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Celebrate in the Greenbelt!

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Opening Day at The Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park!

Carousel opening day is tomorrow! We’ll be here rain or shine from 11am to 5:45pm. Due to the predicted rain, we will not have additional activities, but the Carousel will be spinning all day!

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Blue Jean Ball 2022

Join the Greenbelt Conservancy on Thursday, May 26th at 7 PM for a one-of-a-kind 21+ special event at the Carousel for All Children in Willowbrook Park (2 Eton Place, Staten Island). Guests will enjoy a tap beer bar sponsored by Manhattan Beer Distributors, a craft beer bar sponsored by Flagship…

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200-foot man-made mountain, recently re-named Paulo’s Peak!

On Friday, March 18th, NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue dedicated “Paulo’s Peak” in honor of former NYC Parks Staten Island Borough Commissioner Tom Paulo. Commissioner Donoghue was joined by Staten Island Borough President Vito Fossella, Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon, New York State Assemblymember Mike Tannousis, New York City…

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Join Our Team

Job Postings Carousel for All Children POSITION: Carousel Associate LOCATION: Willowbrook Park, 2 Eton Place, S.I. NY STATUS: Part-Time/ Weekends HOURS: up to 16 hours a week SALARY: $15.00 per hour REPORTS TO: Carousel Managers POSITION OBJECTIVES: To maintain a healthy and efficient carousel operation; handling daily financial interactions at…

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Greenbelt @ Home | Virtual Field Trips now available on YouTube

As part of the ongoing Greenbelt @ Home series, the Greenbelt Education Department has been created a number of Virtual Field Trips! These programs are available on YouTube – find a full list of available options here: Virtual Field Trip Links

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Planning a First Day Walk or Winter Hike? Watch This!

Plan a cold weather excursion with Environmental Educator Christopher Ricker! In this tutorial, he demonstrates how to plan ahead and prepare for winter weather walks by dressing properly using the Base Layer System. This advice will help you continue to receive all of the physical, mental, and social benefits of…

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The Greenbelt’s Virtual Programming

  Welcome to Virtual Field Trips with The Greenbelt Education Department! The Greenbelt Educators have created a suite of virtual programs for students while in-person trips are suspended. Keep an eye on our YouTube channel or our Facebook page for the latest offerings.    

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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 Notes

Seasonal Fun for Fall

Looking for ideas about how to make the most of the fall season? Click the hyperlink below to access a list of activities for individuals and families to participate in and enjoy in fall. Fall Activities for 2021  

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Birds of Prey!

Fall is a great time to see peak foliage colors, and also for birding! Check out the fascinating facts and helpful tips below to make the most of the season for observing birds-of-prey on Staten Island.  

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Invasive Species Update: Spotted Lanternfly in NYC

    Have you spotted a spotted lanternfly locally? Report it here to the NYS DEC online.

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Pollinators!

With the advent of consistently warm weather and the official start of summer, June is an ideal time to think about, observe, and explore pollinators! Use this helpful guide from the Greenbelt Education Department at home, in a park, or anywhere you can observe flowering plants.  

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