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Apr 09, 2020

Watch a LIVE Tour of Blooming Astoria Trees This Friday with NYC Parks

As we all try to stay indoors as much as possible, it’s still turning into spring on the New York City streets. Luckily, you can still get a taste of (…)

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As we all try to stay indoors as much as possible, it’s still turning into spring on the New York City streets. Luckily, you can still get a taste of the beautiful blooming trees of Astoria thanks to the NYC Parks Department!

NYC Parks just launched their Parks@Home campaign to help bring some of the outside indoors. Along with virtual meditations, exercises, educational programs and more, they’re also doing LIVE tours of the Parks with the Urban Park Rangers. And this Friday, they’re coming to Astoria!

Board Certified Master Arborist James Kaechele will be giving a LIVE tour of Astoria Street Trees in Bloom at about 11:30am tomorrow, April 9 on the Park’s Persicope/Twitter (@NYCParks), and Facebook Live (New York City Department of Parks & Recreation). James will be pointing out the Saucer Magnolias, Purple-Leaf Plums, Callery Pears, and Yoshino and Kwanzan cherries that are all blooming on the streets of Astoria.

Note: the tours are weather-dependent, but as of now it looks like a clear day.

“Right now, we’re all dealing with a new reality of limited interactions with the world outside of our apartments,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP.
“But while our worlds have become smaller, we are committed to bringing our 30,000 acres of green space and our countless free programs to you in your homes. Our new Parks@Home series features fun ways to still enjoy nature, fitness, education, and culture that NYC Parks offers—while you stay home. And, let’s not forget, if you do make your way to a park, you must practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet between you and those you do not live with.”
We’re looking forward for a chance to get “outside”!

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