Summer Camp 2016

There is a wonderful summertime experience awaiting children in our great outdoors! The Greenbelt Summer Day Camp is an exciting and educational experience for children who love nature. The program takes place weekday mornings. Our camp serves three separate age groups and is supervised by the Greenbelt’s environmental education department. Register early!

New Interpretive and Trail Navigation Signage made possible by Con Edison

On Saturday, June 4, in celebration of National Trails Day, the Greenbelt Conservancy unveiled new trail-side interpretive signs that explain the flora and fauna of our natural areas park. “Way finding” signs are also new throughout the trail system; they will better help hikers navigate the Greenbelt’s extensive trails system.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare: Free performance – June 18,19, 25 & 26 by the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre

Join us for an outdoor performance of one of William Shakespeare’s most popular works, and featuring original music performed live by The Headlocks Seats are unreserved. Please share a ride to High Rock park as parking is limited. A Midsummer Night’s Dream portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess.

A night out with the Staten Island Yankees in support of the Greenbelt Conservancy

Come out to the ballgame with us! Enjoy a night with the Staten Island Yankees in support of the Greenbelt Conservancy environmental education and outdoor recreational programs. Purchase tickets on the link provided, and all proceeds will to the not-for-profit Greenbelt Conservancy.

The Carousel for All Children: Open for season and available to privately rent

The Carousel For All Children is the splendid result of a collaboration between the Greenbelt Conservancy and NYC Parks. The office of the Staten Island Borough President provided capital funding for the carousel. The carousel was designed and built between 1997 and 1999 in Mansfield, Ohio by Carousel Works. According to the artisans, the carousel in Willowbrook Park is the largest and fanciest one they’ve created.

Volunteer Opportunities This Summer

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.

Summer for the Wee Ones: Nature-inspired programs for toddlers and their caregivers

One is never too young to fall in love with the Greenbelt. Through hands-on activities, observations, finger plays, games, and stories, toddlers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. The programs will take place indoors and outdoors (weather-permitting) for two- year olds and their caregiver.

“Into our Woods:” Friday, September 16 – Celebrate the Greenbelt Conservancy

Come Into Our Woods for a memorable evening celebrating the Greenbelt Conservancy on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 7 – 10:00 pm. Hosted at the beautiful Nature Center nestled in the heart of the Greenbelt, our annual Fall Benefit will feature live entertainment, delectable hors d’oeuvres and desserts, open bar, and an exclusive silent auction. […]

Living with deer in Staten Island

Deer populations are increasing across the United States. In fact, there are more deer in North America today than any time in history. Within New York City, populations of white-tailed deer are growing and expanding in the north Bronx and Staten Island. Deer benefit from abundant food and shelter available in those boroughs’ parks and green spaces.

Greenbelt cited as New York City’s Remotest Spot

Inspired by ecologists, Rebecca and Ryan Means, Eben Pindychk of the “New Yorker” magazine, set out to find the remotest region in New York City. Guess what he discovered? The ecologists run “Project Remote,” an endeavor to locate and visit the point farthest from a road in all fifty states. Click the heading to read the full article.


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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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