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See all that Teatown has to offer! Most programs are free for members, and $7 for non-members.

Into the Outdoors

Hikes, exploration, and more!

Teatown Sustainability Series

What are our community’s most pressing environmental concerns, and how can we solve them? These programs are free to attend.

Animal Antics

Meet some of Teatown’s resident “Animal Ambassadors” and learn about local wildlife.

Writing Nature Series

The “Writing Nature Series” will feature environmentally-themed book recommendations and live readings by nature writers at Teatown and at the HVWC in Sleepy Hollow.

PlantFest

With abundant plant varieties, knowledgeable volunteers and over a dozen complimentary vendors—along with food and music—PlantFest is the go-to celebration of spring.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

April 28 @ 7:15 am - 9:00 am
Central Park, Central Park West and 77th st
New York City, NY 10024 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto in one of the best places to see many species of warblers and other migrants. Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. For adults.

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Seminar: The Wasting of Borneo

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Don't miss your chance to meet acclaimed author, naturalist, and native of Mt. Kisco, Alex Shoumatoff! In his eleventh book, seasoned environmental writer Shoumatoff takes readers on a journey from the woods of rural New York to the rain forests of the Amazon and Borneo, documenting both the abundance of life and the threats to these vanishing Edens in a wide-ranging narrative.

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Eastern Box Turtle

Meet the Animals: Radical Reptiles

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Do you know the difference between a newt and a salamander? What’s the largest rodent in Westchester? Why does this area have such a diverse number of turtle species? Each month, find out interesting facts and meet the animals that call Westchester home. For everyone.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

May 10 @ 7:15 am - 10:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto in one of the best places to see many species of warblers and other migrants. Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. For adults. Free.

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Teatown PlantFest: First Pick

May 11 @ 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. Includes small plates, wine, and local craft beer.

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Teatown PlantFest: Free Admission

May 12 @ 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.

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Birding Hot Spot: Central Park

May 15 @ 7:15 am - 10:00 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto in one of the best places to see many species of warblers and other migrants. Meet in the Teatown parking lot to carpool at 6am, or at 7:15am sharp at Central Park West and 77th St. For adults.

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Shoot-Me-Straight Solar

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Are you interested in going solar, but aren’t quite ready to speak with a salesperson? Seth Weintraub and other home solar users will be on-hand to discuss their experiences with solar panels and answer your questions about installing this renewable energy infrastructure in your own home. For adults.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Mussels, oysters, crabs, sea glass, feathers! What will you find as we walk on the beach? Join a Teatown educator at the RiverWalk Center in Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow to find treasures on the shore, while learning about the natural treasure that is the Hudson River Estuary. For everyone.

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hawk

Feed the Animals: Birds of Prey

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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? Each month help, watch and learn about the eating habits of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors. For everyone.

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Story Sundays: Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Our Teens and Teatown (TNT) volunteers are geared up for sharing their favorite books, crafts and activities with young families. Join in on the fun as we learn about animals, plants and everything nature. Appropriate for 4–7 year olds accompanied by an adult. For the family.

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Electric Car Show

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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A panel discussion and Q&A session with electric car owners will be followed by a show of several popular electric car models in the lot across from the Nature Center. This is a unique opportunity to see if an EV makes sense as your next car, without sales pressure. For adults.

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Beachcombing at the Riverwalk Center

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center, 299 Palmer Avenue
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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Mussels, oysters, crabs, sea glass, feathers! What will you find as we walk on the beach? Join a Teatown educator at the RiverWalk Center in Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow to find treasures on the shore, while learning about the natural treasure that is the Hudson River Estuary. For everyone.

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Virginia Opossum

Meet the Animals: Marvelous Mammals

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Do you know the difference between a newt and a salamander? What’s the largest rodent in Westchester? Why does this area have such a diverse number of turtle species? Each month, find out interesting facts and meet the animals that call Westchester home. For everyone.

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Luna Moth

A Little Moth Magic

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Join Charlie Roberto at Cliffdale Farm as he lights up the night to attract moths and other flying insects. For everyone.

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Bird watching

Breeding Birds of Putnam

June 9 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Putnam County’s Fahnestock State Park has a high elevation and forested paths that offer many opportunities to spot a variety of warblers, vireos, hawks and other birds. Meet at the Pelton Pond Parking area on Rte. 301. For adults.

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Family Nature Adventures: Creepy Crawly Hunt

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Millipedes, earthworms, and insects, oh my! Take a hike to discover these creepy crawly animals that call Teatown home and learn about the important roles they play in the forest community. For the family.

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Frog

Feed the Animals: Amphibians

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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? Each month help, watch and learn about the eating habits of Teatown’s Animal Ambassadors. For everyone.

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Story Sundays: Box Turtle at Long Pond

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Teatown, 1600 Spring Valley Rd
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
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Our Teens and Teatown (TNT) volunteers are geared up for sharing their favorite books, crafts and activities with young families. Join in on the fun as we learn about animals, plants and everything nature. Appropriate for 4–7 year olds accompanied by an adult. For the family.

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