Sproutfest

Saturday, June 7, 2014 | Noon–4 p.m.

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    • Stories and Face Paint by Christopher Agostino. Photo by Mike Ratliff. Stories and Face Paint by Christopher Agostino. Photo by Mike Ratliff.
    • The Ebony Hillbillies. Photo by Weston Wells.The Ebony Hillbillies. Photo by Weston Wells.
    • Pot up a plant workshop. Photo by Blanca Begert.Pot up a plant workshop. Photo by Blanca Begert.
    • Shawana Kemp of Shine and the Moonbeams. Photo by Bob Johnson. Shawana Kemp of Shine and the Moonbeams. Photo by Bob Johnson.
    • Dandelion Sculptures Artist Marney Fuller. Photo by Andy Mazo.Dandelion Sculptures Artist Marney Fuller. Photo by Andy Mazo.
    • The Pretend Petting Zoo. Photos by Jean-Marc Grambert.The Pretend Petting Zoo. Photos by Jean-Marc Grambert.
    • Children's Garden. Photo by Antonio M. Rosario.Children's Garden. Photo by Antonio M. Rosario.

    Celebrate 100 years of kids in the Garden with a joyful rumpus on the Cherry Esplanade. Flop on the grass and enjoy an afternoon of music, colorful storytelling, workshops, and games for visitors of all ages. Plus, BBG’s Children’s Garden opens its gates for special tours of its historic grounds.

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    Tractor Stage

    Noon–12:45 p.m.

    Stories and Face Paint: Tiddalik the Great
    Join Christopher Agostino as he brings this Aboriginal tale to life on the faces of the audience.

    1:00–2:00 p.m.

    The Ebony Hillbillies
    Kick back and delight in the toe-tapping tunes of one of America’s last black string bands.

    2:15–2:45 p.m.

    Stories and Face Paint: The Two Lizards That Fell from the Sky
    Join Christopher Agostino as he brings this tale of transformation to life on the faces of the audience.

    3:00–4:00 p.m.

    Shine and the Moonbeams
    Groove to radiant retro R&B and soul for families.

    Games

    Noon–4:00 p.m.
    • Brussels Sprout Bowling
    • Peacock Feather Balancing
    • Vegetable Hopscotch
    • Hula Hoop Spinning
    • Pretend Petting Zoo for Toddlers

    Explorations

    Noon–4:00 p.m.
    • Sift compost, learn about worms, and hunt for the worms, beetles, and other critters that turn organic waste into compost.
    • Enjoy ten-foot dandelion sculptures made of steel, brass, and copper.
    • View 100 Years and Growing at the Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery.
    • Check out BBG's brand-new book The Kid's Guide to Exploring Nature and the family favorite Gardening With Children.

    Workshops

    1:00–4:00 p.m.
    • Pot up a tomato plant for your windowsill.
    • Design your dream garden.

    Children’s Garden Tours

    2:00–4:00 p.m.

    Stroll down to the Children’s Garden for special tours led by kids.

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