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The New York Mycological Society presents
By Randall’s Island Urban Farm, Wards Meadow Loop, New York, NY 10035
Sunday, October 23, 2022
11 AM – 3 PM
Free and open to all ages!
Made possible with the generous support of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance
With interest in fungi spawning across the city, the New York Mycological Society is celebrating New York City’s first ever Fungus Festival on Randall’s Island Park, on Sunday, October 23rd, 2022, from 11 AM – 3 PM. This free community centered event welcomes all ages and all mushroom-curious amateurs and experts alike!
What’s on offer
Guided mushroom walks
A mushroom display and identification table
Lectures by experts
Kid’s corner with face-painting, costume making and mushroom drawing and watercolor workshop
DNA sequencing demonstration
Vegan pizzas by James Baldwin Outdoor Learning Center
Displays by partners: Smallhold, Biotech without Borders, Mycology at NYU and many more
Workshop on mushroom cultivation by the Cornell Small Farms group
Displays on edible fungi in the city, medicinal mushrooms, poisonous mushrooms and more
Merchandise including books and mushroom-themed art
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About the New York Mycological Society
The New York Mycological Society is New York City’s very own mushroom club and open to anyone with an interest in fungi. The club was founded 60 years ago by avantgarde composer John Cage and friends. Our 1,400+ members enjoy walks every weekend, ID session, lectures, workshops and much more. Our mission is to document the amazing fungal diversity in New York City’s parks for science and conservation and create greater awareness for the wonderful world of fungi.