First Sundays - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
First Sundays

First Sundays

Families & Kids | Light in Winter

Sunday, January 8, 2017 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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Note: Please enter at 1000 Washington Ave. on January 8. All other entrances will be closed.

Indoor events will take place as scheduled in the conservatory. Outdoor events will be modified or canceled due to weather conditions.

A series of pop-up programs inspired by water, in honor of the opening of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden. All programs free with Garden admission.

Become a Member

Mark your calendar! Join us at First Sunday programs on December 4, 2016, and January 8, February 5, and March 5, 2017.

Indoor Activities

  • origami lily pad

    10 a.m.–Noon

    Craft a Paper Pond with Artist Huy Voun Lee

    Create a paper water-lily pad for origami frogs.
    Steinhardt Conservatory Well

  • three boys at crafting table

    10 a.m.–Noon

    Discovery Workshop: Make Your Own Snow Globe

    Get shaking and craft a glittery globe to take home.
    Steinhardt Conservatory Well

  • toddler with stuffed animals

    10 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Just Ducky: Pretend Petting Zoo for Toddlers

    Come play with feathered waterfowl in our imaginary menagerie.
    Steinhardt Conservatory Well

  • wildlife around a frozen pond

    10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Pillow Pond

    Curl up at “Pillow Pond” and enjoy water-inspired children’s books and old-school board games.
    Steinhardt Conservatory Well

Garden Walks

  • group of people with binoculars

    11 a.m.–Noon

    Winter Nature Walks with Brad Klein

    Explore BBG’s new Water Garden and observe the birds, mammals, and insects that remain active in winter. Meet at Steinhardt Conservatory entrance. Register in advance below or on-site the morning of the walk.


  • winter berries

    Noon–1 p.m.

    Chase Away the Winter Blues Outdoor Tour

    Getting Your New Year’s Resolutions Under Way

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


  • 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.

Dining & Gifts

Image, top of page: Huy Voun Lee