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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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Sunday, October 16, 2016
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LeFrak Center at Lakeside

Open House New York

Sunday, October 16 , 11 am – 12:30 pm, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and architects from Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners for free tours of the Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside, a National American Institute of Architects award-winning project, as part of Open House New York Weekend. The first tour will run from 11–11:30 am, and the second will run from 12–12:30 pm.

Reservations are required. RSVP today.

Lakeside is the largest and most ambitious project in Prospect Park since its creation nearly 150 years ago. Spanning 26 acres, this $74 million restoration by the Prospect Park Alliance transformed the southeast corner of the Park into a popular community and recreational destination offering seasonal ice skating, roller skating, biking, boating, and water play. The covered rink will be open for roller skating during this tour, as well as the cafe and all external pathways.

Designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners in collaboration with the Alliance’s chief landscape architect Christian Zimmerman, Lakeside is intended to blend into the natural landscape, and is surrounded by acres of scenic beauty. Constructed of rough-hewn dark Canadian granite, the Center is set into the topography of the Park. Earth and extensive planting covers the structure. The L-shaped plan consists of the east block and north block, both one-story structures, which are connected by a bridge at the roof level. Park pathways bring visitors up to the planted roofs to terraces that overlook the rinks and the park beyond.

Following Olmsted and Vaux’s historic plan and through extensive research, the lakeshore has been restored to its original design. The Shelby White and Leon Levy Esplanade features walkways and picnic areas, with newly placed boulders, native trees, shrubs, and aquatic plants. In addition, five acres of the Lake were excavated to recreate Chaim Baier Music Island, which serves as a wildlife habitat.

Admission

Free, Advanced Registration Required
Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, October 16 , 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
Bartel-Pritchard Square

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday, October 16 , 9 am – 3 pm, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved market, occuring every Sunday and Wednesday, is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples. The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers, to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

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Pop-Up Audubon II: Changing Seasons

Sunday, October 16 , 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

Sunday, October 16 , 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

Sunday, October 16 , 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
Bartel-Pritchard Square

REI Wilderness Survival: 3 Season Skills

Sunday, October 16 , 10 am – 2 pm, 2016

Join REI Outdoor School for a wilderness survival class focusing on 3-season skills that could save your life. During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know, including: emergency priorities; how to make an emergency shelter; how to locate and access drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit with all the essentials. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills. This class is designed for anyone who spends time outdoors.

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Admission

Members: $65, Non Member: $85