Friday, February 27, 2015

Saturday Morning Program Schedule

Currently Scheduled:

March 14th – Plant Diseases and Insects, Lois Dannenberg.
March 21th – Home Composting, Kathleen Rick.
April 11th - Bird Migration, Richard Ashworth.
April 18th – Vegetable Gardening, Jurij Kushner.
May 2nd – A “photolog” of Tinker Nature Park by award winner Claire Talbot.
May 9th – Presentation on Bartram’s Gardens, Jim Martel.
May 30th - Herbal teas, Beth Byrne.
June 13th – Irises, Cara Hutchings.

All programs run from 10am until noon unless otherwise stated. 
Programs are free, space is limited.  Please call 359-7044 to reserve a seat.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lunar Ski/Snowshoe

Adult Evening Ski/Snowshoe



Saturday, February 7, 2015


Come and enjoy a lunar ski or

Snowshoe walk through the park.


Afterwardcome to the Nature Center

for a bowl of chili and a hot beverage!

Sponsored by Friends of Tinker and Town of  Henrietta

Registration is required .  Space is limited !  
Call 359-7044 to Register!



Tree Recycling

The Christmas Tree Program was once again well supported by the community. Hundreds of trees were kept out of the landfill, in addition, 125 bags of food were collected and donated to the Rush- Henrietta Area Food Terminal (up from 85 last year). These donations help to restock the food cupboard following the demand of the holiday season.We would like to thank B&T Tree Service for donating the chipper service and 2 employees to assist in the recycling. Also, thank you to Friends of Tinker Volunteer Lois Dannenberg, and the Henrietta Parks Dept for helping to recycle trees. We also would like to thank the community for their continued support of this program.
Trees collected prior to chipping day.

"Chipping away" at the pile!

Many arrived on top of cars....

In trunks of cars.....

Even by wagon!

Donations filling the van

Thank you to all who donated!

Cleaned up until next year.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Christmas Tree Recycling
Saturday & Sunday, January 10th & 11th
10:00am - 2:00pm
Please remove plastic bags also wire wreathes are not accepted. Chipper services is donated by B&T Tree Service.
Please bring a donation of nonperishable food items for the Rush-Henrietta Area Food Terminal when dropping off tree.
  Program is sponsored by The Town of Henrietta
and the Friends of Tinker Nature Park.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Merry Christmas from Tinker Nature Park

On December 6th and 7th, Tinker Nature Park held its annual Christmas Celebration. The Tinker Homestead was decorated in the Victorian Tradition, while the Hansen Nature Center hosted Santa Clause. Visitors to the nature center enjoyed making ornaments with Santa and having cookies & cocoa while listening to sounds of the season by Dean Santos. At the homestead, visitors toured the museum while enjoying the Christmas music of Jessica and Warren. We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make this event possible, which included the Tinker Homestead Docents and the Henrietta Youth Asset Team. Also, thank you to those who brought food donations for the R-H Area Food Terminal!

Saturday, November 15, 2014




Saturday & Sunday

December 6th & 7th, 2014

Noon - 3:00 pm

 Hansen Nature Center

Kids meet Santa and make an ornament!

Refreshments & Holiday Music by Dean Santos

Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum

Victorian Christmas Display

Holiday Music by Jessica & Warren

 1525 Calkins Rd.

Henrietta, NY


Free and open to the Public 
Sponsored by the Town of Henrietta and Friends of Tinker Nature Park

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Halloween at Tinker Nature Park

Saturday, October 18th
Family Halloween Event at Tinker Park,
7:00-9:00pm families welcome!
Friendly Woodland Wander; walk through the woods
to meet costumed animals. Don’t miss the
haunted barn, Victorian funeral at the homestead, music, cider & donuts,
face tattoos and trick or treat street!
Outdoor event – dress for the weather! 
Please bring a non-perishable food donation to the barn - for the Rush-Henrietta Area Food Terminal.
To register call 359-2540.
Funeral setting in the Homestead

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Harvest Festival

 Harvest Festival - September 20th, noon - 3pm

Watch as we extract honey from our hives, honey for sale, sample  food made with honey, music, horse drawn wagon rides, museum tours, apple cider pressing, Dairy exhibit in Henrietta Museum. Also, Henrietta Garden Club will be having a Fall plant sale from 11am - 3pm.

As we prepare for the upcoming Harvest Festival we thought we would share a few photos from Summer 2014 at Tinker Nature Park.

Baby Raccoons Starting to Explore the Woodlot.

Eagle Scout Project

RH Middle School Field Camp

Spot the Snapping Turtle!

Jessica & Warren perform at the Ice Cream Social.

Nature Camp - Rain Forest Day

Summer Concert Series

Union Artillery at Tinker Farm

Explaining Camp Life

Dr. Annabel demonstrating Civil War Surgery

Thanks to all the volunteers who have helped with events, giving garden presentations and keeping the grounds and gardens looking sharp!