Thursday, July 08, 2010

Advance notice of a delightful event:

a photo of last year's "Woodland Walk." That's Regina Alvarez at the lower left addressing the group. She's a wonderful leader and if you are unfamiliar with the North Woods [or even if you know the area well] this walk is well worth taking. Mark your calendar for August 19.

Woodland Walk 2010: At the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park on 110th St between Fifth and Lenox Aves)

Thursday, August 19 (no rain date) 6:30-8 pm

FREE! For adults.

[From the Central Park Conservancy website:]

Next month, see Central Park in a whole new light at dusk in the North Woods! After mingling over complimentary refreshments in the Charles A. Dana Center, Regina Alvarez, Central Park Conservancy Director of Horticulture and Woodland Management, will lead us on an awe-inspiring walk by the Harlem Meer and through the woods in pursuit of an evening-time serenity that is near impossible to find elsewhere in Manhattan. Hear the sound of the waterfall and the crickets chirping, admire birds, butterflies, and other insects, and perhaps catch a glimpse of elusive nocturnal creatures including bats and raccoons. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and don't let a wet forecast deter you from attending. If inclement weather prevents us from visiting the North Woods, our Social Hour will take place wholly in the Dana Discovery Center and will consist of an entertaining and informative presentation by Regina on Central Park's nocturnal wildlife.

No advance registration. For more information, call 212-860-1370 or visit the Harlem Meer Social Hour webpage.

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

This event does not require an RSVP.