NYC Parks

Free senior fitness classes at Queens parks
News Queens Courier Staff 9/22/2013 at 12:06PM

This fall, the CityParks Seniors Fitness program will offer free yoga instruction and tennis lessons at four Queens parks. The activities, which are open to New Yorkers 60 and older, begin the week of September 23 and will take place twice a week at each park through November 1. All equipment and instruction is free. Sessions [...]

Free outdoor summer events and activities in Queens
Free outdoor summer events and activities in Queens
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 7/15/2013 at 11:28AM

Zumba Under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay Every Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., thru August 28 Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink, Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance which combines Latin and African dance steps. Yoga on the Beach Every Saturday, 8 a.m. – 9 [...]

What to do this weekend in Queens
What to do this weekend in Queens
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 6/14/2013 at 4:14PM

Saturday, June 15 Come get your hands dirty at the MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop and Care Day and learn about the stewardship and care it takes to keep our city green. The workshop focuses on caring for and watering the 80,000 newly planted street trees around NYC and meets at the intersection of Putnam and [...]

Alley Pond Park Adventure Course now open
Alley Pond Park Adventure Course now open
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/11/2013 at 2:24PM

Queens rope climbers and zip liners can find a free adventure without leaving the borough. The Alley Pond Park Adventure Course, the only course of its kind in the city, reopened for its seventh season on May 1. The venue boasts a zip line, a climbing wall, a trust fall station, swings and balance platforms. [...]

City green spaces to get more staff
City green spaces to get more staff
News Maggie Hayes 4/23/2013 at 3:52PM

Juniper Valley Park is just one green space in the borough that will soon get more supervision. The City’s Parks Department is significantly increasing its staff to include 81 new Parks Enforcement Patrol (PEP) officers who will protect park rules and assets in Queens and the rest of the city. The new hires will also [...]

Jackson Heights to get new park space
Jackson Heights to get new park space
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/01/2013 at 10:36AM

Just in time for spring, Jackson Heights residents have been given new park space to enjoy. Last March, the city announced its purchase of the athletic field at the Garden School, a private learning facility, which, combined with Travers Park, located across the street from the school, will offer the community a larger recreational space. [...]

Astoria Park pool to become performance space
Astoria Park pool to become performance space
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 2/26/2013 at 8:38AM

With its local arts community booming, the Astoria Park pool will now take a dive into becoming the first outdoor performance space in the neighborhood. “Artists in Astoria will finally have a fitting performance space,” said Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., a musician himself who is glad the plan is finally moving forward and has provided [...]

City holds Snow Day at Juniper Park
City holds Snow Day at Juniper Park
News Queens Courier Staff 2/09/2013 at 4:47PM

When there is heavy snowfall the New York City Parks Department sometimes throws a special “Snow Day” in parks across the city with organized activities, such as supervised safe sledding, snowman building contests, best snow angel contests, friendly snowball fights, music and complimentary hot chocolate. After the blizzard that hit on Friday, February 8, known as [...]

What to do with the kids this weekend
What to do with the kids this weekend
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 10/19/2012 at 5:06PM

QUEENS Saturday, October 20 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., At It’s My Park Day, New Yorkers volunteer and celebrate their neighborhood parks and public spaces throughout the five boroughs by taking part in local volunteer projects and free family-friendly, cultural, fitness and arts events. Just find a local park that is hosting an It’s My [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/24/2012 at 7:38AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Clear. High of 66. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon. Monday night: Clear. Low of 54. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: CityParks Seniors Fitness program Starting today, the CityParks Seniors Fitness program will offer free yoga, tennis and [...]