June 9, 2010

Centennial Bee-Day Party

This Saturday at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens they are having a super huge party to celebrate their 100th birthday (or Bee-Day! Get it?!) (hehe)

From their site:

Celebrate BBG's centennial with a bee-filled birthday party for all ages. Enjoy a day of musical performances by Stephane Wrembel, the Django Experiment; Mecca Bodega; the Persuasions; the Sweet Divines; and other artists. Themed walking tours with BBG's gardeners and scientists highlight plants' special relationships with bees. Sample "New York City rooftop honey" and other delights by local beekeepers and artisans. Hear renowned apiarist Dennis vanEngelsdorp and nature writer Verlyn Klinkenborg talk about the importance of bees in our environment. Kids can buzz around the grounds in fanciful bee costumes, make bee puppets, explore hands-on science workshops, and enjoy bee-inspired readings by Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman.

There are so many events scheduled and it sounds like it's going to be an awesome honey filled day! The BBG aims to serve all the people in its community and throughout the world by displaying plants and practicing the high art of horticulture to provide a beautiful and hospitable setting for the delight and inspiration of the public, as well as engaging in research, teaching both children and adults, reaching out to help the community, and seeking actively to arouse public awareness of the fragility of our natural environment - both locally and globally. 

This is a free event for Saturday, June 12th. Starts at 11a.m. and goes all day til 6p.m.! So if you're in the Brooklyn area, go enjoy some bee-goodness! :)

Find out more over at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden website.


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