Con Edison Family Science Night – Exploring Planetary Science! Wednesday, December 19

Wednesday, December 19: Save the date for Con Edison Family Science Night – the topic for this month will be Planetary Sciene! We are happy to launch our second season of Con Edison Family Science Night, a series of free monthly sessions featuring science topics and experiments designed for children and parents to accomplish together. […]

Winter Yoga Series: Friday Evenings in January

Fridays, January 4, 11, 18, 25: Begin the new year – and your weekend – with an evening of indoor Yoga practice at the Greenbelt Nature Center.  Our friends from Five Boro Power Yoga will provide a series of four classes for people of all experience levels.   Come to all or some.  Stretch, breathe and relax your way into 2019.  Minimum donation to the nonprofit Greenbelt Conservancy is $10.00 per class – payable at the door.   BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle.

A wonderful book and gift idea for Greenbelt fans

The 164-page, hardcover edition with color photographs tells the story of one of the most successful open-space preservation efforts in the nation, with a not-for-profit management structure still in place today. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, local citizens took on master planner, Robert Moses and won.  The outcome is today’s Greenbelt with its acres of natural areas, miles of trails and attractive parks and facilities.

Birding in the Greenbelt by Howard Fischer

Staten Island’s Greenbelt provides birders with some of the finest woodland environment in the five boroughs. The diversity of bird species found in these second growth forests is amazing. Birding falls into seasonal categories and the open spaces and wetlands of our Greenbelt certainly reflect that fact. Each season has its highlights, expected species and resident species. Photo: Red-shouldered hawk by Virginia Re.

Winter is on its way to the Greenbelt’s parks and trail system!

Throughout the winter months, there are still pretty vistas to enjoy, however – the air is crisp and it’s a great time to explore the outdoors.  Visibility is broader and birds nests are revealed in the tree tops.  The Greenbelt is home to a range of gorgeous trees – maple, tulip and sassafras, to name a few.  Walk the trails in the winter sunshine to enjoy the open feeling of the forest and the peace and quiet for which the Greenbelt is known. 

Environmental Education Programs & Field Trips for all ages. Check out our toddler series!

The Greenbelt is an exceptional place for educators and students to explore the wonders of nature. We are always excited to share our forests and meadows with you! We offer both underhand outdoor programs. Our Environmental Education programs compliment learning standards; we are an official New York City Department of Education Vendor.

Volunteer Opportunities in the Greenbelt including MLK Day of Service on January 20

Volunteering in the Greenbelt is a great way to get involved in your community, and to get to know one of New York City’s largest and most beautiful parks.  Many of our volunteer projects take place outdoors along our trail system. There are also indoor tasks and projects happening throughout the year. Please contact us at volunteer@sigreenbelt.org to become involved!

Become a member of the Greenbelt Conservancy in 2018, and become a part of our success!

The Greenbelt Conservancy relies on private funding from members, businesses, foundations, corporations and general philanthropy. Become a member and become a part of maintaining and beautifying our vital parkland in central Staten Island. There are many ways to get involved as a member of the Greenbelt Conservancy – from “Young Naturalists” to “Mighty Oaks” categories.

Living with deer in Staten Island and how to avoid tick bites

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.

Video: “Woodland Verse: A Glimpse into the Staten Island Greenbelt”

Enjoy a short video highlighting the Greenbelt’s natural resources and the people who care for them and visit. Our urban park in central Staten Island features and extensive trail system and open space to inspire and teach visitors of all ages and background the lessons of nature. Enjoy the video, and then please visit us soon!


For more information, please call us at 718-667-2165 (High Rock Park) or
718-351-3450 (Nature Center)

Early Bird registration is now open!
Race day is Saturday, February 23, 2019 for our annual "Cold Feat" 5/10K Trail Race. - Give the gift of outdoor fitness and adventure this season!

The Greenbelt Nature Center and terrace is available for your private gathering. The surroundings are bucolic and unique. And your payment helps sustain Greenbelt programs and initiatives. Click on the photo for all the details and contact information.

Save the date for our next High Rock Challenge. Saturday, April 27, 2019. Sponsorship packages are available. Click the image for last year's photos and results.

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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...

Trail Running, Racing and Hiking

Trail Running, Racing and Hiking

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