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Eggs, Music — and Hammers — At BBP’s Spring Fling



By Mary Frost

 

A little rain didn’t dampen the mood: Hammer-wielding children built little sailboats, kids decorated plastic eggs, and Jane’s Carousel gave visitors a pre-season whirl at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Spring Fling “Egg-stavaganza” this past Saturday.

Jacques Torres and partner Ken Goto handed out delicious chocolate eggs from Jacques Torres Chocolate.

 

Brooklyn Heights residents Maddy Claire, 5, and August, 2, attended the event with their mom, Candace Collins. “Thay’re having a blast,” she said. “He saw the Easter Bunny by the ambulance and screamed ‘Easter Bunny!’ And they’re learning – they talked to the man in the ambulance for a long time.”

Nancy Webster, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, with the Easter Bunny.

Entertainment included musicians AudraRox and The Wiyos, storytelling, face painting, and yoga. The Easter Bunny gave a hug to all comers, and Jacques Torres gave out special chocolate Easter eggs.

 

Eric Conklin and Lamarr Norwood, EMTs for SUNYat LICH, gave more than 30 ambulance tours. Natasha Burke, Director of Community affairs at SUNY at LICH told visitors, “LICH is still open and there to serve the community. We still offer services, especially pediatrics and OB/GYN. The merger with SUNY has made the hospital stronger.”

 
Huge buckets of plastic eggs filled with treats were free for the taking.

Spring Fling is sponsored by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park. Activities were sponsored by NY Transit Museum, Metro Soccer NY, Jacques Torres, Inventgenuity Workshops, Jane’s Carousel, Karma Kids Yoga, and Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92.





Brian Cohen of Inventgenuity Workshops stands with artist Steve Gerberich, who constructed the electromechanical  “Tobor” (which is “Robot” spelled backwards).
 Eric Conklin (left) and Lamarr Norwood, EMTs for SUNYat LICH, gave very popular ambulance tours. Natasha Burke, Director of Community affairs at SUNY at LICH wanted visitors to know that “LICH is still open and there to serve the community. We still offers services, especially pediatrics and OB/GYN. The merger with SUNY has made the hospital stronger.”

Even babies got into the arts and crafts.

Photos by Mary Frost

April 5, 2012 - 2:44pm


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