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Volume XXIX, Number 6073
Friday, Apr 04, 2014

This Weekend In Parks

Saturday, April 5

Opening Day Parade

The Bandshell in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Join Brooklyn Little Leaguers as they parade through Park Slope and throw the ceremonial first pitch of the season at the Bandshell.

Prospect Park Alliance Opening Day Volunteer Event

9th Street Entrance in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Spring cleaning happens everywhere, including Prospect Park! Join the Prospect Park Alliance and other volunteers to rake leaves, edge pathways and remove litter from natural areas.

Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration

Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

The 3-acre Heather Garden is the site of our annual rite of spring – the shearing of the heather. Learn about Heaths and Heathers, take a tour of the garden and more!

Kids Sensory Perception Hike

Fort Greene Park Visitor Center in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.

On this hike, children will learn to use sensory perception as they explore the natural world.

Conference House Tours

Conference House Museum, Conference House Park, Staten Island

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

Sunday, April 6

Protect Your Beach: Plant Beach Grass With NYC Parks

Crescent Beach, Staten Island

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Join NYC Parks in protecting and stabilizing new dunes in Staten Island.

Conference House Tours

Conference House Museum, Conference House Park, Staten Island

1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Come to The Conference House in Tottenville for guided tours through an historic house where Benjamin Franklin, Edward Rutledge, John Adams and Lord Howe met in an attempt to end the Revolutionary War. After taking a guided tour, experience the rich views of nature at Conference House Park, as well as stopping by the Visitor's Center to view our rotating exhibits!

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY

"Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's

levels of aspiration and expectation."

Jack Nicklaus

(1940 - )

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