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The Rites of Spring, produced by The Puppeteers Cooperative, is an annual pageant of puppets, music and stories for all ages.

The Rites of Spring has a history of addressing current social issues and climate change, portraying our struggles for dignity, justice and renewal with beautiful imagery and humor. This Spring The Puppeteers Cooperative takes our rising oceans as it’s theme, a subject close to home for citizens of New York. Come delight in this whimsical, dynamic performance for neighbors and families.

Here are photos from a prior Rites of Spring, and the wonderful Neighborhood of Trees performance in October of 2021.

UPDATE: The Stop ‘N’ Swap + Toy & Book Swap are combining into 1 big event!

Check in on 4th Street & 5th Ave when you arrive.

This is an outdoor event, masks and social distancing are encouraged.


GrowNYC Stop ‘N’ Swap:

Give away items you no longer need and take home something new to you at the Grow NYC Stop ‘N’ Swap! You don’t have to bring something to take something.

Please DO bring:

-Only clean and portable items

-Clothing in all sizes


-Working electronics

-Books for all ages


Please do NOT bring:

-Furniture, large items unable to carry

-Food, medicine

-Sharp objects


-Non-working electronics


Park Slope Parents Toy & Book Swap:

This event is free and open to the public, bring toys books and toys in great condition to swap, reduce waste, and save money!

Toys and books will only be accepted the day of the event, NOT before.

Please DO bring:

-Books for ages 0-18 including foreign language, dual language, and nonfiction books. (No religious, textbooks, activity books, encyclopedias, broken, or missing pages books)

-Place all parts of a toy in a bag or container so all the parts stay together

-Wipe toys and books down before swapping

-Sort toys according to age group when you arrive

Please do NOT bring:

-Stuffed animals / fabric toys/ clothes

-Nothing dirty, damaged, or with missing parts

-No adult books, textbooks, activity books, encyclopedias, books with torn or missing pages

The Toy & Book Swap is a project by Park Slope Parents, Sunrise Kids NYC, 350 Brooklyn, Brooklyn Book Bodega, & Second Chance Toys.