Annual Blue Jean Ball: Thursday, May 17

Don’t miss the Greenbelt Conservancy’s annual (and casual) event at the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook park. Be a kid again and enjoy live music, unlimited rides on our famed carousel, entertainment, buffet menu, beer and wine, and more! We are thrilled to welcome back live entertainment by Cause and The Effects. And we have several surprises in store for you as well! Order tickets now for early bird pricing.

We are hiring: Part-time Bookkeeper & Carousel Staff Members

Join our Greenbelt Conservancy team for part-time and/or seasonal employment. We are seeking qualified persons for assistant manager positions at our Carousel, and a part-time bookkeeper in our administrative offices. The Greenbelt is a beautiful setting in which to work, and we welcome your applications. Please click on the post to read job descriptions. The Greenbelt Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

Volunteer Opportunities: High Rock Challenge, Carousel Opening Day, and along the Trails.

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!

Explore Meteorology & Weather at Con Edison Family Science Night – Wednesday, May 16

Families are invited to gather to explore a range of science topics and activities. A few short, self-guided activities will start families thinking together, followed by a full group activity. Families with children ages 8-10 years old are welcome to register for these events. Feel free to call our educators for more details – 718-351-3450

Carousel for All Children 2018 Season Begins on Saturday, May 5

Join us for fun and games as we greet another new Carousel season in the Greenbelt’s Willowbrook park.  This year’s celebration falls on Cinco de Mayo. Join us as we celebrate Mexican style featuring a celebration of the Monarch butterfly (mariposa) annual migration to Mexico!  Festivities will begin at 12 noon with a live musical performance by “Music with Patrick.”

Greenbelt Summer Camp 2018: Five week series begins Monday, July 9

The Greenbelt offers exciting, educational, hands-on summer camp experiences guiding children safely through outdoor exploration. Our camp is great for nature lovers, scientists, creative types, and adventurers alike! A five week series begins on July 9; sign up for all five sessions or choose just a couple!

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.

Environmental Education Programs, Field Trips, Homeschool & Toddler Programs – 2018

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.

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.

2018 High Rock Challenge is Saturday, April 28. Race bag pick up is Thursday, April 26, 4 – 7 pm at Camp Kaufmann

Race day is Saturday, April 28, 2018. Two-member teams compete in mystery events and physical obstacles, which are located throughout the approximately 10-K course. Events are designed to encourage teamwork The course is almost entirely on the Greenbelt trail system. Proceeds from the event help support Greenbelt trail maintenance. The HRC is held in memory of NYPD Officer, John Kelly.

Please click the Events link on top menu for a calendar of hikes, classes and activities. If you cannot find what you need, please call us at 718-667-2165 or 718-351-3450.

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Race day is Saturday, April 28, 2018! Grab a partner and join us for the time of your life along the Greenbelt trails!

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