|Family Discovery Weekends and “Cherrywatch”, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Heights.
Check out the progress of the cherry blossoms at BBG with this handy mapupdated every weekday. In bloom now: magnolias and cherry blossoms (pictured above). Tulips coming next! During discovery time, experiment, learn, and play together in the Discovery Garden. Hands-on stations throughout the garden’s meadow, woodland, and marsh habitats and in the vegetable garden encourage families to explore nature together. Create a nature-based craft, artwork, or invention with Discovery Garden docents.Celebrate Earth Day, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Crown Heights
From Wilderness Camp to Musical Yoga with Yo Re Mi, you can’t miss with the Earth Day celebration at BCM. Hear a story, meet some unusual animals, and make paint from eggs!
In a Pickle, BAM, Fort Greene
Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, this innovative theater piece takes children on a voyage of discovery through landscapes of Shakespeare’s imagination and the music of his language. When a shepherdess and her flock of little sheep discover a lost baby, the audience must join in the search for the child’s family, a journey that will take them through the forest and across the sea. Full of scents, textures, colors, and songs, this immersive sensory experience is sure to delight and inform younger audiences about the power of their own imaginations. Ages 2-5.
Family Day Earth Day, Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Heights
Come to the zoo for an Earth Day celebration! Participants will meet an animal up-close, decorate a flower pot, and engage in other activities around the zoo. Refreshments will be provided.
Coney Island Family Beach Walk, New York Aquarium, Coney Island
The beaches that surround New York are a unique connection to the natural world in an urban landscape. Spend the morning with a New York Aquarium educator as you learn about local ecosystems, connect to nature, and identify local fish, invertebrates, and birds. A perfect activity for the whole family! Ages 3+
Curious Constructions, Community Bookstore, Park Slope
A curious multimedia party to launch the third in Hearst’s library of Uncommon Compendiums. Ages 5+
BK Block Party Kickoff, Albee Square, Downtown Brooklyn
For this big spring kick off event, come over to Albee Square to enjoy a performance with Tim Kubart, Grammy Award-winning entertainer for all ages, followed by double dutch jump roping, live music, games and free giveaways.
Spring Civic Sweep, Park Slope
Make a clean sweep of your neighborhood by joining the Sustainability Committee of the Park Slope Civic Council at its annual spring beautification, recycling and clean-up event. Join other volunteers in picking up litter on sidewalks, participating in
the care of street trees, as well as painting out graffiti, supervised by adults.