Museum of Early Trades and Crafts
Through exhibitions and demonstrations, visitors will gain a deep understanding of the culture and lives of 18th and 19th century settlers.
Museum of Early Trades, 9 Main St., Madison, New Jersey 07940.(973-377-2982)
Family Art Projects @ Wave Hill
Generations of families do some of their most thrilling growing up in the gardens of Wave Hill, a place to play, to draw, to write, to listen and open your senses to the richness of life itself. Join us every weekend in the Sally and Gilbert Kerlin Learning Center in Wave Hill House, Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10AM to 1PM, for a naturally creative Family Art Project.
Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Ave, NYC (718-549-3200)
Prospect Park in Brooklyn
A 585-acre urban oasis located in the heart of Brooklyn. The masterpiece of famed landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux features a 90-acre Long Meadow, a 60-acre boating Lake, a historic Carousel, skating at the Wollman Rink, Brooklyn's only forest and a Zoo that is home to nearly 400 animals of more than 80 species.
Prospect Park, Ocean Ave. at 95 Prospect Park West., Brooklyn, NYC. (718-287-3400).
OPEN Daily: 5:00 a.m.- 1:00 a.m.
Woodlands, playgrounds and the Parade Ground close at sunset.
Stargazing in Inwood Hill Park
This location is the best place to see stars in Manhattan. This "Forever Wild" park has no streetlamps and we are 200 feet above the city lights below. Dark and wonderful, it is a great way to experience the night sky right near home.
All stargazing outings are a no-alcohol, no-noise events.
Inwood Hill Park, 218th St. & Indian Rd. NYC if it looks clear out, and it's a weekend night, check out http://www.moonbeam.net/InwoodAstronomy/location-ihphilltop.shtml and see if we are going up. Times will typically be from 8:00 PM until late. But the Park closes at 1:00 AM, so you'll need to be out of there by then.
Workshops & Clubs @ Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island
Step into a world filled with the magic of book clubs, crafts workshops, music, dancing and singing for adults and children too.
Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NYC. To reserve a space call 718-351-1611 x280
Alley Pond Environmental Center
Over 635 acres of woodlands, meadows fresh and salt water marshes encompass this northeast Queens park. Offering animal, science and nature programs for children, adults and families all year long. The Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Blvd. Douglaston, Long Island, NY. (718-229-4000)
Cranberry Lake Preserve
A nature center and 190-acre nature preserve comprised of forest, wetlands; a safe haven for animals and plants, including migratory birds, turtles, and dragonflies. Within the preserve are a variety of habitats including a four-acre lake, cliffs and scrubland, mixed hardwood forest, vernal pools, and a swamp. Visitors can learn about the area's past by following the History Trail to the remains of a 19th-century farmhouse and early 20th-century stone-mining operation.
Cranberry Lake Preserve, Off Route 22 - 1609 Old Orchard Street, North White Plains NY (914-428-1005)