Bees, Butterflies, and Blooms Weekend

Sat Aug 12, 2023 - Sun Aug 13, 2023
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Repeating every days through August 13, 2023.
Various times
Age: 4 and up
Price: Free with garden admission
Wave Hill

Celebrate National Pollinators Week and the tiny creatures who beautify our gardens and put food on our tables. Learn about (and purchase) pollinator-friendly plants, make native-bee houses, go on naturalist-led walks to see pollinators in action, and more.

Yoga for Busy Bees
Saturday, 11am
Environmental educator and yoga instructor Corinne Flax guides young yogis through a sequence of fun poses inspired by some favorite pollinators. Learn a cooling “bee’s breath” technique, move together through a celebratory “sun salute,” and pose like a lotus flower or butterfly. Bring your own yoga mat or towel. Rain cancels. Appropriate for ages five and older with an adult companion.

Drop-in Candle-Making Workshop
Saturday, 11am-2pm | $15 fee per kit
Drop by Armor Hall and try your hand at creating rolled beeswax candles to take home and enjoy. Materials fee collected upon entry to workshop; each kit includes enough supplies to make several candles. Appropriate for adults and children 5 and up with an adult companion. Space is limited—you may be asked to wait if all workspaces are full.

Family Art Project: Can You Bee-Weave it?
Saturday & Sunday 10am-1pm
Hone your cardboard loom weaving technique by making hexagonal creations in the shape of a beehive’s cells. Beautify your soft beehive with yarn scraps and cork-bees while learning about life in the hive.

Hives and Honey Headquarters
Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm
Chat with beekeepers Mufti Ahmed, Pam Golben and Junior Schouten. Peek inside an empty hive, check out live bees in an observation hive (weather permitting) and learn fascinating facts about honeybees.

Meet the Butterflies
Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm
Meet butterfly experts from the Tenafly Nature Center as they showcase a collection of beautifully colored butterflies and their caterpillars, sipping nectar, taking flight and munching on their favorite plants. Learn about the life cycle of butterflies and their importance to our ecosystem. Visit a butterflies' mini habitat tent and ask questions or simply relax and enjoy the space while butterflies flit and fly about.

Pollinator Walk for Families
Saturday & Sunday 1pm
Environmental educator Olivia Kalin leads an expedition to find colorful butterflies, busy bees and other creature pollinators and their favorite flowers. Ages 5-9 are welcome with an adult. First come, first served (space is limited).


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