Prospect Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Brooklyn

Course Details
$10 32 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Dec 03, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

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Prospect Park - Brooklyn
Prospect Parks Grand Army Plaza entrance
Brooklyn, New York 11238
Ticket Price is for Kids only. Accompanying Adult tickets are Sold separately.
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 7 - 12 years old
Average Class Size: 35

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this other kids camp class:

Prospect Park provides such a superabundance of wild foods in mid-spring, it's hard to cover them all in just four hours. We begin with spicy hedge mustard, corn-flavored chickweed, and spinach-flavored lamb's quarters, all growing near the park's Grand Army Plaza entrance.

Then we move along to goutweed, taking over along the path near the Vale of Cashmere (and throughout other sections of the park). This invasive European herb tastes like parsley, celery, and carrots.

Nearby, we'll munch on sweet-sour redbud flowers, then check out the asparagus-flavored Devil's walkingstick trees that grow next to sour-flavored Japanese knotweed shoots.

Meeting Place:

We will meet at the entrance of the park at Grand Army Plaza, at the stone benches next to the street that runs through the park, between the columns with the eagles, NOT under the traffic circle, and NOT in front of the library.

Please Note:

  • Participants should bring lunch, a pen, plastic bags, paper bags, containers, closed shoes (there’s always poison ivy around), clothing appropriate for the weather, and drinking water. Digging implements are suggested. Kids and well-behaved dogs are welcome.
  • Participants should be dressed for the weather, and be aware of very bad subway service. Trains are often canceled due to track work. 
  • No sandals (there are mosquitoes, thorns and poison ivy). 
  • Everyone should have plastic bags for veggies and herbs, paper bags for mushrooms, which spoil in plastic, containers for berries from late spring through fall, water and lunch, and extra layers when it's cold. Digging implements and pocket knives are optional. 
  • Dogs are permitted. Children are encouraged to attend.
  • There's no smoking whatsoever at any time.

School Notes:
If you can't attend the class you signed up for, please call or email "Wildman" Steve Brill a day before the start of the class. No-call/no-show creates an inconvenience to all participants since we can’t tell if absentees are having transportation issues, and this delays the start of the tour/class.

Kindly note that price posted is our suggested donation only.

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Refund Policy

Participants can cancel the night before an event and get a refund.

If the participant failed to show up in the tour or failed to notify about their absence the night before the class, they will be required to pay a $25 penalty per person before being allowed on another tour.


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At the stone benches at park's Grand Army Plaza entrance, behind The Farmer's Market and across the street from the library, NOT under the traffic circle.

Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $10
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $20

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Question from Kaitlin H.
Hi there! Do parents attend this workshop with the children? Thanks!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Kaitlin! All tours are open to people of all ages, plus well-behaved dogs. Thanks.

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Prospect Park (Kids 12 & Under)
Reviewed by Vincent G. on 9/14/2020
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