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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

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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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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Wednesday Woodland Corps

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Wednesday for the Wednesday Woodland...
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

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Friday, October 26, 2018
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Saturday, December 12, 2015
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LeFrak Center at Lakeside

Painted Bunting in Prospect Park

Saturday, December 12 , 10 am – 12 pm, 2015

Haven’t gotten a chance to see Prospect Park’s famous painted bunting? There’s still time to see this beautiful bird, who is the first male of his species to be spotted in Brooklyn in nearly 90 years. Join the Prospect Park Alliance on the LeFrak Center at Lakeside’s green roof this weekend to catch a glimpse of the Park’s rare visitor. Prospect Park Alliance educators will be on site from 10 am-12 pm on Saturday to share bird watching tips and teach visitors about animal habitats.

Admission

Free
Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, December 12 , 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
LeFrak Center at Lakeside

Skate with Santa

Saturday, December 12 , 12 pm – 2 pm, 2015

Skate to holiday music with Santa at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside! Free beginner group skating lessons will take place at 12:30 and 1 pm.

Admission

Free with admission

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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, December 12 , 8 am – 4 pm, 2015

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.

This holiday season, Trumansburg Tree Farm has returned to the Greenmarket to offer Christmas trees and wreaths for sale. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

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Prospect Park

Young Professionals Tour with the Nature Conservancy

Saturday, December 12 , 11 am – 1 pm, 2015

Don’t stay inside all winter – get outside with The Nature Conservancy! Join the Young Professionals Group, LEAF Ambassadors, and the Prospect Park Alliance for a guided tour of the ecology of Prospect Park. Averill Wickland, Education Program Coordinator for the Alliance, lead the group through some of the incredible nature that’s right in our own urban backyard.

This event will take place rain, snow or shine. Please be sure to dress for the elements.

Other details and logistics will be provided upon RSVP to ypgevents@tnc.org, such as what to bring and where to meet. Attendance is limited and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission

Free with RSVP

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Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn's Largest Menorah Lighting

Saturday, December 12 , 7 pm – 8 pm, 2015

The World's Largest Menorah stands at a whopping 32 feet tall (the maximum allowed by Jewish law), and has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985.

Every night, the menorah lighting celebration is accompanied by live music and hot latkes for all. Special gifts are distributed to every child, making this a family celebration and a must on everyone's calendar.

Menorah Lighting Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m.
  • 3rd Night of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m.
  • 4th Night of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m.
  • 5th Night of Chanukah, Thusrday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.
  • 6th Night of Chanukah, Friday, December 11 at 3:30 p.m.
  • 7th Night of Chanukah, Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.
  • 8th Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Admission

Free

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Cherry Island, Anthony Goicolea
Terrace Bridge

Natural Disruptions

All Day, Saturday, December 12, 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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