Today’s news:

Flax & Fleece Fest

It’s a wild and wooly adventure in Prospect Park May 3-4. The Flax & Fleece Fest comes to the Lefferts Historic House while the Fleece Festival is at the Prospect Park Zoo.

The Lefferts event takes place 1-4 p.m. Kids can help plant flax and process fleece as in days of yore. Help wash, hang, card, and spin wool. Also, plant flax for the next harvest or join in a weaving workshop. This event is free.

Zoo activities run 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the zoo for a day full of fleece, fur, and fun. Watch the sheep and alpacas get their annual haircuts and meet local artists as they teach visitors finger-knitting and other artistic techniques. This is all free with regular zoo admission ($6; $2.25 for seniors and $2 children 3-12).

The Lefferts Historic House and the Prospect Park Zoo are located at the Children’s Corner, inside the Park’s Willink entrance, at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard.

For information, call 718-965-8999 or visit

For the zoo, call 718-399-7339 or visit

Pin It
Print this story Permalink

Reader Feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

CNG: Community Newspaper Group