Last week I attended the Central Park Social Hour. The Dana Discovery center hosts these social hours once a month. I've been wanting to attend since I saw them doing pumpkin carving last fall, but this was the first time I made the trip up. The Dana Discovery Center is at the very top of Central Park, right off of the Harlem Meer (as seen below).When I got to the center there was lemonade, cheese, and crackers and mingling. After about a half hour we gathered and went up to a classroom where the head horticulturist of the park gave a presentation about conservation in the park. One of the new initiatives is leave no trace. So the activity was to decorate totes, that we can use to carry our trash out of the park. To decorate the totes we used broccoli. I stamped trees, while other people just used the broccoli as a brush.
The Dana discovery center, one of the visitor centers in the park. You can also borrow fishing poles here to fish in the Harlemmeer.
Dusk over the meer as I was heading home
My own gardening project to compete with Kristen's. I planted basil, thyme, and sage, hopefully they will grow.
Last night on my way home from Astoria the sky had finally cleared up and the moon was glowing bright. The train sitting there was however, out of service. A running train showed up a few minutes later.
Friday I volunteered at PS 230 in Brooklyn, which is south of Prospect Park. It took about an hour and a half to get out there. The kids were great and it was a fun day, here is a look into the Brooklyn neighborhood.