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NYC Wildflower Week

Botanical Walks

EVENTS:
Children's events
NATURE walks
plantingS / ACTIONS
garden tours

at-a-glance calendar


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


MANHATTAN

nteractive NATURE Fair
Time: Saturday, May 17th, 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 FREE event

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.


EXPERIENCE LIFE AS A PLANT
Time: Sunday, May 18th, 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00 pm
Location: Meet at West 91st Street and Riverside Drive at 11:55. Walk down the hill to the cherry tree field at the base of the path for fun and exploration.
Guide: Nina Wheeler, educator and urban gardener, Tree of Evolution
Register for this FREE event

Description: Come join your fellow humans of all ages to explore the life experience of a plant. To begin, we will come together in a circle and explore basic botany, the science of plant life, as well as discuss our thoughts and feelings about plants. Then we cycle through a process of observation, contemplation, and creation. We will commune with a particular photosynthesizing friend of our choosing, meditate on their life and experience, and then create works of artistic expression (movement, sound, drawing, painting, poetry, prose, performance) based on our observations and imaginings. Finally, we will join in a circle again and those who choose to can share what has been created. 
This workshop is a celebration of human and plant life! All ages welcome. You can come for one hour or all three. If you come for 1 or 2, please find us in the field. Materials will be provided.

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STATEN ISLAND

SPREAD THE LOVE: WILDFLOWER SEED BALLS
Time: Saturday, May 10th, 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 FREE event by email, or call (718) 351-3450

Event Description: Compost, clay, water, and sun: mix them up and have lots of fun!  Let’s stir up a batch of wildflower seed balls, learn about local wildflowers and the benefits of adding wildflowers and herbs to your garden, yard, or other open space.  Bring home a wildflower seed ball for yourself, or to give as a unique gift. Registration required.

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