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Support the beneficial insects that keep the park and all the plants thriving by adopting an insect today!

 

Each adoption includes a personalized digital certificate to keep or share with a loved one.

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Insectageddon Site Partners

Insectageddon marks an opportunity for the High Line to collaborate with partners across existing networks and new ones to spread awareness about the critical state of insects today and raise up the practical solutions and a vision for species cohabitation already undertaken by so many of our green space partners. Partners include cultural spaces across NYC and members of groups including the High Line Network, Public Space Alliance, and Sustainable Gardens Project.

Insectageddon marks an opportunity for the High Line to collaborate with partners across existing networks and new ones to spread awareness about the critical state of insects today and raise up the practical solutions and a vision for species cohabitation already undertaken by so many of our green space partners. Partners include cultural spaces across NYC and members of groups including the High Line Network, Public Space Alliance, and Sustainable Gardens Project.

NYC site partners map key:

The Bronx
1. Bronx River Alliance – Bronx, NY 2. James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center (JBOLC) in collaboration with Van Cortlandt Park Alliance – Bronx, NY

Brooklyn
3. Brighter Choice Community School – Brooklyn, NY 4. Farmers Garden – Brooklyn, NY 5. Newtown Creek Alliance in collaboration with NOoSPHERE Arts – Brooklyn, NY 6. Pioneer Works in collaboration with Red Hook Farms – Brooklyn, NY

Queens
7. Hunters Point Parks Conservancy in collaboration with Newtown Creek Alliance – Long Island City, NY 8. Smiling Hogshead Ranch – Long Island City, NY 9. The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary & Victorian Garden – Flushing, NY

Staten Island
10. Freshkills Park Alliance – Staten Island, NY 11. Staten Island Museum – Staten Island, NY

NYC site partners map key:

The Bronx
1. Bronx River Alliance – Bronx, NY 2. James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center (JBOLC) in collaboration with Van Cortlandt Park Alliance – Bronx, NY

Brooklyn
3. Brighter Choice Community School – Brooklyn, NY 4. Farmers Garden – Brooklyn, NY 5. Newtown Creek Alliance in collaboration with NOoSPHERE Arts – Brooklyn, NY 6. Pioneer Works in collaboration with Red Hook Farms – Brooklyn, NY

Queens
7. Hunters Point Parks Conservancy in collaboration with Newtown Creek Alliance – Long Island City, NY 8. Smiling Hogshead Ranch – Long Island City, NY 9. The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary & Victorian Garden – Flushing, NY

Staten Island
10. Freshkills Park Alliance – Staten Island, NY 11. Staten Island Museum – Staten Island, NY

NYC Site Partners

Bronx River Alliance

Soundview Park, Bronx, NY
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 3pm ET

For this year’s International Coastal Cleanup Day at Soundview Park, join the Bronx River Alliance to celebrate insects. Enjoy activities, join a cleanup team, and learn how you can help save our insects! The BRA works in partnership to protect, improve, and restore the Bronx River corridor so it can be a healthy ecological, recreational, educational, and economic resource for the surrounding communities.

James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center (JBOLC) in collaboration with Van Cortlandt Park Alliance

JBOLC Garden Community Farmers Market, near the intersection of Goulden and Sedgwick Avenues and West Mosholu Parkway, South, Bronx, NY
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 11am ET

James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center Garden Community celebrates insects with science, activism, and art. JBOLC is partnering with Van Cortlandt Park Alliance and artist Alex Byrne to raise awareness of the interdependence of humans and insects. JBOLC strives for inquiry and project-based solutions at the juncture of food, environmental, and social justice.

Brighter Choice Community School

80 Hart St, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Monday, September 27, 2021, at 3:30pm ET

Join Brighter Choice Community School to explore the primary rules of what an insect is and what some of their adaptations are. Students will put their knowledge into play by “creating” an insect that is adapted to live in their assigned environment. The mission of Brighter Choice is to create a safe and healthy learning environment that nurtures, motivates, and challenges students.

Farmers Garden

1897 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11233
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 11am ET

Come celebrate the insects and flowers thriving together in a community garden, and discover how the beauty and aromas of plants make for happy pollinators, delicious food, and healing medicine. Friends of Flowers at Farmers Garden is an all-ages event celebrating the web of life. In addition to workshops and family-friendly activities, there will be art, music, free food, and a plant swap.

Newtown Creek Alliance in collaboration with NOoSPHERE Arts

Kingsland Wildflowers, 520 Kingsland Ave., Brooklyn NY 11222
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 3pm ET

Join us for site-specific performances inspired by the Monarch migration. A Monarch’s Journey is an immersive site-specific dance and music performance among the wildflowers of industrial Greenpoint. This is a moving event but it will begin and end at Kingsland Wildflowers. The Newtown Creek Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to restoring and revitalizing Newtown Creek. This program is presented in collaboration with NOoSPHEREArts and CreateART.

Pioneer Works in collaboration with Red Hook Farms

767 Hicks Street, Brooklyn NY 11231
Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 3:30 pm ET

Join Pioneer Works and Red Hook Farms to explore ecosystems on sidewalks in Street Tree Ecosystems. You will plant and cultivate pollinator habitats by caring for the urban forest. Bring gloves if you have them; tools are provided. Pioneer Works builds community through the arts and sciences to create an open and inspired world. Red Hook Farms is a youth-centered urban agriculture and food justice program operating one of Brooklyn’s largest farms.

Hunters Point Parks Conservancy in collaboration with Newtown Creek Alliance

48th Ave. & 5th St., Long Island City, NY 11101
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 11am ET

Join Hunters Point Parks Conservancy (HPPC) and Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA) for a planting project at our pollinator meadow in Long Island City. The HPPC’s mission is to enhance and advocate for the green spaces and waterfront of Long Island City, Queens, and to ensure the parks remain an indispensable asset to the community. Presented in collaboration with The Newtown Creek Alliance, a community-based organization dedicated to restoring, revealing, and revitalizing Newtown Creek.

Smiling Hogshead Ranch

Smiling Hogshead Ranch, 25-30 Skillman Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 10am ET

Bees and butterflies—who are they and what do they eat? Join gardeners of Smiling Hogshead Ranch for an info session and garden walk highlighting different types of bees and butterflies who live there. What is the difference between a native bee and a honey bee anyway? Smiling Hogshead Ranch is an urban farm collective whose mission is to create a culture that empowers and connects our communities through ecology, education, and collaboration.

The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary & Victorian Garden

149-19 38th Ave., Flushing, NY 11375
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 1pm ET

Join The Voelker Orth Museum (VOM) as we explore bees through storytelling and artmaking. The VOM’s garden is home to a thriving bee colony. Visitors will learn about bees, their ecosystem, and how they support our community through storytelling and an art activity. The Voelker Orth Museum Bird Sanctuary & Victorian Garden preserves and interprets the cultural and horticultural heritage of Flushing, Queens and adjacent communities to engage their ever-changing populations.

Freshkills Park Alliance

Freshkills Park, Staten Island, NY 10314
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 10am ET

Come take an all-ages insect walk and explore mothing—finding and recording moths—with Freshkills Park. This program is presented by Freshkills Park Alliance in partnership with Staten Island Museum, and artist Ash Ferlito.

 

Insect Walk: Freshkills Park (meeting location given at registration, 10am –noon)
Mothing: 2240 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314, 6:30pm –9:30pm

Staten Island Museum

Staten Island Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
July 10, 2021 –May 22, 2022

Jennifer Angus, the artist behind the exhibition Magicicada creates an immersive environment of imaginative vignettes made with insects. It is the mission of the Staten Island Museum to spark curiosity and generate meaningful shared experiences through natural science, art, and history to deepen understanding of our environment, ourselves, and each other.

National site partners map key:

1. BridgePark Richmond in collaboration with Partners in the Arts, Richmond Public Schools, and Richmond Parks & Rec – Richmond, VA 2. Buffalo Bayou Partnership – Houston, TX 3. Memphis River Parks Partnership – Memphis, TN 4. Trinity Park Conservancy – Dallas, TX 5. The Western New York Land Conservancy in collaboration with Buffalo Museum of Science, Just Buffalo, and Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm – Buffalo, NY

National Site Partners

BridgePark Richmond in collaboration with Partners in the Arts, Richmond Public Schools, and Richmond Parks & Rec

Richmond, VA
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 11am ET

BridgePark is working with Partners in the Arts, Richmond Parks & Rec, and Richmond Public Schools to develop arts-integrated content focused on bees. Students, artists, and teachers will develop art content that will demonstrate the importance of pollinators to our environmental health. A family-oriented event, the Insectageddon scavenger hunt will allow you to find clues at your own pace.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Yolanda Black Navarro Buffalo Bend Nature Park, 2300 S. Sgt Macario Garcia Dr., Houston, TX 77011
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 4pm CT

Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) for bug-inspired activities, music, plant giveaways, and Brandon Ballengée’s Love Motel for Insects sculpture during Bugstock at Buffalo Bend Nature Park. BBP is the non-profit transforming and revitalizing Houston’s Buffalo Bayou. This program is presented in collaboration with The University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and artist Brandon Ballengée. Image: Brandon Ballengée’s Love Motel for Insects, in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership.

Memphis River Parks Partnership

22 North Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 1pm ET

Join the Memphis River Parks Partnership (MRPP) for an afternoon around the riverfront parks while stopping to take photographs of local insect life. Learn how insects impact plant life and how they help to make the parks a wonderful natural space for everyone. The MRPP is a nonprofit organization that stewards the riverfront on behalf of the people of Memphis. The partnership works to create a connected, catalytic, and fun riverfront for all.

Trinity Park Conservancy

Online Event
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 8am CT

The Conservancy’s Insectapalooza Guide will curate activities and resources that cultivate appreciation of the many species of insects of North Texas that rely on the Trinity River and its surrounding habitats. Trinity Park Conservancy is a nonprofit dedicated to the stewardship of Dallas’ largest public green space, the 10,000 acres of the Trinity River.

The Western New York Land Conservancy in collaboration with Buffalo Museum of Science, Just Buffalo, Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm, and Old First Ward Community Center

Father Conway Park, 325 Ohio St., Buffalo, NY 14204
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 11am ET

Why are insects important? What role do they play on a healthy planet? Insectageddon-Buffalo will celebrate insects and raise awareness about the critical role they play on our planet. This program is presented by The Buffalo Museum of Science in collaboration with Just Buffalo Literary Center and Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm.