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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:

Southern Fountain

10am-11am
Gardener Steph leads an informative tour around the trees of the Park.

10am-2pm 
Ask a Mad. Sq. Gardener about any horticulture related questions you may have.

1:30pm-2:30pm 
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.

3:30pm-5:30pm 
Trees New York: A leaf identification activity.

5:30pm-7:30pm 
Draw the Trees: Grab materials at the Southern Fountain, and draw the trees of the Park.


Reflecting Pool

12:30pm-1pm 
Urban arborist Bill Logan will discuss the history of the trees in Madison Square Park.

1pm-2pm 
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.

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