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Central Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park 5th Ave & E 106th St, New York, New York 10029

March 24, 2019 Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of early spring. It's the start of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of these weedy delicacies. Pungent field garlic is everywhere. You use the leaves like scallions or chives, and the bulbs like onions. Spicy mustard greens, such...

Sunday Jul 28th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

Prospect Park (Teens/Adults)

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

Prospect Park is a great place for foragers to explore at the end of the winter. Like Central Park, this Olmstead-designed landscape features a variety of habitats filled with delicious native and exotic plants. Wild coffee grows along the sidewalk that runs along the park's east side. Unrelated to commercial coffee, you can collect the seeds of the...

Sunday Aug 11th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

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Forest Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Kew Gardens Union Turnpike & Park Ln Near the Parks Dept.'s Overlook Bldg, New York, New York 11415

Forest Park's woodlands, cultivated areas, and thickets make it a great place for early summer foraging, and a perfect place to celebrate Independence Day. Luscious black raspberries are in season now, and we'll hunt for them in thickets throughout the day. We'll be looking for prized daylily flowers, in bloom in partially shaded areas throughout...

Saturday Jul 27th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

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The Queensway (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Elmhurst Woodhaven Blvd, New York, New York 11373

In conjunction with Friends of The Queensway, this tour explores a long-abandoned RR line that runs through Forest Park, and it's one of the best places for foragering in mid-spring. The secondary growth forest, trail edges, and thickets overflow with wild plants. We’ll explore adjacent trails in Forest Park itself as well....

Saturday Jul 27th, 9am - 11am

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Survival School Instructional

at Destination Backcountry Adventures - Park Slope 557 6th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Join us in a fun, social setting right here in NYC to learn & practice the basics of Survival. Great as a stand alone or to prepare for our full-day or overnight classes in the woods. In this session, we’ll cover Psychology of Survival; covering topics such as  Effective Decision Making Under Pressure,  Needs Assessment,  ...

Monday Aug 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Central Park Twilight Sensory Ramble

at Urban Edge Forest Therapy - Central Park Park Drive North, E 72nd St, New York, New York 10021

Wake up your senses with an evening forest therapy walk! Enjoy the many invitations that will connect us with the season's long daylight hours. Meeting location at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park (East Drive parallel to about 75th Street). Note: Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes.

Tuesday Jul 30th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Butterfly Walk

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

Leapin’ Lepidoptera! During the summer, wildflowers and other blooms abound at the Garden, attracting different types of butterflies. Join naturalist Paul Keim on a leisurely walk through the grounds in pursuit of these colorful and delicate creatures. Note: You must bring your registration confirmation to the Garden for admittance to each class...

Sunday Aug 4th, 11am - 1pm

Map, Compass & More

at Destination Backcountry Adventures - Park Slope 557 6th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

This three hour class held in Prospect Park will introduce you to topographical maps and how to read them, all types of compasses, and how to use a map and compass in tandem to navigate. You’ll learn how to read, take and follow bearings, and more. We’ll have orienteering courses and scavenger hunts setup so you can try guided and independent practice....

Monday Aug 5th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Saving the Plants of the World

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Never in human history have plant species been more endangered with extinction. Join Vice President for Conservation Strategy Brian Boom and discover the varied strategies NYBG scientists use to confront this urgent threat—from conservation genetics to documenting key areas of biodiversity worldwide. Learn how to use Garden Navigator to locate rare,...

Friday Aug 9th, 10am - 1pm

The Queensway (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Elmhurst Woodhaven Blvd, New York, New York 11373

This tour of The Queensway and adjacent Forest Park, in Woodhaven, Queens, held in conjunction with Friends of the Queensway, will explore one of the best places for foraging in late summer. We’ll hike along a long-abandoned LIRR trackway, plus wild, wooded trails running through a large, mature forest. We'll also examine thickets and cultivated...

Saturday Jul 27th, 9am - 11am

Sheldrake Lake (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Mamaroneck 685 Weaver St, Larchmont, New York 10538

March 24, 2019 Sheldrake Lake is great for early spring foraging. Right out of the parking lot, the group will collect garlic mustard, a nutritious, tasty, garlicky green with a root that tastes like horseradish. The leaves are great in salads, but they also make an outstanding pesto. You can even coat them with herbs and roast them like kale chips....

Sunday Jul 28th, 11:45am - 2:15pm

Trip Planning for Success

at Destination Backcountry Adventures - Park Slope 557 6th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Outdoor professionals know that the success of a trip depends first and foremost on what you do long before you hit the trail. Putting in the right preparation means not only a safer trip, but more quality time in the woods. In this class, you’ll learn how to choose the best destinations, plan your route, pack for comfort and weight, plan a menu...

Tuesday Aug 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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—you'll be a much smarter shopper...

Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 2:30pm

Forest Ecology

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Explore the basic principles that influence the ecological relationships of the forest ecosystem. Using the Garden grounds as a site for observation and field study, learn to understand the forces that shape our natural environment—the Northeast Woodland.  Labs and lectures provide an experience that expands your skills for the stewardship...

Wednesday Aug 28th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park 5th Ave & E 106th St, New York, New York 10029

March 24, 2019 Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of early spring. It's the start of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of these weedy delicacies. Pungent field garlic is everywhere. You use the leaves like scallions or chives, and the bulbs like onions. Spicy mustard greens, such...

Sunday Jul 28th, 11:45am - 3:45pm

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