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Decomposer Detectives Family WalksOct 20, 11am - 12pmWave Hill House - West 249th Street and Independence Avenue

Are you curious about worms, insects, fungi and other creatures that live on the forest floor? Grab a magnifying glass and join us as a Decomposer Detective! Learn all about how organisms help break down dead leaves, wood, and other organic matter in Wave Hill’s Abrons Woodland.

Please wear closed-toed shoes and appropriate clothing for a woodland adventure! Appropriate for ages five and older with an adult. This walk is held at 11:00 a.m., noon, and 1:00 p.m.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. 

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Farmhouse Family DayOct 20, 11am - 3pm5816 Clarendon Road

Enjoy the changing seasons this Fall at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum at our Free Family Days and Farmers Markets!

Drop-in between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for outdoor colonial games, seasonal activities, scavenger hunts and more! This October cozy up by the fire as we cook up some tasty treats over our outdoor hearth. 

Starting at 1:00 p.m., we’ll mix up a batch of waffles from scratch, cook them in our very own Wyckoff Waffle Irons over the fire and finished with homemade butter and local syrup!

Explore inside the oldest house in New York City and tour the garden before stopping by the Farmers Market for organic Brooklyn grown produce. Make sure to pick up your Halloween pumpkin at our pumpkin patch!

Farmhouse Family Days are open to visitors of all ages and free to the public.

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Family Art Project: Wormy Squirmy Decomposers ParadeOct 20, 10am - 1pmWave Hill House - West 249th Street and Independence Avenue

Listen to storyteller Rama Mandel read Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt, by Kate Messner, with art by Christopher Silas Neal, and hear about the critters at work in the cool damp earth beneath the ground. On a tall hat, make a dark and murky ecosystem of insects and decomposers, like earthworms, ants, protozoa and fungi. Then top it with a flower and march your decomposing troop in a fall parade. Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend event.

Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. 

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