The Long Branch Tree Fest is going to be the place to be Sunday afternoon!
We are just one night away from the 1st Tree Fest in Long Branch and what we believe will be the biggest Tree Fest of its kind in Ontario. On Sunday, September 22nd from 12 – 4pm Marie Curtis Park is going to come alive with over 50 Exhibitors and Vendors and activities!! This free, fun, family friendly, educational event has something for everyone of all ages and is a celebration of trees and nature.
PLUS we will be celebrating the 135th Birthday of Long Branch with cake and cupcakes!
Here are just some of the events and activities taking place that day:
Outdoor stage with live music from Jack Antler; Expressions Barbershop Quartet; and Robert Davis who will also be our Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon
Face painting by “Doodlebug”
Children’s stories under a tree by our librarians from the Long Branch Library
Four guided tree identification walking tours of the unique species in Marie Curtis Park with Lam, the Education Coordinator at LEAF – learn tree facts to impress your family & friends
Bring any questions about your trees or our Urban Forest to our “Ask an Arborist” booth by Bruce Tree Experts
Enter a draw for Free Native Trees grown by one of our Partners
Plant your own tree from seed and watch it grow!!
Learn about Backyard Biodiversity and get a free native shrub (while they last) from LEAF
Plant and seed exchange by LEGs (Lakeshore Enviornmental Gardening Society)
Learn how to request a City Tree in front of your property and what species are available
See some of the preliminary data collected by our Summer Students as part of the University of Toronto Neighbourwoods Tree Inventory Study
Children’s crafts and activities throughout the afternoon
Foster a Native Species Tree from Seed to Sapling
Join in a yoga class in the park by ALIVE Yoga (please bring your own mat)
Learn about the City of Toronto environmental programs, including PollinateTO
Bring a drum and participate in a Drumming Circle
Youth Open Mic for all the young talented musicians in our neighbourhood and surrounding area
Get a drink or fill up your water bottles from the City of Toronto “HTO to GO” (has water bowls for your pets as well
And much, much, more
PLUS Celebrate the 135th Birthday of Long Branch
Learn about the colourful history of Long Branch and the Long Branch Resort
Learn about our Long Branch Heritage Trees and Long Branch Remembers Tree Planting initiative in honour of our Veterans
Join our Special 1/2 hour Hurricane History Walking tour let by the LBNA History and Culture Committee
Enjoy free cake and cupcakes
Shop at our Tree Fest Marketplace, here is our list of confirmed vendors…
Allin Mikuna Soups
Granola Girls with Treats
June’s Stained Glass
Madrock Design Woodworking
Marigold’s Maple Syrup
Misty Mountain Tea
Muskoka Kitchen Paddles
Nicola Woods Art
Poochykat Pet Boutique and Spa
Scoops n’ More
This is an outdoor festival so please come prepared with comfortable shoes, folding chairs or blankets to sit on the grass and enjoy the festivities and your own water bottles / coffee cup. Well behaved pets are welcome. Please take any waste with you or dispose of it properly. Let’s leave our park clean!
The Sunset Cafe will be open so you can enjoy burgers and hot dogs, drinks and snacks (including vegetarian options) while enjoying the Activities during the Tree Fest. There are also 2 washrooms and hand washing stations.
This event is being organized by the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association with funding generously provided by the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation; the City of Toronto; TD Parks People and Toronto Pearson. Thank-you to our Long Branch BIA for sponsoring the 135 Cake and Cupcakes. Our organizing partners and Committee members include the Friends of Marie Curtis Park and CCFEW.
Bring your family and friends. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday, September 22nd!!
The Cottage Years Exhibit on now!
The Cottage Years Photo Exhibit is a new photography exhibit that recognizes the history of the neighbourhood of Long Branch. In celebration of Long Branch’s 135th anniversary, the History and Culture Committee of the LBNA presents: The Cottage Year, a nostalgic photography exhibit with research by Bill Zufelt, also featuring the paintings of Pat Rice.
Where: 3rd Floor Gallery of the Lakeshore Grounds Interpretive Centre; 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive
When: On now until Sept 28, 2019
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The Mission of the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association (LBNA) is to Protect, Celebrate and Enhance the neighbourhood of the Village of Long Branch; Protect the physical character of Long Branch; Celebrate the neighbourhood and its heritage through events and community gatherings and; Enhance the public realm and the quality of life of the neighbourhood and broader community.
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