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Town Announces First Annual Clark Botanic Garden Spring Festival!

April 19, 2016
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Town Announces First Annual Clark Botanic Garden Spring Festival!

North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board announced that the Town will be holding its First Annual Clark Botanic Garden Spring Festival on Sunday, May 15 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson.  


The Spring Festival will celebrate spring and the beauty of nature at the bountiful Clark Botanic Garden.  The day-long event will feature:

·         Ranger Eric Powers of “Your Connection to Nature” with wildlife demonstrations which will showcase various reptiles, birds and insects.  Ranger Powers’ mission is to “Save the Earth… through education by showing people animals and taking them into nature.”

·         Fairies on stilts from the National Circus Project, an organization that aims to encourage children to learn and have fun at the same time. 

·         Central Park Zoo-Wildlife Theater is an educational outreach program that brings the Zoo to You. This program uses theater to teach young people about wild things and wild places, helping to build the next generation of conservationists. Performances are self-contained, interactive, fun and include songs, stories, games and puppets.

·         Live music by Milkshake, a rock music band for kids and Tiger Folk, a folk band.  Milkshake has performed at the Town’s KidStock event in the past, and has created original songs and videos used on PBS.

·         Green Meadow Farms will be holding an animal petting exhibit and an educational animal show.

·         Theodore Roosevelt re-enactor, James Foote will be performing 3 ½ sessions during the event.  He will give Roosevelt’s conservation speech and take questions from the audience.

·         Make a craft under The Little Art Studio tent.

·         Nature walks, face painting, a photo booth with backdrops of the gardens and a host of spring activities for the whole family to enjoy.


“Clark Botanic Garden is one of the most serene and picturesque locations to spend a spring afternoon,” Supervisor Bosworth said.  “The first ever Clark Garden Spring Fest will not only give you the opportunity to soak in the beauty of the garden, but will also provide non-stop fun and education for the whole family.”


All attendees can enjoy the 12 beautifully manicured acres of Clark Botanic Garden which includes labeled gardens, trees, ponds and streams and provides an oasis of peace and aesthetic enjoyment for all.  Clark Botanic Garden is located at 193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson.


For more information about the Clark Botanic Garden Spring Festival and for a full schedule of events, please call 311 from within the Town, or (516) 869-6311 from outside the Town.

Flowers blooming at Clark Botanic Garden.

Ranger Eric Powers of “Your Connection to Nature” will be at the new Clark Gardens Spring Festival showcasing various reptiles, birds, insects and more.



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