South Brooklyn Children’s Garden (SBCG), a membership-based cooperative and public garden on Columbia Street is "to create a green space for children, their families, and the greater community to learn about their food sources and connect with nature through gardening." As such, it holds wonderful family events during the year.
This Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 10am to 1pm at 204 Columbia Street (corner of Columbia and Sackett Streets), SBCG will host its "Spring Into Summer Festival".
Here is more information:
"The festival will be a celebration of the garden becoming an official NYC Parks Green Thumb garden, as well as the season and our community. It should be a great day out for families and kids of all ages.
Entrance is free, and the celebration will feature arts and crafts, face painting, a beekeeping demo, ladybug release and a performance by local band The Dad Beats. Special guests include Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and representatives from Green Thumb, Citizens Committee for New York City and the Food Bank for New York City.
The South Brooklyn Children’s Garden was formed in 2012 and is completely volunteer run. Last year, the garden began an ongoing partnership with the Food Bank for New York and was able to donate over 170 lbs of fresh produce. The garden also runs free educational classes for children ages 3-8 and writing workshops for students ages 8-12."
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