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Highbridge Park: Silent Disco Fitness Event for Pride

Saturday, June 3, 2023
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month through music and movement at a free silent disco fitness event at Highbridge Recreation Center. The fitness classes will include kickboxing, dance fitness, low impact cardio and more. Raffle prizes and free giveaways will be provided!

Gymnasium in Highbridge Recreation Center 

2301 Amsterdam Avenue

Directions to this location



Highbridge Park – Movies Under the Stars: Vivo

Wednesday, May 31, 2023
8:30 p.m.11:30 p.m.

Grab a blanket and come enjoy a movie in a neighborhood park or playground! This summer, NYC Parks and The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will host family-friendly movie showings across the five boroughs.

This family-friendly adventure comedy is an animated musical that features eleven original songs. It follows an adventurous and music-loving capuchin monkey as he makes a perilous journey from Havana to Miami to pursue his calling and ambitions in show business.

Movies begin at dusk. This event is FREE and open to the public. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. In the event of heavy rain or extreme weather, the screening may be canceled. The decision to cancel the event will be made prior to the screening and will be promptly posted on our website.

This event is sponsored by Council Member Carmen De La Rosa

For more information visit nyc.gov/parks or call 311. Contact (212) 360-1430 or accessibility@parks.nyc.gov for more information regarding accessibility. Requests for special accommodations should be made by Sunday, May 28, 2023.

Rated PG


West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Highbridge Park



Highbridge Bird Walk with Ken Chaya

Saturday, May 27, 2023
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Explore the northern forests of Highbridge Park. Naturalist Ken Chaya leads a birdwatching tour, teaching you to identify birds based on calls, appearance, and behavior. Meet at Dyckman & 10th Ave.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite . Registration opens in mid-May.

Facilitator may be using a small microphone, but in a large group there may be some difficulty hearing. For questions about accessibility, please call 212-795-1388.


Dyckman Street and 10th Avenue Entrance to Highbridge Park in Highbridge Park



Highbridge Park: Urban Wildlife Festival

Saturday, May 13, 2023
12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

We welcome guests of all ages to join us at the 13th Annual Wildlife Appreciation Festival hosted by the Urban Park Rangers and the Fort Tryon Park Trust. Get to know your wild neighbors, including squirrels, turtles, raccoons, opossum, and coyotes while participating in activities to build your awareness and understanding of the natural world!

The festival is an opportunity to get up close and personal with NYC’s wild residents! Find out the best places in New York City and New York State to watch wildlife.

There will be fun activities including live animals presented by Wildlife In Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINORR), games, and music by Hopalong Andrew!

This event is RAIN OR SHINE! Please check the weather and bring rain gear if necessary. The animals don’t mind a little rain!

West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Highbridge Park

Location Details:
Enter at Amsterdam Avenue and 172nd Street.



Celebrate Salamanders in Highbridge Park

We will explore Highbridge Park, one of the last homes of the Northern Dusky Salamanders in New York City. Join the Natural Areas Conservancy, NYC Parks Ecologists and Urban Park Rangers, and the New York Restoration Project to learn about salamanders and how the healthy ecosystem is important to their survival – and ours!

Local ecologists will lead a nature walk and search for salamanders in the forest while we learn about their habitat and the implications of forest management for a healthy Hudson River Watershed.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in the annual City Nature Challenge and do some hands-on forest stewardship management. We will start and end our event with an opportunity for community members to meet one another, reflect, and connect about Highbridge Park and its communities.

Dress for the weather and bring water and snacks if desired. This event is rain or shine. Wear sturdy walking shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting messy. We will walk 1 mile on sometimes rough terrain. All children under 18 must -be accompanied by an adult.

Registration for this event is prioritized for community members and organizers of Highbridge Park’s surrounding neighborhoods.

This event is supported by the New York State Department of Conservation (NYS DEC), Hudson River Estuary Program.