Summer has sprung in the South End! But the bees, butterflies and bugs, who pollinate our gardens and maintain our environment need our help. Families will arrive at Historic Cherry Hill, and explore the beautiful gardens with a self-guided scavenger hunt. You’ll discover the flowers and greenery that are essential to the survival of our local pollinators!
Afterward, we’ll gather together with The RED Bookshelf and engage in a spirited-reading of a summer time story book with Crystal De Bouse, author of "Kaya's Magical Unicorn Slime Experiment!"
Following the reading, we’ll have a surprise hands on activity that will help you provide and protect the pollinators in your own backyard!
All participants who attend Books and Blooms will receive a FREE copy of a book of their own and a tool to help the pollinators in your own neighborhood thrive!
This event is free, but reservations via Eventbrite are encouraged in order to maintain social distance guidelines and to be sure we have enough materials for everyone.
Books and writer support provided by the RED Bookshelf and MVP Health Care. Marketing support provided by Discover Albany.
Follow The RED Bookshelf and Discover Albany on Facebook and Instagram for more updates on our Books and Blooms summer series! We encourage everyone to join us as we tour the city and inspire everyone to read for 15 minutes each day!
By registering for this event, you affirm that each member of your party will abide by CDC guidelines for COVID-19. All members of your party must maintain social distance from other parties. If social distance outside of your party cannot be maintained or if visitors enter Cherry Hill Mansion, we request any members over five years old wear a mask.
Tours of Historic Cherry Hill are by reservation only. To register for a house tour before our after the event, visit https://cherryhilltour.eventbrite.com or call 518-434-4791. We ask that families not participate in the event if they are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19; and that Discover Albany, The RED Bookshelf, and Historic Cherry Hill will not be held liable for any injury or illness.