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Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park

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$10 32 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Jul 16, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

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Location:
Central Park, Manhattan
5th Ave & E 106th St
At E 106th St
New York, New York 10029
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Ticket Price is for Kids only. Accompanying Adult tickets are Sold separately.
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 7 - 12 years old
Average Class Size: 35

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this other kids camp class:

Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods in  early spring. Making a meal with these plants is simple at this time of the year.

For an appetizer, try simmering field garlic bulbs in diluted vinegar with Italian seasonings, to make an outstanding pickle. It's the peak of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding large quantities of leafy, green ingredients. Spicy mustard greens, such as garlicky garlic mustard, hot hedge mustard, even hotter poor man's pepper, and still more pungent field pennycress, abound alongside the paths throughout the park.

Lemony sheep sorrel grows in sunny places. Offset its flavor, and those of the mustards, with milder-tasting greens such as violet leaves, and chickweed, also quite abundant. With the inclusion of tender, cucumber-flavored cattail shoots, you'll have the best salad you've ever eaten. And wild mushrooms, if present, will provide a gourmet side dish. We could find dryad's saddle, oyster mushrooms, or tree ears on this tour, given enough rain beforehand, sharp-eyed participants, and some luck.

Burdock root is one of the few wild root vegetables that remains in season throughout the warm weather. Add razor-thin slices to soups or rice, or marinate and slow-bake them to make "Wildman's" Vegan Beef Jerky.

And for an exotic dessert, why not stew apples or pears with sassafras, ginger, wild allspice from the common spicebush, and nuts, then add the sweet, perfumed blossoms of the wisteria vine?

Please Note:

  • Participants should be dressed for the weather, and be aware of very bad subway service. Trains are often canceled due to track work.
  • No sandals (there are mosquitoes, thorns and poison ivy). Everyone should have plastic bags for veggies and herbs, paper bags for mushrooms, which spoil in
  • Plastic, containers for berries from late spring through fall, water and lunch, and extra layers when it's cold. Digging implements and pocket knives are optional.
  • Please bring plastic bags for vegetables and herbs, paper bags for mushrooms, drinking water, and a pen (to sign in).
  • Dogs are permitted. Children are encouraged to attend.
  • There's no smoking whatsoever at any time.

School Notes:
If you can't attend the class you signed up for, please call or email "Wildman" Steve Brill a day before the start of the class. No-call/no-show creates an inconvenience to all participants since we can’t tell if absentees are having transportation issues, and this delays the start of the tour/class.

Kindly note that price posted is our suggested donation only.

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Refund Policy

Participants can cancel the night before an event and get a refund.


If the participant failed to show up in the tour or failed to notify about their absence the night before the class, they will be required to pay a $25 penalty per person before being allowed on another tour.

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"Wildman" Steve Brill

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Just inside the park at 5th Ave. and E. 106 St.

Start Dates (8)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $10
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $20
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $10
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $20
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $10
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $20
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $10
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $20

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Question from Anonymous
My son is 13 years old. Is it possible for him to attend this class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Steve has the same class for 13 years old and up. Please check the class schedule here: https://coursehorse.com/nyc/classes/life-skills/tour/nature/central-park-november-7 Hope this helps!
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Central Park (Kids 12 & Under)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/25/2017
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