Dyckman Farmhouse Garden Reopens To Public After Extended Closure

INWOOD, NY — The garden at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Inwood reopened to the public Tuesday after an extended closure due to the coronavirus.

While the garden is now open again three days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the museum will remain closed.

The garden is opening its gates Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and garden is located at 4881 Broadway and 204th Street.

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum sits within a Dutch Colonial style house built on the same site in 1784. It was opened as a museum in 1916, and today lays nestled in the small garden that is now partially reopening for the public.

The farmhouse is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City.

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation owns the museum, and it is considered the last farmhouse still standing in Manhattan. The Inwood museum aims to “support the preservation of the historic site, to be a catalyst for engaging, adventourous programming and to be a good neighbor and a dynamic resource for the community,” according to the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum’s website.

Earlier in the summer, the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Humanities New York organization to help fight against the financial hardships that have come along with the pandemic.

The museum used the added funds to hold a free virtual camp throughout the summer and launch a virtual lecture series called, “Talking About Race Matters: Join the Conversation.”

You can find out more about the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum on its website.

This article originally appeared on the Washington Heights-Inwood Patch

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Smoky skies bulletin for B.C.’s Southern Interior extended for a third consecutive day



a close up of a map: A screenshot of wildfire smoke projection for 12 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.


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A screenshot of wildfire smoke projection for 12 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.

A smoky skies advisory issued earlier in the week for most of B.C.’s Southern Interior has been extended for a third straight day.

On Thursday, provincial health officials said while wildfire smoke levels have dropped since Tuesday, many areas will continue to be impacted during the next 24 to 48 hours.

According to the province, forecast models show the potential for U.S. wildfire smoke intermittently blanketing parts of southern B.C.

Read more: Okanagan weather: Smoke from wildfires to thicken in valley

“With falling temperatures overnight, temperature inversions in mountain valleys can increase the likelihood of smoke being trapped near the ground,” said the province.

The bulletin added that areas near the Talbott Creek, Doctor Creek and Woodbury Creek wildfires in the Kootenays will continue to be impacted by smoke.

In the Okanagan, the air quality health index (AQHI) is listed at 2, or low, across the region.

On Wednesday, the North and Central Okanagan were listed at 2, while the South Okanagan was rated at 3.

On Tuesday, though, rankings for the Central and South shot up from 2 to 10-plus, with the North rated at 7.

A website dedicated to wildfire smoke projections, FireSmoke Canada, is forecasting ebbs and flows of wildfire smoke through the weekend.

For example, its projected forecast for Friday morning shows no smoke over the Okanagan, but come Friday night, a build-up of smoke will stretch from mid-Vancouver Island to the East Kootenays, reaching as far north as Kelowna.

For more about FireSmoke Canada, click here.

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Smoky skies bulletin extended for B.C.’s Southern Interior



a view of a large city landscape: A view of Kelowna and Okanagan Lake on Wednesday. The provincial government says smoke concentrations have improved in many areas since Tuesday, but that some smoky sections are still being observed.


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A view of Kelowna and Okanagan Lake on Wednesday. The provincial government says smoke concentrations have improved in many areas since Tuesday, but that some smoky sections are still being observed.

The smoky skies bulletin that was issued for B.C.’s Southern Interior on Tuesday has continued into Wednesday.

With smoke drifting northward from wildfires in the U.S., many sections of southern B.C. were blanketed by smoke on Tuesday afternoon.

But as of 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, smoke levels throughout the valley have dissipated greatly, but not entirely.

Read more: Air quality advisory expanded for Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley

“Smoke concentrations have improved in many areas over the last 24 hours,” said the provincial government. “However, some impacts are still being observed.

“The fires in Washington and Oregon continue to show extreme fire behaviour and there is continued potential for southern B.C. to receive long-range transport of wildfire smoke from the United States.”

Shortly after noon on Tuesday, the Central and South Okanagan regions were listed at 10-plus, the highest rating, on B.C.’s air quality health index (AQHI).

The North Okanagan, meanwhile, was given a 7 rating, or high.

As for AQHI levels on Wednesday, the North and Central were listed at 2, or low, while the South was a tad higher at 3, but still in the low category.

Environment Canada said during a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour by hour.

For more about the smoky skies bulletin, click here.

To view projected wildfire smoke forecasts from FireSmoke.ca, click here.

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