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The Daily Plant : Tuesday, September 17, 2002

UPCOMING EVENTS IN NYC PARKS

Monarch Watch 2002- Thursday, September 19
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Belvedere Castle, Central Park, Manhattan

Celebrate the Fall Migration of the Monarch Butterfly. Belvedere Castle with the Urban Park Rangers Special Event. For information call (866) NYC- HAWK.


10th Annual Little Red Lighthouse Festival- Saturday, September 21
Time: Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Little Red Light House, Fort Washington Park, Manhattan

Join the Historic House Trust and the Urban Park Rangers to celebrate Manhattan's famous lighthouse! Crafts, educational activities, food, musical performances, and lighthouse tours. Other festivities include celebrity readings of Hildegarde H. Swift's The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge by James Earl Jones and Carol Higgins Clark. This festival is free to the public. Call 866-NYC-HAWK for more information.

Little Red Lighthouse Swim- Saturday, September 21
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: Begins under the George Washington Bridge, Manhattan

Out in the waters of the Hudson River, swimmers will compete in the fifth annual Little Red Lighthouse Swim. The 7.8 mile swim brings participants from the "Great Gray Bridge" to Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers. For more information visit www.nycswim.org.

Bronx River Golden Ball- Saturday, September 28
Time: TBD
Place: Parks along the Bronx River, the Bronx

The Bronx River Alliance and community groups celebrate the Bronx River by floating a golden orb down the length of the river. The golden orb is a symbol of the sun, spirit, and energy of the river. Call (718) 430-4665 for more information.

Native Harvest Festival- Sunday, September 29
Time: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Place: Van Cortlandt House Museum, the Bronx

This annual event celebrates the traditional Native American Harvest. It features Native American dancers, drummers, food, crafts, and special guests. For information call (718) 430-1890.

THIRTEEN YEARS AGO IN THE PLANT
(Tuesday, September 26, 1989)
WORLD MUSIC SAILS INTO SNUG HARBOR

Staten Island's Snug Harbor Cultural Center, which once served as a home for retired sailors who traveled the seven seas, is celebrating its seafaring heritage with the Worldwinds Concert Series, a festival of traditional music from around the globe.

The series begins Saturday, October 7 with the Puerto Rican music of ''Los Pleneros de la 21,'' who appeared from Carnegie Hall to the International Folklore Festival in Moscow.

Los Pleneros carry on the tradition of two African-derived music and dance forms in Puerto Rico: ''bomba'' and ''plena.'' ''La Bomba'' developed in the coastal sugar mill towns of the island where there was a large community of black workers. Bomba, a combination of rhythm, melody and dance uses storytelling to reflect the joys and sorrows of everyday life.

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
''We love in another's soul
whatever of ourselves
we can deposit in it;
the greater the deposit
the greater the love''
Irving Layton
(b. 1912)

Directions to Fort Washington Park

Know Before You Go

ParkFort Washington Park

Portions of Fort Washington Park are closed to reconstruct the park entrance to Fort Washington Park on the south side of Dyckman Street and construct one mile of new greenway for pedestrians, cyclists and public waterfront access and enjoyment along the Hudson River. Construction is being done in an environmentally sensitive manner to maximize preservation of existing trees. Among the amenities the construction will provide are park lighting, new asphalt pavement and sub base, improved drainage, fencing, pruning of existing vegetation and planting of new trees, shrubs and wild flowers.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

Fort Washington Park Weather

  • Tue
    Sunny
    80°F
  • Wed
    Partly Sunny
    82°F
  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny
    86°F
  • Fri
    Chance Thunderstorms
    84°F

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