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Jack O'Lanterns rising at Old Westbury Gardens

Jack O'Lanterns such as these will line a

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It's fall, and that means Halloween is on the way, and that means places all around Long Island will be either celebrating or decorating or exhibiting. The Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns event at Old Westbury Gardens falls into all three categories.

Some of the most talented sculptors and artists in the area will be individually crafting Jack O’Lanterns and OWG will display thousands of the illuminated...

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Take a Wave Hill day trip this summer

Been to the Bronx lately? There's more to see than just the zoo and Arthur Avenue. Wave Hill is one of New York's horticultural gems, and no garden enthusiast within driving distance should miss a chance to step inside it's blooming gardens this summer. In addition to all they eye candy at the 28-acre gardens overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades, you'll also find lectures, guided walks, and...

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens historic Visitor Center

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's new state-of-the-art visitor center

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The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is opening its new 20,000-square-foot visitor center, marking the completion of a key component of the most significant renewal effort there since the BBG was founded more than a century ago. The project was recognized back in 2008 by the New York City Public Design Commission with an Award for Excellence in Design.

There will be a lot of excitement and fanfare...

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