September

Sunday, September 22, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Nature’s Nurturers
Have you ever wondered how birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals care for their young? This program will focus on parents and their offspring in the animal world. We will explore the different classes of animals and how their care varies. Join us as we learn about maternal and paternal care in the wild!
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Saturday, September 28, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Animal Evidence
There are many ways to study animals without physically seeing them. Animals leave all sorts of evidence behind to let us know that they were there. Come put your scientist skills to the test by joining a naturalist on a search for animal evidence and meeting some of our animal collection!
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

October

Sunday, October 6, 3:00pm-6:00pm
Hops & Harvest BenefitREGISTER HERE!
Love good food, craft beer, and supporting the Nature Center? Then join us for our Hops & Harvest Benefit! Kick off the fall season by joining us on our Great Lawn and enjoy the breathtaking fall foliage as you sample food and drink from local artisan chefs, area wineries and breweries.
Fee: $100 for members, $150 for non-members

Sunday, October 9, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Candidates and the Environment
Candidates running for election at the state level will address environmental issues and take questions from the audience. This program is in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group and will be held at the Greenburgh Nature Center.
Fee: Free

Sunday, October 13, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Feeding Fun
It’s mealtime for our animals! Come see what’s on the menu and learn how we keep our critters healthy.
Fee: Free for members, $8 for non-members

Monday, October 14, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Apple Cidering
New York is the second largest producer of apples in the country. In this seasonal program, children will use an old-fashioned screw press to make apple cider. Participants will also learn about the colonial experience of cider making and get a taste of fresh, tangy apple cider. Fun for all ages!
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Sunday, October 20, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Creatures of the Night
While we are in bed fast asleep our animal friends are using their senses to find food and make their way through a mysterious nocturnal world. Meet some of our nocturnal animals and find out why they only come out at night.
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Sunday, October 27, 11:00am-3:00pm
FestifallREGISTER HERE!
Crunching leaves and a crisp breeze will be the backdrop for this year’s fall festival celebration. Families can take part in an exciting scavenger hunt, play fun games, meet our animals, and enjoy live music by Native New Yorker Band. And be sure to come dressed for our costume parade!
Fee: Early Registration (before 10/27) $5 for members, $10 for non-members; Day of $8 for members, $15 for non-members

November

Saturday, November 2, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Hibernation, Migration, Adaptation, Oh My!
Each morning the sun rises a little later and dips lower in the sky. The shorter days of fall send a signal to every living thing in the forest. Winter is coming! For forest animals, it’s no easy task to stay alive through the winter. What would you do: migrate, hibernate, or adapt? Each animal must make a choice. Meet some of our native animals to gain a better understanding on how they survive in winter and why.
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Sunday, November 3, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Winter Birds
Explore our trails and see if you can spot any of our feathered winter residents. Many animals stay still to help them blend into the environment and hide from predators. Even brightly-colored birds, like Cardinals, can blend in by keeping still. Do you have what it takes to hide from a hawk? Get up close and personal with some of our birds and learn why they choose to migrate or adapt to winter life. Stick around until the end for feeding time with our birds of prey. Dress for the weather.
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Wednesday, November 6, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Love ‘Em, Leave ‘Em: Leaf Mulching Workshop
A leaf mulching expert will show you how to keep your lawn healthy by mulching your leaves in places. Attendees will leave the workshop with a greater understanding of how important mulch is to our soil.
Fee: Free

Saturday, November 9, 11:00am-3:00pm
Swap and Shop
Join us for our first annual Swap and Shop event! Donate clothes and swap or shop with our consignment sponsor shops for new-to-you clothes. No donation required to participate! Please note: we will only be accepting lightly worn and clean clothing, no undergarments or shoes.

Sunday, November 10, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Apple Cidering
New York is the second largest producer of apples in the country. In this seasonal program, children will use an old-fashioned screw press to make apple cider. Participants will also learn about the colonial experience of cider making and get a taste of fresh, tangy apple cider. Fun for all ages!
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Monday, November 11, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Meet the Animals
An informative program that allows you to get up close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center’s live animals!
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Saturday, November 16, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Bugging Out
Come learn about Earth’s forgotten heroes: bugs! At this program, you will get to meet some interesting insects and hear about the important jobs they do for our ecosystems such as pollination and decomposition. You will get to go out and explore the local wildlife on a bug hunt, and complete a craft that will help make our community an oasis for these cool creatures!
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Sunday, November 17, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Nature’s Nurturers
Have you ever wondered how birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals care for their young?
This program will focus on parents and their offspring in the animal world. We will explore the different classes of animals and how their care varies. Join us as we learn about maternal and paternal care in the wild!
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Holiday Train Show
Saturday & Sunday on November 23 & 24, November 30 & December 1, December 7 & 8, and December 14 & 15, 10:00am-4:30pm
Looking for a fun experience this holiday season for you and your family? Enjoy zooming freight cars, flashing bells, tooting whistles, and more at one of our most popular events, the annual Holiday Train Show. A thrill for all ages!
Fee: Members: free, Non-members: $10 adults, $9 seniors/students, $8 children (ages 2-12), children under 2 free

Ongoing

Sunday, June 23 – Sunday, September 22
Story Walk
Take a stroll to our Native Plant Meadow and join children and families as they read the story Bumblebee at Apple Tree Lane and walk among one of our short hiking trails.
Fee: Free

Most Saturdays, 11:30am-12:15pm (Year-round)
Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Join us on our community path for environmental education. This is a guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially-trained “Trail Ninja” volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife, and seasonal changes. Topics vary each week. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system.
Fee: Free