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BeeBlitz on Governors Island & & The Little Opera

BeeBlitz

Jun 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Governors Island
Governors Island
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

FREE

From 11 am – 3 pm, join The Honeybee Conservancy to find and document the many species of native bees on Governor’s Island. Armed with your curiosity, your phone and the iNaturalist app, search the Island using a handy map to capture photos of some of the 450+ species of bees in New York. Visit The Honeybee Conservancy and Island Bee Project’s Bee Sanctuary, and take an extraordinary look into the fascinating world of bees with arts & crafts and bee demonstrations.

At 5 pm, The Little Opera Theater of NY presents free outdoor concert in Nolan Park featuring three companies presenting excerpts from operas with singers and piano.

Roaming Carolers @ The Oculus

Look for roaming carolers performing on the festively-decorated Oculus floor and the South Concourse balcony. Rotating singers include The Songful Artists, The Mistletones, Sing for Hope Piano & String Quartet  and faculty and students from Church Street School for Music and Art.

Also shop local artists at The Oculus Holiday Market.

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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Solve puzzles, perform experiments, play state-of-the-art computer simulations and find out how corn is like a dog in this interactive, family-friendly space. Explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies that are so ingenious, many remain a part of our daily lives.

See our complete guide to National Museum of the American Indian –…

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Battery Playscape

Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated…

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Nelson A. Rockefeller & Teardrop Park

Frolic on wide waterfront lawns and explore multiple playgrounds plus gardens, public art pieces, and a sheltered pavilion.

In Rockefeller Park, climb large jungle gyms with swinging bridges, netting, slides, poles and more. Ride a pedal-powered merry-go-round and dig in multiple sandboxes and a handicapped-accessible sand table. In warm weather, be sprayed by an elephant…

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Gov­er­nors Island Win­ter Vil­lage

Enjoy sea­son­al activ­i­ties, fes­tive win­ter lights, games and food and drinks along­side warm­ing fire pits. Explore win­ter arts and cul­tur­al pro­gram­ming amid a sparkling dis­play of hol­i­day lights and a his­toric Coast Guard-era fire truck photo-op. Play lawn games like corn­hole, can jam and giant Jen­ga.

⛸ Spin on a 5,000-square foot outdoor skat­ing rink…

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