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Stuyvesant Cove Park

Last Chance to Kayak in Stuy Cove in 2014


After two highly successful rounds of public kayaking events in Stuyvesant Cove this summer, this event series is drawing to a close on Sunday August 10. This event is completely free, and you can sign up on Eventbrite for your 20 minute slot here.

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Come Volunteer in Stuyvesant Cove Park This Saturday


How did it get to be August already? It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating Memorial Day and dreaming about sweet corn. Now the sweet corn is ripe (and really delicious this year, so go get some at the Greenmarket) and the late summer flowers are blooming in the Park. Before we know it, fall will kick in and the Park will enter its sleepy wintertime phase. So now is the perfect time to come out and enjoy the Park, while helping to ensure its continued health and beauty!

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Summer Is a Great Time to Visit Stuyvesant Cove Park


One of the best parts of summer is the explosion of color and form that summer plants and flowers bring. Stuyvesant Cove Park is currently teeming with flowers and fruits, as well as birds, butterflies and bees taking full advantage of our beautiful native plant park.

Some of the species that are currently at peak bloom include scarlet beebalm (monarda didyma)black cohosh (actea racemosa)butterfly milkweed (asclepias tuberosa)swamp milkweed (asclepias incarnata)bottlebrush grass (elymus hystrix)sweet Joe-Pye weed (eutrochium purpureum)lovegrass (eragrostis spectabilis)purple coneflower (echinacea purpurea) and garden phlox (phlox paniculata).

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Solar One Family Day: NYC Wildflower Week Interactive Plant Fair on May 17

NYCWW_2014Families and kids of all ages are invited to Solar One to celebrate NYC Wildflower Week, an extravaganza of native plant events around the city. For our 2014 Interactive Plant Fair, we’ll be potting native wildflower plants for you to take home, making seed bombs, creating flower costumes and masks and coloring wildflower pictures.

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Join Us for the First Volunteer Day in Stuy Cove Park


New Yorkers, when do you get the chance to get your hands dirty? Hardly ever, that’s when! Come volunteer at Stuy Cove on 3/29!

Stuyvesant Cove Park is holding its first volunteer day of 2014 this weekend, on March 29th from 9am to noon. Volunteers make a huge difference in our ability to get stuff done- we need you! The tasks of weeding, mulching and planting are bigger than our small staff can manage, and so we look to our community to help us with these projects. In return, you get to spend some time outside, hone your gardening skills, learn about native plants, hang out with our wonderful and dedicated crew of volunteers, and last but not least, eat a free pizza lunch.

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Replanting at Stuyvesant Cove Park

new-plants-2Stuyvesant Cove Park has just completed a massive replanting to replace plants lost due to Hurricane Sandy. Sandy’s storm surge devastated Stuy Cove, by knocking over trees, washing away topsoil and mulch, and soaking the soil with salt water.

As spring came along this year, we waited anxiously to see how our plants would recover.  Though we had some happy surprises, we were sad to see many of our plants return much reduced in quality and quantity, and some fail to return at all. A grant from the City Gardens Club allowed us to replant some of the worst affected areas in the spring, which have grown in nicely and can be seen blooming in the pictures above and below.

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