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in Staten Island, NY through education,
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Parties and Rentals

Celebrate your next special occasion at the Greenbelt Nature Center

or at the Carousel for All Children (both temporarily closed due to Covid)

The Greenbelt is a beautiful location for you upcoming wedding, birthday, anniversary or special occasion. We offer two locations nestled in one of New York City’s most unique nature preserves, just 30-minutes from downtown Manhattan. Scroll down to learn about the Greenbelt Nature Center and the Carousel for All Children.

Click here to view our wedding/special occasion brochure and list of preferred caterers. 

evening view of the Greenbelt Nature Center on Staten Island

Greenbelt Nature Center

700 Rockland Avenue,  Staten Island, NY 10314

The Greenbelt Nature Center is a stunning 5,400 square-foot stone and brick building that stands in harmony with its natural surroundings. Nestled within the Greenbelt’s lush woodlands, the fully accessible Nature Center is available to rent for any private affair.

The space features a spacious event room and adjacent outdoor patio, the Nature Center can accommodate parties of up to 150 guests – cocktail reception style – or 100 guests for a seated occasion. Our team will assist you will planning the perfect event offering all-inclusive (catering, open bar, entertainment) party options.

For more information or to check availability, please contact us by email or call 718.667.2165, extension 106.

Click here for a list of our “Forest Favorites,” preferred Nature Center caterers.

Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park    

                 Two Eton Place, Staten Island, NY 10312

Dear Friends of the Greenbelt,

We are excited to let you know that we are working toward reopening the Carousel for the 2021 season!

Although we do not have an exact opening date yet, we are looking forward to providing visitors of all ages with a fun and memorable experience.  In the interest of keeping all of our visitors safe this season, we will be adhering to all New York State and City health guidelines. Please check this site regularly for updates.

If you wish to place your name on a list to express your interest in hosting an event at the Carousel, please contact the Nature Center at 718-351-3450.

The colorful carousel offers the perfect location for birthday parties and corporate events alike, the Carousel for All Children is in Staten Island’s Willowbrook Park.  This park is centrally located and boasts, in addition to the carousel, a 12-acre lake, hiking trails, ball fields and ample parking.

The Carousel is available for private and semi-private parties from May through October.

Our private party rental option is available during non-public hours and can accommodate a maximum of 100 guests. Guests will enjoy unlimited spins on the Carousel (adults, too!) and will be entertained for hours. We offer two- to four-hour party packages and have minimal restrictions on outside vendors.

The Carousel is also available for rentals during public hours. This non-exclusive option offers you and your guests a designated area of the Carousel space and provides up to 50-guests with unlimited spins. This option requires a minimum of ten guests.