Upcoming Events Calendar

Feb
26
Tue
Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)
Feb 26 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learn will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you help us make compost, you can take compost. Please bring your own container.  Please note this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event. You must volunteer at the work day to receive compost. Supplies may be limited. Registration is strongly recommended.

December 8 | January 12, 22 | February 9, 26 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Compost Demonstration Site
Free admission | Registration requested HERE

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

Mar
9
Sat
Compost 101 (NYC Compost Project)
Mar 9 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

What is compost? How do I make it? Do I need a bin? Do I need worms? This workshop will introduce you to compost, how it’s made, and what to do with it when it’s done.

Meet at Compost Demo Site
Free admission | Registration requested here

Staten Island Children’s Museum: Con Edison Second Saturday Science – Staten Island Wildlife
Mar 9 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Meet the women biologists from Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and participate in a variety of demonstrations related to their fieldwork.

Staten Island Children’s Museum (Building M)
Included with admission of $8

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)
Mar 9 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you help us make compost, you can take compost. Please bring your own container.  (Please note this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event. You must volunteer at the work day to receive compost. Supplies may be limited.) Registration is strongly recommended.

Meet at Compost Demonstration Site 
Free Admission | Registration requested

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

 

Mar
16
Sat
Garden Get-Together (NYC Compost Project)
Mar 16 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Learn more about starting, growing, or joining a community garden!  NYC Parks GreenThumb and the NYC Compost Project hosted by Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden have partnered to provide a gathering of community greening organizations and community members to provide information and make connections.

Meet in Building P Lobby | Directions here
Free Admission | Registration requested here

Mar
26
Tue
Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)
Mar 26 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you help us make compost, you can take compost. Please bring your own container.  (Please note this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event. You must volunteer at the work day to receive compost. Supplies may be limited.) Registration is strongly recommended.

Meet at Compost Demonstration Site 
Free Admission | Registration requested

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

 

Apr
13
Sat
Choose the Right Bin for You (NYC Compost Project)
Apr 13 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

There are many ways to compost, and many types of compost bins: big bins, small bins, short bins, tall bins! Does it need to have a lid? Can I keep it by my house? Can I make my own?  You have questions. We have answers.

Meet at Compost Demo Site
Free admission | Registration requested here

Turn & Learn Compost Work Day (NYC Compost Project)
Apr 13 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful surroundings while working on the NYC Compost Project demonstration site. The best way to learn about compost is to make it, and attending our Turn & Learns will make you a pro. Bring a water bottle, wear closed toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. If you help us make compost, you can take compost. Please bring your own container.  (Please note this is a volunteer event and not a pick-up event. You must volunteer at the work day to receive compost. Supplies may be limited.) Registration is strongly recommended.

Meet at Compost Demonstration Site 
Free Admission | Registration requested

The NYC Compost Project, created by the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) in 1993, works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Queens Botanical Garden, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and The New York Botanical Garden. Learn more: www.nyc.gov/compostproject

 

Apr
21
Sun
Balancing Yin and Yang: The place of Chinese philosophy in garden construction
Apr 21 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

What are the secrets and principles that lie behind the design of traditional Chinese gardens? Why is the water in the garden green and not clear? What are there bat-shaped door fittings? In this talk, we’ll explore how yin and yang and other ideas from ancient Chinese wisdom books like The Book of Changes and the Dao De Jing are embodied within the garden, and get a sense of how the traditional Chinese worldview is brought to life within its walls.

After the presentation, we will tour the garden to see these ideas in action!

Meet at Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $12 | Student/Senior: $8 | Snug Harbor Member: $10
BUY TICKETS HERE

Balancing Yin and Yang: The place of Chinese philosophy in garden construction
Apr 21 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

What are the secrets and principles that lie behind the design of traditional Chinese gardens? Why is the water in the garden green and not clear? What are there bat-shaped door fittings? In this talk, we’ll explore how yin and yang and other ideas from ancient Chinese wisdom books like The Book of Changes and the Dao De Jing are embodied within the garden, and get a sense of how the traditional Chinese worldview is brought to life within its walls.

After the presentation, we will tour the garden to see these ideas in action!

Meet at Visitor Information Booth
General admission: $12 | Student/Senior: $8 | Snug Harbor Member: $10
BUY TICKETS HERE