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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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Saturday, October 1, 2016
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Prospect Park

Member Tours & Trails

All Day, Saturday, October 1, 2016

Prospect Park Alliance members can enjoy a day of complimentary tours of Prospect Park. Reservations are required by for this members-only event by September 28, RSVP today. 

Not a Prospect Park Alliance member? Become one today.

  • Goats! in Prospect Park
    Led by John Jordan, Director of Landscape Management & Christian Zimmerman, Vice President, Capital + Landscape Management
    See the herd and learn more about their restoration efforts.
  • The Watercourse: 20 Years Later
    Led by Christian Zimmerman, Vice President, Capital + Landscape Management
    Learn how the watercourse and woodlands were reshaped twenty years ago, with an overview of restoration efforts at Dog Beach.
  • Planting Design & Recreation at LeFrak Center
    Led by Ronen Gamil, Assistant Gardener at Lakeside
    Explore the process behind crafting a naturalistic landscape that offers beauty and nature throughout the year.
  • Significance of Brooklyn's Urban Forests
    Led by Chris Gucciardo, ISA Certified Arborist
    Walk through the woods to learn how trees have been used through history and today.
  • The Vale of Cashmere and the Northeast
    Led by Justine Heilner, Senior Landscape Architect
    Join us for an educational walk through the northeast corner of Prospect Park, and hear about future restoration efforrts.

Reservations are required for this members-only event by September 28, RSVP today. 

Not a Prospect Park Alliance member? Become one today.

Admission

For PPA Members, RSVP Required
Dog Beach

Coffee Bark

Saturday, October 1 , 7 am – 9 am, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance, Council Member Brad Lander and FIDO to celebrate the restoration of Dog Beach, an off-leash dog swimming area near Prospect Park’s Long Meadow. Brooklyn’s dogs faced a "ruff" season without their popular swimming spot, but due to hard work by the Alliance’s in-house design team the project was completed months ahead of schedule.

As part of the restoration, the Alliance replaced concrete and chain-link fencing with natural stone slabs from upstate New York and more discrete cable fencing that safely separates swimming dogs from wildlife. The project also saw removal of invasive plants and planting of native species to enhance the landscape and create a better habitat for wildlife.

To mark the return of this community treasure, you are invited to an opening celebration where dog-friendly cake will be distributed to local "chowhounds." 

Funding for this project was provided by the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, Council Members Brad Lander and Stephen Levin, and the Brooklyn Delegation.

Admission

Free

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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, October 1 , 8 am – 4 pm, 2016

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

Nature Exploration

Saturday, October 1 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2016

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 am–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, Saturdays, 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
Audubon Center

Introduction to Bird Watching

Saturday, October 1 , 12 pm – 1 pm, 2016

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by Brooklyn Bird Club.

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Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons

Saturday, October 1 , 10 am – 3 pm, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In October, explore how seasonal shifts affect the behavior of aquatic plants and animals in Prospect Park.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 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.
  • Lullwater Excursion, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk exploring the unique ecosystems surrounding the Lullwater.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how changing seasons influence both aquatic life and the water chemistry of the Lullwater.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 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, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

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Zucker Natural Exploration Area

Pop-Up Audubon: Fantastic Foliage

Saturday, October 1 , 10 am – 3 pm, 2016

Brooklyn's last-remaining forest becomes a real-world laboratory for hands-on discovery. Join the Prospect Park Alliance to take an in-depth look at the largest organism within this habitat, its trees!

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Alliance naturalists teach children to  appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to play in giant piles of leaves, paint with mud, and more!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 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, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!
Lefferts Historic House

Scharen Knippen

Saturday, October 1 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2016

Celebrate fall at Lefferts with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Join the Prospect Park Alliance to cut out autumn and halloween scenes and patterns, some designed in the 19th century by Mrs. Lefferts herself. While you're here join us for potato sack races and other fun historic toys and games.

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation