Some September Events!

NY Botanical Gardens


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Featured: The Edible Garden: Flower Power
6/27/2009 – 9/13/2009: 1:30–5:30 p.m. Tues–Fri; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sat & Sun
: Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Explore how flowers become fruits at this fun, hands-on program. Plant beans to take home, make pollinator puppets, and participate in a plant-part scavenger hunt, all demonstrating the life cycle of a plant and the pollination process.

Vegetables and Kids
6/27/2009 – 9/13/2009: Tues. to Fri. 1:30–5:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m-5:30 p.m.
Location: In the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden

Just about anywhere you look in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden you will discover a different edible, from tomatoes and cilantro to cabbage and gourds. On any given day, visitors can get their hands dirty helping Family Garden staff to maintain the plots and help keep the garden healthy and prosperous.

Ballet Among the Blooms
9/26/2009: 3–5 p.m.
Location: Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Throughout the Adventure Garden, New York City Ballet educators and School of American Ballet dancers lead children in exploring ballet and other movement forms, all inspired by the Garden’s diverse environments. Join us for an afternoon of fun, excitement, and discovery!

Wave Hill

(718) 549-3200

West 249th Street Independence Avenue (front gate) Bronx, NY10471

Sep 12, Sep 13 1pm–4pm

Honey Weekend

Sep’t 19, 20, 26, 27

Family Art Projects

Family events:

Bronx Zoo

Southern Boulevard Parking Lot Entrance

2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY 10460

Bronx River Parking Lot Entrance

Bronx River Parkway and Boston Road, Bronx, NY 10460

Toddler Time Tuesdays Presented by Fisher-Price

April 21-Oct. 27

Stop by the Children’s Zoo for theater shows 10:30am-12:20pm

Two-Hour Tour

Use your Toddler Time map for a self-guided tour through various indoor and outdoor child-friendly exhibits. Highlights include the Monkey House, Baboon Reserve, Mouse House, African Plains, and the World of Reptiles.
Time: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Throughout the Zoo

Vancortlandt Park


Family Day at the Nature Center
Saturday September 12th 11am-2pm
Join the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon of fun at the Nature Center Garden.  Help us plant bulbs, shrubs and herbaceous plants throughout the garden.  Kids of all ages can make EcoCrafts or plant seeds in a peat pot to take home.  Enter the park at Broadway and W. 246th Street.

Pelham Bay Park/Orchard Beach

Friday, September 11, 2009

Family Camping

6:00 p.m.
Location: Orchard Beach Nature Center, Pelham Bay Park (Section 2 of Orchard Beach)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game 1864

1:00 p.m.
Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Free Concert: Just Nuts

6:30 p.m.
Location: Lawn east of the Pelham Bay Park track & field,
and north of the Middletown Road/Stadium Avenue parking lot. Accessible by bus and the last stop of the #6 train (Pelham Bay Park stop).

Bronx Native American Festival

Sunday, September 20, 2009
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Bronx Native American Festival is a celebration of the indigenous cultures of all the Americas. Music, dancing, and storytelling highlight this family-oriented gathering that will be both entertaining and educational.

Location: Pelham Bay Park: South Picnic Area, Pelham Bay Park (Stadium Avenue & Middletown Road) More Information:
(718) 430-1890

Pocahontas: An Algonquin Icon

12:00 p.m.
Location: Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (895 Shore Road)

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