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NYC Wildflower Week

Botanical Walks

EVENTS:
Children's events
BRONX
MANHATTAN
STATEN ISLAND

NATURE walks
plantingS / ACTIONS
garden tours

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Most NYCWW events are free and open to the public. Space is limited for certain events, so advance registration is encouraged.


BRONX

REDISCOVERING NEW YORK’S NATIVE PLANT COMMUNITIES WORKSHOP AND NATIVE PLANT SHARE
Time: Saturday, May 11th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Meet at La Finca Del Sur. East 138th St. and Grand Concourse
Guides: Butterfly Project NYC and Bronx Green-Up / NYB
Register for this event by emailing info@butterflyprojectnyc.org FREE

Description: Join the Butterfly Project NYC, Bronx Green-Up, and GreenThumb/NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage their presence in urban landscapes. This year’s workshop will include an educational game demonstrating the importance of the relationship between plants and pollinators. Plants will be available for pickup to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other public spaces, while supplies last. R.S.V.P. required. For more information, visit www.butterflyprojectnyc.org


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MANHATTAN

EXPERIENCE LIFE AS A PLANT
Time: Friday, May 17th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: “The Garden People” garden, between 90th and 91st Streets on the Promenade level of Riverside Park.
Guide: Nina Wheeler Roberts, educator and urban gardener
Register for this event FREE

Description: How does it feel to be a plant? Join us as we explore the lives of plants, pollinators, and soil organisms in the Native Plant Garden, a wonderful ecosystem at the heart of the world's busiest city. We will commune with our living, breathing, flowering friends through movement, drawing and poetry. Also, your artistic expressions will be recorded and published, inspiring other growing minds. All ages welcome!



Interactive NATURE Fair
Time: Saturday, May 18th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Solar One, located on the East River just south of 23rd Street under FDR Drive
Guides: Dina Elkin, Events Coordinator and Daisy Hoyt, Park Manager of Stuyvesant Cove
Park, Solar One
Register for this event FREE

Description: Come and get your hands dirty! Children can pot up and take home a free native plant, make seed balls, learn about insects and wildflowers, tour our native flora garden, and get creative with face painting and paper crafts.



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STATEN ISLAND

FABULOUS FLOWERS
Time: Saturday, May 11th, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Greenbelt Nature Center. Meet inside the Nature Center
Guides: Jessica Kratz, Nature Center Coordinator, SI Greenbelt Conservancy
Register for this event by email, or call (718) 351-3450 FREE

Event Description: April showers have certainly brought May flowers.  Learn about the flowers that brighten up our days.  We will listen to a colorful story and make an equally colorful craft to take home for Mothers Day.   Weather-permitting, we will hike the Nature trail in search of beautiful wildflowers. This program is suitable for ages 4-8 with adult chaperone.

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