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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.

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Sunday, June 26 through Sunday, September 25
10AM-4:30PM SELF-GUIDED STORY WALK

Take a short walk along our woodland trail and along the way read one of our favorite picture books for young children, Screech Owl at Midnight Hollow by C. Drew Lamm. Follow the book and trail markers on your journey. Free and open to all.

SEPTEMBER

Sep 24, Sat 11:30AM Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison. Guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially trained "Trail Ninja" volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

Sep 25, Sun 11:30AM Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison. Guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially trained "Trail Ninja" volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

Sep 25, Sun 2PM Meet the Animals
Join us for a fun and informative program that allows you to get up-close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center's live animals. Program concludes with feeding the birds of prey. Members $5/person, Non-members $8/person

OCTOBER

Oct 5, Wed 7:30PM Report on Environmental Issues in Westchester
The Greenburgh Nature Center will host a Report on Environmental Issues in our County by District 12 Legislator MaryJane Shimsky and colleagues from the County Board of Legislators. Q & A and discussion to follow presentation by the legislators. Co-sponsored by the Lower Hudson Sierra Group. Program is free. Refreshments at 7PM. Program begins at 7:30PM.

Oct 8, Sat 12PM–3PM Halloween Costume Swap
Join us for a new sustainability program! Donate your gently used, clean Halloween costumes and in return swap it for a costume to wear this year. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice the three R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle), clear out your closet, save money, and pick out a snazzy costume for trick-or-treating! Children will be invited to play a spooky critter hide-and-seek recycling game. Costumes for all ages and sizes are appreciated, as well as accessories. Free for members, $5 for non-members.

Oct 16, Sun 11AM-3PM Fall Festival
Join us for a wonderful day chock-full of fall activities including scarecrow building, pumpkin carving and painting, cider making, scavenger hunts, tractor rides, and more! Event held rain or shine. Early registration, before Oct 16: $5 members, $10 non-members. Day of event registration: $8 members, $15 non-members. BOOK NOW

Oct 30, Sun 4:30PM-7:30PM Howlin’ Halloween
An exciting and spooky Halloween experience for the whole family! Take a walk through our woods and find more than 100 carved & lit pumpkins lining the trails. You’ll also find scarecrows and a few surprises along the way. Costumes are encouraged. Walks will be self-guided. Early registration, before Oct 30: $5 members, $10 non-members. Day of registration: $8 members, $15 non-members.

NOVEMBER

Nov 13, 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. Event held rain or shine. $6 Members, $9 Non-members

Nov 20, Sun 2PM Ravens & Crows: The Amazing Intelligence of Corvids
Long considered evil and omens of death, scientists are revealing the truth about corvids such as crows and ravens. Come join us and learn about the overlooked intelligence of corvids and interact with a few of our very own "shades of night." Free to members, Non-members $8/person.

Nov 26 & 27, Sat & Sun 10AM-4:30PM Holiday Train Show
Train lovers of all ages will love the HO gauge model trains on display among replicas of area landmarks, courtesy of Yonkers Model Railroad Club. Members of the club will be on-site to answer questions. Free for members, Non-members: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $9, Children ages 2 to 12 $8. Children under 2 are free. Cost includes admission to all Manor House exhibits.

DECEMBER

Dec 3 & 4, Sat & Sun 10AM-4:30PM Holiday Train Show
Train lovers of all ages will love the HO gauge model trains on display among replicas of area landmarks, courtesy of Yonkers Model Railroad Club. Members of the club will be on-site to answer questions. Free for members, Non-members: Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children 2 to 12 $8. Children under age 2 are free. Includes admission to all Manor House exhibits.

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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