Your safety during this pandemic continues to be our first priority. Although vaccines are starting to be more available to the general public, there is still no guarantee that in-person indoor classes will be safe. Because of the uncertainties of these times, Landis will offer its 2021 Calendar of Events in three seasonal installments that will be published on the Arboretum’s website (landisarboretum.org), its Facebook page, and in Constant Contact emails to our members and friends.
Here’s what to expect:
Currently, the Spring Plant, Book, and Bake Sale is expected to be held with strict adherence to masking and social distancing, following the model of our successful fall 2020 sale. Other than that event, all other activities will be conducted virtually, either through Zoom or Facebook Live.
Some activities may be virtual, while all-outdoor events such as the 5K Forest Run and the Dragonflies and Damselflies workshop will be held in person, with safety protocols in effect. Other events may be either virtual or in-person, depending on the circumstances at the time they are scheduled. The Albany Area Amateur Astronomers’ monthly Star Parties will not take place until the organization is confident that sharing equipment can be done safely. At this point, the Landis Full Moon Music Series is planned as a virtual event until it is determined that indoor musical performances are feasible.
Directives from State and local health departments will determine the protocols for any events scheduled for the fall. We will update you as information becomes available.
Landis remains grateful for your continued support for our mission in these uncertain and changing times. Be assured that all events will be planned and conducted with your safety in mind. And, as always, Landis remains open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year, for your enjoyment, education, and inspiration