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Forest Bathing in Alley Pond Park

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Alley Pond Park

Queens, NY 11364

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The Natural Areas Conservancy presents:

Forest Bathing in Alley Pond Park

With certified Forest Therapy Practitioners Nancy Kopans and Linda Lombardo

Saturday, December 1, from 10 am - 1 pm

About Forest Bathing

Forest bathing, sometimes called forest therapy or nature therapy, is based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku. Forest bathing encourages connecting with nature. It is a low-intensity activity, focused on gently engaging mind, spirit, and body with the natural environment.

The practice has well-documented benefits on health and stress relief. If you would like to learn more, we recommend these articles by the NY Times and NPR.

About this Event

The Natural Areas Conservancy is pleased to offer another opportunity to try this unique activity in Queens' Alley Pond Park.

Our expert guides will be Nancy Kopans and Linda Lombardo. Nancy is the founder of Urban Edge Forest Therapy and an attorney for Ithaka, an education non-profit. Linda founded Long Island Forest Walks and is a certified life coach.

After the walk, the event will conclude with a tea ceremony and light snack.

This event is free of charge, but space is very limited and registration is required. If you would like to attend, we ask that you please commit to the entire event.

This event will go ahead in most weather. In case of a serious storm the rain/snow date will be Sunday, December 16 from 10 am - 1 pm.

This will not be a strenuous walk, but remember that we will be outside for up to three hours in December. Please wear comfortable close-toed shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, and bring water. We strongly recommend dressing in layers. Bring a fleece, a warm coat, a hat, gloves, and a scarf.

This event was made possible through support to the Natural Areas Conservancy from Con Edison.

About the Natural Areas Conservancy

The Natural Areas Conservancy is a champion of NYC’s 20,000 acres of forests and wetlands for the benefit and enjoyment of all. Our team of scientists and experts promote nature’s diversity and resilience across the five boroughs, working in close partnership with the City of New York. Our work makes the city a healthier and more vibrant place to live and thrive.

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