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First Sundays

Families & Kids | First Sundays | Light in Winter

Sunday, February 5, 2017 | 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

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Bird is the word. Join us for a pop-up program inspired by BBG’s winter wildlife.
All programs free with Garden admission.

Become a Member

Mark your calendar! Join us at First Sunday programs on January 8, February 5, and March 5, 2017.

Activities

  • A page from a Mo Willems book.

    10–10:45 a.m.

    Beaks & Feathers, Books & Treasures

    Perch on the rug for early-bird book readings of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Duck for President, and other flights of fancy.
    Library

  • Crafting bird's nests.

    10 a.m.–Noon

    Discovery Workshop: Build a Bird’s Nest

    Kids can create a home for an imaginary feathered friend.
    Rotunda

  • A painting by Eva Melady.

    10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

    Bird’s-Eye View: The Paintings of Eva Melady

    A unique exhibit of artist Eva Melady’s original 1950s watercolors of BBG birds.
    Rotunda

  • Bird books from Brooklyn Botanic Garden's library.

    10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

    Bird Library

    Check out dozens of bird guides for all ages.
    Library

  • group of people with binoculars

    11 a.m.–Noon

    Bird Walk with Naturalist Brad Klein

    Explore BBG’s new Water Garden and observe our resilient birds of winter. Meet at Steinberg Visitor Center. Register in advance below or on-site the morning of the walk.

    Register

  • A painting by Eva Melady.

    Noon–12:30 p.m.

    The Birds of Our Garden

    BBG librarian Kathy Crosby and naturalist Brad Klein guide visitors through the whimsical paintings of Eva Melady and her feathered subjects.
    Rotunda

  • winter berries

    Noon–1 p.m.

    Chase Away the Winter Blues Outdoor Tour

    Lunar New Year in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden

    Join psychotherapist Lynne Spevack for this narrated walk designed to relieve the winter doldrums. Meet on Magnolia Plaza by the steps. Register in advance below or on-site the morning of the walk.

    Register

  • group of people amid tropical plants

    1–1:45 p.m.

    Conservatory Seasonal Highlights Tour

    Join a trained Garden Guide on a tour of the exotic flora of tropical, desert, and Mediterranean climates without leaving Brooklyn. Meet at Steinhardt Conservatory entrance. No preregistration necessary.

  • group of people with binoculars

    1–2 p.m.

    Bird Walk with Naturalist Brad Klein

    Explore BBG’s new Water Garden and observe our resilient birds of winter. Meet at Steinberg Visitor Center. Register in advance below or on-site the morning of the walk.

    Register

  • A painting by Eva Melady.

    2–2:30 p.m.

    The Birds of Our Garden

    BBG librarian Kathy Crosby and naturalist Brad Klein guide visitors through the whimsical paintings of Eva Melady and her feathered subjects.
    Rotunda

Dining & Gifts

  • Man and child at cafe table

    Yellow Magnolia Canteen

    10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium at the Visitor Center

    Enjoy à la carte brunch offerings and specialty cocktails in the Garden’s cozy indoor café. Learn More

  • a view of the shop

    Garden Shop

    10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Adjacent to the Visitor Center

    Find artisanal housewares, plants, books, gifts for kids, and more at the Garden Shop. Learn More

Support

First Sundays are part of BBG’s Green Garden, Green City initiative.

Major Sponsor

Logo: JP Morgan Chase

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