Log in

No account? Create an account

Talking Sweet to the Spinster

Don't get out those skates just yet! The Prospect Park Alliance writes to let us know that the opening of the rink at Propspect Park will be delayed. Due to weather conditions which have not been kind to ice making, the opening of Wollman Rink is delayed. Fear not, slushpuppies ... you can check out http://www.prospectpark.org/ for additional icy updates.

Living History Geeks unite! Lack of snow aside, you can experience Winter on a Flatbush farm at the always excellent (and always quaint) Lefferts Historic House. Get ready for winter as they did in the 19th century farming village of Flatbush. Kids can learn how to make candles, start a patchwork quilt, and prepare old-fashioned food. Visit with the Spinster as she spins flax into thread, and enjoy Dutch treats made from an 18th century Lefferts family recipe.

There’s even a special appearance by St. Nicholas on horseback (!!!) on Sunday at 3 p.m. What more could you want? Check it out Friday, Saturday or Sunday, Nov 23, 24, 25 from 1pm to 4pm each day. Admission to the historic house is free, but you may have to talk sweet to the Spinster.

The Historic House is located at the Children's Corner, just below the Carousel and Zoo, inside the Park’s entrance at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard. For more information on Prospect Park events, programs, membership and volunteering at the Park, take a trip to http://www.prospectpark.org/.

(lefferts house & flax photos courtesy of wallyg's photostream at flickr.com)