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Fused Glass Workshop - Flower Power
Sunday, June 11th | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join Naomi Rabinowitz, artist, and jewelry designer, for a fun afternoon making Spring flower themed fused glass jewelry. Participants will have the opportunity to make colorful necklaces, pins, magnets, earrings, or rings -- and to learn the basics of fused glass art. Ms. Rabinowitz will fire your piece and you will be able to pick up at APEC – date to be given at workshop. All materials will be provided.
Spots are limited.
Ages: Adults | $28 per person
Get Ready for Summer Awe Walk
Saturday, June 17th | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Let’s get ready for summer with an “awe” walk in nature, led by certified forest therapy guide, Linda Lombardo. Nature is one of the 8 Wonders of Life! An “awe walk” is a stroll in which you intentionally shift your attention outward instead of inward. It is awe-inspiring when observed slowly and intentionally. We will explore what inspires awe through invitations offered by your guide. All awe-inspired forest therapy walks end with a ceremonial tea, something that could have been foraged along our walk. Spots are limited.
Ages: Adults | $22 per person
Mushroom Walk in Collab with the New York Mycological Society
Saturday, June 24th | 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
PC: Steve Bodzin
Join us for a walk with New York Mycological Society experts and find out all about the many fungi that call Alley Pond Park home. This includes gilled mushrooms, tiny ascomycetes, jellies, coral fungi, crusts and polypores (depending on the weather). You will find out what to look for to identify a mushroom, and learn the important roles fungi play in nature, whether it's recycling nutrients or partnering with trees to keep them strong and healthy. We walk at a slow pace over mostly even terrain. Make sure to bring water and protect yourself against mosquitoes and ticks. We are not foraging for edibles (it is prohibited in New York City parks and many other parks), but we are more than happy to educate you on how to recognize popular edibles as well as their poisonous lookalikes.
Spots are limited. No prior knowledge required.
For All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)
$5 per person
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The environmental center is located in Alley Pond Park, surrounded by lush nature trails where visitors can enjoy NYC's natural landscapes. Guests are welcome to attend one of APEC's many nature oriented programs for all ages and visit the center's animal ambassadors. Please explore our website to learn more and register for programs.
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