We're excited to announce our summer series 'Get Your Hands Dirty'. At the beginning of each week we'll share three fun things to do in and around New York City.
Week Of 7/7
If you have a spare day:
Visit The New York Botanical Garden's Groundbreakers Exhibition - a celebration of Great American Gardens and the Great American Women who designed them, including an evocation of the private Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Seal Harbor, Maine, in the Garden's Haupt Conservatory.
If you have a spare hour:
See New York sculptor Rachel Feinstein's Folly installation, her first public art exhibition in the U.S., at Madison Square Park. "Having this setting, a hidden natural jewel situated within the tall skyscrapers of yesterday and today, will be the perfect backdrop for my theatre," says Fienstein of the location that will exhibit her largest sculptural works to date.
If you have a spare minute:
Read a brief history of the term "tree hugger", whose origins can be traced back to the early 1700s when men and women belonging to the eco-friendly Bishnois branch of Hinduism died while protecting their village trees from being harvested for building material.