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2020 Fall Flat 5K – Register Today!

  Who’s ready to run? Registration for this year’s Fall Flat 5K is now open! Join us in-person on Saturday, November 21 at Willowbrook Park, or participate virtually. Spots are limited – save your race space by registering today! 

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We Remember

On this day 19 years ago, our city – and country – were forever changed. We owe a tremendous debt of thanks and gratitude to all those who put themselves in harm’s way that day, and in the weeks, months, and years that followed. One heartwarming anecdote from the months…

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2020 Carousel Update

Friends of the Greenbelt, Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park will not open this summer. The Carousel for All Children is a unique and fun-filled amenity for Staten Islanders of all ages, so it is with great sadness that we made the decision to cancel…

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Today is NYC’s Day of Action Against Covid-19

TODAY is New York City’s first Get Tested Day of Action! Did you get your test for COVID-19 yet? COVID-19 tests confidential, safe, and FREE! Go to ​NYC.Gov/COVIDTest ​or text “COVIDTEST” to 855-48 to find a testing site near you. Getting tested is safe, and by getting tested, you help…

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Blue Marble image of Earth from Apollo 17

Earth Day 2020 – New Greenbelt YouTube Channel

To celebrate the 50th Annual Earth Day, the Greenbelt educators have launched a brand new YouTube channel to host all the nature-focused educational content they have been working so hard on.  To get things started, here are five educational videos for you to watch at home, one for each decade…

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Meet the Educators

The Greenbelt Education Department is springing into action to create exciting virtual educational content for all of our friends and families at home. With two new educators joining our dynamic team, we thought this was a great opportunity to (re)introduce everyone who is working hard to bring nature and science…

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Celebrate at the Greenbelt Nature Center

The Greenbelt Nature Center provided a bucolic backdrop for any special occasion. The facility is available to rent in every season.

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High Rock Challenge 2020 Important Update

Thank you for your continued involvement and support.

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Nature Notes

Suggested Nature Activities for September 2020

Note: While doing these activities, we should be practicing social distancing, staying at least 6 feet from the nearest person. Frequent hand washing for twenty seconds or more is advised. These activities are recommended to be done with your immediate family or household. If you want to include other friends…

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Nature Activities for August 2020

RECOMMENDED NATURE ACTIVITIES FOR AUGUST 2020 Note: While doing these activities, we should be practicing social distancing, staying at least 6 feet from the nearest person. Frequent hand washing for twenty seconds or more is advised. These activities are recommended to be done with your immediate family or household. If…

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Greenbelt Facility and Program & Weekend Parking Update: Let’s Spread Out!

As of Tuesday, March 17, the Greenbelt Nature and Recreation Centers – and all NYC Parks nature and recreations centers – will be closed to the public.

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Red-headed Woodpeckers in the Greenbelt

Have you spotted any Woodpeckers pecking at trees in the Greenbelt lately?

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