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Programs and Events

Weekend and Adult Programming

Greenburgh Nature Center 

Our weekend programming is wide-ranging, with a general focus on the natural world and sustainability. Most weekend programs are family-friendly and geared towards all ages. Adult programs, offered in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group and other community groups, are usually offered during evening hours. See Adult Programs.

programs information 

GNC Story WalkSELF-GUIDED STORY WALK !Red Fox at Hickory Lane by Kathleen M. Hollenbeck. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen. The self-guided Story Walk runs Sunday, June 28 through Sunday, September 27. Stop by the Manor House (Closed Fridays) for a free CPK kid's meal bookmark and to enter a free raffle for a $20 CPK gift certificate, while supplies last.

SEPTEMBER

5 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

6 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
6 SUN 2PM NATURE STORYTIME – Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed storytime. Hear a story, meet a live animal, and have fun with a nature activity. Recommended for ages 3-6. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

7 MON MANOR HOUSE CLOSED (LABOR DAY)

9 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:30PM PROGRAM PAPAL ENCYCLICAL ON THE ENVIRONMENT: A CALL TO ALL HUMANITY - Sister Kathleen Deignan and Brother Kevin Cawley, Co-Conveners of the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue at Iona College, present a summary of key points from the Papal Encyclical on Climate Change, to be published in July 2015. They also explain the meaning of this document, as well as the Pope's message about climate change for all of humanity. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.

12 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
12 SAT 2PM NATIONAL GRANDPARENT DAY – Come celebrate grandparents at the Nature Center! Meet some of our animal families, and make a family craft to take home with you. FREE for members and grandparents, Non-Members $8/person

13 SUN 2PM HONEY HARVEST PARTY – It's the season to reap the harvest of our hives! Led by our naturalists, you learn about the fascinating social network of honeybees, the basics of beekeeping, and how honey is harvested from our hives. Watch as honey is extracted from the hives by our beekeeper H. Peet Foster. There is a free tasting of fresh honey-from-the-hives, and the newly harvested honey is available for purchase. Pre-register by September 12: Members $4/person, Non-Members $8/person. Children under 2, FREE. Day of event fees: Members $6/person, Non-Members $10/person. Children under 2, FREE. BOOK NOW

19 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
19 SAT 2PM MEET THE ANIMALS – Join the herd as a naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up-close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center's live animals! What wild fun will you have today? Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

20 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

26 SAT 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
26 SAT 2PM DISCOVERING THE HIDDEN KINGDOM – We bake with them and put them on our pizza, but what do you really know about fungi? Discover the fascinating world of yeast, mushrooms, and mold, and how you can grow your own pizza toppings at home! Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person

27 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION with generous support from Con Edison — Guided Trail Experience through our woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or who uses that fallen tree for protection. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
27 SUN 2PM GET OUTTA TOWN – It's the perfect time of year to catch birds during their migration! Join a naturalist as we walk the trails and see who's visiting on their migration south for the winter. Members $5/person, Non-Members $8/person


28 MON 10:30AM-8PM 3RD ANNUAL GOLF OUTING & 40TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

GALA ONLY 5-8PM – Join us for our 3rd Annual Golf & Gala! Held at the Scarsdale Golf Club, it is a fun day of golfing & contests. Not a Golfer? Attend the cocktail hour and evening gala, complete with music, a silent auction and raffle, and dinner. Evening honorees include Sandy Morrissey and Michael Woltz, VMD. See here for more details on volunteer opportunities, sponsorships, silent auction donations, and ticket purchase. Fees: Golf & Gala - $400/person; 40th Anniversary Gala only - $100/person.

OCTOBER

3 SAT 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

4 SUN 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
4 SUN 2PM ALIEN INVADERS – Come explore some of the most fascinating plant and animal species to ever invade our lawns, lakes, and forests during an engaging and interactive stroll around the GNC property. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person.

10 SAT 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

11 SUN 11AM-3PM FALL FESTIVAL – Join us for scarecrow building, pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, cider making, meeting the animals, scavenger hunts, tractor rides, and more! Fee if pre-registered by Oct. 10: Members $5, Non-members $10 (online registration only COMING SOON). Children under 2, FREE. Fee day of event: Members $8, Non-members $15, Children under 2, FREE, $5 per pumpkin, $2 per scarecrow building. Please note, limited numbers of each are available. Scarecrows are left at the Nature Center and used at our Scarecrows & Pumpkins Parade on Oct. 25. Food from Shoprite Scarsdale available for purchase, with proceeds donated to GNC. Event held Rain or Shine. No Refunds.

12 MON 2PM (COLUMBUS DAY) MEET THE ANIMALS – Join the herd as a naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up-close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center’s live animals! What wild fun will you have today? FREE for members; Non-members $8/person.

14 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:3OPM PROGRAM WESTCHESTER COUNTY BOARD OF LEGISLATORS: ENVIRONMENTAL ROUNDUP – District 12 Legislator MaryJane Shimsky and colleagues from the County Board of Legislators will discuss Westchester’s environmental issues. Opportunity for open discussion will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Lower Hudson Sierra Group. Program is FREE.

17 SAT 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

18 SUN 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
18 SUN 2PM WHIRLING-TWIRLING-FALLING DOWN – Fall is the perfect time to check out the changing of the leaves. Explore our grounds with a naturalist and learn about the seasonal cycle of a leaf. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person.

24 SAT 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

25 SUN 11AM-3PM SCARECROWS & PUMPKINS PARADE – A fun Halloween event for young children. Follow friendly scarecrows on our pumpkin trail and meet storybook characters along the way. Come in costume and enjoy cider, treats, and more! Fee if pre-registered by Oct. 24: Members $5, Non-members $10 (online registration only COMING SOON). Children under 2, FREE. Fee day of event: Members $8, Non-members $15. Children under 2, FREE. Food from California Pizza Kitchen available for purchase. Event held Rain or Shine. No Refunds.

31 SAT 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
31 SAT 2PM WARTS AND ALL – It’s Halloween! Meet the creepy, crawly and bumpy and make a spooky craft to take home. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person.

NOVEMBER

1 SUN 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
1 SUN 2PM THAT’S BATTY! – What do you really know about our nocturnal friends? Learn where these unique animals live, how they find food, challenges they face, and how they can help you in your own backyard. FREE for Members, Non-members $8/person.

7 SAT 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
7 SAT 2PM FEEDING FUN – It’s mealtime for our animals! Come see what’s on the menu and learn how we keep our critters healthy. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person.

8 SUN 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!
8 SUN 2PM MEET THE ANIMALS – Join the herd as a naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up-close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center’s live animals! What wild fun will you have today? FREE for members; Non-members $8/person.

11 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:3OPM PROGRAM ZERO WASTE YOUR EVENT – Pete and Toshi Seeger's Clearwater Festival, the largest annual environmental celebration in the US, reduced waste by over 15 tons in the last three years. Festival Co-Coordinator MJ Wilson will share practical and proven ways for reducing waste dramatically, whether at a family gathering or a large community event. Co-sponsored by the Lower Hudson Sierra Group. Program is FREE.

14 SAT 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

15 SUN 1:30PM TURKEY SCAVENGER HUNT – Bring your toddlers to our traditional “turkey token” hunt along a woodland trail. After the hunt, all “gobblers” enjoy snacks and nature crafts. Members $6, Non-members $9. Children under 2, FREE. Event held Rain or Shine. No Refunds.

21 SAT 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

22 SUN 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

26 THUR MANOR HOUSE CLOSED (THANKSGIVING)

28 SAT 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

29 SUN 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!



TRAIN SHOW

WEEKENDS ONLY, 10AM – 4:30PM
SATURDAYS: NOV 28, DEC 5, DEC 12
SUNDAYS: NOV 29, DEC 6, DEC 13
Yonkers Model Railroad Club presents a display of model trains. Members FREE, Non-members: Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children 2 to 12 $8. Children under 2, FREE. Includes admission to all Manor House exhibits. No Refunds.


DECEMBER

5 SAT 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

6 SUN 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

9 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:3OPM PROGRAM – Indian Point in our Energy Future: An Evening of Information and Discussion - Located just 25 miles north of Manhattan, Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant was licensed for operation in 1974. How do we measure the costs and benefits of Indian Point to our economy, comfort, safety and health? Learn the facts and form your own opinion. Program is FREE.

12 SAT 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

13 SUN 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

19 SAT 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

20 SUN 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

24 THURS MANOR HOUSE CLOSED (CHRISTMAS EVE DAY)

25 FRI MANOR HOUSE CLOSED (CHRISTMAS DAY)

26 SAT 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

27 SUN 11:30AM – TEACHING TRAILS: A Community Path for Environmental Education (with Generous Support From CON EDISON) - Guided trail experience in our woodland forest. Learn which of the animals left specific tracks and discover how a variety of wildlife make their homes within the trees. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

2016 JANUARY

1 FRI MANOR HOUSE CLOSED (NEW YEAR'S DAY)

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public programs and nature education programs are supported,
in part, by Westchester County Parks and the Town of Greenburgh.

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