St. Marks Avenue Community Garden

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2018-08-08 2018-08-08 5:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.67890167236328000, -73.96900177001953000 Mon, 21 May 2018 13:44:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/11/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/11/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge Date: August 11, 2018

Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!

Participants earn their turns through the valuable experience of volunteering and riding. There will be light trail maintenance tasks for all ages from 10:00 a.m. to noon, followed by free guided rides for all volunteers, including use of bikes and protective gear, from 12:30 p.m to 3:00 p.m.

Make this day a great introduction to the park, and to the sport of off-road cycling!

Please bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant, and sturdy shoes or boots.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

Location: 131 Fort George Avenue

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2018-08-11 2018-08-11 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.85772210000000000, -73.92698140000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04805bd888f.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:14:54 EST
<![CDATA[Bike Tour of Youth Gardens Raising Chickens]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/11/bike-tour-of-youth-gardens-raising-chickens http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/11/bike-tour-of-youth-gardens-raising-chickens Date: August 11, 2018

Join us for this bike tour, and roll up to chicken coops in Harlem and the South Bronx that were founded and currently tended to by young people in nearby schools and programs. We will learn about unique features of the coops as well as challenges and how each group overcame them as well as quick snapshots of the steps involved in starting a chicken coop in a school garden or community garden.

The tour will begin at the coop at Harlem Grown and then finish in the Bronx. For those who do not want to bike, there will be a bus available. Seating will be limited - please make it clear if you would like to take the bus when you RSVP.

Pre-registration required at growtolearn.org/calendar/

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Harlem Grown 134th Street Farm

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2018-08-11 2018-08-11 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.81401870000000000, -73.94272870000000000 Mon, 21 May 2018 14:14:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Make it Rain: Grants for your Green Space]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/14/make-it-rain-grants-for-your-green-space http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/14/make-it-rain-grants-for-your-green-space Date: August 14, 2018

Hear from Citizens Committee for NYC and Partnerships for Parks about funding opportunities for community green space projects. Learn about the financial resources they offer and top tips to secure funding for your 2018 project.

Pre-registration required on Eventbrite.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: GreenThumb Office

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2018-08-14 2018-08-14 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.71048049702100000, -74.00351333618200000 Mon, 21 May 2018 14:14:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/15/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/15/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: August 15, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-08-15 2018-08-15 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Greenbelt Native Plant Center Field Trip]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/greenbelt-native-plant-center-field-trip http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/17/greenbelt-native-plant-center-field-trip Date: August 17, 2018

Join GreenThumb on a field trip for a tour of the Greenbelt Native Plant Center - NYC Parks' 13-acre greenhouse, nursery, and seed bank complex on Staten Island. Participants will learn how the center provides native plants and seeds from local plant populations in support of the restoration and management of many of the City's most valuable natural areas. We will hear from the center staff, which have extensive knowledge of the local ecosystems of the region. Their seed collectors alone log thousands of hours each year in the field.

Pre-registration is required on Eventbrite. Limited spots available.RSVP does not guarantee participation; GreenThumb will confirm availability. Please bring lunch.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 602-5300

Location: Greenbelt Native Plant Center

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R017A Greenbelt Native Plant Center 2018-08-17 2018-08-17 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.59619903564453000, -74.18129730224610000 Mon, 21 May 2018 14:14:39 EDT
<![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Beautification Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/19/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/19/fort-tryon-park-beautification-day Date: August 19, 2018

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes and join the Friends Committee of the Fort Tryon Park Trust at its monthly beautification days. Activities will include some or all of the following: painting, planting preparations, planting, weeding, and more.

Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by August 6.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-08-19 2018-08-19 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5aa2c1fd3e69a.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/22/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: August 22, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-08-22 2018-08-22 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/25/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: August 25, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-08-25 2018-08-25 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c45e66d8a7.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/29/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/08/29/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: August 29, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-08-29 2018-08-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/05/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/05/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: September 5, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-09-05 2018-09-05 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Second Saturday Bike Park Orientation Days at Highbridge]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/08/second-saturday-bike-park-orientation-days-at-highbridge Date: September 8, 2018

Led by professional ride leaders and master trailbuilders, participants learn what it takes to build and ride the most progressive urban bike park in America!

Participants earn their turns through the valuable experience of volunteering and riding. There will be light trail maintenance tasks for all ages from 10:00 a.m. to noon, followed by free guided rides for all volunteers, including use of bikes and protective gear, from 12:30 p.m to 3:00 p.m.

Make this day a great introduction to the park, and to the sport of off-road cycling!

Please bring water, sunscreen, bug repellant, and sturdy shoes or boots.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (734) 358-2826

Location: 131 Fort George Avenue

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2018-09-08 2018-09-08 10:00 am 3:00 pm 40.85772210000000000, -73.92698140000000000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a04805bd888f.jpg Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:14:54 EST
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/09/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: September 9, 2018

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-09-09 2018-09-09 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7cb441620f7.JPG Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/12/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/12/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: September 12, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-09-12 2018-09-12 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Fall It's My Park Day at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/16/fall-its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/16/fall-its-my-park-day-at-fort-tryon-park Date: September 16, 2018

Need volunteer hours for school or work? Want to help out in your neighborhood? Fort Tryon Park welcomes you! Help prep the park by assisting the Friends Committee and NYC Parks staff by painting, planting, weeding, and more!

Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Groups must RSVP by emailing info@FortTryonParkTrust.org by September 10.

Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2018-09-16 2018-09-16 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.85929870605469000, -73.93409729003906000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/58a4c1a7b46bd.jpg Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:15:01 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/19/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/19/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: September 19, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-09-19 2018-09-19 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/26/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: September 26, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-09-26 2018-09-26 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/09/29/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: September 29, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-09-29 2018-09-29 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c45e971749.JPG Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:01 EDT
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/03/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/03/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: October 3, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-10-03 2018-10-03 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST
<![CDATA[Roger Morris Park Garden Volunteer Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/07/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/07/roger-morris-park-garden-volunteer-day Date: October 7, 2018

Whether you have a green thumb or just a curiosity for what makes the garden grow, all are welcome to volunteer in Roger Morris Park, the grounds of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, once a month under the supervision of NYC Parks.

All tools and instructions are provided, just bring a willingness to get a little dirty as we beautify our special garden.

Close-toed shoes are required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

RSVP by emailing John.Kelly@parks.nyc.gov and write "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Groups must RSVP by at least 14 days in advance.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 923-8008

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)

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M073 Roger Morris Park 2018-10-07 2018-10-07 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.83449935913086000, -73.93849945068360000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a7cb441620f7.JPG Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:29:59 EST
<![CDATA[Farm & Compost Volunteer Opportunities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/10/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2018/10/10/farm-compost-volunteer-opportunities Date: October 10, 2018

Join the NYC Compost Project to lend a hand at our urban farm or learn how composted food scraps nourish the soil. Find out how to foster a farm ecosystem and grow healthy crops. Tasks vary by event, and may include weeding, harvesting, planting activities, processing food scraps, building a compost pile, or sifting finished compost. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2018-10-10 2018-10-10 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.75149917602539000, -73.82620239257812000 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5a8c447a6148b.JPG Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:00:01 EST