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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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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

Volunteer with Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Volunteer Corps! This...
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Friday, October 26, 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 27, 2018
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Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair

Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to...
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Sunday, October 28, 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 29, 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 30, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
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Past Events
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Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Audubon Center

Earth Day

Sunday, April 19 , 1 pm – 4 pm, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at the Audubon Center for its annual Earth Day celebration.

  • Fishing Lessons, 1–4 pm
    Enjoy this fun introduction to catch-and-release fishing. Alliance naturalists will teach participants how to tie a fishing knot, attach bait and cast a line to a try and hook a fish!
  • Raptor Meet and Greet, 1–3 pm
    Get face to face with real birds of prey.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm
    Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore or spreading mulch.
  • Bash the Trash Performance + Parade, 3–4 pm
    Make instruments out of recycled materials then jam to an exciting performance and parade led by Bash the Trash.

Admission

Free
Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, April 19 , 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.

Admission

Free
Prospect Park Zoo

Nature Playtime! Zoo

Sunday, April 19 , 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance, Prospect Park Zoo and Tinkergarten to explore the Park’s natural areas through creative play the entire family will enjoy. Activities include making nature-inspired art, insect observation, playing with snow, and more. Nature Playtime! activity cards are also available that families can use independently to explore natural areas in Prospect Park. Download these cards on our website, a new card will be posted each month. Nature Playtime! is funded through a grant from the Walt Disney Conservation Fund.

Admission

$8 adults, $6 seniors, $5 kids 3-12, free under 3

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Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters

Sunday, April 19 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2015

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Through fun games and experiments, uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition. 

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails.  Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 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, 3–4 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

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Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

Sunday, April 19 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2015

This spring, the Prospect Park Alliance introduces twice the Pop-Up Audubon fun with a second tent that explores the aquatic habitats of Prospect Park. In April, learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 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. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 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, 3–4 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
Lefferts Historic House

Spring Sprouts

Sunday, April 19 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2015

It's time for spring planting! Join the Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

Admission

$3 suggested donation