The Third Annual Sunflower Planting Day is coming up at the Historical Society.
What is a Sunflower Planting Day? It’s a community art project for kids and their parents and anyone young of heart. Its a mini size Cristo project where lots of kids come and plant exactly one hundred sunflower seedlings. And later in the summer the seedlings merge into a giant exuberant bloom of magnificent flowers. Each kid gets to tag their seedling with a name stake, so when our gardeners visit back into the summer, they can see how their plants have grown.
This year’s event is again sponsored by the Historical Society and the Little Gardens of Tarrytown. Support from our new sponsor, our local Citibank/Tarrytown, includes some really nifty green garden froggy tote bags for all the kids. And the Historical Society will again be awarding free membership into the Society, complete with certificate and opportunity for rubber stamping and sunflower sticker appending.
The event will be at the Historical Society (#1 Grove Street), Wednesday, May 15th at 3:30 rain or shine. If its raining and you really have a hankering to pull on your rubber galoshes and tromp along with your umbrella, you’ll find some other intrepid gardeners waiting to greet you with a hot cocoa and a slice of warm cinnamon cake.
But with the weather as nice as it’s been, it’s hard to imagine anything other than a beautiful day, so we’d like to invite everyone to come and partake.