Arbor Day

 

PLANTING FIELDS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 29th annual ARBOR DAY FAMILY FESTIVAL AT PLANTING FIELDS ARBORETUM STATE HISTORIC PARK

 

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Planting Fields Foundation are pleased to announce that the 29th annual Arbor Day Family Festival is taking place at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay, New York on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (rain or shine). Since 1987, Planting Fields has commemorated national Arbor Day with a festival of fun-filled activities and entertainment. Arbor Day celebrates the importance of trees and the preservation of our environment. The 2015 Arbor Day Family Festival features new and exciting children’s crafts, activities, tree climbing, mutts gone nuts variety show, plant clinics, and tree plantings with Smokey Bear in which everyone can participate, along with FREE self-guided visits of Coe Hall. The Festival is a collaborative effort between Planting Fields Foundation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

 

Activities Include:

• *NEW* Air Brush Tattoos

• Mutts Gone Nuts Variety Show

• Tree planting ceremonies with Smokey Bear

• LIVE MUSIC with Peat Moss & the Fertilizers

• Tree seedling giveaways provided by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation – plant a tree of your own at home!

• Green Industry Associations Exhibits in the Hay Barn

• Tree climbing for children with safety harness, supervised by trained professionals from Wonderland Tree Care, Inc.

• *NEW* LIVE Musical Performances by Playdate

• Children’s Crafts, Face-painting and Caricaturists

• *NEW* Circus Shows & Stilt Walkers

• Plant Clinic by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County

 

Exhibits Include:

• Miniature garden railroad exhibit presented by the Long Island Garden Railway Association and The Plant Station.

• Long Island Bonsai Society Exhibition in the South Lounge

• *NEW* Heels and Wheels: The Big Noise Around Little Toys at the Manor House

• Admission to the Arbor Day Family Festival is $20 per vehicle. Once you enter the park, all activities, tree climb for kids, exhibits, and shows are FREE. All proceeds benefit Planting Fields. For more information, call Jennifer, (516) 922-8678 or (516) 922-8678, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

A special thanks to our sponsors of the Arbor Day Family Festival: Anton Media Group, KJOY, Macomea Design, Martin Viette Nurseries, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation/Natural Heritage Trust, and Wonderland Tree Care, Inc.

HOURS & INFORMATION

PARK HOURS:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

$8 per car until Nov, 18th

COE HALL HOURS:

Self-Guided Visits to Coe Hall

11:30 am - 3:30 pm 3/28 - 9/30 daily

October Weekends only

$5 Non-Members

Members & Children under 12 are free

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