Christodora Summer Kick Off at Governors Island- with Matt and Chef George!

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Governors Island

"Christodora Clubhouse", Nolan Park Building 10B, Governors Island

New York, NY 11231

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Join us on Governors Island to celebrate the New Youth Conservationists, to greet Manice campers, and to reconnect with Christodora Alumni friends-- with special guests Matt Scholl and The Amazing Chef George Harpin!

Help us kick off the summer and celebrate all the great things happening at Christodora! On June 23rd, we are hosting a FREE picnic lunch at the “Christodora Clubhouse”, located in beautiful Nolan Park. Matt Scholl and Chef George Harpin will be there-- which means George’s famous blondies for dessert!

Activities include:

12 pm: Research Presentations from our dynamic Go GREEN (Getting Researchers Environmentally Engaged Now) high school students

FOOD

Hiking around the island (up the Hills and down the Slides) and enjoying the BEST views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor

Teambuilding, lawn games and nature discovery

Exploring historic forts and houses with musical, artistic and other exhibits

Relaxing on the lawn

RAFFLE PRIZES including George’s famous hot sauce, Christodora fleeces, caps and other swag, and more!

Governors Island is home to many exciting nature and learning opportunities and we are happy to be an environmental education partner. Our summer celebration will give you just a small taste of what is offered there and what we have planned for the summer. So come, eat, have fun, and begin taking advantage of one of the greatest summer resources New York City has to offer! For more information see www.govisland.com

All are welcome- from students and alumni to friends and family. This is a day of sharing and exploration for everyone. Food and beverage donations are appreciated but we will also provide for all! Please reply below and let us know how many will be in your group.

Get there early-- from Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn-- and catch the FREE FERRIES by 11:30 am! See information below.



ANY QUESTIONS?

Please call the office at 212 371 5225 or contact Environmental Educator/Outreach Coordinator (and NYC Coordinator) Alejandro Vinueza at 917-371-3441 with any questions.

On Sunday you can also reach Alejandro, Judy Rivkin (917-620-1615) or Tim Schroeder (484-753-4074).

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from Governors Island?

See information above about free ferries from lower Manhattan and Brooklyn and the many subway lines that connect to the ferries. Be sure to check weekend subway schedules.

Governors Island is a car-free zone and there is only limited parking near the ferries.

What can I bring to the event?

Bring any food or beverages that you like-- but no alcohol permitted. We will also provide food. A water bottle and a blanket for sitting on the lawn would be helpful too.

You can bring a bicycle or scooter on the ferry and use them to explore the island!

How can I help?

If you have been to Christodora's programs, whether last year or 10 years ago-- reach out to your friends and share this information! If you are a fan of Chirstodora's programs-- join us, as this is a great chance to be a part of it!

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Governors Island

"Christodora Clubhouse", Nolan Park Building 10B, Governors Island

New York, NY 11231

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