*Please note that children need to be accompanied by a caregiver during family programs.
Saturday, September 9 (5:00 p.m.) – Sunday, September 10 (9:00 a.m.)
Back for another season! Stargazing, campfire stories, roasted marshmallows,
and falling asleep under the stars to the calls of crickets and owls are on the
agenda. This is the perfect way to introduce your spouse and children to the joys
of the outdoors while still having a Starbucks within a five-minute drive. Includes
dinner, breakfast, and a guided hike. Bring your own tent or borrow one of ours.
Advanced registration required. This program is for members only. Suggested
for ages 5 and up. $40/person. PROGRAM FULL
Coastal Clean-up Day
Saturday, September 16
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join us as we clean up the shore of our local brook. Pre-registration required.
Contact email@example.com for more information. Suggested for
ages 8 and up.
Hike & Seek Evening for 5th and 6th Graders
Friday, September 29
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Join the FRNC team as we play a large, group-session of hide and seek in the
RNC forest. Children will be assigned to a team and work together to both hide
and seek the other group. Drop-off program. Pre-registration required. $10/child.
Apple Cidering and Fall Hike
Saturday, September 30
Families will learn about the cidering process, press some apples of their own,
sample cider, and take a seasonal walk. Suggested for ages 4 to 7 years.
$5/person members, $8/person non-members.
Naturalist in Your Neighborhood
Friday, October 6
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Show your town pride by helping Rye become the second Community Wildlife Habitat™ in the state of New York. Your role is to make your property more welcoming to wildlife and we can help. A Rye Nature Center naturalist will visit your property, identify weeds, wildlife needs, and offer suggestions on making your yard a Certified Wildlife Habitat™. Get your neighbors to do it too! Program free. Pre-registration required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday, October 13
7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Join us for hops, vines, music, and delicious food at our annual fundraiser.
Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em: Leaf Mulching Workshop
Friday, November 3
Join us for an interesting event on how to save money and make your yard healthy and beautiful. Hosted in conjunction with the Friends of the Rye Sustainability Committee, this free workshop is sponsored by Sustainable Westchester.
STEM Challenge Course
Saturday, November 18
Join us for some team building using science, technology, engineering, and math on our Con Edison STEM Challenge Course. We will learn how a water pump works, collaborate with teammates to build earthquake-proof structures, and see who can cross our equilibrium shuffle the fastest.
Suggested for ages 6 and up. $5/person members, $8/person non-members.
Saturday, November 25
Join an FRNC naturalist as we search for local turkeys in the forest. Suggested for ages 4 to 7. $5/person members, $8/person non-members.
Sunday, November 26
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Join us downtown to celebrate the start of the joyous holiday season.
Science of Snowflakes (Description from AJ)
Saturday, December 9
Every crystal of snow that falls from the sky is unique in its own way. Join FRNC staff to explore how the snow falling from the sky forms, and make your own “snow” and snowflakes! Suggested for ages 5 and up. $5/person members, $8/person non-members.
Saturday, December 16
Join us as we create wonderful decorations for the holiday season. Children and families will get to make their own colorful candles that can be used during the holidays or all year round. $5/person members, $8/person non-members.
2017-2018 Program Guide