Two bicycle tours of trees in Manhattan and The Bronx are also planned in conjunction with the exhibition and book release. On April 13, the Five Borough Bicycle Club will lead a tour of great trees in Manhattan with talks by Benjamin Swett. The tour includes a stop at the Arsenal Gallery as well as visits to seven trees in Washington Square Park, Madison Square Park, and Central Park. On April 27, Boogie Down Rides and Wave Hill will host a tour of significant and meaningful trees in the Bronx with talks by Benjamin Swett.
On April 20, Benjamin Swett will give a slide lecture, "Favorite Trees around the Five Boroughs," accompanied by stories about each tree and a book signing, at Wave Hill, the public garden and cultural center in the Bronx.
Additional information on all events, including RSVP contacts can be found at: http://www.milliontreesnyc.org/html/involved/month.shtml
The Arsenal Gallery is dedicated to examining themes of nature, urban space, wildlife, New York City parks, and park history. It is located on the third floor of the NYC Parks & Recreation headquarters, in Central Park, on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for holidays. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/art or call 212-360-8163.
Artwork: Benjamin Swett, Osage range, Olmsted-Beil House, Staten Island, November 15, 2011.