The Daily Plant : Friday, December 17, 2010
This Weekend In Parks
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
Forest Park Visitor Center, Queens
Prospect Park Christmas Bird Count
Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Brooklyn
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Christmas Bird Count
Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, Brooklyn
Brunch With Santa
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Greenbelt Recreation Center, Staten Island
Blue Heron Nature Center, Staten Island
How Animals Survive the Winter
Crotona Nature Center, Bronx
Solstice Party with Jody Kruskal
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“I’ve got to keep breathing. It’ll be my worst business mistake if I don’t.”
Directions to Crotona Park
Know Before You Go
Crotona Park Nature Center
The Crotona Park Nature Center is currently closed, with no public access.
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