School District 17 Community Festival

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10 AM – 3 PM Location: Brower Park (between Brooklyn and Kingston Avenues on St. Marks Avenue) Entertainment: Student Performances, Archery Lessons, Hands-on Art Activities, Games, Contests, Music, Food and more! Take a… Read More

October 18, 2015: Its My Park Day–Raking leaves.

Today was a beautiful fall day to volunteer in Brower Park–cool, windy, with passing clouds. We’ve begun putting our compost into the flower beds of the Monarch Butterfly habitat winterizing the garden to protect the soil and plant… Read More

July 20, 2015–Monarch Butterfly Siting

On July 20, 2015 we had our first Monarch Butterfly siting. The Monarch has come to the garden habitat to consume plant nectar in our Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) blossoms. These milkweed plants were purchased in the spring of… Read More

May 16, 2015: It’s My Park Day

A recreation van was on hand to provide games for our young volunteers. Children helped rebuild the mulch in the Monarch Butterfly Garden then played a game of checkers. Mulch is important for our Monarch Butterfly Garden’s health. It helps retain… Read More

April 26, 2015: It’s My Park Day– Spring Cleaning

Friends of Brower Park in Partnership with the NYC Parks Department and community volunteers did Brower Park spring cleaning. Volunteers raked leaves, to add them to the compost bins.  It took many shovels to turn the leaves. Plant beds were… Read More