Category Archives: Fun Facts and Education

Happy New Year! Skaters enjoying the first day of 2018 at George St Park!!

A Harrington Park tradition continues! For almost 30 years HP residents have enjoyed ice skating at George Street Park. Every year in mid December the fire department floods the large field. The rest is up to Mother Nature. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Lets Talk Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!   A flock of Eastern wild turkeys wanders in the woods in Harrington Park. Wild turkeys are native to North America. The eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) is the turkey species that was encountered in the wild by the Puritans. The birds inhabit … Continue reading

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Town Day 2017

A huge thank you to the HP Recreation Commission for organizing and running another successful and fun Town Day! The weather cooperated and there was a really good turnout of HP and neighboring residents of all ages.  The HP Environmental … Continue reading

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“Rappin with Raptors” at Town Day – September 9th, 2017

Tenafly Nature Center will present their very popular “Rappin with Raptors” program at Harrington Park Town Day. Stop by Highland Field this Saturday, September 9th, from noon to 4 pm and meet Mitzi & Meme, two barred owls, and Ruby, … Continue reading

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Forest bathing – give it a try at Beechwood Park!

Per Wikipedia: Forest bathing is the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku (森林浴) in Japanese (it is also called sēnlínyù (森林浴) in Mandarin and sanlimyok (산림욕) in Korean). The article goes on to state that – studies in Japan … Continue reading

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“How does your garden grow?” HP School garden July 6, 2017

The Harrington Park School courtyard gardens are thriving! This courtyard garden is enjoyed by students and teachers and staff throughout the school year and it is a wonderful resource and educational opportunity for our K-8 students. There is even an … Continue reading

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A small snake in HP

      Harrington Park herpetologists  — please help me on the identity of this little snake (look at the size of the leaf), photographed on Sunday just off the edge of a road in HP after the morning rains. … Continue reading

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