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Lower East Side Ecology Center Summer Picnic

The Ecology Center celebrated its 30th anniversary last year as an organization. This year we are celebrating 20 years at East River Park. We could not have done it without you! Please join us for our summer picnic!

Come to East River Park on Saturday, June 9th for a day of outdoor fun, food, drink, and activities for all ages!
Meet us at the Fire Boat House along the East River, festivities will run from 4-7pm. Enjoy a lovely sunset with your family and friends. We are putting up a big white tent just for you.

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Activities Schedule & Information

  • Scavenger Hunt (4-6pm at Checkin Table)
  • Fishing Clinic – Learn to fish; Sign-up Required (4:30pm; 5:15pm; 6pm)
  • Compost Yard Tour – Learn about the process & Bag your own 1lb compost (5pm; 5:30pm) (Compost Giveaway 1lb bags at 6:30pm in white tent)
  • Native Flora & Fauna of the East River Park Tour (4:30pm; 5:15pm)
  • Music Performances by Mobile Steam Unit: Inside white tent (4-7pm)
  • Face Painting: Along the waterfront (4:30-5:30pm)
  • Raffle Prizes: Announcement (6:45pm)

All Tours are first come first serve. Wait for your tour by the Checkin Table. For Fishing Clinic, sign up is required-limited to 15 people per session.

Food & Drinks will be served in front of the FIRE BOAT HOUSE.
Check in Table: In front of the gate of the FIRE BOAT HOUSE

Raffles are available for purchase. 5 raffles for $20 or $5 each
Limited Edition Retro electronics in Silent Auction in the white tent!
Ecology Center Branded Clothing for sale in the white tent!


When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Where: East River Park, Fire Boat House
Why: Because there’s only one Earth and one NYC.
Price: $50 Per Person

VIP Supporter Levels:
$500 – 2 Tickets & 2 Ecology Center T-shirts
$250 – 2 Tickets & 1 Ecology Center T-shirt

All children under 12 years old attend for free.
All proceeds will support the work of the LES Ecology Center.

If you or your company is interested in sponsoring this event, please contact

If you can’t make the picnic, please make a donation to further the mission of the LES Ecology Center.

*We require contact information with ticket purchases. Note that there is no physical ticket for this event.

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Thank You to ALL who are supporting this event! We are adding more by the day.

Sponsors: Carol MacKinnon Fox, Helena Durst, Jane Hong, Moore Charitable FoundationSims Municipal Recycling
In-Kind Donations: PatagoniaRoyal Palm Shuffleboard Club
Food Donations: Ample Hills Creamery, Neuman’s KitchenJing Fong RestaurantShe Wolf BakeryCato Corner FarmHawthorn Valley FermentsHabana OutpostRed Jacket Orchards