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Art & Science Sundays

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July 02, 2017 through October 29, 2017

Sundays 2- 4pm.

The Science Barge

Yonkers

Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween

Suggested $5 donation

Art & Science Sundays at The Science Barge

Event description: Every Sunday, from July through October, the Science Barge on Yonkers' waterfront invites children ages 4-10 for hands-on Art & Science workshops. Children and adults can cross the gangplank and come aboard the Science Barge to learn about everything from growing hydroponic plants to making blooming pop-up plants. And, back by popular demand are Crabbing days. Learn all about the crabs that you can catch with Science Barge Director Bob Walters. So get your sea legs ready and climb aboard. July 2 Meet Baby Eels and their Eel families July 9 Build a take home mini hydroponic farm July 16 (Saturday) City of Water Day on the Barge– Music, Games, Live Animals July 17 NO Art & Science Sunday See July 16– City of Water Day July 23 Be a River Pirate: Lost and found river Art July 30 Blue Clam Crabs Blitz– Match and Measure Aug 6 Blooming Pop-Up Plants Everywhere Aug 13 Sunday Funday Puppets-Make your own Play Aug 20 Knots of Science & Lots of Science Aug 27 Oyster and Oyster Art Sept 3 Build a and take home your own mini Hydroponic Farm Sept 10 Make a Flower & Leaf –a- Print making Sept 17 Painting & River Art Sept 24 Crabbing Extravaganza Oct 1 Flying Fish Fun Oct 8 Buggy Sunday Oct 15 Magnetic Attraction Oct 22 Crabbing with the Crabs Oct 29 Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Painting & Arts

Address: 99 Dock Street
Yonkers, New York 10701
Phone: 914-513-7354
Website: groundworkhv.org/

About The Science Barge

Standard hours: Weekends 12-6pm
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Stroller parking: No
Stroller check: No
Bring food: No
Buy food: No
Where is food allowed: Food not allowed at all
Changing tables in the women's room(s): No
Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
Family bathroom: Yes

The Science Barge is a prototype sustainable urban farm developed by NY Sun Works and acquired by Groundwork Hudson Valley in October 2008 to be operated as an environmental education center. The Science Barge greenhouse, floating on the Hudson River, grows an abundance of fresh produce including tomatoes, melons, popcorn, peppers, eggplant, and lettuce with zero net carbon emissions, zero pesticides, and zero runoff. All of the energy needed to power the Barge is generated by solar panels, wind turbines, and biofuels while the hydroponic greenhouse is irrigated solely by collected rainwater and purified river water, thus operating completely “off the grid.” It is the only fully functioning demonstration of renewable energy supporting sustainable food production in New York. It is now docked in downtown Yonkers just north of the Yonkers Pier. The Science Barge is open to the public on the weekends from 12-6pm. The Science Barge is also open for weekday educational programs and field trips for schools, camps, and other groups from mid-April through the beginning of November. Programs range from 1-3 hours and cost $200-$475. We are currently scheduling field trips for the summer and fall! Call 914-375-2151 or e-mail [email protected] if you are interested in booking.
Parking: Street Parking
Nearest public transportation stop: Yonkers Train Station
Play area: No
Party room: No

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