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The Carousel for All Children: Open on Saturday, July 4! Free concert on the lawn, Friday, July 3!

Sweet Sounds of Liberty – Friday, July 3 at 4 pm
Join us for a free concert of patriotic music performed by our talented friends from the Staten Island Philharmonic. Relax in front of the Carousel; bring your own lawn chairs for seating and sit back and enjoy the “Sweet Sounds of Liberty!” Carousel rides are still just $1.50, and our refreshment stand is in full operation offering cold drinks, snacks and ice cream for sale. Happy Independence Day to all!


Summer Camp 2015

There is a wonderful summertime experience awaiting children right in our great outdoors! The Greenbelt Summer Day Camp is an exciting, educational, hands-on summer camp experience for children who love nature. Six different one week sessions are offered, beginning in July on a Monday-through-Thursday schedule.

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Understory: Summer Bulletin

The term “understory” refers to the vegetation that grows beneath the main canopy of a forest. Here, we use the term for our seasonal bulletin, which is designed to share information about what’s happening throughout the Greenbelt’s parks, open space and trail system as well as at our facilities. Take a look, and then come visit us for a great summer adventure!


Volunteer Opportunities

We rely on volunteers to help keep the Greenbelt beautiful and forever green. Volunteering here is not only a great way to get involved in your community, it’s a great way to get to know one of New York City’s largest and most beautiful parks.   As you might expect, many of our volunteer projects take place outdoors along our trails system and in natural areas.  Volunteers are also a key component at special events such as our seasonal trail races and forest restoration clinics.


Visit the Nature Center

The centrally-located Greenbelt Nature Center is a hub for a wide range of Greenbelt activities and programs. Here you may view the Richmond County Savings Foundation exhibits to learn about Greenbelt history, geography, flora and fauna, and current happenings. “Into the Outdoors” public programs includes a range of programs including art workshops, author lectures, performances, […]

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Nature’s Calendar

Here is a sampling of what takes place in the Greenbelt throughout the year. Come for a visit to be part of these wondrous activities. Each month offers distinctive and special happenings. And when the full moon hangs over the Greenbelt, all’s right with the world. East coast Native Indians gave names to each full moon, which we have listed. Learn more...

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