Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fwd: Wine & Dine in Support of Fort Tryon: Photography Workshop, Concerts, and More Events

*Wine and Dine Overlooking the Heather Garden in Support of Fort Tryon  Park!*    *A Toast to Fort Tryon Park is Less than a Month Away    Thursday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.    Located on the Stan Michels Promenade in the Heather Garden in Fort  Tryon Park*    Celebrate the start of summer among the Heather Garden's vibrant  colors and catch some Palisades views while sampling a selection of  fine wines from Cabrini Wines <>  , delicious local brews from Dykman Beer Company  <>  , and delectable foods from Washington Heights area restaurants. Enjoy  the company of your friends and neighbors in support of your favorite  park!    This year we will be honoring Sandra Garcia-Betancourt, the Northern  Manhattan Arts Alliance's Executive Director for her work in  enlivening our Parks with the work and performances of local artists.    Tickets are on sale now at  <>  . Buy your tickets now and get 25% off. Advanced purchase discount  available for a limited time.    All proceeds support Fort Tryon Park restoration, horticultural  supplies, maintenance staff, free public programs, and improvements in  the park.    Sponsors include: Cabrini Wines, Dykman Beer Company, & Evydent  Dentistry    *Become a Toast to Fort Tryon Sponsor*    Our event program will include an ad journal and we would be honored  if your organization would offer its support through the donation of  an ad placement. Your participation is a great way to signal your  commitment to the Washington Heights and Inwood community through this  unforgettable event in support of this beloved park. But most  importantly, your generosity helps supply much needed resources for  sustaining the 67 acres of the Fort Tryon and its glorious gardens.    In recognition of your contribution, we will list your organization in  print and electronic materials for the event:     *Heather Garden Hero* - $500, your organization will be featured in a  full page ad in the journal. Additionally, online communications for  the next 4 weeks reaching out to our 7,000 plus online followers will  list your sponsorship.   *Alpine Garden Giver* - $250, your organization will be featured in a  half page ad in the event program.    To partner with us on this event in support of Fort Tryon Park, please  contact Development Associate, Ruby Thomasson at (212) 795-1388 x302  or  <>  .    *Delving into Inwood Hill's Past with Sidney Horenstein    Wednesday, May 28, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    Meet at the Seaman Avenue and Isham Street entrance to Inwood Hill  Park*    Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the  American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history,  and natural history walk through Inwood Park. Stroll through the park  with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as  well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.    This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and  the Fort Tryon Park Trust.    *Fit as a Troll Children's Concert at Anne Loftus Playground    Saturday, May 31, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Performance in Anne Loftus Playground at the north end of Fort Tryon  Park at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Broadway*    Join us for a fun and funny educational music program for all ages  from the New York Scandia Symphony! The program, "Fit as a Troll,"  will teach children about healthy eating and exercise habits with a  fun interactive musical program. The performance is adapted from  Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program and will feature musical  arrangement from Frank Foerster.    The performance will take place in Anne Loftus Playground at the  intersection of Dyckman Street and Broadway at the Northeast corner of  Fort Tryon Park. To get there by subway, take the A train to the  Dyckman Street station.    *Heather Garden Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands    Sunday, June 2, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.    Meet at the Entrance to the Heather Garden at Margaret Corbin Circle  in Fort Tryon Park*    Take a tour of the "Park for All Seasons." Take a walking tour of the  Heather and Alpine Gardens of Fort Tryon Park. Discover which plants  are in bloom in each of the seasons. Learn about the gardens' history,  future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon's expert horticulture  staff. All participants will receive a copy of our new Heather Garden  Guide. Check out the May Bloom Guide  <>   to read about what's in bloom now.    *Fort Tryon Travel Photography Workshop    Monday, June 2, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.    Enter Fort Tryon Park at Margaret Corbin Circle & meet up at the  Heather Garden entrance for the introductory lecture*    As part of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance's Uptown Art Stroll  join us for a photography workshop led by Upper Manhattan photographer  Michael Palma. Learn the basics of travel photography, in a park that  is visited by tourists from around the world. Learn tips and tricks,  camera and flash settings, composition and lighting, using the NYC  Scenic Landmark Fort Tryon Park as your travel destination. Bring your  camera and flash. Please RSVP to: Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance  <>   as space is limited, so advance registration is recommended.    *Sunrise Tai Chi is Back!    Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.    Meets on the Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park*    Join us for Sunrise Tai Chi classes overlooking the Hudson River and  Palisades with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor. Suitable  for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water. Heavy rain and  weather/air advisory cancels.    *Fort Tryon Pathways Get a Facelift*    We are looking forward to a NYC Parks' Capital construction project  which is slated to begin on June 9. This $900,000 project funded by  the City Council, will pave pathways that link Billings Lawn to the  former Billings Estate entrance and Billings Arcade, just west of the  Fort Tryon Park Cottage. The contract will also reinstate lighting and  the historic drinking fountain to this area, and add extensive  horticultural elements for year round interest.    *Tree Work In Progress*    In the coming weeks you will see Forestry contractors grinding stumps  and taking care of storm damage and decaying trees. All this work will  make way for new plantings which are contracted to take place shortly  after.    For more information about upcoming free events and programs in Fort  Tryon Park <>  , visit our website and "like" us on Facebook  <>  . To subscribe to our e-newsletter email us at: <>          

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