Boo at the Zoo 2018

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Friday, October 26th at the Forsyth Nature Center in Kingston

Join the Friends of Forsyth Nature Center, Kingston Parks and Recreation, and the Junior League of Kingston on Friday, October 26th, 2018 from 5:30pm-7:30pm for a fun filled evening at the Forsyth Nature Center.

“Boo at the Zoo” is a Halloween treat for children of all ages. Families are encouraged to come in costume to this free event and enjoy s’mores over a campfire, snacks, live entertainment and a costume parade.

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Turtles of the Hudson Valley

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October 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Teatown Lake Reservation

The many turtles native to the Hudson Valley come in all shapes and sizes, each with their own unique characteristics. Meet Lily, Mr. Woody, Tangerine, and our other turtle ambassadors and see what makes each specially adapted to their habitat. For families.

Programs require pre-registration. Online registration available until 24 hours before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.

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THE ART OF NATURE AWARENESS

summer-nature-week-fox-debra-lahm-300x205November 26 – 30, 2018 – Mohonk Moutain House

Immerse yourself into the ancient art of nature, mindfulness, and self-awareness.

Join Mohonk’s Naturalist, Michael Ridolfo as he teaches time-tested principles of tracking and nature observation, authentic survival skills, and the spontaneous attention that occurs when we move through the arena of the natural world.

You’ll never look at a hiking trail the same way ever again…

How To Arrange Spring Florals Like A Dutch Painting

a-colorful-spring-floral-arrangement-inspired-by-dutch-paintings-floral-tutorial-on-coco-kelleyDo you remember the potluck dinner parties our parents’ and grandparents’ used to throw? Mom or Grandma would get a bundle of grocery store flowers (mums or carnations, anyone?!?) and plop them in a big pitcher or some random family heirloom vase. A giant stack of plates would get posted on the end of the banquet and that was that.

Well, we thought it’d be fun to take a little inspiration from classic Dutch paintings and make a non-traditional, traditional floral arrangement to go with our modern take on the family buffet. Everything old is new!

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5 Go-To Spring Decorating Tips

via Tamara Anka at CitrineLiving.com

open-kithen-shelves-blue-and-white-accessories-dishes-bowls-apothecary-jarsSTYLING TIP # 1: ADD YOUR FAVORITE COLOR

You may or may not know I am a die-hard fan of classic blue and white. I’ve grown my collection over the years from a few pieces sprinkled around here and there, to large groupings on counters, shelves, tables, you name it. You’ll find it incorporated everywhere throughout our home, from season to season. So naturally, color is a big one for me. Even though I’ve been using this as my main color for quite a while now, it plays a major role each season – especially how I’ll play other colors off it.

 

blue-and-white-chinoiserie-vase-white-light-blue-hydrangeasSTYLING TIP # 2: BRING IN FRESH AND FAUX FLOWERS

Many of you know I love faux flowers and use them all the time. I’m not always able to find affordable fresh blooms where I live, so I have built up quite the collection of gorgeous faux stems for my regular rotation. When I am able to find beautiful fresh blooms locally, or cut them from the garden, you can bet I have them. Nothing brings in the beauty of the warmer months like gorgeous fresh flowers!

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