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Fort Tryon Park
Upper West Side of Manhattan

Apr 13 2024

Shearing of the Heathers & Community Parade

Saturday, April 13, 2024
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fort Tryon Park, Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue

Mark your calendars for a delightful spring tradition: The Shearing of the Heather at Fort Tryon Park! This annual celebration takes place on April 13 within the park’s renowned three-acre Heather Garden, boasting the largest heath and heather collection in the Northeast.

Witness the symbolic shearing of the heather plants, a practice that promotes healthy growth. Join a festive community parade led by traditional bagpipers as you meander through the vibrant blooms. Learn about the fascinating role these plants play in the park’s ecosystem.

Family-friendly activities abound, including flower-themed crafts, face painting, and the opportunity to take home propagated heather cuttings. Immerse yourself in the beauty of spring while enjoying breathtaking panoramic views of the Hudson River and Palisades. This event is a wonderful way to connect with nature and celebrate the season’s renewal.

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