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Monday, October 15, 2018
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Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the...
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Monday, October 15, 2018
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Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view through March 2019 In celebration of the 150th...
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Wednesday Woodland Corps

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Wednesday for the Wednesday Woodland...
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

Volunteer with Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Volunteer Corps! This...
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Friday, October 19, 2018
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Faces and Stories of Prospe...

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Virginia L. S. Freire Photography...
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Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Greenmarket at Grand Army P...

At what other market can you do all your food...
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Sunday, October 21, 2018
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Prospect Park History Walki...

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking...
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Monday, October 22, 2018
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Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the...
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view through March 2019 In celebration of the 150th...
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Saturday, October 17, 2015
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Lookout Hill

It's My Park Day!

Saturday, October 17 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2015

Join Prospect Park and REI to care for your Park! On It’s My Park! Day, our volunteers will participate in a citywide effort to care for our green spaces with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers. Here at Prospect Park we'll be focusing our efforts on Lookout Hill with some cleaning, path maintenance and woodland restoration.

Admission

Free

Map It

Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, October 17 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for expanded Audubon programs every Saturday and Sunday from April through December, and also enjoy twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun, with two tents focused on the Park's woodland and aquatic habitats as well as new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

  • Nature Play, 10–11 am
    Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Discovery Pack, 10–12 pm
    The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalists, 12–1 pm
    So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
  • Introduction to Bird Watching, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Admission

Free
Zucker Natural Exploration Area

Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage

Saturday, October 17 , 10 am – 3 pm, 2015

Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery. Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within this habitat

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to play in giant piles of leaves, paint with mud, and more!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Admission

Free
Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, October 17 , 8 am – 4 pm, 2014

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

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Saturday Woodland Corps - Canceled

Saturday, October 17 , 10 am – 2 pm, 2015

Due to the holiday, this session of Saturday Woodlands Corps is canceled. Register online for other sessions.   

This event is cancelled on 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24. 

Admission

Free

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Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons

Saturday, October 17 , 10 am – 3 pm, 2015

 

This year, the Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect the behavior of animals and influence plants in Prospect Park.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lullwater Excursion, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk exploring the unique ecosystems surrounding the Lullwater.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how changing seasons influence both aquatic life and the water chemistry of the Lullwater.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place.  Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Admission

Free
Grand Army Plaza

Open House New York: Vale of Cashmere

Saturday, October 17 , 10 am – 12 pm, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and Open House New York welcome you for a special tour of the Vale of Cashmere in Prospect Park.  Explore one of the Park's lesser known destinations on the northeast perimeter. Discover how the area has been changed over time and learn about the Alliance's plans to restore the Vale of Cashmere with the Alliance's Senior Landscape Architect Justine Heilner.

Also join us Sunday for an insider’s look at the upcoming restoration of the Oriental Pavilion.

Spaces are limited. Reserve your place with Open House New York.

Admission

Reservations Required
Picnic Area—Bandshell North

From Brooklyn and Back Again Book Signing

Saturday, October 17 , 1 pm – 3 pm, 2015

Join Brooklyn-born author Lisa Racioppo to celebrate the launch of her book, From Brooklyn and Back Again. 

Admission

Free
Lefferts Historic House

Scharen Knippen

Saturday, October 17 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2015

Celebrate fall at Lefferts with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and halloween scenes and patterns some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Lefferts herself. While you're here join us for potato sack races and other fun historic toys and games.

Admission

$3 suggested donation
Cherry Island, Anthony Goicolea
Terrace Bridge

Natural Disruptions

All Day, Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Prospect Park Alliance and ArtBridge have collaborated to transform 300 feet of construction fencing in Prospect Park into a large-scale, outdoor photo installation. Natural Disruptions features the work of two Brooklyn artists, Mark Dorf and Anthony Goicolea.

Through digital manipulation, Dorf and Goicolea slyly alter our understanding of nature. Goicolea’s landscapes are like snapshots from a playfully dark daydream. Dorf’s work questions the ways that science and the Internet define our relationship with nature.

The installation will cover construction fencing at the historic 1869 Wellhouse, one of Prospect Park’s oldest structures, which originally served as a pump house for the Park’s water supply. The Prospect Park Alliance is transforming the building into public restrooms featuring composting toilets—the first to be installed in a New York City park.

Natural Disruptions will be on view from September 30, 2015, through Summer 2016. In addition to the Wellhouse, the exhibition will continue along Wellhouse Drive at Terrace Bridge, adjacent to the Park’s new Sunday Smorgasburg event (which runs through October 11). The photo installation consists of more than 40 artworks, running 300 feet along Wellhouse Drive, and ranging from 6 to 8 feet high.

For a chance to win a limited edition print from this show, Instagram or Tweet an image of this exhibition with the hashtag #ArtInProspectPark. See rules.

Admission

Free

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