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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 www.prospectpark.org.

For the zoo, call 718-399-7339 or visit www.nyzoosandaquarium.com.

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