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Greenwich Botanical Center Hosts Second Annual Spring-Themed Festival, Frolic in the Forest

This family event is a fundraiser for youth outreach programming that supports horticulture, conservation, and the arts in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. 

The second annual Frolic in the Forest is scheduled for Sunday, April 28 from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the Greenwich Botanical Center. The event features spring-themed activities for the whole family including a children’s fashion show, children’s entertainment, silent auction, door prizes, and refreshments. Serendipity magazine is the main media sponsor. 

"We are building upon the fairy woodland theme from last year," said Jennifer Butler, Greenwich Botanical Center Board member, and Co-chair along with Kay Sterling and Kim Caravella. She continued, "This theme fits so nicely with the location of the GBC, nestled within the 61-acre Montgomery Pinetum, as well as supports our mission to promote horticulture, conservation, and the arts through educational programs, outreach activities, and special events."

The fashion show will include but isn't limited to JoJo Maman Bébé (jojomamanbebe.com) and Petit Maison Kids (petitmaisonkids.com). Rise Coffee (risebrewingco.com), Gelato & Cioccolato (gelatoecioccolato.us) and Randy’s Wines (randyswines.com) are among food and beverage participants. Co-chairs are selecting artists to provide drawings to use as coloring book pages inside the interactive event program; Kathy Chattoraj of Future Picassos (futurepicassos.com) is leading this design element. Artists interested in participating can email Greenwich Botanical Center ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).  

In addition to the April 28 event, the co-chairs will host a Frolic Sip & Shop scheduled for Tuesday evening, April 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Greenwich Botanical Center’s pop-up shop. The Sip & Shop will feature retailers participating in the Frolic Fashion Show as well as habitatgreenwich (habitatgreenwich.com) and others. Local food companies Kinney Lane, (kinneylane.com) and Il Pastaficio (ilpastaficio.com) will provide light bites and Randy’s Wines of Cos Cob will provide wine and beverages. 

The GBC provides environmental enrichment activities onsite and offsite through school and scout field trips, high school internships, after-school programs, school/community garden guidance and Teaching Vegetable Garden activities. "Funds raised through this event make it possible for the younger generation in our community to connect with our environment, which is vital to their health and wellbeing," Jennifer Behette, Director of Youth Programming at GBC. 

Ticket prices range from $25-$175. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available. For more information please visit the Greenwich Botanical Center website (https://greenwichbotanicalcenter.org/event/frolic-in-the-forest-2/).  For more information please email Greenwich Botanical Center ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). #FrolicInTheForest2019

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