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The Daily Plant : Friday, December 17, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

Will anyone spot a red-tailed hawk at this year’s Bird Count?
Daniel Avila

111th Annual Central Park Christmas Bird Count
Birds on the brain? Join us in New York City’s parks for this annual nationwide celebration of birding. Whether it’s your first time or you’re an avid birder, come help log the birds that can be spotted in the park. Christmas Bird Counts will be held throughout the city this weekend, including at Prospect Park and Fort Greene Park. In Central Park, the bird count will begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday, and you’ll be able to get refreshments while the final tally is counted at 12:30. Remember: dress warmly, and don’t forget your binoculars!

Caribbean Christmas in Crotona Park
Come out of the cold on Saturday from 4:30-7:30 and celebrate a Caribbean-style Christmas with a steel drum band, cookies and hot chocolate, pictures with Santa Claus, stilt walkers, and lots of fun holiday cheer! This free event is sponsored by the U.S. Virgin Islands Association, and everyone is welcome to come and join the fun!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Hubble Space Telescope: Images that Changed the World
A NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Event
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Inwood Hill Nature Center, Manhattan

Wilderness Survival
11:00 a.m.
Forest Park Visitor Center, Queens

Presents to the Animals
11:00 a.m.
Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn

Holiday Nature Crafts
1:00 p.m.
Blue Heron Nature Center, Staten Island

Prospect Park Christmas Bird Count
3:00 p.m.
Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Brooklyn

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Bird Count
8:00 a.m.
Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, Brooklyn

Brunch With Santa
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Greenbelt Recreation Center, Staten Island

Composting 101
1:00 p.m.
Blue Heron Nature Center, Staten Island

How Animals Survive the Winter
2:00 p.m.
Crotona Nature Center, Bronx

Solstice Party with Jody Kruskal
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx


“I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t.”

Steve Martin

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Directions to Crotona Park

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Nature CentersCrotona Park Nature Center

The Crotona Park Nature Center is currently closed, with no public access.

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