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Sunday, December 13, 2015
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Park Drive

Santa Suit 5K

Sunday, December 13 , 9 am – 12 pm, 2015

Get in the holiday spirit with this fundraiser event for the Prospect Park Youth Track Club. Each participant in this fun run gets and wears their own Santa suit! Suit distribution will take place at Farrell's Pub on Prospect Park West before the race begins 10:30 am. After a loop around the Park Drive, runners can return to Farrell's for post run activities. Advance registration required.


Advance registration required
Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, December 13 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2015

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

  • 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.


Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn's Largest Menorah Lighting

Sunday, December 13 , 6 pm – 7 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.




Cherry Island, Anthony Goicolea
Terrace Bridge

Natural Disruptions

All Day, Sunday, December 13, 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.