Upcoming Free Events At Alice Austen House: Wild Plant Foraging, Wildflower Crown Making, Photowalk Series With NYC Parks History


AAH Education: Wildflower Crown Making with Aly Stoffo of Glam Gardener
Saturday, September 2nd. 12:00–1:30 PM.
Free to attend.

Learn about the benefits of eating wild plants on a short foraging walk throughout the Alice Austen House Meadow. Then, craft wildflower crowns with Aly Stoffo of Glam Gardener NYC.

All materials will be provided. This event is family-friendly. Both adults and families are encouraged to attend. This is a great workshop for people that love the outdoors, local history, and want to connect with nature by using primitive skills like gardening, foraging, plant identification and natural crafting.

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Photowalk Series. Image Credit - AAH

Photowalk Series. Image Credit – AAH

Photowalk Series: A Kind of Eden – Photography and the Pleasures of NYC’s Parks and Gardens
Saturday, September 23rd. 12:00–2:00 PM.
Free to attend.

In this slide presentation and photowalk, James Prochnik will provide a brief history of photography in NYC’s notable parks and gardens, focusing on what attracted photographers like Alice Austen and many others to make pictures in NYC’s city’s greenspaces and environments.

In addition to Austen, we’ll look at NYC Park and Garden photography by photographers such as André Kertész, Vivian Maier, Diane Arbus, Mary Ellen Mark, Gary Winogrand, and many more.

After the talk, inspired and energized by what we’ve just seen, we’ll walk and explore the varied grounds of The Alice Austen House and Museum, from the gardens to the beachfront, in search of our unique personal visions of urban paradise. Along the walk, James will offer tips and strategies for making your own park or garden photography project.

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Banner Image: Wildflower crown making. Image Credit – Alice Austen House


Alice Austen House

The Alice Austen House is a national landmark located in Staten Island, and is operated by the Friends of Alice Austen House, and owned by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. The museum is open to the public, where the photographs of Alice Austen are on display, and there are also group tours and special events. From their website: “The Alice Austen House fosters creative expression, explores personal identity, and educates and inspires the public through the interpretation of the photographs, life and historic home of pioneering American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952).”

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