Central Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park

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Price:
$20 30 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Jun 26, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

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Location:
Central Park, Manhattan
Central Park W & W 103rd St
At Central Park W
New York, New York 10025
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Important:
$20 Ticket is for 1 person only. Accompanying Adult must purchase ticket separately.
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 13 and older
Average Class Size: 35

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this nature class:

Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of mid-spring. It's the peak of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of renewable ingredients: Spicy mustard greens, such as garlicky garlic mustard, hot hedge mustard, and even hotter poor man's pepper, will abound on lawns or under trees anywhere, and lemony sheep sorrel thrives in sunny places. 

Offset their flavors in a salad with milder-tasting greens such as violet leaves, lamb's-quarters, Asiatic dayflower, and chickweed, also quite abundant. With the inclusion of tender, cucumber-flavored cattail shoots, you'll have the best salad you've ever eaten.

Wild mushrooms, if present, will provide a gourmet side dish. We could find fairy ring mush

Please Note:

  • Participants should be dressed for the weather, and be aware of very bad subway service. Trains are often canceled due to track work.
  • No sandals (there are mosquitoes, thorns and poison ivy). Everyone should have plastic bags for veggies and herbs, paper bags for mushrooms, which spoil in
  • Plastic, containers for berries from late spring through fall, water and lunch, and extra layers when it's cold. Digging implements and pocket knives are optional.
  • Please bring plastic bags for vegetables and herbs, paper bags for mushrooms, drinking water, and a pen (to sign in).
  • Dogs are permitted. Children are encouraged to attend.
  • There's no smoking whatsoever at any time.

School Notes:
If you can't attend the class you signed up for, please call or email "Wildman" Steve Brill a day before the start of the class. No-call/no-show creates an inconvenience to all participants since we can’t tell if absentees are having transportation issues, and this delays the start of the tour/class.

Kindly note that price posted is our suggested donation only.

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Refund Policy

Participants can cancel the night before an event and get a refund.


If the participant failed to show up in the tour or failed to notify about their absence the night before the class, they will be required to pay a $25 penalty per person before being allowed on another tour.

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"Wildman" Steve Brill

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Just inside the park at Central Park West and West 103rd St.

Start Dates (4)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $20
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $20
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $20
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $20

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Questions & Answers (3)

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Question from Regina M.
Can we bring a baby?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Regina, yes you can.
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Question from Wendy
Do I need to purchase a ticket for 7 year old?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Wendy! Steve loves having kids on his tours. It’s half-price for them (you'll pay it at the location) and he would like to know in advance if you're coming with a kid. By the way, the books which Steve brings on all tours where he can park near the meeting place, are free for kids. Hope this helps!
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Question from Wendy
Is it okay to bring a child? And when is the best time to go?
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, you can bring a child and as its the peak of the season, so it's a good time to go.
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Reviews of Classes at "Wildman" Steve Brill (142)

(142 Reviews)
Central Park (Teens/Adults)
Reviewed by Eunnye Y. on 9/28/2021
I loved learning foraging at the Central Park with Steve who offered me better understanding the ecology of where I live. This was my second tour with him and I invited four friends and they all enjoyed learning very much.
Central Park (Teens/Adults)
Reviewed by LESLIE J. on 6/7/2021
It was a great experience! Just don't do it in 90-degree weather...(smile)
Central Park (Teens/Adults)
Reviewed by Susan K. on 6/7/2021
Enjoyed every moment of this tour! Strongly recommending, you will have a lot of fun!
Central Park (Teens/Adults)
Reviewed by Fran C. on 5/17/2021
So interesting to see all the edibles in our midst. I wish I had bought his book before the class to prep for him
Central Park (Teens/Adults)
Reviewed by Monalisa G. on 5/2/2021
Was great, super informative and enjoyable!
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