Bronx-Events

Pelham Bay Park Tree Planting

Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

Date: October 23, 2020

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team and One Tree Planted to plant trees in the forest of Pelham Bay Park — NYC's largest park!

Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please be sure to wear a face mask and bring your own water bottle to this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone. Groups larger than 10, please contact maria.amin@parks.nyc.gov before registering.

Register online

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

2020-10-23
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Foodway Fridays

Concrete Plant Park
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Date: October 23, 2020

You are invited to come join our Foodway family in maintaining the Bronx River's foraging garden.

For more information or to get involved, contact foodway@bronxriver.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 532 7704

Location: Concrete Plant Park

2020-10-23
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Foodway Social Distance Fridays

Concrete Plant Park
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Date: October 23, 2020

Visit the Foodways Friday mornings through October for weekly tours at 10:00 a.m., tea tastings, and volunteer hours starting October 2.

For more information or to get involved, contact foodway@bronxriver.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 560-9805

Location: Concrete Plant Park

2020-10-23
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Arts, Culture & Fun: Art Workshop

Next to the bocce courts (in Pelham Bay Park)
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Date: October 23, 2020

Join NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun for an art workshop in partnership with Seeds of the League. Artist Ian Gabriel will lead a life drawing workshop.

Ian Gabriel is a comic book artist, illustrator, and grad of SVA. His work focuses on ink work, watercolor, and architecture.

Seeds of the League is the Art Students League's community program.

The workshop will be held outdoors. For your comfort, bring a mat, blanket, or folding chair to sit on. Feel free to bring your own pens, pencils and paper. Some supplies will be provided.

Registration
Please email lucy.aponte@parks.nyc.gov to register, and note that the class size is limited to 25 participants and will be on a first-come-first-serve basis on the day of the workshop. The workshop will be cancelled in case of rain.

Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. We’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programming.

Note: Some programs may be modified, rescheduled, or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

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Location: Next to the bocce courts (in Pelham Bay Park)

2020-10-23
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Starlight Social Distance Community Paddle Project

Starlight Park
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Date: October 23, 2020

Free Community Paddles offer families and friends a unique way of bonding as they experience the tidal section of the Bronx River via canoe.

With no experience needed, participants can practice paddling with family and friends.

Register online

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 560-9805

Location: Starlight Park

2020-10-23
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Pelham Bay Park Tree Planting

Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

Date: October 24, 2020

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to plant trees in the forest of Pelham Bay Park — NYC's largest park!

Trees provide so many benefits to New Yorkers such as improved air and water quality, reduced pollution, and lower energy costs. Volunteers will be trained in proper planting techniques.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please be sure to wear a face mask and bring your own water bottle to this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone. Groups larger than 10, please contact maria.amin@parks.nyc.gov before registering.

Register online

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

2020-10-24
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Fall Foliage Hike: Cornucopia of Trees!

Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)
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Date: October 24, 2020

With nearly 30,000 acres of public parkland, New York City is the perfect place for fall leaf-peeping. Let our Urban Park Ranger naturalists explain why leaves change colors and introduce you to the diversity of trees found in our urban forests. Be sure to bring your camera and prepare for the kaleidoscope of colors.

Share your best NYC Parks fall foliage photos with us on Twitter and Instagram with #FallforNYC. We’re sharing our favorite photos at @nycparks!

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 548-0912

Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)

2020-10-24
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Arts, Culture & Fun: Fall Art Workshop

Morris Park Avenue and Haight Avenue (in Loreto Playground)
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Date: October 24, 2020

Join Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun for a fall art workshop in partnership with Seeds of the League. Artist Jon Bunge will lead the workshop. All levels from beginner to advanced are welcome.

Feel free to bring your own supplies. Supplies will be provided. For your comfort, bring a mat, blanket, or folding chair to sit on.

Seeds of the League is the Art Students League's community program.

Registration
Please email lucy.aponte@parks.nyc.gov to register, and note that the class size is limited to 25 participants and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the workshop.

Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programming.

Note: Some programs may be modified, rescheduled, or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

Image by Joan Barnes

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Morris Park Avenue and Haight Avenue (in Loreto Playground)

2020-10-24
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Stewardship Saturdays at the Foodway

Concrete Plant Park
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Date: October 24, 2020

Join Concrete Friends at Concrete Plant each Saturday throughout the month of October to help with cleanups and weeding of the Bronx River Foodway alongside fellow community members.

Volunteers will be provided with PPE, tea, and infused water made from ingredients found in the Foodway.

All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Please RSVP online or by emailing concretefriends@gmail.com.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 532-7704

Location: Concrete Plant Park

2020-10-24
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Birding: Hawk Watch

Pelham Bay Park
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Date: October 25, 2020

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

This hike will take us through the Bronx-Pelham Landfill in search of birds of prey and other wildlife along the way.

Please bring your own binoculars.

Registration is required. To register for this program please visit the Urban Park Ranger Program Registration Page. Registration opens on Wednesday October 14.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park

2020-10-25
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It's My Park at Vidalia Park

Vidalia Park Comfort Station (in Vidalia Park)

Date: October 25, 2020

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Teddy Bear Project to beautify Vidalia Park.

Space is limited, so please reach out to the project contact to confirm your attendance.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Vidalia Park Comfort Station (in Vidalia Park)

2020-10-25
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Starlight Social Distance Litter Project #MeaningfulMondays

Starlight Park
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Date: October 26, 2020

Come join us for our Meaningful Mondays at Starlight Park. Help us garden around River House and remove debris from Starlight Park.

Register online

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 560-9805

Location: Starlight Park

2020-10-26
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It's My Park at Claremont Park

Claremont Park

Date: October 27, 2020

This It's My Park season, join us to clean up Claremont Park. We look forward to keeping the park beautiful with your help!

Registration is required. Please sign up and complete your waiver here. Remember to wear a face covering when volunteering.

For more information, please email ItsMyPark@cityparksfoundation.org.

During the month of October, NYC Parks is partnering with Cabot Creamery Co-operative to send a special thank you to our volunteers. Volunteers who participate in this project will be eligible for a free sampling of Cabot cheeses, delivered to their home, while supplies last.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Claremont Park

2020-10-27
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Starlight Park Social Distance Gardening Project

Starlight Park
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Date: October 28, 2020

Help us maintain Bronx River parks!

Register online

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 560-9805

Location: Starlight Park

2020-10-28
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Foodway Fridays

Concrete Plant Park
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Date: October 30, 2020

You are invited to come join our Foodway family in maintaining the Bronx River's foraging garden.

For more information or to get involved, contact foodway@bronxriver.org.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (646) 532 7704

Location: Concrete Plant Park

2020-10-30
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Nature Hike and Craft

Pelham Bay Park Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

Date: October 31, 2020

Join the Rangers for a light hike, collecting natural materials along the way to create your own crafts.

Please note: We are offering outdoor programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you're sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to our programs.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 319-7258

Location: Pelham Bay Park Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)

2020-10-31
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It's My Park at Ciccarone Park

Ciccarone Park

Date: November 1, 2020

This It’s My Park season, volunteer with Teddy Bear Project to beautify Ciccarone Park.

Space is limited, so please reach out to the project contact to confirm your attendance.

We look forward to cleaning up the park with you!

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Ciccarone Park

2020-11-01
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