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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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Saturday, June 20, 2015
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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, June 20 , 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, June 20 , 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, June 20 , 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.

Vanderbilt Playground

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates

Saturday, June 20 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2015

Join the Alliance for this roving nature education program that explores a different area of the Park each month. In June, explore the Park's freshwater ecosystems.

  • 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: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake.
  • 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
Long Meadow near Upper Pool

Pop-Up Audubon II: Water Detectives

Saturday, June 20 , 11 am – 4 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 June, explore the Park’s freshwater ecosystems.

  • 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.
  • Woodland Water Walk, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the upper section of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystem of the Ravine.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Discover what creatures live in Prospect Park’s water bodies and the chemistry that influences their development 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

Flax to Linen

Saturday, June 20 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House to check on the flax crop you planted in the spring and try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth. Touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and sew a small linen pouch to take home.

Admission

$3 suggested donation
Prospect Park

Saturday Woodlands Corps

Saturday, June 20 , 10 am – 2 pm, 2015

The Saturday Woodland Corps is a team of volunteers committed to the continued restoration and revitalization of Prospect Park’s 250 acres of forest. Register online.   

This event is cancelled on 5/23, 5/30, 7/04, 9/05, 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24. 

Admission

Free

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Audubon Center

Waterfall Hike

Saturday, June 20 , 1 pm – 2:30 pm, 2015

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress. Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City. This will be a light exploration through Prospect Park to see the natural areas and waterfalls that were part of the park design by Vaux and Olmstead to imitate the serenity of mountains upstate. This tour leaves promptly at 1 pm.

Admission

Free
Bandshell

Celebrate Brooklyn!: DanceBrazil

Saturday, June 20 , 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, 2015

DanceBrazil performs at the Bandshell as part of Celebrate Brooklyn!, presented by BRIC in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance. For the latest information, including weather updates, set times, seating configurations, and FAQs, please visit the BRIC website

The dancers in artistic director Jelon Vieira’s DanceBrazil “glow enthusiastically as they let rip at highest energy,” (NY Times) fusing contemporary movement with the dance/ martial arts form of capoeira. The program here includes Malungos, which takes its name from a slang word used among enslaved Africans traveling on ships to Brazil, and Gueto, Vieira’s testament to the vitality of marginalized communities. Opening the show is Forro In The Dark, a group of expats led by percussionist Mauro Refosco (David Byrne, Red Hot Chili Peppers) who take the tradi­tional party music of northeastern Brazil “to new heights by drawing on influences ranging from Enrique Iglesias to Beck.” (NPR)  

Gates open an hour before the performance unless otherwise noted, and all performances are rain or shine.

Admission

Free

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