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Weekly Rec: Sustainability Walk

We recommend you join the 2nd annual Sustainability Walk & Showcase sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County

This family-friendly event encourage peoples the public to enjoy nature and gain a greater understanding of our environment and how to protect it.

The walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2  from 10am until 2:00pm at Congers Lake at 6 Gilchrest Road during leaf-peeping season.

The event features ten educational stations where adults and kids can learn about birds, bugs, and biodiversity. The station topics will include Invasive Plants, Insects and Ticks, Native Plants and Forest Trees, Animals around the Lake, Water Quality and Algae Blooms, Water Plants, Water Birds, as well as a Background and History of the Lake. There will be a scavenger hunt and other activities for kids and booths where parents can learn about environmentally friendly products and services.

“We are excited to bring this nature-focused event to Rockland residents that only highlights the beautiful Congers Lake and local flora and fauna, but also provides an educational opportunity for all ages,” stated Suzanne Barclay, Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County.

A donation of $10 for adults will go directly to benefit Cornell Cooperative Extension. Children under 18 are free. Each family that registers by October 1 will receive a swag bag filled with giveaways from the event’s Platinum Sponsors. The Platinum Sponsors for this year’s event are Veolia, the Town of Clarkstown and Orange and Rockland.

To register visit Eventbrite

The award-winning Phoenix Theatre Ensemble‘s Festival continues:

Additional attractions include: 

World Class Live Arts in Celebration
From Wilde to Wilder to Shakespeare to concerts and local culture, the festival includes classic plays presented by Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, also featuring Children’s Shakespeare Theatre

Nyack is the Stage
Our picturesque Hudson River town provides the backdrop. Including our unique shops and restaurants. An augmented reality tour explores local history and contemporary culture 

Rockland County community contributes — and benefits
Festival opportunities support the county’s small businesses and workers
Special programs engage community organizations, non-profits and young people 

About the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. Founded in 2004 in New York City, the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of the classic theater canon, and to the development and nurturing of classically trained, highly skilled theater artists. The company makes its second home in Rockland County, where its artists have created and performed both classics and original works since 2018. 


Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.


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