Because quizzes that compare you and your life to classic movies/movie stars/literary characters/superheros/types of sandwiches or whatever are all the rage on the Internet, the Parks Department has created this immensely fun, short quiz to determine which city park you most closely resemble. While so far no one we know has gotten Stuyvesant Cove as their Park, see if you can spot the site of the Park before it was built in the pictures accompanying one of the questions (major hint: it’s in the third group from the top!).
That’s right- it’s the last Park Volunteer Day of the season, coming up next Saturday November 8 from 9am to 1pm.
Volunteers will be mulching beds, clearing weeds, finishing whatever fall plantings need to be done and generally handling all the tasks necessary so the Park is ready fro winter.
Pizza lunch will be provided by the Stuyvesant Cove Park Association. If you’d like to participate, please RSVP to Daisy[at]solar1[dot]org.
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.
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!
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).
Families 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.