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Living History Community Days

  • Dates: 8/14/2021, 9/11/2021
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Get creative & get healthy! Free summer family programs about art, health, and history with hands-on activities in 4 acres of gardens.

    Join us for the Ten Broeck Mansion's free summer family programs. Enjoy our 4 acres of gardens and grounds with free hands-on activities, all supplies included. Programs held outdoors.

    June 19: Celebrate Juneteenth with us! Let's Plant the seeds of creativity. Join us to learn how to make an upside-down planter with your own mosaic decorations at 10 am, 11 am, and noon (select a time).

    July 10: Let's fly! Butterflies, art, and books! Join us for a presentation on butterflies in the Ten Broeck Mansion Gardens at 10 am, a special book-reading an free books at 11 am with The Red Bookshelf, and art-making for a butterfly journal (all time slots). Programs at 10 am, 11 am, and noon (select a time).

    August 14: Let's Move! Movement and mobiles. Join us for movement workshops and art-making of mobiles that move at 10 am, 11 am, and noon (select a time).

    September 11: Taste! Jamming in Arbor Hill. Discover the wonders of the tastes and textures of plants in the Ten Broeck Gardens. Enjoy healthy eating recipes and a tour of plants that are fuzzy, wuzzy, sweet and neat, sticky (and sometimes icky)! Learn about the history of Arbor Hill and our own grape arbor, and learn how grape jam is made.

    Accessibility: the Ten Broeck Garden grounds are generally level, but be aware of uneven areas and a small slope towards the Mansion

    Parking: free parking in our lot off Livingston Avenue.

    On foot: We are easily accessible on foot - sidewalks lead up to the Ten Broeck Mansion. Please note there is a gradual rise uphill.

    Bus: CDTA bus line 804. More information here: https://tenbroeckmansion.org/planning-your-visit/

    Participants are asked to follow safety practices. Children and adults working on projects are asked to wear a mask.

    Please dress comfortably and wear shoes/sneakers for walking in a garden. Bring your own water bottle.

    Programs made possible in part with funding from the Rubin Community Health Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. July 10 books provided by the RED Bookshelf and MVP Health Care. Marketing support provided by Discover Albany. 

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