FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2023
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Brian Devine | (516) 869-2475
Town Announces Annual Clark Botanic Garden Spring Fest!
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board are excited to announce the return of the Annual Clark Botanic Garden Spring Fest on Saturday, May 6 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson.
The festival will celebrate spring and the beauty of nature at the bountiful Clark Botanic Garden. The day-long event will feature:
Preferable Pets Show
- Aly’s Funky Playground Live Band Performance
- Insect Hike and Scavenger Hunt
- Touch Tank Seashore Show
- Live Insect Show
- Laugh-a-lot Interactive Poetry
- Kids Scientist Station
- Slime Bar
- See Like a Bug!
- Seed Bomb Crafts
- Garden Planting
- Arts and Crafts
- DJ Music and Games
- Trefoil Van sponsored by Girl Scouts of America
- Character meet and greet around the grounds
- Live Butterfly Releases throughout the day
- “The Butterfly Effect” Butterfly Contest Winners Honored
“The Town is proud to announce the return of this annual spring festival, which provides free family fun to all of our residents,” Supervisor DeSena said. “Clark Botanic Garden has consistently been recognized as an amazing resource for our residents, and I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy this fun event for the entire family to celebrate the end of winter and the warmer days ahead.”
"I am thrilled to welcome our community to the Clark Botanic Garden Spring Fest, where families can come together to enjoy the beauty of nature and participate in a variety of fun and educational activities. This event is a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate the arrival of spring and the importance of protecting our environment for future generations,” said Council Member Peter Zuckerman.
In honor of Earth Day, a very special “The Butterfly Effect” exhibit will be on display. The exhibit was created by over 2,700 talented students of North Hempstead. Attendees are also invited to take the Pollinator Pledge which allows individuals to take actions to help declining pollinator species. Winners of the art contest will be honored at the Spring Festival and have their artwork on display.
All attendees can enjoy the 12 beautifully manicured acres of Clark Botanic Garden which includes labeled gardens, trees, ponds and streams and provides an oasis of peace and aesthetic enjoyment for all. Clark Botanic Garden is located at 193 I.U. Willets Road in Albertson.
For more information about the Clark Botanic Garden Spring Festival and for a full schedule of events, please call 311 from within the Town, or (516) 869-6311 from outside the Town.