Lupine Fest 2016: A Pine Bush Block Party


5/14/2016 → 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:

Lupine Fest logoJoin your neighbors at a celebration of the Capital Region’s globally rare, nationally significant, and locally distinct Albany Pine Bush.

This year the festival honors not only the wild blue lupine and its importance to the conservation of several endangered butterflies but the entire ecosystem. A fun day of music, games, crafts, food and more will reveal what a unique and special place it is! All ages. Free!

All parking will be at 302 Washington Ave. Ext. Shuttle bus provided.
On-site parking for people with disabilities only.


Some of the highlights include:
• The Capital Regions’ renowned band, The Refrigerators
• Live Local Wildlife Programs by Michael Clough
• Craft & Food Vendors
• Nature Sketching & Sidewalk Drawing
• Kids Parade & Sing-along
• Obstacle Course & Scavenger Hunt
• Face Painting
• Make Your Own Tie-dye Shirt (purchase shirts at the gift shop for $5 each)
• Storywalk & Guided Tours
Saratoga Photobooth Company
• And MORE!!!

Shedule of events and activities
Morning Bird Walk 11:00am-12:00pm
Karner Kontraption 11:30am
Face painting 12:00-4:00pm
Pine Barrens Nature Sketching 12:00-12:30pm
Kid's Parade and Sing Along 12:00pm
Prescribed Fire in the Pine Bush 12:00-4:00pm
Pine Bush Wildlife: Live Animal Program 12:30
Meet the plants 12:30
Discover the Pine Bush Mini Hike 1:00-1:30pm
Refrigerators 1:00-2:00pm
Pine Barrens Nature Sketching 1:30-2:00pm
Plants of the Pine Barrens 1:30-2:15pm
Karner Kontraption 2:00pm
Pine Bush Wildlife: Live Animal Program 2:00-3:00pm
Pine Barrens Nature Sketching 2:15-2:45pm
Refrigerators 2:30-3:30pm
A Brief History of People in the Pine Bush 3:00-4:00pm
Karner Kontraption 3:30pm
Discover the Pine Bush Mini Hike 4:00-4:30pm


Welcome Table  Sidewalk (8)
Discovery Center Exhibits  Exhibit Area (5)
Photo Booth  Front Door Benches (9)
Outdoor BBQ  Parking Lot (13)
Ice Cream Truck  Parking Lot (13)
Craft Vendors  Craft Vendors (11)
Piece by Piece Driveway (14)
Games  Nature Play Area (6)
StoryWalk  Trailhead (4)
Obstacle Course  Trailhead (4)
Scavenger Hunt  Discovery Corner  (10)
Operation Safe Child  Exhibit Area (5)
Mask Making Craft  Karner Classroom (2)
Sidewalk Chalk Drawing  Driveway (14)
Parts of the System  Trailhead (4)
Make your own Tie-Dye  Outdoor Pavilion (3), purchase shirts in the Gift Shop (5) - $5 each 

Visit our community partners who are helping to make this festival amazing!
¨ Whole Foods Market Albany
¨ LLBean’s Outdoor Discovery School
¨ Friends of the Pine Bush Community
¨ Farnsworth Middle School
¨ NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
¨ Rapp Road Historical Association
¨ Friends of Woodlawn Preserve
¨ Save The Pine Bush
¨ Guilderland Chamber of Commerce
¨ Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau 
¨ NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
¨ Guilderland Pop-Up Library
¨ Audubon International Migratory Bird Day Display
¨ Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area
¨ ECOS - The Environmental Clearinghouse
¨ Boy Scouts of America
¨ Girl Scouts
¨ NY State Department of Health
¨ NYS Department of Environmental Conservation


Lupine Fest 2016