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Pollinator Week Celebration at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

June 22, 10:30 am3 pm.
Danaus plexippus (monarch butterfly) atop Zinnia elegens at Rose Arc. Photo by Michael Stewart

This summer’s Garden theme, Natural Attractions, celebrates the plant-pollinator love story through the lens of Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s vast and varied collections and the native insects to which they are inextricably linked. Join BBG as we celebrate Pollinator Week on Saturday, June 22 from 10:30 AM to 3 PM with family-friendly programming including children’s events in the Discovery Garden, chalk drawing with Chalk Art NYC, and tours by BBG gardeners and Garden Guide volunteers. Don’t miss site-specific installations like the Pollinator Lounge at Oak Circle and exhibits in the Discovery Garden and Conservatory Gallery. All programs are free with Garden admission.
Visitors to the Garden will be able to enjoy a variety of activities, including:
Pollinator Discovery Morning
Discovery Garden
Saturday, June 22 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This event is a part of Pollinator Week; free with Garden admission. Join volunteer educators for a series of family-friendly activities celebrating local insect pollinators and their favorite plants. Search for pollinators in our meadow and marsh habitats, create Lepidopteran puppets (a butterfly, moth, or skipper), and play our bee board game or join in a bee dance. Take home a pollinator-friendly seedling while supplies last and learn more by exploring Discovery Carts and interpretive signs throughout the garden.
Hand-Puppet Workshop with Artist in Residence Patrick Costello
Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden
Saturday, June 22 | 12-2 p.m.
This event is a part of Pollinator Week; free with Garden admission. Get to know BBG artist in residence Patrick Costello and BBG gardener Quinn Jordan as they lead a family-friendly hand-puppet workshop to help folks learn about plant and pollinator relationships.
Pollinator Coloring with Chalk Art NYC
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Saturday, June 22 | 12-3 p.m.

This event is a part of Pollinator Week; free with Garden admission. Watch Chalk Art NYC artists Gracie Lee Brown and Liz Budinoff create a BEE-utiful chalk art design in real time! to You can even join the fun by participating in the Color-Me-In chalk activity—open to kids of all ages.
Native Flora Tour with Gardener William Lenihan
Native Flora Garden Boardwalk
Saturday, June 22 | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

This event is a part of Pollinator Week; free with Garden admission. Explore the Native Flora Garden with BBG gardener Will Lenihan and learn about the blooming plants and their pollination ecology stories, and Native Flora Garden’s pro-pollinator maintenance strategies. Areas of the Native Flora Garden contain steps, please be aware.

Additional information about Pollinator Week events can be found here.
EVENT: Pollinator Week Celebration at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
DATE: June 22, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
COST: All programs included with Garden admission. Tickets can be purchased here.


1000 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States