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Fri 08 Jul
Tiny Tots Program: Farmers Market
Friday, July 8, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. All programs will be run twice a day 10:00am - 11:00am and 2:00pm - 3:00pm.
Sat 09 Jul
Wonders of Water Festival
Saturday, July 9, 2022 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Discover the wonders of water during this fun filled festival with interactive games and activities. Find out what animals live in fresh water by viewing them up close and even blow some life size bubbles!
Sat 09 Jul
Wonder of Water
Saturday, July 9, 2022 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Explore the Wonders of Water at Hempstead Lake State Park! enjoy family fun games, crafts, and much more! No registration necessary. Meet at Fild 3.
Sun 10 Jul
Pond Ecology
Sunday, July 10, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Below the surface of the water lives a vibrant ecosystem! Explore the world of macroinvertebrates with a pond scoop and we will get a close up look at some of the tine creatures that make their home at Hempstead Lake! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Fri 15 Jul
Guest Lecture: Peter Park
Friday, July 15, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Discover the fish Hempstead Lake State Park in a new way. Peter Park will explore scientific angling and how to use hook-and-line fishing to understand freshwater fish ecology. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 16 Jul
Take a Hike-Packing Essentials
Saturday, July 16, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Reinforce your love of the outdoors and discover the essential skills needed for a safe experience. Lace up your boots and explore at Hempstead Lake State Park with us for a fun hike adventure! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 17 Jul
Go Fish!
Sunday, July 17, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Discover the basics of fishing and build new skills as we fish around Hempstead Lake Park. Explore new topics to help us become better anglers. This series of free programs are brought to you through a partnership with the Department of Envionmental Conservation. All materials will be provided.To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 17 Jul
Art in the Park-Leaf Silhouette Paintings
Sunday, July 17, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
We can look to nature for art inspiration. Collect different natural materials such as seeds, leaves, and twigs to create a unique work of art. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure. 
Sat 23 Jul
Raptors of Hempstead Lake-Osprey
Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Observe the beautiful birds of prey that live in Hempstead Lake State Park. Search for the magnificent Osprey! Come with use for a brief introduction and walk to find this amazing bird of prey. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 24 Jul
Morning Meditation Walk
Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Start the morning off right with a meditation walk. Discover the natural beauty of Hempstead Lake State Park by using our senses to enjoy the peaceful sounds and sights of the morning. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure. 
Sun 24 Jul
Pond Ecology
Sunday, July 24, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Below the surface of the water lives a vibrant ecosystem! Explore the world of macroinvertebrates with a pond scoop and we will get a close up look at some of the tine creatures that make their home at Hempstead Lake! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 30 Jul
Terrific Terrariums
Saturday, July 30, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Discover the wonder of the water cycle! Get an up-close view of the water cycle in action. Construct a terrarium using natural materials found in the park. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 31 Jul
Walk and Talk-Hempstead History
Sunday, July 31, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Did you know Hempstead Lake was originally a drinking reservoir for Brooklyn? During this walk, discuss the history of Hempstead Lake Park with us! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure. 
Sun 31 Jul
Soil Science
Sunday, July 31, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
What is soil? Investigate what makes up soil and why dose it matter? Together we will become scientist and create fun experiments. who knows what kinds of things we can discover with mud.  To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Fri 05 Aug
Tiny Tots Program-Incredible Insects
Friday, August 5, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animals visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. All programs will be run twice a day 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm.
Sat 06 Aug
Raptors of Hempstead Lake-Eagles
Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Observe the beautiful birds of prey that live in Hempstead Lake State Park. We are lucky enough to see a pair of stunning bald eagles by the lake every now and then. Come with us for an introduction to bald eagles and walk to find them. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure. 
Sun 07 Aug
Go Fish
Sunday, August 7, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Discover the basics of fishing and build new skills as we fish around Hempstead Lake State Park. Explore new topics to help us become better anglers. This series of free programs are brought to you through a partnership with the Department of Environmental Conservation. All materials will be provided. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure. 
Sun 07 Aug
Summer Scavanger Hunt
Sunday, August 7, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Summer is Officially in full swing! Put on your sunscreen and join us as we search the park for all the classic (and sometime hidden) signs of summer! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 13 Aug
Pollinator Festival
Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Discover the fascinating world of pollinators. Enjoy a day filled with family fun, crafts, games, and much more! No registration necessary.
Sat 13 Aug
CANDY TWISTED BALLOONS
Saturday, August 13, 2022 02:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Part of Long Island State Parks Summer Entertainment, The Candy Twisted Balloon Show is a combination of comedy, crazy magic, and audience participation. You won't want to miss the grand finale when Candy climbs inside the biggest balloon you have ever seen. Vehicle Use Fee: $8
Sun 14 Aug
Art in the Park-Flower Press Art
Sunday, August 14, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
We can find artistic inspiration from nature. Collect different natural materials such as flowers, leaves, and twigs to create a unique work of art. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 14 Aug
JESTER JIM
Sunday, August 14, 2022 02:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Part of Long Island State Parks Summer Entertainment, Jester Jim's show is filled with juggling, magic, audience participation, beat boxing, balancing and tons of comedy, it's entertaining and fun for the whole family. Don't miss out on this fun family show! Vehicle Use Fee: $8
Tue 16 Aug
Life's a Picnic
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 until Thursday, August 18, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Come and enjoy an afternoon in the park! From 12:00-3:30pm, you can have a picnic in the park and take your kids to a fun nature activity. There are different programs every day. Register for all 3 days and enjoy the authentic Hempstead Lake experience. Make sure the kids bring a snack as we will be taking a break from 1:00pm to 1:30pm to eat between activities.To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Fri 19 Aug
Fun in the Sun
Friday, August 19, 2022 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animals visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. All programs will be run twice a day 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm.
Sat 20 Aug
Hooray for Honey Bees
Saturday, August 20, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Happy National Honeybee Day! Did you Know that honeybees are the only insect that produces something eaten by humans? These buzzing bugs are also responsible for pollinating every 1 in 3 bites of food we eat! Discover the exciting world of honeybees with us. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 21 Aug
Go Fish!
Sunday, August 21, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Discover the basics of fishing and build new skills as we fish around Hempstead Lake State Park. Explore new topics to help us become better anglers. This series of free programs are brought to you through a partnership with the Department of Environmental Conservation. All materials will be provided. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 21 Aug
Take a Hike-Leave no Trace
Sunday, August 21, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Master the Seven principles of Leave No Trace. Lace up your Boots and join us on a fun hike adventure at Hempstead Lake State Park! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Mon 22 Aug
Tiny Tots Programs: Summer Nights
Monday, August 22, 2022 until Friday, July 22, 2022 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Explore the natural world around us. These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. All programs will be run twice a day 10:00am - 11:00am and 2:00pm - 3:00pm.
Wed 24 Aug
Life's a Picnic!
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 until Friday, August 26, 2022 12:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Come and enjoy an afternoon in the park! From 12:00-3:30pm, you can have a picnic in the park and take your kids to a fun nature activity. There are different programs every day. Register for all 3 days and enjoy the authentic Hempstead Lake experience. Make sure the kids bring a snack as we will be taking a break from 1:00pm to 1:30pm to eat between activities.To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 27 Aug
Beginner Backyard Birding
Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Exploring the wonderful world of birding! Recognize the feathery friends living in our backyard. Listen to different bird calls and identify birds by sight. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 28 Aug
Walk and Talk-Native Grassland
Sunday, August 28, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Did you know that Long Island ones had over 60,000 acres of grasslands called the Hempstead Plains? Let's observe some native grassland areas in the park and explore how beneficial they can be. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 28 Aug
Pond Ecology
Sunday, August 28, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Below the surface of the water lives a vibrant ecosystem! Explore the world of macroinvertebrates with a pond scoop and we will get a close up look at some of the tiny creatures that make their home at Hempstead Lake! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 03 Sep
Solar Rollers
Saturday, September 3, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park

How do solar panels work? Can solar energy power a car? Discover how solar panels harness the energy from the sun. Construct solar rollers to test in our courtyard.  To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.

Sun 04 Sep
Rock and Roll
Sunday, September 4, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Geology rocks! Observe the differences between igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Become scientist and observe the different types of fossils and rocks found in New York State. Explore the park and look for fossils and rocks.  To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 04 Sep
Go Fish!
Sunday, September 4, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Discover the basics of fishing and build new skills as we fish around Hempstead Lake State Park. Explore new topics to help us become better anglers. This series of free programs are brought to you through a partnership with the Department of Environmental Conservation. All materials will be provided. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 10 Sep
Raptors of Hempstead Lake-Owls
Saturday, September 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Let's hear it for the amazing Great Horned Owl! These owls have nested in Hempstead Lake in the past. Join us for a walk looking for great horned owls as we talk about their lives. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 11 Sep
Take a Hike-Orienteering
Sunday, September 11, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Reinforce your love of the outdoors and discover the essential skills needed for a safe experience. Use the compass and map to find your way. Lace up your boots an join us on a fun hiking adventure at Hempstead Lake State Park! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 11 Sep
Pond Ecology
Sunday, September 11, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Below the surface of the water lives a vibrant ecosystem! Explore the world of macroinvertebrates with a pond scoop and we will get a close up look at some of the tiny creatures that make their home at Hempstead Lake! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 17 Sep
Hispanic Hearitage Month Science Experiments
Saturday, September 17, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park

Appreciate the achievements of Hispanic people in science. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by taking a closer look at Hispanic scientist and their amazing contributions to the world. Conduct experiments that explore concepts and designs discover by a Hispanic scientist. Become a scientist and conduct hands-on science experiments. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.

Sun 18 Sep
Scavenge Challenge
Sunday, September 18, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Search for nature clues until you complete all the challenges! Using the Agents of Discovery app, you will observe different plants and animals in the park during this guided walk.To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 18 Sep
Go Fish!
Sunday, September 18, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Discover the basics of fishing and build new skills as we fish around Hempstead Lake State Park. Explore new topics to help us become better anglers. This series of free programs are brought to you through a partnership with the Department of Environmental Conservation. All materials will be provided. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure. 
Sat 24 Sep
Cultural Crafts
Saturday, September 24, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Environmental Education and Resiliency Center. Create amazing works of art inspired by the vibrant culture of many Latin American and Hispanic countries! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 25 Sep
Walk and Talk-Local Birds
Sunday, September 25, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Summer is officially over at Hempstead Lake State Park. Birds are still everywhere! Discover local birds in the area during this month's Walk and Talk. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 25 Sep
Pond Ecology
Sunday, September 25, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Below the surface of the water lives a vibrant ecosystem! Explore the world of macroinvertebrates with a pond scoop and we will get a close up look at some of the tiny creatures that make their home at Hempstead Lake! To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.