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Flowers at OSH

Please note this event has been RESCHEDULED from the original date on May 4th.

Join us to kick off the outdoor season with our annual plant & artisans’ sale – just in time for Mother’s Day. Enjoy our new turf lawn, with family-friendly music at 10 am by Suzi Shelton, sponsored by Halstead’s Saghir Lewis Team. Bring a picnic!

Stroll the OSH gardens, see our what’s coming up now!  Our education gardens are for food, medicine, craft material, wildlife support, stormwater mitigation, and public awareness raising.  Our neighbors from CITIBINS – donors of OSH’s new storage shed – will be on hand to launch their new rolling planters.  Sustainable jewelry artists Ecoluster, and artist Tamara Staples will be on hand with additional great gifts for Mother’s Day!

At 1 pm, join Emmaline Payette for a Seed Bomb Day of Action, as part of OSH’s Reimagining Monuments exhibit program.


Artisans!  Sign up below to register for the day.   A table, which can be shared, is $60

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blue dyed fabric drying on a clothesline over grass

Join local artist and educator Iviva Olenick for a free workshop on indigo dye.

Visit us on September 22 at 3 pm to learn about the processes that transform common looking plants into linen and brilliant blue dye.

By focusing her work on the history of textile production, Olenick’s work enhances our understanding of the impact that these plants had on the evolution of fiber arts in early America and around the world.

Whether you’re already practiced at the art of permaculture, or if the concept is completely new to you, we hope you’ll join us for the 8th Annual NYC Permaculture Festival hosted by Claudia Joseph and the New York Permaculture Exchange!

If permaculture is your passion, come by to make some new friends and build your network; if you’re a beginner you can learn about the ways permaculture impacts human communities, and how you can use these practices.

Tour the Old Stone House & Washington Park gardens, learn about compost methods, tree care, and more!

The day will culminate with a screening of A River Returns: A History of the Bronx River; by local filmmaker Lesley Topping at 4 pm. The Bronx River is a model for the restoration of urban rivers across the US, cared for through an alliance of private and government groups, volunteers, students, and educators.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite or at the door.

Celebrate the autumnal harvest with a botanical drink & draw session hosted by artist Jessica Dalrymple.

Jessica will offer instruction on traditional botanical illustration techniques that you can practice to create a contemporary botanical drawing based around the native plants in the OSH & Washington Park gardens and other local green spaces.

Join us in the OSH Great Room to sketch and sip the best of what the season has to offer, all skill levels are welcome!

An admission fee of $25 covers drawing materials, snacks, and drinks for this 90 minute session, but guests are welcome to bring personal sketchbooks.

Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.

A black and white pencil sketch of a cluster of cherry blossoms

Local artist Jessica Dalrymple will lead a virtual Botanical Drink ‘n’ Draw on zoom and share her knowledge about both drawing and horticulture.

Participants will learn a traditional botanical illustration technique and sketch live plant specimens. For the virtual class participants will need a pencil, paper (or sketchbook), and a plant specimen; this could be anything from a house plant clipping to a weed from a tree pit. Forage/cut your specimens as close to class time as possible & BYOB, get inspired by this list of classic cocktail recipes!

Please register for the event here, a suggested donation of $10 is greatly appreciated.

This event is presented by the Old Stone House & Washington Park as part of Regeneration in Place, a series of interactive virtual experiences and exhibitions this spring by local artist collectives Environmental Performance Agency (EPA) and Gowanus Swim Society (GSS) that aim to help us find solace in the cyclical beauty of nature, and look critically at our relationships with our environment and each other.