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Central Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park Central Park W & W 72nd St, New York, New York 10023

Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of mid-spring. It's the peak of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of ingredients: Spicy mustard greens, such as garlicky garlic mustard, hot hedge mustard, and even hotter poor man's pepper, will abound on lawns or under trees anywhere, and lemony...

Sunday Dec 2nd, 11:45am - 3:45pm

Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Prospect Heights 20 Grand Army Plaza, New York, New York 11238

Because Prospect Park includes so many varied habitats, it's loaded with shoots and greens in late spring, and many of these are edible and medicinal. We'll begin with spicy hedge mustard and poor man's pepper greens, growing near the Grand Army Plaza entrance, proceed southeast to a vast stand of celery-, parsley-, and carrot-flavored goutweed, then...

Saturday Dec 1st, 11:45am - 3:45pm

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Alley Pond Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Bayside Northern & Springfield Boulevards, New York, New York 11361

This large wetland park offers vast foraging opportunities, even as winter approaches. We begin with a small, young woodland. It contains large quantities of field garlic, with leaves like chives and bulbs like onions or garlic. There's also garlic mustard, a garlic-flavored mustard green with a taproot that tastes like horseradish. Nearby grows sassafras,...

Friday Nov 23rd, 11:45am - 3:45pm

Zoo Camp for Adults

at WCS Zoos - Bronx Park 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460

Why should kids have all the fun? Get a chance to meet animals up close, test out your keeper skills, play games and meet some of our experts. Whether you're dropping off your camper or if you're just looking for a new experience, Zoo Camp for Adults promises to be fun and educational.

Sunday Dec 9th, 9am - 12pm

Family Breakfast with the Animals(Ages 3-6)

at WCS Zoos - Central Park 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, New York 10019

Who wakes up the animals at the Central Park Zoo? What do they have for breakfast? Following a light breakfast and animal-themed activities, children and caregivers will find answers to these questions when we visit the exhibits and watch as animals receive their breakfast!

Saturday Dec 1st, 9am - 10am

Marine Park Coastline (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Marine Park Avenue U & Burnett St , Brooklyn, New York 11234

This vastly underappreciated park offers all the best wild foods of the rich seashore habitat. The sandy soil is poor, limiting tree growth but benefiting plants that can take advantage of the unblocked sunlight and nutrient-poor soil. Many species get a head start in late winter and early spring, and the same plants appear in late fall, induced to...

Sunday Nov 25th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park Central Park W & W 72nd St, New York, New York 10023

Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of mid- to late spring. It's the peak of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of ingredients: Spicy mustard greens, such as garlicky garlic mustard, hot hedge mustard, and even hotter poor man's pepper, will abound on lawns or under trees anywhere,...

Sunday Dec 2nd, 11:45am - 3:45pm

Nature's Pharmacy

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

For centuries herbs and spices have been prized not just for their flavors, but as state-of- the-art medicine. Learn about a variety of plants historically used for first aid, to revitalize the immune system, and to treat and prevent asthma, insomnia, sinusitis, bronchitis, colds and flu, and much more. Join us and you'll be a much smarter shopper...

Saturday Jan 26th, 10am - 2:30pm

Breakfast with the Baboons (All Ages)

at WCS Zoos - Brooklyn 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11225

The whole family can enjoy exclusive early access to the zoo with our wild troop of baboons! Participants enjoy a tasty breakfast, meet an animal up close, and make a special treat for amazing primates. This ticket is for two people. All ages are welcome. If you would like to add on one additional participant, you may do so during check out. (Add-on...

Saturday Dec 15th, 9am - 10:30am

Paper Sculpting: A Meditation on Flora and Fauna

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

This class will make you reconsider what you thought you knew about a sheet of paper. Finding inspiration in the flora and fauna of BBG and NYC, we will fold, pinch, tear, and crumple paper to create our own 3-D plant life—while considering positive and negative space as well as light and shadow to create dramatic effects. No art background necessary!...

Tuesday Dec 4th, 6pm - 9pm

Prospect Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Prospect Heights 20 Grand Army Plaza, New York, New York 11238

Because Prospect Park includes so many varied habitats, it's loaded with shoots and greens in late spring, and many of these are edible and medicinal. We'll begin with spicy hedge mustard and poor man's pepper greens, growing near the Grand Army Plaza entrance, proceed southeast to a vast stand of celery-, parsley-, and carrot-flavored goutweed, then...

Saturday Dec 1st, 11:45am - 3:45pm

Winter Survival! (Grades K-3)

at WCS Zoos - Bronx Park 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10460

No school? Come join us at the zoo instead! During this program, children will explore how animals adapt, survive, and thrive in cold weather. Campers will enjoy exhibit visits, up close animal encounters, and hands-on activities. Don't forget to bring your coats, gloves, and scarves so that you can stay comfortable inside and outside!

Friday Dec 28th, 9am - 12pm

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Wildlife Mini-Camp: Winter Break (Ages 4-9)

at WCS Zoos - Flushing Meadows Corona Park 53-51 111th St, Corona, New York 11368

Animal Homes Animal homes can be found everywhere. Look up at the trees! Look down to see holes in the ground. See how bubbles form on top of a body of water! Animals live almost everywhere! Campers will learn where animals build their homes, how long they live there, and what their special adaptations are in order to survive in their natural habitat....

Wednesday Dec 26th, 9am - 3pm

Breakfast with the Animals (Ages 18+)

at WCS Zoos - Central Park 64th St & 5th Ave, New York, New York 10019

Wake up with the Central Park Zoo before it opens! Following light breakfast fare, chat with a keeper and learn about our animals, then visit an exhibit where you'll watch the keepers give them their own breakfasts. Topics:  September 9, 2018 - Temperate Territory October 7, 2018 - Polar Zone

Sunday Mar 3rd, 8:30am - 10am

Shipwreck Adventures (Ages 3-8 with Adult)

at WCS Zoos - Coney Island 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11224

Join us on an adventure to explore the shipwrecks of the New York seascape! We will engage in hands-on activities, learn about local shipwrecks, and discover how those wrecks impact our sea life in a big way (all while remaining on dry land). This program is for children ages 3-8. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adu...

Sunday Feb 17th, 9am - 10:30am

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