Community Events

Upcoming Community Events

 

 

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Want to attend one of our Community Events?

Please visit our Community Events page soon for more events!  You are welcome to email us at admissions@christodora.org for updates.

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Past Community Events

     

  • Starting Saturday, February 13th - Create Household Products Using Plants

    Learn how to use nature to create common household products!

    And make some amazing gifts along the way.  Join us next Saturday, February 13th for fun team-building activities, delicious food, and natural creations!

    Each student will learn to make lip balm, toothpaste, and tea out of natural ingredients and how to press flowers to make a beautiful card for the 3-day weekend.  We will use plants–like mint, lavendar, and lemongrass–to scent and flavor our products & will grow, trim, and dry these ingredients for our natural creations!

    Breakfast is at 9:00 AM! Lunch will be provided!  Email krystle@christodora.org to RSVP today! =)

     Nature Toothpaste

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    Date: Saturday, February 13th

    Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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    Where
    New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)
    The Harding Lab
    2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY
    Enter the Mosholu Gate entrance.

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    Directions to Meeting Place
    D or 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd. Walk 8 blocks east.
    Bx12, Bx19, Bx26, & Bx41 stop near NYBG‍‍
    Please confirm train and bus weekend schedules before traveling.


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    ***News Flash***

    Exciting news! Starting Saturday, February 13th, Christodora’s New Youth Conservationists Program will meet every Saturday.

    Join the fun, invite a friend, build trails, go camping, gardening, hiking, bird watching, canoeing, & more!

    Click here to fill out our NYC Interest Form today!

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    If you have any questions about our summer camp or weekend program, please contact Krystle Shakespeare at krystle@christodora.org or 917-371-3441.

     

  • Saturday, January 30th - Vermicomposting

    Take a food journey from soil to the table and trace the creation of a sustainable snack. 

    Join us next Saturday, January 30th for awesome activities, fun food science, and to build a vermicomposting bin (composting using worms).  Breakfast is at 9:00 AM! Lunch will be provided! RSVP below. =)

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    ‍‍‍‍Click here to RSVP Today! 

    Date: Saturday, January 30th
    Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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    Where
    New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)
    The Harding Lab
    2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY
    Enter the Mosholu Gate entrance.

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    Directions to Meeting Place
    D or 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd. Walk 8 blocks east.
    Bx12, Bx19, Bx26, & Bx41 stop near NYBG‍‍
    Please confirm train and bus weekend schedules before traveling.

    Important Information Check List

    1. If you have not done so already, please download & complete our NYC Permission Form (click here) and NYC Medical Release Form (click here) & bring them to the event.
    2. Bring a filled water bottle and snacks with you to keep your energy up.
    3. Remember to dress for the weather: Christodora T-Shirt, fleece, jacket, winter hat & warm boots/shoes.

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    If you have any questions about our summer camp or weekend program, please contact Krystle Shakespeare at krystle@christodora.org or 917-371-3441.

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  • Saturday, January 16th

    Build Your Own Balloon Greenhouse and Create a Greenhouse Room at New York Botanical Garden!

    A greenhouse protects the plants inside by blocking out some of the more harmful aspects of the environment like harsh winds, heavy rains, or extreme temperature fluctuations. It also traps the warm air inside and keeps the air around the plants moist and humid, making it the best environment for the plants to flourish. You will get to see firsthand how greenhouses work by making your own — with a balloon!

    Click Here to RSVP Today!

    Date: Saturday, January 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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    Where
    New York Botanical Garden (NYBG)
    The Harding Lab
    2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY
    Enter the Mosholu Gate entrance.

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    Directions to Meeting Place
    D or 4 train to Bedford Park Blvd. Walk 8 blocks east.
    Bx12, Bx19, Bx26, & Bx41 stop near NYBG‍‍
    Please confirm train and bus weekend schedules before traveling.

    Important Information Check List

    1. If you have not done so already, please download & complete our NYC Permission Form (click here) and NYC Medical Release Form (click here) & bring them to the event.
    2. Bring a filled water bottle and snacks with you to keep your energy up.
    3. Remember to dress for the weather: Christodora T-Shirt, fleece, jacket, winter hat & warm boots/shoes.
  • Saturday, December 19th - Ice Skating Holiday Party

    Photos from our Ice Skating Holiday Party up! A fun event before the New Year!

    Holiday Ice Skating Group Photo!

    Group Photo on the Ice!

    Friendships on the Ice

    Thumbs Up

    All Smiles!

    Balancing at Lasker Rink

    Hanging Out on the Rink

  • Saturday, December 12th - Forest Restoration Project

    Photos from the Forest Restoration Project are up! Taking care of your community while having fun with friends? Our Christodora students, environmental educators, and volunteers are too awesome!

    Christodora Students in the Bronx River Forest

    Digging Holes to Plant Trees

    Teamwork in the Bronx River Forest

    Smiles, Friends, & Nature

    Community Service Fun with Friends

    Kayak Training & Safety

  • Saturday, November 21st - NYC Kick Off Event

    Our Christodora students in action & enjoying the fall weather! Check out the bird feeders we made and fun we had!

    Join us next time on Saturday, Dec. 12th–and bring a friend!

    Kayak Group Selfie!

    On the Open Water

    Kayak Training & Safety

    Kayak Group Selfie!

    On the Open Water

    Kayak Training & Safety

  • Saturday, October 31st - Paddle the Harlem River

    Harlem River Paddle Photos!

    Our students are cruising beautiful New York City waterways and learning about ecology in their neighborhoods, thanks to Wilderness Inquiry and our alumni, Jevaun & Devontaye

    Kayak Group Selfie!

    On the Open Water

    Kayak Training & Safety

  • Saturday & Sunday, October 24th & 25th - Camp Out In the City

    Operation: Camp Out in Van Cortlandt Park was a huge success! We look forward to more city camp out events in the future.

    Special thanks to Wilderness Inquiry‘s Canoemobile, Van Cortlandt’s Urban Park Rangers, and our awesome Christodora alumni, Jevaun & Cristal!

    Campfire

    Marshmallow Time!

    Camp Out Group Photo

    Inventory Check

    Kayak Training & Safety

    Boarding Time

    Always Bring a Paddle!

    On the Water with Our Guide

    Camping Tent

    Park Ranger

    Around the Campfire

  • Saturday, October 17th - Restore A Trail In the Bronx River Forest

    Thanks all around to our stellar Christodora NYC students & friends at the Bronx River Alliance and Con Edison for completing a major project to help improve public parks.

    Together, we restored a 1/4-mile trail along the Bronx River!

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  • Sunday, September 27th - Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary

    Discovering Macro-organisms at the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary

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  • Saturday, May 16th - Birdwatching in Central Park

    Birdwatching in Central Park – May 16th

    Christodora’s students, Young Professionals Committee, and Board President participated in a morning of fun and environmental education!  They walked through Central Park and explored the local bird species in the heart of New York City.

    Special thanks to YPC, naturalist board member, Pamela Manice, and awesome Christodora students for a great day of nature, learning, and leadership! =)


     

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  • Saturday, May 2nd - The 2015 Amazing Bronx River Flotilla

    THE 2015 AMAZING BRONX RIVER FLOTILLA

    Every year, we partner with Bronx River Alliance to help with the Amazing Bronx River Flotilla.  The Flotilla is a great way to celebrate nature in New York City.  The event was fantastic and it was lovely to see so many community members canoeing and enjoying the beautiful Bronx River.

    Special thanks to our New Youth Conservationists, The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem, and the Bronx River Alliance for a day of fun, friendships, and nature exploration!

     

    Check out our wonderful photos below!


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  • Saturday, February 7th - Annual Family Day

    Christodora’s Annual Family Day Reunion is an opportunity for new and returning campers to spend the day exploring nature in the city, seeing new and familiar faces, and getting excited for camp this summer!

    Thank you to those who attended our Family Day event. Your energy and enthusiasm throughout the day was spectacular.  We enjoyed reconnecting with you, having fun, and celebrating together!  

    Can’t wait until next year. =)

    Family Day 2015 Photos

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  • Saturday, December 20th, 2014 - Ice Skating Holiday Party

    We decided to trade the backpacks and canoes for some ice skates this winter.

    Christodora hosted an Ice Skating Holiday Party at Lasker Rink in Central Park for our adventurous students on Saturday, December 20th.  It was great to see our campers out there–taking photos, wobbling on skates, and enjoying the festive season!

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  • Friday, November 14th, 2014 - Presentation Night
    Special thanks to all those who attended our Elliman Scholar–Summer Ecology Program Presentation Night on Friday, November 14th!  It was a lovely event and our students enjoyed sharing their stories, research, and adventures with you.