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Celebrate in the Greenbelt!

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Save the Date – The Greenbelt Conservancy’s Annual Benefit!

JOIN US ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 The Greenbelt Conservancy presents its Annual Gala: Into Our Woods on Thursday,September 15 from 7 pm to 10 pm. Featuring live music by Cause and the Effects, open bar sponsored by Manhattan Beer Distributors, and delicious food, this will be an unforgettable night under…

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Volunteer with the NYC Parks Stewardship Program

PLANT. PROTECT. PRESERVE. NYC Parks hosts stewards across the city all year long, in every landscape and every kind of weather. Full event information on other events and to register visit HERE HELP NYC BECOME GREENER AND GREATER.  

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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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City of FOREST DAY in the Greenbelt!

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October Events Calendar

To sign up for any of the programs below, pleach check out our events calendar for registration.

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2022 Greenbelt Summer Programs

Did you know? The Greenbelt Conservancy is offering several summer programs for kids ages 5 – 11 as an alternative to our traditional day camp. Kids will explore the outdoors while learning about wildlife, orienteering, and more. Click here to learn more and register!

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National Trails Day All Day Celebration!

National Trails Day: Quarter Mile Kids Run Staten Island Hiking Meetup/Get Outside S.I.! Community Hike NYC Parks Stewardship Team Trail Marker Installation Project Urban Park Rangers Archery New York Public Library Nature Crafts and Storytime Freshkills Park Alliance Park Planner Workshop Greenbelt Conservation Corps Stewardship Project to Close Trail Protectors of Pine…

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               Nature Notes

Gretta Mouulton Gate at High Rock Park in the Staten Island Greenbelt

A Fine Patch of Wild

It was 1976 when author and environmentalist, John Mitchell, described High Rock Park in the Greenbelt as “a fine patch of wild,” and in fact it is, and will always remain so.

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Gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor): At Home in the Greenbelt

Come summer, the Greenbelt landscape is alive with the sounds of nature. Katydids, Cicadas, Warblers, Geese, angsty Blue Jays – and  many more species – fill our forests and wetlands with a plethora of distinct and magical sounds.

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How High Rock Park was saved and the Greenbelt got its name

By BRADFORD GREENE The alarming rumor that Camp High Rock was about to be sold to a land developer by the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York began my involvement in July, 1964 with Gretta Moulton, a Scout leader and Staten Island resident. She was determined to save the…

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From passers-by to permanent residents: Birds of the Greenbelt

Each year thousands of birds travel through our Greenbelt as they make the round-trip journey from the northern woodlands of New England to all points south.

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