If you weren’t able to get tickets to this Saturday’s Worldwide Day of Play, there are still a number of fantastic options around the neighborhood for family fun.
Fall Weekend Discovery Workshops At Brooklyn Botanic Garden
When: Saturday September 21, 11am-1pm
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 455 Flatbush Avenue
What: You can’t go wrong with a beautiful fall morning in the garden. Families participating in these drop-in workshops can investigate natural objects at learning stations, enjoy stories, and take part in a garden hunt. There will also be a nature project or a plant for children to take home.
How much: Admission to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is free on Saturdays from 10am to noon.
Tori Nighthawk At The Prospect Park Zoo
When: Saturday September 21, 2-3pm
Where: Prospect Park Zoo, 450 Flatbush Avenue
What: Spend the day at the Prospect Park Zoo, and then join 14-year-old author and illustrator Tori Nighthawk, as she reads her book, Don’t Judge a Bird by Its Feathers, which highlights the importance of inner beauty and creative intelligence. Part of the larger Brooklyn Book Festival.
How much: Free with zoo admission ($8 for adults, $5 for children 3-12, free for children under 3, and $6 for seniors 65+)
When: Sunday September 22, 1-4pm
Where: Prospect Park, Lefferts Historic House
What: Come celebrate this year’s harvest the same way Brooklynites did centuries ago at Lefferts Historic House. Learn to harvest, cook, and eat potatoes that were planted in their garden back in May. Best of all, there will be potato sack races!
How much: $3 suggested donation
Photo via Prospect Park