Clark Gardens Spring Festival


ClarkTown 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 day-long event will feature:

• Ranger Eric Power with wildlife demonstrations which will showcase various reptiles, birds and insects.

• 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.

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. Clark Botanic Garden is located at 193 I.U. Willets Rd. in Albertson.


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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.


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