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Westchester County Parks Events for January

Westchester County Department of Parks and Recreation has several exciting events planned  at County Parks this month. Below is a list of some of them. Please visit their web page for more information and events. 

SATURDAY, JAN. 25

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Playland Park, Rye: (914) 967-8720

Invasive Vine Cutting Workday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Over time, invasive vines like porcelain berry, oriental bittersweet, and mile-a-minute can cause early demise and disappearance of native trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Loss of native host-specific plants for insects means migrating and nesting birds may not have enough insect food to feed their young during critical times of the year.

 

Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River: (914) 864-7322

Backyard Sugaring: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn everything you need to know to start making your own maple syrup at home, including how to identify a sugar maple, and best practices for tapping and syrup production.

 

Miller House, 140 Virginia Road, North White Plains: (914) 428-1005

“Treasures of the Miller House:”11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Enjoy a presentation about the collections, the family and the house. Registration required at (914) 428-1005.

 

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers: (914) 864-7282

Story Craft: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Listen to the story “Over and Under the Snow” followed by a craft afterwards. Registration and a fee are required at (914) 864-7286.

 

Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye: (914) 835-4466

Volunteer Work Project: Inspecting Trails and Clearing Debris: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Great for any type of service credit hours. Please bring work gloves. All other tools are provided.

 

Westchester County Center, 198 N. Central Ave., White Plains: (914) 995-4050

Westchester Knicks v. Maine Red Claws: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Info and tickets at Westchesterknicks.com.

 

SUNDAY, JAN. 26

Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers: (914) 864-7282

Winter Tree ID: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Learn how to identify trees in winter using their structure, bark and other clues during a hike with naturalist Tait Johansson. 

 

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Route 35, Somers: (914) 864-7268

Tips for Indoor Growing: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Learn how to create the right growing conditions for your indoor plants during winter.

 

Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye: (914) 835-4466

Winter Adventures: Clay Making Make ‘n’ Take: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Create a clay pot from a variety of styles to take home with you.

 

MONDAY, JAN. 27

Croton Point Park, 1 Croton Point Ave., Croton-on-Hudson: (914) 862-5290

Fourth Monday Bird Walk: 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Bring binoculars and join the experts from Saw Mill River Audubon staff in the ball field parking lot. All welcome, beginners to experts. 

 

Westchester County Center, 198 N. Central Ave., White Plains: (914) 995-4050

Westchester Knicks v. Raptors: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Info and tickets at Westchesterknicks.com.

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