Brooklyn Fall Fest 2018 is Saturday, Sept. 29

Stop by our booth at Fall Fest!
Sat., Sept. 29
Free Admission! Noon to 6pm. Activities both inside & outside for the whole family. Bake Sale & handmade craft show inside the Senior Center. Outside food trucks & children’s activities. Parking across the street at the recreation center with a free shuttle to the activities.

Brooklyn Veterans Memorial Park
7619 Memphis Avenue, 44144 (behind City Hall)

Superhero Food Truck
Swenson’s Food Truck
Brooklyn Boosters dogs and burgers
Kettle corn
Funnel cakes, lemonade, Philly cheesesteaks, french fries, fried desserts
Polaris Culinary students made desserts to share!

Fall crafts inside the Senior Center (along with the Brooklyn Historical Society and Laurel Garden Club)

Home Depot craft for kids

Hayrides, Face painting, Magic Mike balloons, Candy guessing, Bounce House, Friends and neighbors!

Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium 9/21/18

The Cleveland Pollinator and Native Plant Symposium
Friday, September 21, 2018
OSU’s Wooster campus

This full day program explores the importance of increasing natural diversity and ecological resilience. The 4th annual symposium brings together 6 regional and national experts to increase your knowledge of pollinators, native plants, pesticide usage, and planting designs that are robust, diverse, and harmonious.

Held at the Wooster Campus Conference Center at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the 4th Annual Cleveland Pollinator & Native Plant Symposium will focus on shifting traditional horticultural practices to designing landscapes for beauty, biodiversity, and ecological benefits.

The all-day symposium includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Free parking on-campus.
Find the full event schedule and register online:

Audience: landscape architects, designers, educators, master gardeners, homeowners, naturalists, and anyone eager to learn about creating pollinator and wildlife habitats that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also form an ecologically valuable alliance.

Conservation Symposium 2018 “Biodiversity: Life in Balance” – Cle Museum of Natural History 9/7/2018

Biodiversity: Life in Balance
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Friday, September 7, 2018

Fee: $20/person ($25 after August 31, 2018) (includes lunch when ordered by 8/31)

Register now:

Registration is now open for this year’s Conservation Symposium, titled Biodiversity: Life in Balance. This year’s event delves into this term used to describe the planet’s biological diversity. Participants will explore the benefits and challenges of maintaining balance within local ecosystems and learn how to communicate biodiversity’s significance. Presentations will cover the Smithsonian’s BioCube project, tree pathogens, Odonata diversity, restoration success stories, and green burials.

The event will feature two keynote speakers; Jennifer Collins, Manager of Ocean Education at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, will give a talk titled Biocubes – Life in a Cubic Foot, and Dr. Chris Martine, Director of the Manning Herbarium at Bucknell University, will deliver the keynote address, #SciComm, Media Relations, and a Botanist on Mars.

Details about both keynote speakers, a schedule of presentations and other information can be found at:

In collaboration with the Conservation Symposium, expert-led field trips are being offered on Thursday, September 6 and Saturday, September 8:

The Conservation Symposium remains affordable due to the support of sponsors: Cleveland Metroparks, Davey Resource Group, Geauga Park District, Holden Forests & Gardens, Lake Metroparks, Portage Park District, Summit Metro Parks, The Nature Conservancy, NE Ohio Sierra Club, Ohio Division of Wildlife, Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, The Trout Club of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, The Trust for Public Land, Western Reserve Land Conservancy, The Wilderness Center and the Women’s Committee of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Plant sale Saturday, May 19th from 9am to 2pm

The annual plant sale is located in the Brooklyn Senior Community Center, 7727 Memphis Ave, Brooklyn on Saturday, May 19th from 9pm to 2pm.. The sale will be open to the public. There is plenty of parking and the sale is indoors so weather is not a factor.

For sale will be professionally grown perennials, annuals, herbs, vegetables. Large selections of plants including selections appropriate for containers and window boxes, for sun and shade. Join us rain or shine and fill your garden with color and scent.


Garlic Mustard Pull – Wed., May 2

Join Big Creek Connects and Cleveland Metroparks. Help control the aggressive invasion of the alien Garlic Mustard plant and protect our native habitat.

Meadow Ridge Picnic Area of Brookside Reservation (Located at Fulton Rd and Park Dr, north of Memphis Ave in Cleveland.
Closed-toe shoes, long sleeves, pants. Bring your garden gloves if possible. Rain date 5/3. Day of event contact 216.661.7706.

Find information about the non-native, highly-invasive Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata ) here.

Download a flyer.

Backyard Habitat Ambassador Training 4/14/18

Habitat Ambassadors are volunteers trained by the National Wildlife Federation to educate their community about the importance of wildlife habitat. Ambassadors show homeowners and others small changes they can make to benefit local wildlife and interact with the community at events. If you enjoy gardening, talking to people, and helping others learn how to make a difference, this opportunity is for you!

April 14, 2018 from 10:00am – 4:00pm
North Royalton Library, 5071 Wallings Road, North Royalton, OH 44133

Registration deadline April 6, 2018:

Presented by the National Wildlife Federation and Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District.

NWF Habitat Ambassadors flyer – 2018

“Stuff the Bus!” at Picnic in the Park

The City of Brooklyn and Brooklyn City Schools will hold a Stuff the Bus event during the Chamber of Commerce’s Picnic in the Park. The Picnic in the Park is Aug. 19th from 1-8:30 p.m. [ ]

There will be a Brooklyn City school bus to stuff with NEW basic school supplies (paper, pencils, pens, rulers, folders, backpacks, glue, crayons, notebooks, etc.) Also various NEW small playground items (jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, balls, etc.)

For further information or ideas contact Suzy Marquis, Bob Hennings, or the school.

It’s tax-free weekend — a good time to add a few extra items to your shopping bag and save for this event.

Picnic in the Park Aug. 19th

Visit the Laurel Garden Club booth at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Picnic in the Park on Saturday, August 19th, 2017.  This free, family-friendly event runs from 1 – 8:30 p.m.  and features live entertainment, children’s activities, exhibitors, corn hole, food trucks, beer/wine, and a FIREWORKS show at dusk! Veterans Memorial Park, behind Brooklyn City Hall. See FLYER.

Home Depot will present a kids’ workshop.
Nature Tracks mobile classroom 1-5 p.m.
Cornhole tournament at 3 p.m., with cash prizes.
Time Warp Band performs from 2-6 p.m.
Fast Lane Eagles tribute band performs from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Fireworks show at dusk.
Children area with games and a bounce house.
Food trucks: The Cedar Grill, Hofbrauhaus Cleveland, The Float Factory, Nelly Belly Applewood Fired Pizza,  Sugar High Food Truck, and Snowie (snow cone fun).
Raffle baskets and 50/50 raffle.