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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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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

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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Saturday, May 9, 2015
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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, May 9 , 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
Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, May 9 , 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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Audubon Center

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Sculpt

Saturday, May 9 , 11 am – 12 pm, 2015

Pump up your workout routine with this exercise class focusing on cardio and sculpting moves to help build endurance and strength.

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Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

Saturday, May 9 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2015

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm
    Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm
    25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May. Create your own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds on a bird walk.
  • 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: Plant Clues

Saturday, May 9 , 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 May, learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • 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 May, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm
    Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species 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

Fleece Fun

Saturday, May 9 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2015

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Admission

$3 suggested donation
Audubon Center, Carousel, Lefferts Historic House, LeFrak Center at Lakeside

Bike the Branches

Saturday, May 9 , 10 am – 5 pm, 2015

Join the Brooklyn Public Library and Prospect Park Alliance for a special Curious George Family Friendly Tour Around Prospect Park. The tour will feature neighborhood libraries that surround Prospect Park and some of the Park's most popular attractions, including the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Audubon Center, Pop-Up Audubon, Lefferts Historic House and the 1912 Carousel. Get exploring with Curious George scavenger and treasure hunts along the way! Route Details: 8 miles, 1 hour. Note: adults must walk bikes on paths in Prospect Park. Learn more about the tour and how to register.

Admission

Registration Required
Audubon Center

Flight & Forage

Saturday, May 9 , 11 am – 1:30 pm, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance, Loomstate, & Audubon New York for a plant education and bird walk. Loomstate’s Sustainability Director Rhett Godfrey, will guide guests through Spring’s blooming native plants, including sassafras, mugwort, curly docks, dandelion, knotweeds, and wood sorrel. At the same time, Prospect Park Naturalist, Eve Schwartz, will lead guests through the park on an interactive, educational tour of birds and wildlife.

Groups will meet at the Boathouse entrance for a snack break provided by Loomstate before switching their tour guides and joining the tour they did not attend the first time. Advance registration required.

Audubon New York thanks Loomstate for sponsoring the Native Plant and Bird Walks at the Prospect Park Audubon Center. To learn more about Loomstate and their commitment to creating ethical fashion, please visit their website

Admission

Free, advance registration required
Lefferts Historic House

Bones of an Old Dutch House Tour

Saturday, May 9 , 12 pm – 1 pm, 2015

Examine the white oak timbers (the bones) of Lefferts Historic House and the many layers that were added, subtracted and changed over the past 230 years. Climb the staircase for a view of the attic's smokehouse and descend into the cellar for a  look at the foundation. For adults and teenagers, only 10 people per tour. Reservations required, contact (718) 789-2822 x304.

Admission

$10 suggested donation, reservations required