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April 2020

Olmsted and Wiman: Making Visions Reality

Sunday, April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blue Heron Nature Center, 222 Poillon Avenue
Staten Island, 10312 United States

Download Event Flyer   Presenter: Patricia Salmon   Erastus Wiman and Frederick Law Olmsted were kindred spirits: both went beyond the borders of what they knew as young men, and both attempted to create places that were welcoming and inviting to the masses.   In Olmsted and Wiman: Making Visions Reality, Patricia Salmon will tell their stories and explain how the Olmsted-Beil House figured prominently in their endeavors. They both owned the structure, but at separate times during the 19th century,…

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May 2020

Trail Walk to Celebrate the Life of Naturalist-Legend Carlton Beil

Saturday, May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clay Pit Pond Park, 2351 Veterans Rd W.
Staten Island, NY 10309 United States

This free program features a slide show and trail walk to celebrate the life of naturalist-legend Carlton Beil who was a curator at the Staten Island Museum. Mr. Beil went on to curate at the American Museum of Natural History. After retirement he taught thousands of individuals at Clay Pit Ponds State Park, Blue Heron Park and at other open spaces. Refreshments will be provided. Dress according to the weather and wear long pants. This program is geared for adults.…

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