Friday, October 03, 2008


Crape-Myrtles in full fall regalia in November 2006 at the Lily Pool Terrace of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This photo and post created by: Xris of Flatbush Gardener

On Sunday, October 12, 2008, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) welcomes the Brooklyn Blogade!

The Blogade is a "traveling roadshow" that meets each month in a different location in Brooklyn. It's a way for bloggers who live or work in Brooklyn to visit different parts of Brooklyn and meet each other, and for residents of the communities we visit to connect with Brooklyn's online world.

Inspired by the out-of-doors experience of the July Blogade in Prospect Park, I contacted Dave Allen, BBG's Web Manager, about the possibility of hosting a Blogade. Dave is responsible for some of BBG's Web content you may have already enjoyed, such as the timelapse videos of this year's Hanami, the Cranford Rose Garden, and the Lily Pool Terrace. He and I have spoken informally in the past about how to foster greater connections between BBG and the online world. This seemed like a good fit, and October is a great time to experience some of our beautiful fall color at BBG.

Schedule of Events:
11am to 12noon: Food on your own at BBG's al fresco Terrace Cafe. Blogade attendees can sign in and get their name tags at the Blogade registration table near the Bonsai House.

12noon to 2pm: Main program in the Member's Room of the recently landmarked Laboratory and Administration Building. Meet Dave Allen, BBG's Web Manager! There will be some brief presentations, time for Q&A, and of course, the shout-out.

2pm to 3:30pm: Continue schmoozing as you explore the gardens on a guided tour of BBG just for those attending the Blogade

BBG is offering free admission - and parking - to those attending the Blogade.
Space in the Member's Room is limited.
For free admission, please provide your real name.
RSVPs will be fulfilled first-come, first-served.

Related ContentA Picnic at Prospect Park (the Brooklyn Blogade), July 28, 2008Blogade (Blog posts)Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Blog posts)Brooklyn Botanic Garden (Flickr photo collection)
LinksBBG has several different online resources and personae which you can explore:Web site.

Be sure to explore the Visit section for directions, maps, what's in bloom, special exhibits, and so on.Vimeo (High-def Video)YouTube (Video)Flickr (Photos)Facebook (Social networking)MySpace (Social networking)

Posted by Xris (Flatbush Gardener) at 9/30/2008 05:57:00 PM

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