Wanted: dedicated educators willing to stoke open flames: A plug for a firebug-themed charter school? Almost. Or… just a perfectly innocent chance to teach kids the ins and outs of the 18th Century kitchen. Prospect Park’s well-preserved (and always educational) Lefferts Historic House is seeking three volunteers for its Hearth & Oven program. Volunteers will maintain fires, demonstrate cooking and help students and families “prepare foods using traditional tools and methods.” And, you’ll get to sample whatever charred Revolutionary-era delicacies are pulled from the flames. It requires prior experience teaching or cooking, and it’s billed as the perfect opportunity to learn a “unique skill.” Flames will be lit in July and will last for six weeks. For more details and to sign up, here’s the page on Volunteermatch.
The public is invited to go rowing, for free, on the Prospect Park Lake from noon to 4pm on Saturdays through August 26.
Get pre-patriotic with pasties, drink to Canada's 150th birthday, dance it out in the daytime, and more ways to have a fantastic weekend.
Step up your wandering game by familiarizing yourself with this summer's public art installation locations.
Sample some sassy zines, jam out to a jazz festival, hone your hustle, proclaim your pride, and more ways to revel in this gorgeous weekend.