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Prospect Park’s Rose Garden will be decorated with 7,000 pinwheels this summer

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Rebecca Fontana

Because flower gardens with just flowers are so boring.

This July, the Prospect Park Alliance is decorating its Rose Garden with an exhibit of 7,000 pinwheels. They’ll be on view from July 7 to 17, but they need your help now to decorate the spinning pinwheels.

Called the Connective Project, the exhibit will be crafted from photos and art submitted by you. (You can send in your submission from June 1 to 30.) It’s one of the many things to do at Prospect Park this summer to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Currently, the former lily ponds in the Rose Garden are just empty concrete pools, so they’re in desperate need of an update. The pinwheels are temporary, but a long-term project is in the works as well, with a complete remodel hopefully beginning construction in the next few years. The Prospect Park Alliance will also be hosting a free community workshop on June 10 to brainstorm ideas for that with the community, because apparently no one can do anything themselves anymore.  

Photograph: Courtesy Prospect Park Alliance

Photograph: Courtesy Prospect Park Alliance

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