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City of For­est Day

City of For­est Day

Oct 15 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Governors Island
Governors Island
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly


Learn what it takes to effec­tive­ly man­age the unique urban for­est on Gov­er­nors Island at For­est for All NYC’s first-ever City of For­est Day, fea­tur­ing a vol­un­teer project and a tree tour.

From 9:30 – 11am, pro­mote root health and sup­port our urban for­est through mulching, weed­ing, and rak­ing projects through­out the Island. Tools and gloves provided.

At 12 pm, Tree Tour, join Mal­colm Gore, Arborist at the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island, for a walk­ing tour to learn about the Island’s col­lec­tion of 3,000+ trees and the Trust’s Hor­ti­cul­ture team’s efforts to sup­port this diverse urban canopy.

See our guide to Governor’s Island.

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.

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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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