Open House

Sunday, January 29th from 1-4pm we’ll be holding an open house. Stop by to learn more about The Nature Place!


Winter Tales with Chuck Stead

Sunday, January 29th. 11:30am


A seasonal favorite, our beloved storyteller will spin tales full of winter, wonder and surprise. Growing up in nearby Hillburn, NY, Chuck is a local treasure whose rich stories paint a picture of an earlier time in Rockland County that is always funny, poignant, and entertaining for all ages.


Camp Fair (Downtown)

We’ll be at the Grace Church School (86 4th Avenue) in downtown Manhattan from noon-3pm, Saturday, January 28th. If you’re in the neighborhood stop by!

Looking for Green

white pine

During the just-finished holiday time it was almost impossible not to see green in the forms of wreaths, garlands, trees and more, inside and outside of homes, stores and malls. A continuation, some say, of our ancient ancestors’ activities during the longest nights of the year, the time of the Winter Solstice. Green, to remind them that the dark will not last forever, that life will continue.

During a January walk out-of-doors we can still see green in the form of our evergreen trees. By the way, pine trees are evergreens, but not all evergreens are pine trees! There are others such as spruce, fir, hemlock and more. You can tell pines apart from the other evergreen trees by looking closely at the needles. Only the pines have their needles in groups or small bunches, anywhere from two to five needles in a bunch, depending on what kind of pine it is. And a cone from a pine tree is certainly a pine cone but a cone from a spruce tree is a spruce cone, from a hemlock tree a hemlock cone, from Dairy Queen an ice cream cone, etc.
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Camp Fairs

We’ll be on the Upper East Side this Saturday, Jan. 21st at the St. Jean Baptiste school (173 East 75th Street) from noon-3pm, and on the Upper West Side at Congregation Rodeph Sholom (7 West 83rd Street) this coming Sunday, Jan. 22nd, also from noon-3pm. Stop by to see us if you’re in the neighborhood!

Open House

Sunday, January 15th is our first open house of the new year! Join us at Green Meadow Waldorf School anytime between 1-4pm.