Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Christmas Tree Recycling

Jan. 14 & 15: Christmas Tree Recycling: 10am-2pm. 
We will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the R-H Area Food Terminal.
Drop off location behind barn, No wire wreathes, twine or plastic bags!  
Chipper service donated by B&T Tree Service.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tinker Nature Park Harvest Festival

Honey Harvest Festival
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Noon-3 pm

Honey Harvesting
Food Tastings made with Honey
Music by Dean Santos at the Nature Center
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
Music by the Golden Eagle String Band in the Barn
Cider and Doughnuts in the Barn
Cider Pressing Demonstration in the Horse Barn
Tours of the Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum

1525 Calkins Road, Henrietta, NY  

Fairy Trail

Wile we are quite surprised by the popularity of the Fairy Trail this summer, and we are happy that it has brought families out to explore the park. To avoid over saturation along the designated trail, we must ask that no additional fairy houses be placed along the trail or in the park. They will be removed.
We also would like to remind visitors that dogs are not permitted in Tinker Nature Park. Thank you for your cooperation.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

13th Annual Civil War Reenactment

We would like to thank all the participants, military and civilian, for another successful reenactment/living history program at the Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum. We also would like to thank Henrietta Cub Scout Pack 332 for operating concessions, the Henrietta Parks Staff for set-up, clean up and parking, the Henrietta Sign Shop for setting up traffic control, and the Town Historian for her help in hosting the event throughout the weekend. This program would not be possible without the continued support of the Town of Henrietta, the Friends of Tinker Nature Park

Additional Coverage: 

Excelsior Brigade Fife and Drum Friday Evening Concert

Period Wedding Saturday Morning

Southern Boys in Camp

Civilian Engineer Contractor

Anticipating the Battle

Pack 332

Young reenactor in her new dress

Ladies Dress Show and Tea - Always Popular!

Spinning Demonstration

Southern Cannons - Madison Light Artillery

Cost of War

Post Battle Medical Demonstration in the Horse Barn

Medical displays in Horse Barn

Union Camp

President Lincoln Resting after Reviewing the Troops

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


August 5th, 6th and 7th, 2016
Tinker Nature Park
1525 Calkins Road, Henrietta, NY

2016 Event Schedule:
Friday: 6:30pm - Concert on the Lawn with the Excelsior Brigade Fife and Drum. (Amphitheater)
Saturday & Sunday: Camps open from 10 am to 4 pm
Battles Both Days at 2 pm
Additional Programs:
Saturday August 6th
10:00am - "Sweet History" - “True Treats of the Civil War.”  (Hansen Nature Center)
Discover what Americans including Union and Confederate Soldiers ate for “sweet delights” as well as medicinal, roots, plants and confectioneries of the period.  Presented by Rita Reichle and Nancy Karasinski

11:00am - Period Wedding - Amphitheater
12:30pm: "Songs and Stories of the Underground RR” by Christina Shrewsbury - Amphitheater

Medical Demonstrations - Tinker Horse Barn - ongoing and Following Battle

7:30pm: Saturday Evening Dance with City Fiddle.

Sunday, August 7th:

 10am Church Service (Public Welcome)
Noon: Ladies Dress Show and Tea at Noon - at the Nature Center Pavilion
Medical Demonstrations - Tinker Horse Barn - ongoing and Following Battle

Hosted by:
28th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company E and 1st Tennessee Dismounted Cavalry

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Clean Sweep at Tinker Park

Thanks to all the volunteers that helped with park maintenance at Tinker Nature Park. Projects included trail maintenance, cleaning up the wildflower meadow and cleaning out old farm debris near the community gardens.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Upcoming Program

Saturday Morning Garden Seminar:  

April 30th: Perennial Gardens - 10am. 
Presented by Cornell Master Gardener, Jurij Kushner;
 Planning and Caring for your perennial gardens.
Please call 359-7044 to register.
 All programs are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Egg Hunt 2016

A big Thanks to all the Volunteers from the Youth Asset Team, the staff at the Henrietta Recreation Department, Parks Department, Highway Department and Library for helping to make this years egg hunt a success. The weather cooperated and we had one of the biggest crowds in recent memory.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Park Safety

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office asks that we remind everyone about safety when visiting local parks. 
Deputies are aware of recent thefts from cars in parks throughout Monroe County, including Tinker Nature Park.
Visitors are reminded not to leave valuable items unattended in their vehicles.
If anyone notices suspicious activity they are encouraged to call 911 to report it.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Saturday Morning Garden/Education Classes

 Programs begin at 10am. 
All programs are free and open to the public.  
Registration is requested.
Please call 359-7044 to register.

February 27th: Soap making and Cosmetics using natural beeswax and Honey - 10am. Presented by Beth Byrne
March 12th:
Landscaping for Birds, 10am. Presented by Jim Engel, owner of White Oak nursery in Canandaigua. Birds entertain us with their melodious song, daily activities and diversity  of color and form.  In order to attract birds to your yard, you need to supply what birds need to survive. Providing the right habitat is key to their presence in your yard. Jim will discuss many practical ways you can transform your yard and make it a more inviting place to birds . He will also explain how native plants support the base of the food chain, are key to bird survival and will present different native trees, shrubs and perennials whose presence will not only enhance your landscape, but also provide the foundation for your new bird habitat.
April 2nd: Raised Beds and Vegetable Gardening: 10am-noon Presented by Cornell Master Gardener, Jurij Kushner;  With over 40 years of experience growing vegetables, his recommendations and tips will help you to plan out your garden and maximize your garden output. Registration required: Space is limited. Call 359-7044 to register.

April 30th: Perennial Gardens - 10am.
Presented by Cornell Master Gardener, Jurij Kushner; Planning and Caring for your perennial gardens.

May 7th: Rain Gardens: A How to for Homeowners :  10AM
Presented by Caroline Kilmer. Rain gardens are a type of green infrastructure practice that helps to reduce storm water run-off  from rooftops. Come and learn how to design and install a rain garden in your yard; including where to locate it, properly size it and what types of plants to use.  Registration is required - maximum participants is 20. Please call 359-7044 to register.

June 4th: Gardening with Native Perennials: 10am. Presented by Ellen Folts, Owner of Amanda's Garden Native Perennial Nursery. Covering the selection and care of native perennials for your garden.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Recycle your Christmas Tree!

Christmas Tree Recycling and Food Drive
January 9th and 10th from 10am - 2pm
Please bring a non-perishable food donation when dropping off tree.
 Food Donations are for the RH Area Food Terminal.
Please remove plastic bags when dropping off tree.
Mulch from trees to be used on the nature trail.
Chipper Service donated by B&T Tree Service.