On Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30, Marie Viljoen, an expert on Brooklyn’s wild plants, will lead a “Fall Foraging Tour” to discover the “indigenous edible plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park.” She will also instruct on how to prepare them for the table, and how to grow them in gardens. Tickets are $10, or $5 for Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy members. There’s More information and buy tickets here.
There are several events scheduled aboard Swale (photo), “a collaborative floating food project” and artwork that is docked on the north side of Pier 6, near the Nantucket lightship (Nantucket will be open for free public tours from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 2 and subsequent Sundays in October). The Swale events are: on Saturday afternoon, October 1 from 3:00 to 5:00, a drawing workshop with the artist Kim Darling; on Saturday evening from 8:00 to 10:00 a concert, “Verdant, a Sound Tasting on Swale with Biome Arts”; on Sunday afternoon, October 2 from 3:00 to 4:30, a “Beneficial Microorganisms Workshop with MoS Collective”; and on Monday evening, October 4 from 6:00 to 8:00, “Public Food: a Science of the Living City Event Aboard Swale“. Admission to the drawing and microorganisms workshops is a suggested donation of $10; tickets may be purchased through the web pages linked above. Admission to the concert and the Public Food event are free, but you are asked (again through the linked web page) to RSVP for the concert, for which space is limited.
Swale photo by C. Scales for BHB.