Jun 19 all-day
12:00 am
QUEENS CELEBRATES #JUNETEENTH Commemorating 156 years of Black Power on Juneteenth at Roy Wilkins Park since the last enslaved people in Galveston, TX was freed. A sustainable and historic festival for the South East Queens community that highlights, celebrates, and commemorates our Black Ancestors and their journey to liberation through Juneteenth. In partnership with community
Roy Wilkins Park
12:00 am
Join certified forest therapy guide, Linda Lombardo, on a walk to reconnect with the natural world around us. We will wander the trails, slow down and notice what most of the world simply walks past; the beauty of nature as we welcome Summer. Ground yourself and connect with the trees as you create some nature
Alley Pond Environmental Center
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
1:00 pm
Celebrate the upcoming Summer Solstice, which ushers in the new season, with a guided walk led by Jocelyn Perez who will discuss plant species found in the park, especially those associated with the Solstice and its traditional folklore. Due to COVID-19 concerns, masks are required. Registration required. Recommended to bring: a notebook and pencil, camera,
Alley Pond Environmental Center
Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
5:30 pm
Come and meet the edible plants of Alley Pond Park with wild foods author Marie Viljoen. On a two-hour midsummer stroll, we will identify a cosmopolitan botanical population as diverse as the borough of Queens. From exotic plants and so-called “weeds” to native species, we will walk and talk about plants that are valued or
Alley Pond Environmental Center