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2019 High Rock Challenge: Registration opens January 19

Race day is Saturday, April 27, 2019. Two-member teams will compete in mystery events and physical obstacles, which are located throughout the approximately The course is almost entirely on the Greenbelt trail system, with just one (guarded) street crossing. Proceeds from the event help support Greenbelt trail maintenance. The HRC is held in memory of NYPD Officer, John Kelly.

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Winter Yoga Series: Friday Evenings in January

Fridays, January 4, 11, 18, 25: Begin the new year – and your weekend – with an evening of indoor Yoga practice at the Greenbelt Nature Center.  Our friends from Five Boro Power Yoga will provide a series of four classes for people of all experience levels.   Come to all or some.  Stretch, breathe and relax your way into 2019.  Minimum donation to the nonprofit Greenbelt Conservancy is $10.00 per class – payable at the door.   BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) and water bottle.

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A wonderful book and gift idea for Greenbelt fans

image of the book High Rock and the Greenbelt: The Making of New York City's Largest Park

The 164-page, hardcover edition with color photographs tells the story of one of the most successful open-space preservation efforts in the nation, with a not-for-profit management structure still in place today. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, local citizens took on master planner, Robert Moses and won.  The outcome is today’s Greenbelt with its acres of natural areas, miles of trails and attractive parks and facilities.

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