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Monday, September 23, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

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Monday, September 23, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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Wednesday Greenmarket at Ba...

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Thursday, September 26, 2019
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Nature Exploration

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Friday, September 27, 2019
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Nature Exploration

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Saturday, September 28, 2019
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Greenmarket at Grand Army P...

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Sunday, September 29, 2019
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Fall Feast

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Monday, September 30, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019
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Rosh Hashanah in Prospect P...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
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Saturday, June 27, 2015
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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, June 27 , 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 27 , 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 27 , 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 27 , 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 27 , 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 27 , 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 27 , 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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Wellhouse Boat Ramp

Village Community Boathouse Rowing

Saturday, June 27 , 12 pm – 4 pm, 2015

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Village Community Boathouse for free public rowing on Prospect Park Lake this summer. Rowing is free and on a first-come, first served basis, and boats launch from the ramp near Wellhouse Drive. For more information, please visit Village Community Boathouse.

Admission

Free

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Lefferts Historic House

Flax Harvest

Saturday, June 27 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2015

This event has been cancelled, as the flax is not yet ready to be harvested. Please join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House on Saturdays & Sundays in June for Flax to Linen.

Admission

$3 suggested donation
Bandshell

Celebrate Brooklyn!: Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party

Saturday, June 27 , 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, 2015

Jason Moran 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 astonishingly inventive pianist and composer Jason Moran unleashes his fun side in this “joyous and foolish and graceful” (NY Times) event, a hip-shaking, eye-popping spectacle complete with dancers and costumes that takes the stride innovator Fats Waller as a jumping off point to dig into grooves that flirt with everything from Motown to house to hip-hop. For all Moran’s skill and showmanship, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9—a dazzling collision between the great New Orleans pianist, singer, and recent Brooklyn trans­plant Henry Butler, “a visionistical down-home cat and a helli­fied piano plunker to boot,” (Dr. John) and the retro-futurist trumpeter Steven Bernstein—will be a tough act to follow.

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

Admission

Free

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