Thursday, April 03, 2008

Upcoming: Earth Week at Prospect Park

Audobon and Lake

Per an email from the Prospect Park Alliance, our favorite Brooklyn park has a whole lot of events lined up for Earth Week from April 19-27. Here's a sampling:

The Prospect Park Youth Council Pre-Earth Day Celebration will take place on April 19 from 10AM-3PM at the Youth Resource Center at Bowling Green Cottage (Prospect Park Parade Ground). "Get a jump on celebrating Earth Day (April 22) with the Prospect Park Youth Council! Activities include gardening, removing of invasive weeds and plants, and reconstruction of flowerbeds and veggie gardens. Learn about what we can do as individuals and families to reduce waste and conserve energy. And soothe what ails you by learning holistic remedies to common ailments. Free."

Also on April 19, an event called Hands on New York happens from 10AM-2PM at the Endale Arch on the north end of the Long Meadow. "In partnership with New York Cares, help shore up walking paths along the Long Meadow and manicure its magnificent trees. Walk-ins are welcome. Call (718) 965-8960 for more information.

Earth Education Day takes place on Sunday, April 20 from 12-5PM at the Audobon Center. Per the email: "Start off your environmental education week at the Audubon Center with a day of learning about your local ecosystem in Prospect Park. Make crafts with recycled materials, take a Discover Tour, and learn how nature can make you happier!"

Meanwhile there will be different events at the Audobon Center from April 21-27 from Noon-5PM every day. "Earth Week at the Prospect Park Audubon Center will have a different theme each day, with programming for environmentalists of all ages. Learn how to do your part through lectures, tours, activities, film screenings, workshops, recyclable crafts, and a daily exhibit. View works and an installation by artist Jessica Baker, who prints geometric designs on leaves found in Prospect Park and other parts of Brooklyn.

Full details on all activities at the Prospect Park website.

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