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Amazing Animals Senses

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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What an amazing array of extraordinary senses animals have – the better to hear, see and smell with. Some of Teatown’s animal ambassadors will be used to demonstrate how efficient they are at what they do because of their sensory arsenal. For everyone.

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Volunteer Fair

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Volunteers are an essential part of Teatown. Find out what opportunities match your interests at our Volunteer Fair. For everyone.

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It’s Groundhog Day

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Does the groundhog really come out to see his shadow to foretell the end of winter? We’ll take a hike in search of this elusive mammal and discover a bit about their habits and behavior. On our return we’ll create a craft to take home. For families.

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Gallery Reception: Chris Kunze

February 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Chris' watercolor paintings will on display in the Visitor Center in February and March. Join us for a reception as Chris shares a collection of paintings that he has been creating over the last 20 years -- many of which the public has never seen.

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Teatown Hudson River EagleFest

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Ave
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
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The bald eagle’s return to the Hudson Valley after being on the brink of extinction is one of the great conservation success stories of our time. Join us at Croton Point Park as our region’s bald eagles descend upon the Hudson River as part of their winter migration. Celebrate the return of this magnificent bird with live bird-of-prey shows, educators with viewing scopes observing wild eagles, children’s activities, food trucks, and 25+ environmental organizations — all in heated tents!

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Animal Adventures: Who’s in the Woods?

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s hooting and hollering time in the woods! Find out what the racket is all about in this program featuring Teatown’s owls. For families with children 5 years old and up.

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Winter Mini-Camp

February 18 @ 9:00 am - February 22 @ 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Shake off the winter blues at Teatown! The week will be filled with games, crafts, and outdoor activities to energize the housebound child. Dress your child appropriately for the weather. Full day campers should pack a lunch. Snack is provided. Register by the day or for the full session, fee prorated.

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Endangered

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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What does it mean for a species to be endangered and how can we help them? Find out how scientists and policy-makers have brought wildlife back from the brink and learn what challenges still lie ahead.

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Sugaring Sundays

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 10, 2019

Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Stoke up the fire, its sugaring time at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugarhouse sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year!

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Eagles Out Drive Tour

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Echo Boat Launch, Veterans Plaza
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
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Meet Charlie Roberto at the Echo Boat Launch (at the end of the road beyond the Croton train station) to drive along the Hudson River with stops at eagle viewing sites all the way to Peekskill. For everyone.

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Sugaring Sundays

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 10, 2019

Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Stoke up the fire, its sugaring time at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugarhouse sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year!

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The Tortoise and the Hare

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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What’s the science behind the fable? Does the hare have a disadvantage? Does persistence have a place in nature? Meet a fleet footed rabbit and one determined tortoise as we explore the abilities of these two animals of legend! For everyone.

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Make Your Own Bee Hotel

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Brendon Scholl is a Teens and Teatown member and Ossining HS student whose Capstone project was to research native pollinators. Brendon found out native bee populations are in decline and that building bee hotels is one way to help these pollinators. As a conclusion to the project, Brendon will lead this program on making Bee Hotels out of re-purposed wood that participants will be able to bring home with them. All materials will be provided. For everyone.

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Sugaring Sundays

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 10, 2019

Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Stoke up the fire, its sugaring time at Teatown! From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s Sugarhouse sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year!

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Volunteer Training: Amphibian Migrations & Road Crossings

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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On rainy nights on the cusp of spring, an amphibian’s natural clock sends out the alarm that it’s time to migrate to vernal pools and begin the breeding process. Teatown educators patrol the roads surrounding Teatown, monitoring the small and slimy as they attempt to cross the road, reporting their findings to the NYS DEC Amphibian Monitoring Program. Be part of Big Nights by attending this information session. For adults.

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Free film screening: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States
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WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes — all of them delicious — to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st century. Takes place at the Croton Free Library.

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General Interest Meeting: Hudson River Estuary Eel Project [rescheduled]

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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American eels are migratory fish that are hatched in the Atlantic Ocean and enter rivers as tiny “glass eels” each spring. The species is in decline over much of its range, and baseline studies are needed for conservation. Teams of citizen scientists collect glass eels using nets and traps in over a dozen Hudson River tributaries from Staten Island to Troy. Teatown educator Marie Perry explains how juvenile fish are counted, weighed and released to better upstream habitats, often above dams, and how you can help protect this critical species by joining the Eel Project as a volunteer.

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Pancake Brunch

March 16 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Bring your appetite for our tastiest annual tradition—the Pancake Brunch. Start your day off with stacks of hotcakes and maple syrup, hot coffee, sausages and more. Then visit Warren’s Sugar House to watch a demonstration about how our ‘liquid gold’ is produced. For everyone.

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Wildflower Island Guide Training

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The special beauty of Teatown's Wildflower Island is shared through enthusiastic volunteers. Start the spring with a journey to learn the wildflowers and the uniqueness of this Teatown jewel and begin training to become a Wildflower Island Guide.

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Animal Adventures: Vital Vultures

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Meet Ralph – turkey vulture extraordinaire – the newest addition to our flock who has a few tricks under his wing!

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Looking at Nature the Haiku Way

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Haiku poet, editor, and author Scott Mason reveals and demonstrates five distinct ways in which haiku poetry can help us relate to the natural world with ever greater attentiveness and appreciation. A frequent Teatown visitor, Mason has won over 150 awards in international competitions for his own haiku. For adults.

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Spring Birds of Teatown

March 31 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Spring migration is in full swing at Teatown. Join Charlie Roberto as he searches out breeding warblers and other birds that will use the Teatown woods and meadows to raise their young.

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iMapInvasives

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Do you know what’s lurking in your backyard? How can a phone app help fight the spread of invasive species? iMapInvasives is a collaborative database designed to collect and share information about invasive species. The information that is generated is used to map where these invasive species are and how scientists can effectively contend with them. Citizen Scientists (that’s you!) are an essential part of this puzzle – making a difference with just a couple of clicks! Please join Teatown Educators as we walk you through the iMapInvasives program and introduce you to a few non-native invasive species. For everyone.

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Feed the Animals

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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It’s feeding time at Teatown. What nutritious foods are in our animals’ lunchboxes? Help prepare food for and feed a few of our Animal Ambassadors

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Animal Adventures: Remarkable Reptiles

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Reptiles amaze us with their remarkable adaptations and are some of the most highly specialized animals and unique animals in the world. Visit with some native and exotic species here at Teatown.

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Artist Reception: Judika Lieberman

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Judika's work will be on display in the Visitor Center in April and May. Please join us for the opening reception; all are welcome, and refreshments will be served. Judika's energetic abstracts in acrylic contain an echo of natural, organic and biomorphic forms. Her figurative work is impressionistic; the texture is impastoed with a vibrant color palette, encompassing the broad scale of the color spectrum. Influenced by Kandinsky, she believes in the interrelationship between art and music that drives her…

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Seminar: Deer Management in a Changing World

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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White-tailed deer are charismatic herbivores that often evoke a sense of connection to nature. Unfortunately, these majestic creatures can easily eat themselves out of house and home. Come learn about the role of deer in forest health, and how Teatown monitors forest diversity as part of an adaptive deer management program. Interested in managing deer on your property? The presentation will be followed by an open question and answer session, and participants will have a chance to network with community hunters at the event. For adults.

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Wildflower Island Guide Training

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Interested in native wildflowers and conservation? Consider becoming a Wildflower Island Guide. Monthly trainings prepare you to guide visitors and share the natural history and environmental importance of native plants. For adults.

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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The gates of Wildflower Island are open—come stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective. Ages 10+, no dogs permitted on the island.

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Citizen Science

General Interest Meeting: Citizen Science for Everyone!

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Everyone can be a Citizen Scientist and gather information that contributes to scientific research across a wide variety of fields. Come see how you can join a growing corps of volunteers to help scientists find real solutions to environmental concerns. Ages 15+.

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Spring Mini Camp

April 15 @ 9:00 am - April 19 @ 3:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Spring is here – get your kids outdoors to see the day! The slugs, bugs and other critters are waking from their slumber.  We’ll play games, make crafts and see what spring has to offer.  Full day campers should pack a lunch.  Snack is provided.

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Community Invasive Removal Day

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Teatown is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with hand-pulling of invasive plant species in Wildflower Woods and along popular trail corridors. Volunteers will learn to identify several invasive species and their native look-a-likes in addition to helping with invasive plant removal. For adults.

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General Interest Meeting: Forest Pest Monitoring

April 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Are you interested in learning about the pests that threaten New York’s forests, and would you like to lend a helping hand in monitoring their spread? Teatown is looking for dedicated volunteers and community scientists to participate in a forest pest monitoring program. For adults.

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Seeing Nature With My Brush: The Art of Jerry Pinkney

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Jerry Pinkney has illustrated over 100 children’s books, including classics like The Tortoise and the Hare, The Lion and the Mouse, and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. A recipient of the Caldecott Medal, five New York Times “Best Illustrated Books” honors, and five Coretta Scott King Awards, Jerry’s work engages readers with rich drawings and paintings of people, animals, and environments. Jerry has used several of Teatown’s animal ambassadors as models for his illustrations! For adults.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

April 26 @ 6:00 am
Central Park, Central Park West and 77th st
New York City, NY 10024 United States
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The birding mecca in NYC, spring migrants drop down into the greenery to recharge on their way north. Join Charlie on these rites of spring! Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. Free.

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What’s in The Pool?

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Spring rains bring salamanders, toads and tree frogs back to the vernal pool at Cliffdale Farm. Discover which animals are using the water and why as we scoop in the pond. Meets at Cliffdale Farm.

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Rock On!

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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How many times have you stooped and picked up a rock only because you like the way it looks, without knowing what it is? Join in a rock hunt to find that magical rock and whether it is igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary before putting it in your pocket and taking it home!

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Pinelands: New Jersey’s Suburban Wilderness

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Al will share visuals of his work and talk about how he uses photography to show the importance of the Pinelands to the region and to the world.

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Power to The Pollinators

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd,
Ossining, 10562 United States
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Cliffdale Farm’s old fields become a hive of activity as spring progresses. Birds, bees, bats, butterflies, and small mammals all have a role in pollination. Talk a walk across the meadows, into the apple orchard and pollinator garden to watch early pollinators in action and find out ways you can invite pollinators into your backyard.

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Animal Adventures: Egg-citing eggs!

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Owls do it, frogs do it, even butterflies and alligators do it….they all lay egg! Discover why different species lay eggs and match up the egg layers to their young.

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Teatown PlantFest: First Pick

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Come to the opening night festivities! Whether you are a serious gardener or an eager first-timer, this is a plant sale with farmers market appeal. Besides "first pick" of all the wonderful plants and complementary vendors' offerings, Friday night admission also includes live music, small plates from several local chefs, and wine, local hard cider and craft beer.

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Teatown PlantFest: Free Admission

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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PlantFest brings it all together: abundant plant varieties (natives, perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetables), expert helpers and over a dozen complementary vendors offering everything from jewelry and ceramics to handmade wooden bowls and kayaks, farm-to-table produce and artisanal breads, herbal vinegars and bee creams – even knife and tool-sharpening. This year, two fun food trucks will be at PlantFest to serve lunch from 11 - 2.

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Gardentopia

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 United States
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Any backyard has the potential to refresh and inspire if you know what to do. Landscape architect Jan Johnsen will be discussing techniques from her new book, Gardentopia: Design Basics for Beautiful Outdoor Spaces. For adults.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

May 17 @ 6:00 am
Central Park, Central Park West and 77th st
New York City, NY 10024 United States
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The birding mecca in NYC, spring migrants drop down into the greenery to recharge on their way north. Join Charlie on these rites of spring! Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. Free.

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Community Invasive Removal Day

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Teatown is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with hand-pulling of invasive plant species in Wildflower Woods and along popular trail corridors. Volunteers will learn to identify several invasive species and their native look-a-likes in addition to helping with invasive plant removal. For adults.

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Community Planting Day

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Lend a helping hand by planting native shrubs along Teatown’s Twin Lakes Trail. This project will complete a habitat restoration project started by Regeneron volunteers last fall. No experience required, and all planting equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring water and snacks as needed. All shrubs generously donated by patrons of PlantFest. For everyone.

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Forest Pest Monitoring

May 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Are you interested in learning about the pests that threaten New York’s forests, and would you like to lend a helping hand in monitoring their spread? Teatown is looking for dedicated volunteers and community scientists to participate in a forest pest monitoring program. For adults.

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Wildflower Island Guide Training

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Interested in native wildflowers and conservation? Consider becoming a Wildflower Island Guide. Monthly trainings prepare you to guide visitors and share the natural history and environmental importance of native plants.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Aquatic Invasive Species

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Teatown’s Aquatic Programs Coordinator for an introduction to aquatic invasive species: What are they? What impact do they have? What can we do about them? For everyone ages 15+.

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Wildflower Island Open Gate Day

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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The gates of Wildflower Island are open—come stroll the winding paths and enjoy the beauty of Teatown Lake from a different perspective. Ages 10+, no dogs permitted on the island.

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