NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:52:37 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee Fall Planting Prep]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/fall-planting-prep http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/fall-planting-prep Date: September 29, 2013

On It's My Park Day, come out to Fort Tryon Park to plant all kinds of bulbs throughout the subway terrace. Help prep the park for the coming seasons by assisting the Fort Tryon Park Trust Friends Committee in park clean up, and planting.

Sign in at the Friends Committee table at the Margaret Corbin Circle entrance to the Heather Garden.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 10:00 am 2:00 pm 40.8606, -73.9338 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Kayaking on the Hudson]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/summer-on-the-hudson-kayaking-on-the-hudson Date: September 29, 2013

Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided.

Please note: 72nd street Kayaking is volunteer run and volunteers are needed which sometimes results in shortened hours. The Downtown Boathouse is looking for volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please visit The Downtown Boathouse website.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Kayaking on the Hudson Meeting Point (in Riverside Park)

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M071 Riverside Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7814, -73.988 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:37 EDT
<![CDATA[Sneak Peak at Freshkills Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/sneak-peak-at-freshkills-park Date: September 29, 2013

The Sneak Peak festival in Freshkills Park on Staten Island is back for 2013 and better than ever. Join us for a day of fun at the park as hills come alive with activities like kayaking, biking, a puppetry workshop, walking tours, and kite flying, all of which offer a glimpse of what the park will have to offer. Check out the link below to find out more.

There is no registration or restrictions for this free event. Bikes, pets, and all ages are welcomed.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8277

Location: Freshkills Park Parking Lot

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<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/the-amazing-maize-maze http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/the-amazing-maize-maze Date: September 29, 2013

Enjoy getting lost in our 3 acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a stalk talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. To add to the adventure join us for Maze By Moonlight on Saturdays October 5th and 12th when the maze will be open until 9:00 p.m. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it! Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:37 EDT
<![CDATA[The Amazing Maize Maze]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/the-amazing-maize-maze-sponsored-by-con-edison Date: September 29, 2013

Enjoy getting lost in our three-acre interactive corn maze. The adventure begins with a Stalk Talk to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles, and making your way out of the maze.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 347-3276

Location: Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park)

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Q453 Queens Farm Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 4:30 pm 40.7478, -73.7223 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: September 29, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-games Date: September 29, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: September 29, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens Second Annual Harvest Arts Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/loisaida-united-neighborhood-gardens-2nd-annual-harvest-arts-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/loisaida-united-neighborhood-gardens-2nd-annual-harvest-arts-festival Date: September 29, 2013

This multidimensional arts festival reflects the creative spirit of the neighborhood and the integral part that community gardens play in the culture and life of Loisaida.

Scheduled events include music, dance, performance, films, photography, puppets, environmental workshops, and yoga. Each garden is designing its own program, so we know it will be interesting. In addition, The Communal Spaces Play Festival, five 30-minute plays inspired by the selected garden landscapes, will wrap up its three-week run during the Harvest Arts Fest.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: 6th St & Ave B Comm. Garden,Firemen's Memorial Garden,The Creative Little Garden,La Plaza Cultural,Liz Christy Garden,M'finda Kalunga Community Garden (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park),LaGuardia Corner Community Garden,11 BC Garden,11th Street Community Garden,Toyota Childrens Garden,9 C Garden,De Colores Community Yard and Cultural Center,Earth People Garden,Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden,Parque Tranquilidad,Orchard Alley,Kenkeleba House Garden,La Petit Versailles,Childrens Magical Garden,Siempre Verde Garden,Alberts Garden

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M105 Sara D. Roosevelt Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7243, -73.9821; 40.7243, -73.978; 40.7246, -73.9826; 40.7253, -73.9786; 40.7241, -73.9918; 40.721, -73.9919; 40.7273, -73.9993; 40.727, -73.9783; 40.7293, -73.984; 40.7285, -73.9818; 40.7253, -73.978; 40.7257, -73.9808; 40.7257, -73.9808; 40.7465, -73.9813; 40.7223, -73.9802; 40.7281, -73.9759; 40.723, -73.9858; 40.722, -73.9834; 40.7207, -73.9862; 40.72, -73.9839; 40.7253, -73.9912 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5245dd5de8add.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-chess Date: September 29, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: September 29, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Meditation at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/meditation-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/meditation-at-wave-hill Date: September 29, 2013

This fall, take a moment to release stress and reconnect with your inner self while practicing meditation. Each session includes instruction in simple techniques followed by 20 to 30 minutes of meditation. Led by Yoga for Bliss director Neem Dewji and other qualified instructors. All levels welcome. Registration opens onsite at 9:30 a.m.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 12:45 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:30 am 12:45 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/medevial-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/medevial-festival Date: September 29, 2013

Please join us for the 29th annual Medieval Festival on September 29th, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Fort Tryon Park. This festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink. Experience the culture of a bygone era against the backdrop of the Cloisters museum and the Hudson River during autumn's peak. We invite all ages to join us for this unique experience.

The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in northern Manhattan.

The event is free but Medieval crafts, clothing, etc. and food will be available for purchase.

Most areas are wheelchair accessible however, persons with mobility issues may experience difficulty maneuvering on lawn areas.

This event is co-sponsored by Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.

Start time: 11:30 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 11:30 am 6:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52431b455d502.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[A Clearing in the Forest: Tales and Tunes for a Sunday Afternoon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/a-clearing-in-the-forest-tales-and-tunes-for-a-sunday-afternoon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/a-clearing-in-the-forest-tales-and-tunes-for-a-sunday-afternoon Date: September 29, 2013

Celebrate Central Park’s birds and other animals with folktales and banjo songs by master storyteller Bill Gordh.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1461

Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7969, -73.96 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Rambling Through Rosebank]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/rambling-through-rosebank http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/rambling-through-rosebank Date: September 29, 2013

The Alice Austen House Museum is excited to be reviving "Rambling Through Rosebank," a walking tour of important places in Alice's life that focuses on the architecture and history of the buildings that are passed. The tour includes the houses of friends, the tennis club, St. John's church and rectory where her friend Trude lived. Visitors will also get to see the sites of some of her famous photographs.

The Alice Austen House is handicap accessible. There is a wheelchair ramp located in the rear of the house.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506 x10

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5238b55286449.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Jamaica Bay By Land, Sea and Air: A Family Fun Day Presented by NYC Parks and the National Park Service]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/jamaica-bay-by-land-sea-nd-air-a-family-fun-day-presented-by-nyc-parks-and-the-national-park-service http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/jamaica-bay-by-land-sea-nd-air-a-family-fun-day-presented-by-nyc-parks-and-the-national-park-service Date: September 29, 2013

Join NYC Parks & the National Park Service for a free family fun day: Jamaica Bay by Land Sea and Air.

The day begins with raptors and birds of prey at noon, presented by the Oyster Bay Theodore Roosevelt Audubon Sanctuary. This event is a live animal show and tell that will include a selection of birds of prey that can be seen up close.

Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk will be telling stories to kids with his Flights of Fancy: Planes Birds and Dragons at noon, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Ryan Center, and the Bossy Frog Band will perform on the porch of the Ryan Center at 2:00 p.m.

In addition to these scheduled events there will be opportunities to try kayaking, biking, tent set up, fishing, hiking/birding, and garden walks. There will be food vendors on site during the event, and plenty of free parking.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 421-2021

Location: Ryan Visitor Center

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2013-09-29 2013-09-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.5854, -73.8935 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5241d4ff8159b.JPG Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[A Gardener's Library: Vintage Books from the Bartow-Pell Collection]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/a-gardeners-library-vintage-books-from-the-bartowpell-collection Date: September 29, 2013

This working collection is significant for the practical information, aesthetic guidance, and reading pleasure it gave early members. On view during public hours: Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 12:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.8705, -73.8109 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5220f2c49a0f3.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: September 29, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Garden Highlights Walks at Wave Hill]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/garden-highlights-walks-at-wave-hill Date: September 29, 2013

Join us for an hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights.

Photo Credit: Joshua Bright

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/521e209f1f97e.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/central-park-tour-belvederes-kingdom Date: September 29, 2013

Take a walk around the landscapes dominated by historic Belvedere Castle, situated high on Vista Rock. The route involves moderate inclines and a few stairs.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email to schedule a custom tour.

Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees).

Tour dates and times are subject to change without notice. For the latest information, check our Events Calendar.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: Belvedere Castle (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7793, -73.9691 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7073d1ff18.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: September 29, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-09-29 2013-09-29 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:52:38 EDT
<![CDATA[Herbs for Fall and Winter Wellness at Hattie Carthan Herban Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/herbs-for-fall-and-winter-wellness http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/29/herbs-for-fall-and-winter-wellness Date: September 29, 2013

As summer gasps its last breath, fall comes rolling right in on its heels. Fall brings coolness and warm, bright colors, but it also brings the dreaded cold and flu season. Although the fall and winter are considered seasons of rest and rejuvenation, they can also be very draining on the body. Inactivity and being indoors spreads viruses and germs that constantly bombard the body's immune system. Join herbalist Yonnette Fleming as she explores herbs in the garden which have the ability to strengthen and heal the body during the cooler months and can improve health throughout the fall and winter seasons.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 638-3566

Location: Hattie Carthan Herban Farm

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