Annual Shearing of the Heather Celebration

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 9, 2016 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Event Info
Cost: 
Free
Contact: 
info@FortTryonParkTrust.org
Recommended Age: 
All
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The three-acre Heather Garden is the site of the annual rite of spring – the Shearing of the Heather by members of the Northeast Heather Society and Heather Garden staff. 

Bring your musical instruments and join in the community parade through the Heather Garden. Learn why Fort Tryon Park has the largest heath and heather collection in the northeast, and learn how to propogate your own heathers with clippings from the shearing. Participate in a historical scavenger hunt, make flower-themed crafts, and get your face painted while enjoying the garden’s spring beauty and panoramic views of the Hudson River and  Palisades.

Area/Neighborhood: 
location: 
Heather Garden, Fort Tryon Park
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft. Washington Ave.
New York , NY
Phone: (212) 795-1388
40° 40' 53.8104" N, 73° 57' 52.1388" W
New York
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