National Parks Week NYC is a series of free, public events that celebrate and illuminate the country’s park system. Families can enjoy New York City’s national parks and learn about others all across America.

The week’s activities include outdoor art workshops on Governors Island; special after-hours tours of Grant’s Tomb, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; and an exhibit of Japanese artist Chiura Obata’s early 20th century paintings of Yosemite. The signature event of the week, Feel Free: A National Parks Celebration in Central Park, is an evening of music and film in Central Park’s East Meadow that features highlights from Ken Burns’ upcoming PBS series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.