Lupine Fest: A Pine Bush Block Party


5/16/2015 → 11:00am - 5:00pm


Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center
195 New Karner Road
Albany NY, 12205

Event Type:

Conservation Program
Discovery Center Program
Recreation Program

Event Description:

LF 2015

Join your neighbors at a celebration of the Capital Region's globally rare, nationally significant, and locally distinct Albany Pine Bush. The festival honors the beautiful lupine wildflower and its importance to the conservation of several endangered butterflies. A fun day of music by The Refrigerators, games, crafts, food and more will reveal what a unique and special place it is!


Parking for Lupine Fest is just across the street at Apollo Drive with shuttle rides to and from the parking area. Follow the PARKING signs. On-site handicap parking available.

The Schedule:

11am-1pm Whippersnappers

11:30am Live Local Wildlife

11:30am Discover the Pine Bush Walk

11:30am Turtle Game

12pm Bring the Beasties to the Block Party Game 

12pm Karner blue butterfly Walk

12:30pm Live Local Wildlife 


1:30pm Discover the Pine Bush Walk

2pm Wait, Wait, Tell Me About the Pine Bush Game

2pm Karner blue butterfly Walk

2pm-5pm Science in the Pine Bush

2:30pm Discover the Pine Bush Walk


3:30pm Discover the Pine Bush Walk

4pm Turtle Game


All Day

Outdoor BBQ with Michael Deets Catering


Face Painting

Make your own Tie-Dye ($5)

Karner blue butterfly Counting

Albany Mounted Police

City of Albany Fire Department

Whole Foods Market Albany

LLBean’s Outdoor Discovery School

Friends of the Pine Bush Community

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Farnsworth Middle School

NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Rapp Road Community Friends

McKnownville Improvement Association

Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts

Guilderland YMCA

Friends of Woodlawn

Albany Round Table

Guilderland Chamber of Commerce and the Social Butterfly Project

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation

ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse

Operation Safe Child




Wild Blue Lupine