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Visitor Guides

Planning a visit to The Battery?  Check out these mobile and printable resources to guide your exploration of our 25 acres of historic waterfront park.

Blooms of The Battery

The breathtaking floral displays of The Battery change each month, as new plants blossom and fruit over the course of the season.  Use these monthly bloom guides to learn more about some of the prominent plants flowering throughout the park.

October Blooms

Family Scavenger Hunts

For those visiting The Battery with children, we invite you to print one of our scavenger hunt worksheets to guide your exploration of the plants and animals in the park.  Remember to print a map along with your worksheet, and please follow all social distancing guidelines while in the park.  We recommend bringing a clipboard and colorful drawing tools if you are able!  Please note that worksheets change seasonally.

Map for Worksheets

Fall at The Battery Family Worksheet for K-2nd Grade

Fall at The Battery Family Worksheet for 3rd-5th Grade

Field Guides

Our park is home to an incredible diversity of plants and animals.  Use the following guides to identify the different organisms you come across during your visit:

Medicinal Plants of The Battery.  Learn about the healing potential of plants through this guide that offers a sample of some of the park’s medicinal flora.

Trees of The Battery腾讯体育APP.  More than 500 trees grow here in The Battery, and some are more than 125 years old.  Use this map and field guide to identify our most common tree species using their leaf shapes, bark, and flowers, and read up on interesting facts for each.

Walking Tours

Print the following materials as guides to help you explore the history of Lower Manhattan on your visit to The Battery.

A Walk Through History at The Battery

Immigration Highlights of The Battery

News & Events
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    Come visit us and see the largest public perennial garden in the country and the only one with Lady Liberty in the background. Can’t get better than that! #TheBatteryNYC #TheBatteryEarthDay #earthmonth #perrenialgardens

  • SeaGlass Carousel Spring & Summer Hours

    7 Days a Week, 10 am – 10 pm

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    Be a part of The Battery! Head to the Bowling Green Greenmarket every Tuesday and bring your compost. We will transform it into nutrients for our beautiful gardens! It’s a win-win! #TheBatteryNYC #TheBatteryEarthDay

  • You don’t need a backyard to compost!

    Learn more on The Battery Blog

     

  • amNewYork, 4/23/18

  • John Wolfe Ambrose Monument is Rededicated

    Read about the ceremony on our blog

  • Reserve your spot on Eventbrite!

  • Warrie Price discusses The Battery’s transformation over the past two decades

  • Join us in The Battery to experience the magic for yourself.

  • The Battery Gala
  • Maison St~Germain at The Battery

    The Battery welcomed summer with food, drinks, and dancing with Isa from Florence + The Machine, sponsored by St~Germain.

  • 腾讯体育APPNY Classical Theatre presents free performances of Romeo & Juliet through July 15th.

  • Battery Gardeners’ Luncheon

    Join us September 20th.  100% of funds raised at the Luncheon support The Battery’s perennial gardens.

  • The Secret History of The Battery Trees

    Learn about our amazing trees on The Battery Blog

  • Dedicate a Battery Chair
  • Volunteer

    Join us for March cutback.

  • Join our skilled gardeners to learn about plant care and division, and leave with some plants to take home!

  • 腾讯体育APPJoin our expert gardeners to learn about the many native plants and wildflowers included in our perennial gardens, and enjoy $1 off happy hour wine at Table Green.

  • Join The Battery Conservancy’s Chief Horticulturalist on a tour through our vibrant perennial gardens designed by renowned Dutch designer, Piet Oudolf.

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays between April 23rd and May 22nd, from 8am – 9am

  • The June 10th Battery Gala

    Join us to celebrate innovation, support the revitalization of The Battery, and honor Dell Technologies, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, and George Tsypin Opera Factory

  • Our Family Volunteer Day and our Gardening with Kids workshop will engage and inspire family members of all ages!

  • Battery Gardener’s Luncheon

    Tuesday, September 17th. A celebration of the Monarch Butterfly in culture and science.

  • A night under the stars in The Battery backyard

    Bring your sleeping bags, Dads, Moms and Kids. We provide family tents, a lightning bug show, campfire songs, and s’mores!
    Registration opens 2 weeks before each event.

  • Winter care for Houseplants

    腾讯体育APPShorter days, drier air and colder temperatures are a recipe for plant disaster.

    We are here to help!

  • Playscape Groundbreaking, Thursday, March 12th 10am
  • Perennial Splendor
  • New!  Visitor Guides

    Use our mobile and printable resources to explore this month’s blooms, or bring your family on a seasonal scavenger hunt through the park!

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