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Volume XXVII, Number 5743
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

This Weekend In Parks

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM PARKS & RECREATION!

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, a celebration of the harvest, and a history of shared Native American and European heritage. Most of all, it’s fun! Parks come alive in November with walks, tours, cooking, and the bounties of the season.

Thanksgiving Events

Friday, November 23

Sing Along with Patrick!
Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island
1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Sing and shake the turkey away during a fun-filled, family-friendly sing along with Patrick Raftery. Plenty of fun in the forest as we sing about animals, the outdoors, and the coming of the winter holiday season. Visit www.musicwithpatrick.com for information. Registration recommended.
Free!

Saturday, November 24

Family Art Project: Harvest Time Hangings
Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

Sunday, November 25

Family Art Project: Harvest Time Hangings
Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Gather fall leaves, cones, pods and seed heads. Weave them together with other materials from gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging celebrating the bounty and beauty of the season.

Lenape Lore and Explore
Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Learn more about the Lenape Native Americans as we examine Lenape artifacts and travel the trail in search of plants that were important in their daily life. Free program. Registration requested. Recommended for ages 7 and up with adult chaperone. Hike begins at the Greenbelt Nature Center.



QUOTATION OF THE DAY

“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”
Edward Sandford Martin
(1856 - 1939)

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