Friday, March 16, 2007

Spring is Coming, Really: Prospect Park "Opening Day"

If the weather today seem, um, a little unspring-like, don't worry. It's right around the corner. Evidence: There will be an "Opening Day" Little League Parade on March 31 in Prospect Park and the Carousel, Electric Boat, Lefferts Historic House and Prospect Park Zoo will be "open for Spring." From Prospect Park comes word:
Before the Yanks or the Mets take the field for their home game openers, nearly 2,000 Little League players will start the 2007 baseball season in Prospect Park. The pint-sized players will be joined by their friends, families, local community leaders and elected officials for a parade through Park Slope and on into the Park. Everyone then will gather at the Prospect Park Bandshell for a ceremonial first ball toss to start another great season of baseball and softball at the seven fields in Prospect Park’s Long Meadow and the six fields at the historic Parade Ground.

The Little League Parade gets underway at 10 a.m., starting at Seventh Avenue and Carroll Street, then moving along Seventh Avenue to 9th Street before turning up 9th Street into the Park and ending at the Bandshell. The Opening Day ceremony at the Bandshell will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.

Also worth cheering for are Prospect Park’s dedicated volunteers who will be holding an Opening Day Clean-Up, March 31, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Anyone wanting to lend a hand can meet near the Tennis House. Call or email for more information: (718) 965-8960,
Ignore the fact that winter is clinging desperately to life today.


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