May 2022

Whether you're into the mysteries of the big expanse above us or the whimsy of mythical creatures, we've got you covered in May. And if you're a sports fanatic, you've got plenty of upcoming options! Also, don't miss the chance to show off your baking skills or join the fight against lupus. All this and more - this month at BREC!

Programs & Events

Check out some of our exciting upcoming events and programs. Click the event name to get more info.
For a full list, visit our events calendar.

Summer Camp Registration Open Now!
brec.org/summercamp

FAE FEST

Perkins Road Community Park

Come out and join us for a magical day of fun for everyone! Come dressed in your favorite FAE costume and celebrate the earth and how to preserve and make it beautiful while enjoying whimsical and fun activities with a FAE twist. This event will feature carnival games, clowns, stilt walkers, FAE folk, face painters, crafts, and other exciting family entertainment for all to enjoy. With each carnival game, you can earn tickets to redeem popcorn, cotton candy, and other great prizes! Admissions is free for fairies, sprites, gnomes, and elves of all ages. Costumes are certainly encouraged!
May 7
1-4 p.m.

INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY

Highland Road Park Observatory

The largest and best IAD celebration within a day’s driving distance of Baton Rouge. Music, games, food, demonstrations, rides, exhibitors, viewing.
May 7
3 p.m.–1 a.m.

SATURDAY AT THE PAVILION: Sweet Summertime Soiree

Zachary Community Park

Come on over to the big pavilion by the playground and enjoy an interactive morning of play, music, dance, crafts, or storytime. Dress for the weather. Look for information signs in the park and watch BREC’s social media and website for updates about what’s coming!
May 7
9 a.m.-noon

CAMP-IN': The Amazing Adventure

North Sherwood Forest Community Park

Get inspired for camp fun through games, crafts and activities highlighting our favorite camp moments. This program is also offered for designated holidays and teacher workdays. Campers should bring a lunch and 2 snacks and be dressed for indoor and outdoor activities. The Amazing Adventure: This session features mysterious clues, puzzles and challenges to guide participants through a day of adventure!
May 7
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

WOODS WALK

Hooper Road Park

Satisfy your curiosity about the trees you see at BREC Parks and your wonder about the animals that call BREC Conservation Areas home. Join a BREC Naturalist for the Woods Walk Series and pick their brain about a broad range of topics. Each hike in the series will dive into different topics connected to these unique sites in East Baton Rouge Parish. Come to one or multiple hikes in the series to indulge in the great outdoors. Preregistration is required and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
May 7
9:30-11:30 a.m.

SUP 101

Greenwood Community Park

SUP bruh? We’re stoked to be offering this SUP 101 course at Greenwood Community Park. So come hang with us as we take our stand-up paddle boards out on the Greenwood Lake. Let us help you get comfortable standing and paddling on the open water. All SUP equipment provided.
May 10
6-7 p.m.

SCIENCE ACADEMY

HIGHLAND ROAD PARK OBSERVATORY

Cadets are brought into the wonderful world of astronomy and given an exciting chance to explore gravity, simple machines, stars, spacecraft, meteors, the Earth-Moon system, asteroids and comets, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
May 14 + 21 Saturday
10 a.m.-noon

BR3C (3ON3) ADULT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

North Sherwood Forest Community Park

BREC Athletics will host its first BR3C Tournament formatted like the BIG3 league (3on3) you might see on TV. Each team that registers will be guaranteed two (2) pool play games and entry to the tournament bracket. Individuals will be participating in a highly competitive atmosphere. Join us for BREC Athletics first BR3C tournament. (Rain out location: Sports Academy) 2 Game Guarantee Registration: April 1-30
May 14-15
Ages 18+

LUNAR ECLIPSE

Highland Road Park Observatory

Overnight excitement as the Moon enters the Earth’s shadow, dimming and taking on a hue that can range from orange to brown to brick red.
May 18
7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

Magnolia Mound

An international event, Magnolia Mound will offer free guided tours for visitors. #InternationalMuseumDay
May 18
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wild Wine Walk

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo

The Wild Wine Walk is a first of its kind at the Baton Rouge Zoo offering guests an opportunity to stroll the Zoo as they taste a variety of wines & sample small bites from local eateries.
May 20
5-7:30 p.m.

SPRING E-SPORTS TOURNAMENT SERIES: ROCKET LEAGUE

Red Oaks Park

Do you have the skills, coordination and training to beat other gamers? Participants ages 10 and older are invited to join BREC for a series of eSports tournaments located in our eSports Lounge at Red Oaks Park. Prizes will be provided to the winner of each tournament Doors open at noon, tournaments begin at 12:30 p.m.
May 21
12:30 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL - JR. HOME RUN DERBY (JRHRD)

Plank Road Park

Jr.HRD provides youngsters 14 and under an opportunity to participate in an exciting, free, home run derby competition. All Local events are individually scored, and the winners advance to one of ten (10) Regional Competitions. Regional Champions will advance and compete in the National Finals during Major League Baseball All-Star Week. BREC Athletics local host site will be announced through our social media platforms.
May 28
10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Ages: 14 and younger

SUNSHINE SOCIAL: Prom - "A Whole New World"

Jefferson Hwy Park Ballroom

Through a partnership with Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge, BREC is able to offer themed, monthly socials for adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities and their friends and family. There will be a disc jockey, snacks, door prizes, socialization and fun.
May 20
6-9 p.m.

SWAMP BIRTHDAY

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Everyone is invited to join us for our birthday bash - 25 years of connecting people to nature! To celebrate this milestone, we are inviting bakers of all skill levels to participate in a birthday bake-off. Sweet treats of all shapes and styles with a nature-inspired theme will be judged on appearance and taste. We’ll drop our admission fees for the day and offer our guests live animal encounters, crafts, games, and birthday cake – while it lasts!
May 21
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

WALK IT OUT: BLOCK PARTY FIT

Howell Community Park

Its Lupus Awareness Month! Come join us for a community walk, a time for the community to join each other across the parish to raise awareness of the physical, emotional, and economic impact of Lupus. This event will be followed by an outdoor public party hosted by BREC on the Geaux with vendors, fitness demonstrations and much more giving you the chance to meet up with your neighbors, getting to know them face-to-face and providing opportunities to bring the community closer together!
May 28
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

STEM EXPANSION

HIGHLAND ROAD PARK OBSERVATORY

Advanced demonstrations and topic extensions for an older crowd. Archived experiments (some not seen in over fifteen years) join with timely, cutting-edge demos and concepts. Certificates earned.
May 28
3:30-7:30 p.m.

YOUTH T-BALL

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

BREC Athletics offers a spring/summer youth t-ball season for youth ages 4-6. Our mission is to ensure that each participant registered for our program has a safe, fun, and enriching experience with baseball.
May 16-July 6
Monday + Wednesday / 6:40-9:40 p.m.

YOUTH COACHES PITCH

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

BREC Athletics offers a spring/summer youth coach pitch season for youth ages 6-8. Our mission is to ensure that each participant registered for our program has a safe, fun, and enriching experience with baseball.
May 17-July 7
Tuesday + Thursday / 6:40-9:40 p.m.

BREC’S KID PITCH

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

BREC Athletics offers a spring/summer youth kid pitch season for youth ages 9-14. Our mission is to ensure that each participant registered for our program has a safe, fun, and enriching experience with baseball.
May 17-July 7
Monday + Wednesday / 6:40-9:40 p.m. Division(s): 14U / Ages 9-14
Tuesday + Thursday / 6:40-9:40 p.m. Division(s): 10U + 12U / Ages 9-14

GIRLS FAST PITCH SOFTBALL

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

BREC Athletics offers a spring/summer youth girl’s fast pitch softball season for youth ages 9-12. Our mission is to ensure that each participant registered for our program has a safe, fun, and enriching experience with baseball.
May 17-July 7
Monday + Wednesday / 6:40-9:40 p.m. Division(s): 10U + 12U

SCHOLAR - ATHLETES TUTORING PROGRAM

KATHY DRIVE

Student-athletes or any scholar in recreational activities after school may not be able to utilize academic support programs that are available to the general student body due to practice, training, travel, or competition schedule. Geaux Tutoring services tailor to their schedule around the needs of its scholars to accommodate their schedules. Peer tutoring has been an essential part of Geaux Tutoring and has also been demonstrated as an effective method to improve scholar academic performance.
Monday-Friday
4:45-7:45 p.m.

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