Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fwd: Travel Back in Time at Fort Tryon Park

Celebrate Medieval Times, Nature, and the Estate Era of Fort Tryon    30th Annual Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park    Sunday, September 28    11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.    This Sunday, Fort Tryon Park will be transformed into a medieval  village with performers, crafts, music, and food. The Fort Tryon Park  Trust will be sponsoring the Children's Little Theatre again. Bypass  the crowds and head north of the Cloisters up into the sunken terrace.  Children's games, crafts, and time tents will be nearby.    More information  <>    Highbridge Park Hawk Watch     Saturday, October 4    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.    Meet at Highbridge Park's West 172nd Street and Amsterdam Entrance.    Bring the whole family and roam the autumn woods in search of hawks  with expert naturalist Mike Feller. Learn about the hawks in your  community and observe some of their interesting behaviors.    Mike Feller's Nature Walks in Northern Manhattan Parks are generously  supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.    More information  <>    Heather Garden Tour with Public Garden Designer Ronda M. Brands    Sunday, October 5    1:00 p.m.    Meet at the Heather Garden Margaret Corbin Circle Entrance.    Tour the Heather Garden with public garden designer Ronda M. Brands.  Find out what went into the Heather Garden Framework Plan, why certain  plant combinations were chosen, and more. Get a free copy of the Fort  Tryon Trust's new Heather Garden Guide.    More information  <>    Open House New York at Fort Tryon    Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Here's your chance to see inside the Fort Tryon Cottage. The 1908  cottage flanking the Heather Garden was originally the gatehouse of  the Billings Estate and has retained its charm over its many uses in  the last 104 years.    The Heather Garden and Fort Tryon Park were donated to NYC in 1935 by  John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and designed by the renowned Olmsted  Brothers. Come on a tour to learn more.     More information  <>    A Big Thank You to the Friends Committee Volunteers    We want to thank the 50 volunteers that came and worked to help the  planet this past Sunday as a part of the Friends Committee Volunteer  Day. These special volunteers removed invasives from the Fort  Washington Subway Terrace and the Broadway/196th section of the park,  making them more beautiful and ecologically sound.       powered by PHPlist, --          

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