NYC Parks Wheelchair Football ClinicSep 30, 10am - 3pmVictory Field - Woodhaven Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue

The NYC Parks Wheelchair Football Clinic welcomes girls and boys to take part in instructional drills, strategy, and game play. All equipment is provided. Teams consist of six players and must include one female and one quadriplegic participant. The field is 60 yards by 22 yards with 8 yards at each end zone. First down marker lines are drawn every 15 yards. Games are played in two 20 minute halves with 10 minutes for halftime. Scoring a touchdown is 6 points.

Discovery Day at Freshkills ParkOct 1, 11am - 4pm350 Wild Avenue

This free event is a chance to explore normally closed areas of Freshkills Park and enjoy the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer! Over 700 acres and eight miles of trails will be open for a day of photography, bicycling, activities, and tours.

The event will include:

  • Guided tours
  • Bicycling on five miles of paved paths. Bring your own bike or rent one for free at the park!
  • Self-guided hiking and photography across eight miles of trails
  • Kite-flying and other family-friendly activities led by NYC Parks
  • Shuttles to and from the event area: one at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, one at parking lots near 350 Wild Avenue, and another at one of the park’s scenic hills.

At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the Fresh Kills Landfill, which was the largest landfill in the world before closing in 2001. Since then, the landfill has been covered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the site has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art.  As the park is built in phases, free tours and events provide early access for learning and exploration opportunities.

Children's Sports FestivalSep 29, 10am - 1pm2180 First Avenue

Join NYC Parks for a day of interactive fun. Children ages 3 to 8 years are welcome to enjoy some of their favorite sports including basketball, football, and tennis. All activities will be conducted as carnival style games.

Contact (212) 360-1430 or for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by September 26.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center
Visit the website (212) 860-1383

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