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NYC Wildflower Week

Lectures & Learning

Children's events
NATURE walks
plantingS / ACTIONS
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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.


Time: Saturday, May 10th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: New Roots Community Farm, corner of East 153rd Street and Grand Concourse
Guide: Butterfly Project NYC and Bronx Green-Up / NYBG
Register for this FREE event by email

Description: Join Butterfly Project NYC, Bronx Green-Up/The New York Botanical Garden, and GreenThumb/NYC Parks to learn more about the connections between native plants and pollinators and how to encourage them in urban landscapes. Plants will be available for pick-up, to be used in schoolyards, community gardens, and other *public spaces* while supplies last. Registration required (see above). For more information, visit butterflyprojectnyc.org.



Time: Saturday, May 17th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Location: 9th Street between 2nd and 5th Avenues, Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Guide: Gowanus Canal Conservancy Staff
Register for this FREE event by email

Description: Bring beauty to the streetscape – help build a dynamic, connective path of native plants and pollinator habitats. The project will temporarily install 24 planters on the sidewalks in front of homes and businesses along 9th Street. Come out and help install these planters! If you can’t make it - we are looking for residents and businesses to adopt and steward these planters as well.



Time: Sunday, May 11th, 10:30am, 1:00pm
Location: Meet at the picnic benches in Swindler Cove at Sherman Creek Park, Manhattan.
Guide: Danica Doroski, Volunteer Coordinator at New York Restoration Project
Register for this FREE event by email or call (917) 291-6436

Description: The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is a 32-mile route around Manhattan and includes an Esplanade of over 250 flowering trees. Help care for these trees and care for the lawn around them while taking in the beauty of the river and greenway.

Time: Sunday May 18th, 12:00 pm – 3:00 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 - across from the Garde People garden and Hippo Playground.
Guide: Nina Wheeler Roberts, educator and urban gardener, Tree of Evolution
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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 after we begin, for 1pm or 2 pm, please find us in the field. Materials will be provided.



Time: Saturday, May 17th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:Meet at the corner of 233rd St and 67th Avenue, Alley Pond Park, Queens. Parking is along street and is easily available.
Guide: Eric Morgan, Farmingdale State College
Register for this FREE event by emai

Description: This trip will highlight the changing forest of Alley Pond Park from both natural succession and the influence of invasive species. The park has a number of spring ephemerals and some interesting bryophytes we will be looking for. During this trip we will remove several invasive species as we hike so bring gloves and pruning shears if you wish to help out.


Torrey Botanical SpocietyCon Edison Hosted by the TORREY BOTANICAL SOCIETY. Sponsored by CON EDISON.
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