Arts, Culture, Recreation in the Rochester New York Area | Beyond the Nest (Rochester)

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Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour with Parks & Trails New York

Parks & Trails New York's 23rd Annual Bike Tour * Every summer, cyclists leave their cars behind in Buffalo to pedal along the historic Erie Canalway Trail to Albany for Parks & Trails New York’s annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour. The 400-mile journey along the legendary Erie Canal ends in Albany eight days later. Along the way, cyclists enjoy some of the finest scenery, most interesting history, and unparalleled cycling in the United States. Covering between 40 and 60 miles per day, cyclists travel along the Erie Canalway Trail, which is now more than 85 percent complete and the east-west axis of the statewide 750-mile Empire State Trail. Buffalo to Albany July 11 – 18, 2021
Dates: 
07/11/2021
07/12/2021
07/13/2021
To be designated
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Location:

29 Elk St
Albany, NY, 12207
United States

Phone:

(518) 434-1583

Planting HOPE Project

Hope Hall is excited to announce the Planting HOPE Project. Inspired by the true story of how Hope Hall's 45 original students each planted a tulip bulb during the first "Burying of the I Can'ts" ceremony; and how every single tulip bloomed the following Spring Planting. HOPE Kits are filled with a variety of garden items including seeds, small hand tools, tulip bulbs, gardening tips and more. Funds raised from sales will go directly to student educational and social/emotional programs and services at Hope Hall. Each Planting HOPE kit also includes one raffle ticket. Makes a Great Mother's Day Gift!
Dates: 
04/10/2021
04/11/2021
04/12/2021
Order online 24/7; Pickup on April 24, Time TBA
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Organization:

Hope Hall School

Location:

1612 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY, 14609
United States

Phone:

585-426-5825 ext. 205

Watercolor Landscapes

Learn how to use watercolor paints to create lovely landscape and seascape paintings! In this class, students will learn the basics of watercolor and create simple landscapes or seascapes. Students will apply washes and various techniques to build their composition and learn how to create texture and overlapping transparent layers.
Dates: 
04/15/2021
6-8 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

585-730-7034

Lunch in Old Growth Woods at Letchworth State Park

Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center for this 2 hour program. Join Douglas Bassett to different spots each week near the HNC as unique individual giants spanning 200 to 300 years in age are pointed out and enjoyed up close as we learn about the hidden life of trees and old growth ecosystems. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.
Dates: 
04/14/2021
04/21/2021
04/28/2021
11 am
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Organization:

Letchworth State Park

Location:

1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY, 14427
United States

Phone:

585-493-3682

Small Space Gardening Workshop via Zoom

Whether you are an experienced gardener or a beginner, you probably know that harvesting fresh food from your backyard is one of the greatest joys of gardening. But the future harvest requires planning and preparation, especially if your garden is as big as a match box!
Dates: 
04/14/2021
7-8 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
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United States

Phone:

(585) 753-2550

Springerles Class

Explore the mystery of making springerles – those beautifully embossed cookies – with historic cook Amy Hanley-Dykstra. Learn the technique of making a crisply stamped design that lasts through the baking process, then hand paint your cookies with natural colors. Take home a batch of assorted stamped cookies and your own springerle mold.
Dates: 
04/11/2021
2-5 pm
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Location:

1410 Flint Hill Road PO Box 310
Mumford, NY, 14511
United States

Phone:

585-538-6822