Landscape of the Lenape: Celebrate Earth Day Weekend at Conference House Park

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 Landscape of the Lenape: Park Walk Celebrate Earth Day weekend at Conference House Park with a guided walk

The Lenape (len-AH-pay) or Delaware Indians lived in an area they called “Lenapehoking,” which means “Land of the Lenape.” Their land included all of what is now New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, southeastern New York State, northern Delaware, and a small section of southeastern Connecticut. As part of the Eastern Woodlands, Lenapehoking had many rivers, streams and lakes and was densely forested and rich in wildlife. 

Learn about the natural landscape and flora that these first native New Yorkers might have encountered in NYC’s southern most park.

Location Conference House Museum in Conference House Park Accessible

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298 Satterlee Street Staten Island Directions to this location

Cost Free

Event Organizer Conference House Park

Contact Number (917) 417-6917 Contact Email john.kilcullen@parks.nyc.gov

Earth Day Weekend (Friday 4/22Sunday 4/24) Events at Conference House Park
· Monday to Saturday thru June 11th 10 am4 pm Protectors of Pine Oak Woods: 40 Years of Green exhibit at the Lenape Gallery at the Conference House Park Visitor Center (298 Saterlee Street @ Hylan Blvd)
‘They were Green before it was cool’. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, and learn more about their dedication to preserving and expanding Staten Island parks. This exhibit traces the group’s history and growth through text, photos, and other ephemera. The exhibit runs through June 11, 2016.
· Friday 4/22Earth Day Planting and beach cleanup
Students and staff from both Community Mayors and Poly Prep Country Day School,Brooklyn will plant a birch tree at the CHP visitor center garden and also do a beach cleanup. (Community Mayors, Inc. is A Not-for-Profit, Non-Political, all-volunteer organization that has been providing recreational therapy for children with special needs from the NY Metro area for more than 60 years)