Tag Archives: outdoor

23rd Aug 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Hudson Yards' Down to Earth Farmers Market
Market open Thursdays, 10:00AM – 6:00PM, 05/10 – 11/15 New York, NY Hudson Boulevard Park (Map it ») Market Host: Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen Alliance Founding Year: 2017 Upcoming Market Events Seasonal Tasting – Berry 7/12, 10am – 6pm Seasonal Tasting – Tomato 8/16, 10am – 6pm    
by Bridget Scanlon
12th Jul 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Teaching With Weeds: Cultivating Love of Wild Plant Medicines
Dandelion, burdock, violet leaf and ground ivy: just a few of the plants we’ve all encountered growing in our school gardens in between the rows of neatly cultivated tomato, carrot and brassicas. Unwelcome as they may seem, these plants have been valued for centuries as medicines and sources of wild food. In this workshop educators […]
by Bridget Scanlon
9th Jun 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
LES Ecology Center 9th Annual Summer Picnic
It’s been 30 years. We could not have done it without you! Please join us for our summer picnic! Come to East River Park on Saturday, June 9th for a day of outdoor fun, food, drink, and activities for all ages! Meet us at the Fire Boat House along the East River, festivities will run from 4-7pm. Enjoy […]
by Truly Johnson
20th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Augustus St. Gaudens Playground Clean and Green
Please join us for a fabulous day giving some well needed love to our favorite playground. Supplies will be provided, just bring your elbow grease!  May 20th, rain or shine!
by Truly Johnson
19th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Plumb Beach Cleanup
Plumb Beach is part of Gateway National Recreation Area, and is located 3 miles east of Coney Island on Jamaica Bay. Its beautiful and diverse scenery contains precious marine, salt marsh, and beach dune habitats. The cleanup will run from 10am to 12pm. Lunch will be served for all volunteers at noon. At 12:30, we […]
by Truly Johnson
18th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Native Flora Garden at BBG
Late May is still a good time to view spring wildflowers in the Native Flora Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. While many of the early spring ephemerals will be finished blooming, wild geraniums, phlox, shooting stars and deciduous azaleas will still be showing off there blossoms. Solomons seal and ferns will have unfurled along with […]
by Truly Johnson
5th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The Future Sea Level in Lower Manhattan
Led by Richard Reiss, New York chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby and City Atlas   The leaders of the New York chapter of Citizen’s Climate Lobby and City Atlas join to host a walk featuring other experts and students. What’s the best response to the enormous social challenge of rising seas? Since our first Jane’s […]
by Truly Johnson
21st Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Nature's Workshop: Jewelry Making
Join the Rangers and learn how to make jewelry using materials from nature. Basic materials are provided.
by Truly Johnson
13th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Compost 101
What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done. Admission is free. Registration requested.
by Truly Johnson
6th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
MulchFest
Bring your holiday tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city! Join NYC Parks, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC  to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take […]
by Truly Johnson
16th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Family Christmas Bird Count
Blooming Naturalists of all ages can join a tradition more than 100 years in the making. Join Prospect Park Alliance in this nationwide bird census that helps conservation researchers track the long-term health of bird populations.
by Truly Johnson
6th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Sustainable Lawn Care
Get a crash course on organic lawn management in this hands-on workshop. Participants will learn appropriate timing, application quantities, and techniques for using compost in lawn care. Then they’ll head outside with our staff to try it themselves! Hear from the Horticulture experts on the practices used at QBG to keep our lawns pesticide and […]
by Truly Johnson
30th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Compost Workday
Volunteer with one of New York City’s oldest community composting programs! The Lower East Side Ecology Center in partnership with the NYC Compost Project diverts over 450 tons of food scraps from landfills annually. Food scraps are collected locally and then processed into compost at the East River Park Compost Yard. The finished compost is […]
by Truly Johnson
14th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Coastal Clean-Up in Riverside Park South
Join TRASH HERO New York, in partnership with Riverside Park Conservancy and NYC Parks, to clean up the Hudson River shoreline in Riverside Park South.  Volunteers give back to the community each month by helping remove marine trash from the Tidal Cove and park’s shoreline. Closed-toed shoes are required. All materials provided. We look forward to cleaning up the waterfront with […]
by Truly Johnson
11th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Putting Your Garden to Bed
Use traditional techniques to keep soil protected from the elements, experiment with mulch, and sow cold weather crops for next spring. Registration requested.
by Truly Johnson
4th Nov 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Pumpkin Smash 2017
Don’t let your pumpkin haunt a landfill! Bring pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, and gourds for a smashing good time. You smash them and the NYC Compost Project will turn them into compost for City parks and green spaces. Join us for refreshments, raffles and more! Event will occur rain or shine.  
by Truly Johnson
28th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Sandy5
Communities across the city will remember, resist, and rise together. Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy took lives, destroyed homes, and flooded subways. Like in Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, the people hit hardest by Sandy were the poor, people of color, immigrants, and our already most vulnerable communities. New York’s elected officials must […]
by Truly Johnson
21st Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Turn & Learn: NYC Compost Project
Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. Learn sustainable landscape management practices and help us make compost. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes ,and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Registration requested. This event takes place on the first Wednesdays of the month, from 1:00 […]
by Truly Johnson