Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
10:00 am
The Willow Lake Preserve at Flushing Meadows Corona Park is one of the most ecologically valuable lands in NYC, but its biodiversity is constantly limited by the dominance of invasive species. Join the FMCP Environmental Stewardship Team as we remove invasive species and plant bulbs in this wilderness area. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes
Mauro Playground (entrance to Pat Dolan Trail)
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
Join the Environmental Stewardship Team at FMCP at our Winter Invasives Clear-Out to help remove invasive species around the Meadow Lake bird blind. This is our last event before we go into stewardship hibernation until the spring! The bird blind is located on the west shore of the Lake between the World’s Fair Playground and
Meadow Lake (Flushing Meadows Corona Park)
12:00 pm
The Douglaston Local Development Corporation, Douglaston Village Chamber of Commerce and PS 98 will host their 2nd Annual Douglaston Village Winter Festival. There will be Skating at our holiday Ice Rink, rides, music, free activities for the children in the village square to get families and friends in a festive spirit. Visitors can also purchase treats and holiday gifts
Douglaston Station Plaza
Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
1:00 pm
Get some fresh air and exercise while putting your environmental knowledge to the test at the Stewardship Scavenger Hunt, hosted by the Environmental Stewardship Team at FMCP and the Urban Park Rangers. Teams will compete to decipher clues and find plant species and other natural attributes along the Pat Dolan Trail in the Willow Lake
Pat Dolan Trail (Mauro Playground entrance)
12:00 am
Observe animals in action! Pet 3 different animals and try moving like them. Toddlers and caregivers enjoy some special time together as they socialize with other youngsters and learn about nature. Each class focuses on a different science theme and includes live animal guests, art projects, trail walks, and children’s literature. Limited to 8 participants
Alley Pond Recreational Center
12:00 am
Recommended for Adults. QBG expert will led this workshop which will focus on caring for your plants and soil appropriately. The workshop will cover soil testing, cover crops, compost application, and planning tips to help you get your garden rolling as soon as the weather warms up. Bring your own lunch. Participants will receive a compost
Alley Pond Environmental Center
12:00 am
Ages 8-11. The world is wacky, but it’s beautiful too! Join us as we explore the question “What does it mean to be alive?” through hands on science and art. Each session participants will conduct experiments with live animals or plants. Students will have special access to the APEC greenhouse, live animals, and our patch of
Alley Pond Environmental Center
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11:00 am
Mother Nature is fascinating in all seasons. Learn how she survives in the cold. Join naturalist Virginia Dankel on this wintery guided interactive stroll. A cup of hot cocoa included to bring along on the walk.
Alley Pond Environmental Center