Arbor Day with Madison Square Park
Friday, April 27, 2018
10:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
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Celebrate Arbor Day with Madison Square Park’s arboretum and a day of free programming where you can learn all about MSPC’s favorite trees—some of which are over 165 years old! Start the day with Gardener Steph as she leads a tour of the Park’s trees. Her 10am tour begins at the Southern Fountain. Throughout the day, the fountain will also be home to fun and interactive tree-themed activities presented by our partners and MSPC staff members. At 12:30pm, stop by the Reflecting Pool, where urban arborist Bill Logan will speak about the history of Madison Square Park’s trees. Stick around as Story Laurie shares engaging tree tales for the whole family from 1-2pm. See the full schedule below:
Gardener Steph leads an informative tour around the trees of the Park.
Ask a Mad. Sq. Gardener about any horticulture related questions you may have.
Donna Masini invites people to write poems on paper leaves and contribute to a growing chain of poetry leaves. Donna Masini is a poet and novelist. She teaches poetry and fiction at Hunter College.
Trees New York: A leaf identification activity.
Draw the Trees: Grab materials at the Southern Fountain, and draw the trees of the Park.
Urban arborist Bill Logan will discuss the history of the trees in Madison Square Park.
Story Laurie will tell personal tales involving tree ecology and animals. Story Laurie is a storyteller that brings the art form to a wide audience and has performed numerous times in the Park.