an aerial view of a tree with bursting orange and green leaves

Fall Forest Weekend

November 12 & 13, 2022

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Explore over 50 acres of the Thain Family Forest—New York’s largest old-growth woodland landscape—in its full fall splendor! You’ll experience the forest through a different lens with a new visual tour from Chenae Bullock, a member and historian of the Shinnecock Nation, and in-person guided tours centering the indigenous history of the Bronx River and its environs from Moskehtu Consulting. Try your hand at colorful fall leaf identification, learn how the NYBG Herbarium staff mount and preserve botanical specimens, and more during this annual spotlight on the forest’s natural beauty, history, and ecological conservation efforts.

Nature Within Design: Foliage Block Printing

12–3 p.m.
Stone Mill Patio

Join artist Carlos Wilfredo Encarnación for a hands-on block printing activity and take home your very own NYBG tote bag inspired by the foliage in our Thain Family Forest! Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

a canvas tote bag with the NYBG logo stamped on it in green

Forestbathing Tour with Treebath, Inc

2:30 p.m.

Experience the ancient Japanese practice of shinrin-yoko (“forest baths”), gentle tours that enhance tranquility and connectedness through sensory immersion. Slow down, be present, and awaken your senses to the forest as never before on this guided tour. Self-guided audio tours are also available.

Photo of the forest canopy in fall