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Fundraising Events

Prospect Park's annual fundraising events gather diverse groups of Park lovers in support of restoration in Prospect Park. The 1990 Carousel Ball, our first ever, raised money for the reconstruction of the Park’s 1912 Carousel, resurrecting a Park tradition and preserving an important piece of Brooklyn’s cultural history. Since then, the Prospect Park Alliance has developed a full calendar of great events for a broad range of interests and constituencies.

For more information about specific fundraising events, call (718) 965-6992 or email us. If you’re an Alliance member, look for your invitations in the mail!

2014
 
PoUp Dinner Brooklyn
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 7 – 11 p.m.

The first PopUp Dinner Brooklyn on June 28 was a great success, with over 4,000 attendees who raised over $40,000 for Prospect Park. In Brooklyn style, the dinner was a showcase of creativity, community and summer fun in Brooklyn’s favorite Park.

 
Party for the Park
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
On June 11, the Prospect Park Alliance brought together two of the Park's favorite traditions, the Spring Swing and Summer Soiree, and created one big Party for the Park. Taking place at the historic Boathouse, one of the Park's most scenic destinations, this event raised nearly $100,000 for the Alliance's work to preserve and maintain Prospect Park.

 
2013
The Prospect Park Alliance Ball
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 6:30 p.m. – Midnight
Under the magnificent blue canopy of the new skating rink, over 600 guests joined us for an inside look at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, which opened on December 20, 2013.
 
Summer Soirée
Wednesday, July 24, 7 – 10:30 p.m.
More than 550 music lovers, park enthusiasts, philanthropists, and members of the fashion and music community came together to make the Summer Soirée by far the biggest and most successful!

 
Spring Swing
Thursday, May 30, 7 – 10:30 p.m.

More than 400 guests welcomed summer with a sultry, 1950s Havana-style evening at our Spring Swing 2013.  The Boathouse dock was transformed into a tropical lounge, complete with palm trees, mojitos, and Latin-flavored beats.

 

2012

Prospect Park Anniversary Ball

The Prospect Park Anniversary Ball
Saturday, November 10, 6:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Close to 650 Prospect Park lovers came together at our Prospect Park Anniversary Ball. This year, we had two very special milestones to celebrate: the 25th Anniversary of the Prospect Park Alliance and the 100th Birthday of our very own Carousel.

 

A Walk for Prospect Park

A Walk for Propect Park Walk-a-thon
On Saturday, 11/3, more than 1,300 runners and over 600 walkers gathered for the 2012 Walk/Run for Prospect Park. Thank you! If you are still interested in donating to assist with the recovery efforts from storm damage, it is not too late.
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Summer Soirée: Gold RushGold Rush
Gold Rush drew nearly 400 attendees who enjoyed a night of boat rides, dancing, fabulous cocktails and a spectacular silent auction.
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Not Just a Hat PartyNot Just a Hat Party
It was a beautiful morning at The River Café as 85 Park lovers enjoyed a wonderful buffet breakfast, beautiful views, and a gorgeous display of hats, all while raising close to $30,000 in support of Prospect Park’s beautiful and historic landscape.
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Spring Swing: The Green PartySpring Swing
Close to 400 guest swung into summer at the Playground Committee’s Spring Swing: The Green Party! to support Prospect Park’s playgrounds, open play spaces, and educational programming!
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2011
Fall Bash in Support of Prospect ParkFall Bash
More than 450 Prospect Park lovers came together at the first ever Fall Bash at the Park Lounge. It was a great way to gather our diverse Prospect Park community – and a wonderful way to raise money for the Park.

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A Walk for Prospect Park Walk-a-thon
Walkathon 2011Thanks to all the walkers, sponsors & the Brooklyn Community Foundation for a successful Walk-a-thon to benefit the Park.

 


Summer Soirée: Galactic Star Groove
Summer Soiree 2011It was a hot night, but an even hotter party when close to 450 people gathered for Summer Soirée 2011: Galactic Star Groove. Guests enjoyed a night of boat rides, dancing, and astronaut ice cream at the Junior Committee’s annual gala cocktail fundraiser.
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Party for Playgrounds:
Party for PlaygroundsA Midsummer Night's Dream
It was a beautiful, whimsical evening at the Prospect Park boathouse, where close to 300 guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails, snacks, and beautiful views from the terrace.
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A Toast to Tupper
Toast to Tupper
The Toast broke every record – we had more attendees and raised more money under a bigger tent than ever!
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2010
A Walk for Prospect Park Walk-a-thon
Walk-a-thon
More than 250 walkers showed up bright and early to participate in A Walk for Prospect Park the Alliance’s very first Walk-a-thon. Our walkers raised much-needed funds for everything from tree care to programs for kids at the Audubon Center!
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Special Lullwater Lounge
Special Lullwater LoungeClose to 350 enjoyed the debut of Brooklyn Brewery’s new Detonation Ale – and helped raise money in support of Prospect Park!




Summer Soirée 2010: Thursday Night Fever
Summer SoireeMore than 400 guests came down with disco fever at the Junior Committee’s annual fundraising event. 
It was a gorgeous July evening in Brooklyn. While at the beautiful Boathouse, guests enjoyed flavorful cocktails and savory snacks and partied away the evening, all in support of Prospect Park.
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Party For Playgrounds 2010
Party for PlaygroundsMore than 300 guests joined us for a beautiful evening at Prospect Park’s Boathouse, raising much-needed funds in support of Prospect Park and all it has to offer to Brooklyn’s children, present and future.
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Hat Party 2010
Hat PartyThe fancy hats were out in force at a festive breakfast in support of the Park, hosted by the elegant River Café. Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Transportation, was the guest speaker at this ever popular event. 
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Skating Under the Stars 2010
Skating Under the StarsClose to 550 people joined us on a crisp night and enjoyed skating, hot chocolate, some light snow, and an impromptu conga line. What a great way to celebrate winter while raising money for Prospect Park!
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Third Wednesdays: Lullwater Lounge  
Lullwater LoungePark lovers chatted with friends old and new at our fall series of happy hours. Lullwater Lounge will return in spring 2010 – check back for further information!


 

2009
Prospect Park Ball 2009
Prospect Park Ball
500 guests showed their love for Prospect Park as they danced the night away at our annual gala.
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