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Programs and Events

Programs and Events

Weekend and Adult Programming

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

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Program fees are per person and include admission to indoor exhibits/Animal Museum. Dress appropriately for outdoor activity. Space is limited. Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program. Events held rain or shine. No refunds.

October

28 TUE 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:30 PROGRAM — "LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD" — Hippocrates coined this phrase in 431 BCE. How does this ancient statement apply today in the modern world? Come to a workshop with Daryl Moss, Certified Holistic Health Counselor, where we will discuss wellness, prevention, and the benefits of eating local and seasonal foods. Program designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.

November

1 SAT 2PM FAIRY TEA PARTY — Explore our magical forest trails and have a tea party in our enchanted fairy circle! Make your own nature-inspired fairy wand to take home. Members $5, Non-members $8

2 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (With Generous Support from CON EDISON) — Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushroom make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

2 SUN 2PM BEAR-FOOT STORYTIME — Join us for storytime, based on our popular Wild Encounters Storytime held weekly on Monday afternoons. This hour long program includes a story, live animals, and a nature-themed activity. Recommended for children ages 2-6. Members $5, Non-members $8

8 SAT 2PM NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT — Celebrate autumn and all of its wonder while honing your wildlife sighting skills! On this naturalist led scavenger hunt, use your 'eagle eyes' to find items, roam the trails, and discover nature's beauty. (Approximate 1/2 mile hike.) Members $5, Non-members $8

9 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (With Generous Support from CON EDISON) — Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushroom make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

9 SUN 2PM FALL DISCOVERY WALK — Join a naturalist to look for fall happenings in our forest. Search for native trees and wildlife along the way. FREE for Members, Non-members $8

12 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/ 7:30 PROGRAM — SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER — WHAT’S THE PLAN FOR GREEN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT? — The Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium (NWEAC) and the Southern Westchester Action Consortium (SWEAC) have been blazing new paths toward sustainability by assisting their respective member municipalities in reducing reliance on fossil fuels, adopting sustainable policies and practices, and stimulating new “green” economic activity. These two dynamic organizations have merged to form a new nonprofit entity, Sustainable Westchester. Meet the leaders and learn about initiatives to facilitate regional scale cooperation and turning environmental challenges into opportunities. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.

15 SAT 2PM MEET THE ANIMALS — Join us for 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 per person, Non-members $8 per person, Children under 2 free.

Turkey Scavenger Hunt
16 SUN 1:30PM TURKEY SCAVENGER HUNT — Bring your toddlers to our traditional “turkey token” hunt along a woodland trail. After the hunt, all “gobblers” can enjoy snacks and nature crafts. Members $6 per person, Non-members $9 per person, Children under 2 free. Event held rain or shine. No refunds. Unicard and Westchester Parks Pass not accepted during special events. Sponsored in part by California Pizza Kitchen, Gymboree Play and Music, Macaroni Kid, Mathnasiums of Scarsdale and Mamaroneck, NEA Federal Credit Union, SavATree, ShopRite, Snip-Its Scarsdale, Venture Photography, Jake's Wayback Burgers, Whole Foods Market Westchester, WHUD, Town of Greenburgh, Greenburgh Parks & Recreation, and Westchester County Parks.

22 SAT 2PM MIGRATE, HIBERNATE, OR ADAPT — The weather is getting colder and the days are becoming shorter. People adapt to warm houses and grocery store food, but what about the animals? Grab your coat and join us to meet some amazing animals and learn about their cold weather survival skills. Members $5, Nonmembers $8

23 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (With Generous Support from CON EDISON) — Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushroom make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

23 SUN 2PM WHIRLING, TWIRLING, AND FALLING DOWN — When the leaves turn red, orange, brown, and gold we all become children, no matter how old! Join us for some raking, piling, and leaf pile jumping. Learn just what makes leaves turn colors in the fall, and what you can do with your leaves at home to make your yard blossom next spring. Each child makes special leaf art to take home and treasure. Members $5, Non-members $8

27 THUR MANOR HOUSE CLOSED (THANKSGIVING)

Model Train Show
29 SAT 10AM-4:30PM TRAIN SHOW
30 SUN 10AM-4:30PM TRAIN SHOW— Display of model trains, presented by the Yonkers Model Railroad Club. Members FREE, Non-members: Adults $10 per person, Seniors $9 per person, Children 2 to 12 $8, Children under 2 free. Includes admission to all Manor House exhibits. Event held rain or shine. No refunds. Unicard and Westchester Parks Pass not accepted during special events. Sponsored in part by California Pizza Kitchen, Central Animal Hospital, Gymboree Play and Music, Houlihan-Lawrence Scarsdale, Macaroni Kid, Mathnasiums of Scarsdale and Mamaroneck, NEA Federal Credit Union, SavATree, ShopRite, Snip-Its Scarsdale, Venture Photography, Whole Foods Market Westchester, WHUD, Town of Greenburgh, Greenburgh Parks & Recreation, and Westchester County Parks.

30 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (With Generous Support from CON EDISON) — Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushroom make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

December

Model Train Show
6 SAT 10AM-4:30PM TRAIN SHOW
7 SUN 10AM-4:30PM TRAIN SHOW — Display of model trains, presented by the Yonkers Model Railroad Club. Members FREE, Non-members: Adults $10 per person, Seniors $9 per person, Children 2 to 12 $8, Children under 2 free. Includes admission to all Manor House exhibits. Event held rain or shine. No refunds. Unicard and Westchester Parks Pass not accepted during special events. Sponsored in part by California Pizza Kitchen, Central Animal Hospital, Gymboree Play and Music, Houlihan-Lawrence Scarsdale, Macaroni Kid, Mathnasiums of Scarsdale and Mamaroneck, NEA Federal Credit Union, SavATree, ShopRite, Snip-Its Scarsdale, Venture Photography, Whole Foods Market Westchester, WHUD, Town of Greenburgh, Greenburgh Parks & Recreation, and Westchester County Parks.

7 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (With Generous Support from CON EDISON) — Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushroom make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

10 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:30PM PROGRAM — TEN WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOLIDAYS GORGEOUS, 'GREEN', AND GRACIOUS — GNC staff and Sierra Club members present their favorite traditions for celebrating the holidays, minus the fuss and waste -- not to mention saving money and reducing stress! Bring your own green holiday ideas to share! Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.

Model Train Show
13 SAT 10AM-4:30PM TRAIN SHOW
14 SUN 10AM-4:30PM TRAIN SHOW— Display of model trains, presented by the Yonkers Model Railroad Club. Members FREE, Non-members: Adults $10 per person, Seniors $9 per person, Children 2 to 12 $8, Children under 2 free. Includes admission to all Manor House exhibits. Event held rain or shine. No refunds. Unicard and Westchester Parks Pass not accepted during special events. Sponsored in part by California Pizza Kitchen, Central Animal Hospital, Gymboree Play and Music, Houlihan-Lawrence Scarsdale, Macaroni Kid, Mathnasiums of Scarsdale and Mamaroneck, NEA Federal Credit Union, SavATree, ShopRite, Snip-Its Scarsdale, Venture Photography, Whole Foods Market Westchester, WHUD, Town of Greenburgh, Greenburgh Parks & Recreation, and Westchester County Parks.

14 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (With Generous Support from CON EDISON) — Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushroom make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

20 SAT 2PM CELEBRATING WINTER TREES AND WINTER ANIMALS — Learn how trees and animals not only survive, but thrive during the cold winter months. Enjoy a short woodlands nature walk and a visit from some winter-hardy critters! Members $5, Non-members $8

21 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (With Generous Support from CON EDISON) — Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushroom make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

21 SUN 2PM NATURE STORYTIME — Join us for a special storytime reading of "Three Billy Goats Gruff." Then meet some Nature Center animals and enjoy nature-themed crafts and activities. Members $5, Non-members $8

24 WED MANOR HOUSE CLOSED (CHRISTMAS EVE DAY)

25 THUR MANOR HOUSE CLOSED (CHRISTMAS DAY)

27 SAT 2PM MEET THE ANIMALS — Join us for 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, Non-members $8

28 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (With Generous Support from CON EDISON) — Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushroom make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

The Greenburgh Nature Center's community weekend events, environmental forums,
public programs and nature education programs are supported,
in part, by Westchester County Parks and the Town of Greenburgh.

Westchester County Parks Town of Greenburgh Town of Greenburgh Parks and Recreation

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