The 47th Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens
House & Garden Tour
Sunday, May 7, 2017 starting at 12:00PM.
The Autumn 2016 issue of the Lefferts Manor Echo newsletter is available now for downloading.
Highlights of this issue include:
Copies are also available at local retailers.
The 46th Annual Prospect Lefferts Gardens House & Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2016 starting at 12:00PM. On this year’s tour we have 8 homes and a delightful garden refreshment area.
Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 the day of the tour, and can be purchased in advance either on the web or from participating local merchants.
Make a Day of It
Spend the day if you are coming to Prospect Lefferts Gardens for the House Tour! Our community got its name from our good neighbors. Our western edge is Prospect Park-—home of the 1912 Carousel, Lakeside Center, the Audubon Center at the Boathouse, the Prospect Park Zoo, and the Lefferts Historic House.
Immediately to the north is the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which will be in full bloom, and farther north are the Brooklyn Museum and the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. PLG is at the heart of the best that Brooklyn has to offer. So come for the tour, but spend the day!
We Need Your Help
It takes the coordinated efforts of many volunteers to help make this event a success. We hope you can help by being a tour guide* and/or contributing food for the refreshment area.
If you live in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and are interested in volunteering to be a tour guide, contribute refreshments, or otherwise help with the House Tour, please contact the House Tour team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Tour guides are assigned to a house, usually one per floor, and help supervise and guide the visitors. They work one of 2 shifts, either 12:00-2:30 or 2:30-5:00.
In exchange for 2 ½ hours of their time, tour guides receive free tour tickets. Although the tour closes to the general public at 5PM, there will be an extra hour from 5PM to 6PM for guides to see the houses.
In the Echo’s Spring 2015 issue, we misquoted Winston Von Engel, the head of the Brooklyn office of the Department of City Planning, regarding 13-story buildings in Crown Heights. New zoning codes that the DCP, City Council and the local community board there approved now prevent – not allow – 13-story buildings on blocks dominated by four-story brownstones. But the new zoning does permit a modest increase in density (or height) for affordable housing along Franklin and Bedford Avenues and on Eastern Parkway. The Echo regrets misquoting him.
In the story about feral cats in the neighborhood, the actual capturing date for the ferals is Saturday, April 25th. The ASPCA will pick them up Tuesday morning, April 28th, and return them to the neighborhood later that day.