High Rock Park
The Daily Plant : Friday, February 9, 2001
SELECTED RANGER WALKS & TALKS FOR FEBRUARY
THE BRONX: Sunday, February 18: GEORGE SLEPT HERE. In honor of Washington's Birthday, tour the oldest house museum in the United States. Van Cortlandt Park, West 246th St. & B'way. 1 PM. For further information, call (718) 548-0912.
Saturday, February 24: BIRD HEARD II. See a slide show of some of the birds of the Bronx, then take a hike to see what winter birds we can find in the southern end of the park. Beginners especially welcome. Van Cortlandt Park, Urban Forest Ecology Center, B'way & 246th St. 9:30 AM. For further information, call (718) 548-0912.
BROOKLYN: Sunday, February 11. CONEY ISLAND MEMOIRS. With the help of historic photos, we will take a look at Coney Island from its Native American roots to its glamorous heights to its present changes. Coney Island Field House, West 25th St. & the Boardwalk. Tour ends at West 8th Street and the Boardwalk. 2 PM. For further information, call (718) 438-0100.
Sunday, February 25: FISHING FEST. Learn about winter fish ecology, tying knots and nets, and much more as we examine the traditions of fishing. Marine Park, Salt Marsh Nature Center, East 33rd St. & Ave. U. 1 PM. For further information, call (718) 438-0100.
MANHATTAN: Saturday, February 24: SCREECH OWLS Part 2. Walk through the forest looking for signs of screech owls and other raptors. Learn how we have improved the local habitat for them. Inwood Hill Park, Urban Ecology Center, 218th St. & Indian Rd. 1 PM. For further information, call (212) 628-2345.
Sunday, February 25: Morris-Jumel Mansion. Visit Manhattan's oldest surviving house: George Washington used it as a military post during the Revolutionary War. Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace Bet.160th & 162nd Sts., east of St. Nicholas Ave. 11 AM. For further information, call (212) 628-2345.
QUEENS: Sunday, February 18: WELCOME BACK: RANGERS' REINTRODUCTION PROGRAM. Build bird boxes and help us place them in the woods! Learn all about Project X, the Rangers' species reintroduction program and find out how you can contribute to the forest come the spring. Forest Park, Visitor Center, Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Dr. 1 PM. For further information, call (718) 217-6034.
Sunday, February 25: TRAILBLAZING. Though there are three distinct trails in the North Woods, years of over-ambitious hiking have create excess of paths. As part of a new trail restoration initiative, you can help the Rangers mark the trails. This will help walkers find their way and stay on designated paths. Wear old clothes, but dress warmly! Forest Park, Buddy Monument, Myrtle Ave. & Park Lane South. 1 PM. For further information, call (718) 217-6034.
STATEN ISLAND: Saturday, February 10: ROOKERY COFFEE HOUSE. Bring your instruments, acts, or poetry to our open mike. Sip coffee and enjoy the creativity that our park can instill in us. Activities for children will be available. Bring a flashlight and enjoy the sounds. High Rock Park, Visitor's Center, end of Nevada Ave. off Rockland Rd. 7:30 PM. For further information, call (718) 667-6042. February 20 - February 22: KIDS WEEK. Students grades 4 and above can spend Mid-winter Recess with the Rangers. Blue Heron Park, Nature Center, Poillon Ave., bet. Hylan Blvd. & Amboy Rd. 11 AM-1 PM. RESERVATIONS required, call (718) 967-3542.
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO IN THE PLANT
(Friday, February 19, 1988)
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OFFERS MORE THAN CHILD'S PLAY
On Tuesday, the Children's Museum of Manhattan presented the first in a series of museum seminars on the "Decade of the Child: Kid's Commissioner on the Year 2000." As the Museum celebrates its 15th year, it is using the seminar series as a forum for diverse groups of children to discuss their concerns and hopes for New York City.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle."
Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)