Greenlight Bookstore hosts month-long scavenger hunt to find Waldo in participating local businesses
Greenlight Bookstore is thrilled to bring Find Waldo Local, inspired by the children’s classic Where’s Waldo, to our neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens this July. Martin Handford’s iconic children’s book character is visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout our community for a summertime scavenger hunt. Greenlight serves as Find Waldo headquarters, and will host a finale party and grand-prize drawing to celebrate on July 31. Find Waldo Local is a perfect summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.
Kids and families who wish to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Prospect Lefferts Gardens” passport which contains the names of all participating sites, at Greenlight or any of the participating businesses. Participants will get their passport stamped or signed for each Waldo they spot. Collecting store stamps or signatures at twenty or more businesses will entitle participants entry into a grand-prize drawing on July 31, with the top prize being an eight-volume set of Waldo books, rewarded at our Waldo finale party. There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July.
Greenlight Bookstore has previously hosted Find Waldo Local in Fort Greene, the neighborhood of Greenlight’s Fulton Street location, to much success. Greenlight is proud to bring this locally-oriented campaign to our new neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Participating businesses include gift shops such as Awesome Brooklyn and Tafari Tribe, and eateries such as Camille’s Jamaican Restaurant and Pels Pie Co.
Find Waldo Local is a promotion by Where’s Waldo’s American publisher, Candlewick Press, and the American Booksellers Association in celebration of Waldo’s longevity and popularity. Two hundred and fifty independent bookstores across the country participate in Find Waldo Local for some hide-and-seek summer fun to encourage communities to patronize their local businesses.
Find Waldo Local passports will be available at beginning July 1. Details can also be found at greenlightbookstore.com/waldo.
Event details for finale party:
Tuesday, July 31, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Waldo Finale Party!
With giveaways, refreshments, and activities!
Location: Greenlight Bookstore in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, 632 Flatbush Avenue