alley pond environmental center
Alley Pond’s nature trails traverse ponds, salt marshes, forests and meadows where visitors will see shore birds, migrating flocks, and a variety of small animals. Or, visitors can attend one of APEC’s many environmentally-informed programs for children and adults.
Brooklyn Grange is a commercial organic farming business located on New York City rooftops. We grow vegetables in the city and sell them to local people and businesses. Although it is a privately owned and operated enterprise, Brooklyn Grange is community oriented and open to the public.
build it green! nyc
New York City’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials
gas tank park
Currently in construction, this park will provide a new green park in this dense Queens community. Located between 57th Avenue and Grand Avenue opposite 79th Street, this new park ‘s anticipated completion date is spring 2011.
queens botanical garden
An urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship. The QBG had children’s programs, as well as workshops on composting and other classes.
queens county farm museum
The Queens County Farm Museum dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland, and is the only working historical farm in the city. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard, and an herb garden. It is open to the public and holds family events.
socrates sculpture park
The only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale work in a unique environment that encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public. The Park’s existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.
travers park & the 78th street play street
78th Street is right next to Travers Park, our small neighborhood park. With thousands of residents around it, Travers Park is very crowded on weekends, and often there is not enough space for everyone to enjoy the park. The Play Street, currently open during the summer months, makes it possible for the park to spill into the street, allowing people to stroll, play, attend events and relax in the space, while reducing crowding in the park.
two coves community garden
Two Coves Community Garden is open to visitors April to November Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM