Green + Go Kits

Join Prospect Park Alliance on select Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October to help keep the park green and vibrant. Check out a Green + Go Kit to explore the park while tackling litter and helping with other greening opportunities. The kits can be checked out at various locations throughout the park and will include all necessary tools. Click here to view Green + Go Kit dates, times, and locations.

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The minimum age to participate is 14 years old; supervised children are welcome.

Green + Go Kits are presented in partnership with Macy’s.

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Green + Go Kits

Join Prospect Park Alliance each Saturday and Sunday to help keep the park green and vibrant. Check out a Green + Go Kit to explore the park while tackling litter and helping with other greening opportunities. The kits can be checked out at various locations throughout the park and will include all necessary tools. Click here to view Green + Go Kit dates, times, and locations.

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Community Groups are welcome to register for opportunities in July and August. Want to register a group? Please submit a Community Group Inquiry Form.

The minimum age to participate is 14 years old; supervised children are welcome.

There will be no Green and Go Kits available on July 3 and 4 and September 4 and 5.

Green + Go Kits are presented in partnership with Macy’s.

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Moliere in the Park

Tartuffe from Moliere in the Park

A bible-thumping shark
Makes a deal with a gullible mark.
Mix in money and power,
fleshly sins by the hour
And call it Molière in the Park!

If ever a play, written back in the day, knew exactly with what we’d be dealing. 
It’s Tartuffe by Molière, 17th century fare, but the story is truly… revealing.​

Join us in person and safely distanced, outside at Prospect Park’s LeFrak Center for our staged reading of TARTUFFE. It’s biting and funny, and so worth the money (j/k it’s totally free!). The New York Times called Molière in the Park’s 2020 Virtual Tartuffe “revolutionary.” With a diverse cast performing in a shimmering oasis under the stars, this in-person Tartuffe will be a celebratory leap into the spring theater season.​

​Performances Wednesday, May 26 at 7pm, Saturday, May 29 at 8 pm, and Sunday, May 30 at 7 pm. 
RSVP to reserve your ticket!

Co-presented with French Institute Alliance Française, in partnership with LeFrak Center at Lakeside and Prospect Park Alliance.

c. Martin Seck

Play + Go and Nature’s Helpers

Join Prospect Park Alliance at pop-up locations around the park and surrounding neighborhoods as we bring our favorite activities from the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House on the road in easy-to-borrow Pop-Up Lefferts and Pop-Up Audubon Play + Go Kits. Pick up to five (5) items and mix and match historic games and toys, or nature games and activities. While you are here, you can participate in our new Nature’s Helpers activities by lending a hand and participating in stewardship activities such as raking, litter patrol or mulching and afterwards, take a fun nature walk and explore the natural wonders of the park or search for the many historic elements that are scattered all around us.

The Pop-Up Lefferts Play + Go Kit features a fun assortment of historic games that include Quoits, Rolling Hoops, Game of Graces, Checkers, and Mancala. Take home games such as Nine-Man Morris, Igba-Ita Game of Chance, Lenape Dice Game or a DIY Scented Sachet Kit. Pop-Up Lefferts is supported in part by NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

The Pop-Up Audubon Play + Go Kits feature a range of fun nature activities and games, as well as a birdwatching checklist with binoculars, and much more. Families and children can enjoy nature on their own as they explore and learn more about the park. Pop-Up Audubon is made possible through the generous support of Con Edison.

Nature’s Helpers, 2pm
Family Discovery Walk, 3pm

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Play + Go and Nature’s Helpers

Join Prospect Park Alliance at pop-up locations around the park and surrounding neighborhoods as we bring our favorite activities from the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House on the road in easy-to-borrow Pop-Up Lefferts and Pop-Up Audubon Play + Go Kits. Pick up to five (5) items and mix and match historic games and toys, or nature games and activities. While you are here, you can participate in our new Nature’s Helpers activities by lending a hand and participating in stewardship activities such as raking, litter patrol or mulching and afterwards, take a fun nature walk and explore the natural wonders of the park or search for the many historic elements that are scattered all around us.

The Pop-Up Lefferts Play + Go Kit features a fun assortment of historic games that include Quoits, Rolling Hoops, Game of Graces, Checkers, and Mancala. Take home games such as Nine-Man Morris, Igba-Ita Game of Chance, Lenape Dice Game or a DIY Scented Sachet Kit. Pop-Up Lefferts is supported in part by NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

The Pop-Up Audubon Play + Go Kits feature a range of fun nature activities and games, as well as a birdwatching checklist with binoculars, and much more. Families and children can enjoy nature on their own as they explore and learn more about the park. Pop-Up Audubon is made possible through the generous support of Con Edison.

Nature’s Helpers, 2pm
Family Discovery Walk, 3pm

Mulchfest 2021

Wrap up the holiday season by saying good bye to your tree at Mulchfest! Put on your boots and haul your tree to one of the locations below from December 26, 2020–January 9, 2021. We’ll convert it into mulch to make Prospect Park even greener.

Prospect Park Locations
• Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue Entrance
• Park Circle at Parkside Avenue 
• Prospect Park West and Third Street Entrance

TAKE HOME SOME FREE MULCH!
Bring your own bag to fill up at the bolded locations on January 2 or 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Please wear a face covering and practice social distancing by remaining at least 6 feet apart from others.

Contemporaneous: TWO at Prospect Park

Join music ensemble Contemporaneous and Prospect Park Alliance for TWO: a series of live in-person performances between a single musician and a single audience member or household, in which each audience member has the opportunity to focus on the joy of hearing live music and the unique sense of musical connection in someone performing just for them. 

The program consists of 30-minute performances on solo violin of emotionally direct music by NYC-based composers David Lang and Jessie Montgomery, as well as a rendition of Amazing Grace. The series is called “TWO,” because it’s a space for someone to be not alone, to encounter live performance and the wondrous feeling of another person performing music just for them.

All tickets for TWO are free. To support this series, please consider making a suggested donation of $25 to Contemporaneous: contemporaneous.org/donate. 

Performances will take place in a secret, bucolic location in Prospect Park: Sat + Sun, October 10-11 + 17-18.

Get tickets on the Contemporaneous website: contemporaneous.org/TWO. 

c. Martin Seck

Weekend Greeter Volunteer Corps

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help serve our community this summer!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks have lost critical funding, and our seasonal workforce is significantly smaller than in past years. Join us on weekends through August 30 as a Volunteer Greeter. In teams of two, greeters will encourage park patrons to help care for the park: handing out trash bags and sharing information and resources to help protect the park’s natural areas and wildlife and positively impact all park visitors.

The Alliance is actively seeking volunteers from all communities around the park to join this effort. Register to become a Volunteer Greeter today. Please note that all new greeters must first register for a virtual training session.

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Volunteer Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18 years old
  • Commit to volunteer for a minimum of 2 shifts on Saturday or Sunday between July 18 and August 30 (shift times: 11 am-1 pm or 2 pm-4 pm)
  • Must be able attend virtual training session prior to start
  • Ability and willingness to walk for duration of two-hour shift
  • Must fill out mandatory COVID-19 questionnaire prior to shift and follow all COVID-19 volunteer protocols

Green and Go Kits

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help serve our community!

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help keep our park clean this summer! On weekends Prospect Park Alliance will loan Green and Go Kits to volunteers at various locations around the park. These kits include a trash grabber, garbage bags and gloves. Register in advance for a Green and Go Kit, a limited number will be available day of on a first-come, first-served basis.

Green and Go Kits will be available at various locations around the park, visit our registration page for more details.

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Suspended: Nature Exploration

COVID-19 UPDATE: Prospect Park Alliance is working closely with NYC Parks and other city agencies to monitor developments related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and well-being of our staff, patrons and entire community is our top priority. As part of this effort, Prospect Park Alliance is postponing Nature Exploration until further notice. However, Prospect Park Alliance invites families to enjoy nature fun on solo explorations in the park or from the comfort of home on our Virtual Prospect Park webpage.

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, a backpack filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way.
  • Animal Encounter, 11 am–12 pm: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11 am. Animal Encounters is made possible with generous support from Macy’s, Inc.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 12–1 pm: Help do your part to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore. In this citizen science activity Audubon staff will guide groups to remove litter and record the findings. Fun for all ages and all materials are provided. This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.