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Croton Aqueduct (Kids 12 & Under)

"Wildman" Steve Brill @ Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

This well-known greenway, with open, sunny habitats, wooded sections, thickets, and edges, is ideal for finding the best edible wild plants of early spring, and this tour, led by Violet Brill, will give you the best opportunity to learn about, collect, and enjoy some of our best common, tasty, renewable species. In open, sunny areas, we'll be finding common- and long-leaf plantain, related garden "weeds" that are loaded with dozens of biologically...

Monday Oct 9th, 1–4pm Eastern Time

New York on Film: The Queen

Museum of the City of New York - Public @ 1220 5th Ave , New York, NY 10029

Join us for a screening of The Queen (1968, Frank Simon, 68 min). More than 40 years before RuPaul's Drag Race, this ground-breaking documentary about the 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant introduced audiences to the world of competitive drag. The film takes us behind the scenes with the contestants as they rehearse, throw shade, and transform into their drag personas in the lead-up to the big event. A vibrant piece of queer history, the...

Thursday Oct 12th, 6:30–9pm Eastern Time

Marine Park Coastline (Kids 12 & Under)

"Wildman" Steve Brill @ Avenue U & Burnett St , Brooklyn, NY 11234

This vastly underappreciated park offers all the best wild foods of the rich seashore habitat, a great place for everyone to celebrate the peak of spring. The sandy soil is poor, limiting tree growth, but benefiting plants that can take advantage of the full sunlight, nutrient-poor soil, and relative lack of competition, and Violet Brill, America's go-to gal for foraging, will show you renewable and invasive species you'll love. The fields of south...

Sunday Nov 19th, 11:45am–3:45pm Eastern Time

Alley Pond Park (Kids 12 & Under)

"Wildman" Steve Brill @ Alley Pond Park, Queens, NY 11361

This large wetland park offers vast foraging opportunities, even as winter approaches. We begin with a small, young woodland. It contains large quantities of field garlic, with leaves like chives and bulbs like onions or garlic. There's also garlic mustard, a garlic-flavored mustard green with a taproot that tastes like horseradish. Nearby grows sassafras, with a root you can use for tea, as a sweet seasoning, or for making root beer. Then we circumnavigate...

Friday Nov 24th, 11:45am–3:45pm Eastern Time

Mother Goose

92nd Street Y @ 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

Discover the magic of classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes, retold just for your family. Join us as the tales of Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, and more — nursery rhymes and songs passed down from generation to generation — get a distinctly contemporary retelling. A joyful event for the whole family, there’s no better way to introduce your child to the magic of stories and songs that they’ll carry with them their whole lives. Adapted...

Saturday Oct 7th, 10:30am–12:30pm Eastern Time

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Inwood Hill Park (Kids 12 & Under)

"Wildman" Steve Brill @ Anne Loftus Playground, New York, NY 10040

Inwood Hill Park is one of the best places for foraging in late fall. The city's hilliest park, with a large, mature forest, meadows, thickets, and cultivated areas, it's loaded with wild plants, even in late fall. This is the time to search for roots. Here are some we'll be finding: Burdock, an invasive, Eurasian, expensive, detoxifying herb sold in health food stores, abounds in human-disturbed areas throughout the park. Scrub the root, slice...

Saturday Nov 4th, 11:45am–3:45pm Eastern Time

Prospect Park (Kids 12 & Under)

"Wildman" Steve Brill @ Prospect Park - Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Prospect Park provides such a superabundance of wild foods in mid-spring, it's hard to cover them all in just four hours. We begin with spicy hedge mustard, corn-flavored chickweed, and spinach-flavored lamb's quarters, all growing near the park's Grand Army Plaza entrance. Then we move along to goutweed, taking over along the path near the Vale of Cashmere (and throughout other sections of the park). This invasive European herb tastes like parsley,...

Saturday Oct 7th, 1:30–4:30pm Eastern Time

Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

"Wildman" Steve Brill @ 5th Ave & E 106th St, New York, NY 10029

Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods in  early spring. Making a meal with these plants is simple at this time of the year. For an appetizer, try simmering field garlic bulbs in diluted vinegar with Italian seasonings, to make an outstanding pickle. It's the peak of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding large quantities of leafy, green ingredients. Spicy mustard greens, such as garlicky garlic mustard,...

Sunday Oct 8th, 11:45am–3:45pm Eastern Time

Forest Park (Kids 12 & Under)

"Wildman" Steve Brill @ 8040 Park Lane, Queens, NY 11415

Forest Park is one of the best places for foragers in mid-spring. Get lost in this vast park, and you'll have plenty to eat (that is, if you can distinguish the gourmet plants from the deadly ones.) It boasts a large, mature, secondary growth forest, trail edges, thickets, and cultivated areas—all overflowing with wild plants, and Violet Brill, America's go-to gal for foraging, will teach you how to identify, harvest ecologically, and use dozens...

Saturday Oct 14th, 11:45am–3:45pm Eastern Time

Sunken Meadow State Park (Kids 12 & Under)

"Wildman" Steve Brill @ Sunken Meadow Park - Kings Park, LI, Kings Park, NY 11754

This is an outstanding park for foragers in mid-summer. We'll explore cultivated areas, the seashore, and woods, all in one day.  The most spectacular find in this park grows within sight of the ocean. Dozens of blackberry bushes in nearby thickets provide thousands of exquisitely delicious berries. Smaller than their commercial counterparts, and more seedy, they taste so much better, they'll make you forget all about your iPhone! This won't...

Saturday Nov 18th, 1–4pm Eastern Time

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essentialteenz:-) - Essential Workshop Series

socialsklz:-) @ 250 W 85th St, New York, NY 10024

During this three-hour workshop, young adults learn the essential life skills, namely social and emotional intelligence, needed to succeed in school, college and beyond. These skills have often been called “the missing piece” in American education, and are key factors to academic, professional, and personal success (  During this program, students will participate in interactive, engaging lessons and activities, including formulating...

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Become a Party Planner (Ages 13 to 17)

Wagner College Lifelong Learning @ 1 Campus Rd, Staten Island, NY 10301

Do you love to plan parties with your friends and family? Maybe your Sweet 16 is just around the corner, or a family members surprise birthday. Whatever the event, our certified planner will guide you in planning the perfect party! It's never too early to think about a career you may already enjoy! Join us for a week with Marissa Mortimer, certified wedding and event planner and expert, to learn about a career in one of the most sought-after fields....

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5 sessions

Executive Skills for Teens (Ages 13-17)

Wagner College Lifelong Learning @ 1 Campus Rd, Staten Island, NY 10301

Executive function is a set of self-management skills that help you get things done. It’s located in the frontal lobe of the brain, and can help you manage time, pay attention, multitask, and more. As the demands of school increase each year, having well developed executive function skills becomes critical in order to perform well in school. Students are expected to have well developed executive function skills by the time they reach high school,...

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10 sessions

Mindfulness Techniques: Emotions & Focus (Ages 13-17)

Wagner College Lifelong Learning @ 1 Campus Rd, Staten Island, NY 10301

In this program, students will learn specific methods of focusing on breathing, the body, internal thoughts and feelings, and the surrounding world. Please read: You will receive an email with directions and COVID protocols prior to the beginning of class.

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10 sessions

Relaxation and Team Building (Ages 13+)

Wagner College Lifelong Learning @ 1 Campus Rd, Staten Island, NY 10301

Discovering Your Superpower: Relaxation and Team Building (Ages 13+) In this program, you will learn specific methods of focusing on breathing, the body, internal thoughts and feelings, and the surrounding world. You will learn to choose the words and actions that can improve your relationships, school work, sports, and many other aspects of your life! You will participate in yoga, meditation, and team building activities that will leave you feeling...

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