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NYC Wildflower Week

Botanical Walks

EVENTS:
FUN FOR KIDS
NATURE walks
GET HANDS DIRTY
garden tours
LECTURES & LEARNING

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.

BROOKLYN

FAMILY Flora Walk
Time: Sunday, May 17th, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Location: Meet at 9th Street entrance along Prospect Park West by the statue in Prospect Park
Guide: Grace Markman, Naturalist
Register for this FREE event

Description: Enjoy a walk in the woods! Explore Prospect Park and learn about how trees, shrubs and even grasses are all wildflowers. Look at plant parts through magnifying lenses and draw what you see. Participants will receive free NYC Wildflower Week goodies. For ages 4 and up and their caregivers.

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MANHATTAN

nteractive NATURE Fair
Time: Saturday, May 16th, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Solar One, located on the East River just south of 23rd Street under FDR Drive
Guides: Dina Elkin, Director of Communications, Events, and Marketing 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: Saturday May 16th, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: “The Garden People” garden, between 90th and 91st Streets on the Promenade level of Riverside Park. Meet on the corner of 91st St. and Riverside Drive on the west corner (Riverside Park). “The Garden People” garden, Riverside Park
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! 
We welcome all ages. 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

AMONG THE WILDFLOWERS
Time:  Sunday, May 10th, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location: High Rock Park. Meet in the parking lot at 200 Nevada Avenue, just off Rockland Avenue, Staten Island.
Guide: Jessica Kratz, Nature Center Coordinator, SI Greenbelt Conservancy
Register for this FREE event by calling (718) 351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

Description: Join the Greenbelt educators on a leisurely hike to look for the "Spring Beauties" along our trails.  We'll take some time to smell the flowers before heading to the Nature Center to create wildflower seed balls to take home and enjoy.  These creations also make great gifts for mom in celebration of Mother's Day. 

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