Brooklyn Bridge Park Events in May

The small completed portion of Brooklyn Bridge Park and its neighbor, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, both located on the East River waterfront between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, in DUMBO, will be hosting two events in May. On Thursday afternoon, May 7, there will be an opportunity to explore the Parks’ wildflowers and other plant life guided by a specialist in local flora. Saturday, May 16 will be “It’s My Park” Day, a chance to join others in vital Park upkeep tasks such as weeding and planting. More details after the jump. This from the Park Conservancy’s offices:

Environmental Education Series: Wild Things!
Native Plants and Wildflowers
Thursday, May 7
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Celebrate all things green and wild with New York City Wildflower Week in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Native plant specialist Sara Stopek will lead a guided tour of the park’s flowers, trees, shrubs and grasses, followed by a planting project. Recommended for adults and teens age 14-18. To reserve a space, please email FREE!

It’s My Park! Day
Saturday, May 16
10:00 AM – 12:00PM
Participants will join volunteers working throughout the city in their local parks to enhance and beautify New York. Projects will include weeding and planting. Suggested age: All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. To reserve a space, please email FREE!

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