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Discovery Day

Discovery Days

Discovery Day events in June and September provided free access to hundreds of acres and miles of trails in the otherwise closed site, with opportunities to explore and learn about the landfill-to-park project.

Sep 2018 Read More →
Reclaimed Lands Conference

Reclaimed Lands Conference

The four-day Reclaimed Lands Conference brought together researchers, practitioners, planners, ecologists, artists, designers, community groups, and students to bridge the gaps between disciplines and productively explore the issues and initiatives surrounding these post-industrial reclaimed landscapes. With field trips and panels at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU Tisch, participants discussed topics like monitoring changes in biodiversity, designing ecologically sustainable re-development, engaging residents in stewardship, and transforming public perceptions.

Jul 2018 Read More →
Discovery Day

Discovery Days

On May 15th, June 26th, and September 18th, a total of over 4,000 visitors had the chance to explore 700 acres and 8 miles of the otherwise closed site with free tours and recreation.

Sep 2016 Read More →

Video: 2014 Sneak ‘Peak’ Greenway Adventure

Highlight reel shot and edited by Will Ellis: willellisphoto.com. Sneak ‘Peak’ was a one-day festival celebrating Staten Island’s landfill-to-park masterpiece, Freshkills Park, an icon for the 21st century. On September 28, 3,000 people came to see the park in its current glory, learn about its future and experience land transformation and renewal.    

Sep 2014 Read More →
Sneak Peak Postcard

First Sneak Peak

The first large-scale, public event was held at the Freshkills Park site in October 2010. Sneak ‘Peak’ was a one-day festival celebrating Staten Island’s landfill-to-park project as an icon for the 21st century. The event drew approximately 1,800 visitors.

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