Join us at an Event

Special events and advocacy opportunities throughout New York State.

    Park(ing) Day

    Every year, people who care about parks and open space take over parking spaces in cities around the world as part of PARK(ing) Day and turn them into temporary public parks and other spaces for people to enjoy.

    Bicyclists Bring Business

    PTNY's Bicyclists Bring Business Roundtables and Bike-a-Rounds bring participants together in communities along the NYS Canal System to learn more about the cyclists that travel the corridor and how businesses and communities can attract, market to, and profit from cycling tourism.

    George W. Perkins Award Reception

    Each year PTNY honors New York’s park and trail leaders with the George W. Perkins Award for Environmental Leadership. The reception is usually held in New York City in the fall.

    Park Advocacy Day

    Parks & Trails New York and our partners annually organize Park Advocacy Day to help send a message of support for New York’s 215 state parks and historic sites. Join with park supporters from throughout the state to meet with policymakers and stress the importance of state parks.

    Bike Your Park Day

    Parks & Trails New York is hosting a #BikeYourPark Day event in Albany on September 24, 2016. The ride will go from Albany's Corning Preserve to Peebles Island State Park and back. All are welcome!

    Canal Clean Sweep

    Parks & Trails New York and NYS Canal Corporation host a weekend of volunteer events along the New York State Canal System to prepare it for the summer season. Typically, more than 150 community groups hold over 100 events accross the State, with an estimated 2,000 participants.

    I Love My Park Day

    Parks & Trails New York organizes I Love My Park Day, in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, to celebrate, improve and enhance state parks and historic sites; boost volunteerism; and raise the visibility of the entire state parks system and its needs.

    Cycle Erie Bike Tour

    Join cyclists from across the country and around the world for the 18th annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour. Enjoy beautiful scenery, fascinating history, and a one-of-a-kind cycling experience on this fully supported eight-day ride across New York between Buffalo and Albany.