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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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Friday, April 29, 2016
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Audubon Center

Arbor Day in Prospect Park

Friday, April 29 , 1 pm – 4 pm, 2016

How many trees are there in Prospect Park? Join Prospect Park Alliance naturalists and learn about one of the most important ecological features in the Park. Enjoy games, crafts and an exhibit on Brooklyn's last remaining forest, Prospect Park!

  • Nature Play, 1–2 pm: Find leaves, twigs and other natural objects, and decorate your own nature curtain.
  • 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.
  • ID a Tree, 3–4 pm: Take an in-depth look at the largest organism within Prospect Park (trees) and discover the important role forests play in providing different habitats for the Park’s wildlife.

Admission

Free
Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Friday, April 29 , 12 pm – 4 am, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 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.
  • Nature’s Helpers 1–2 pm: Do you want help out at our park? Spend time spreading wood chips around trees or protect the environment by removing damaging litter. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers are provided.
  • Bird Nerds Game Hour, 1–2 pm: Test your knowledge of birds in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go!, 2 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
  • Animal Encounter, 3 pm: Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.

Admission

Free
Audubon Center, Carousel, Lefferts Historic House

Spring Break in Prospect Park

Friday, April 29 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2016

Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

  • Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
    Blooming Naturalist, 1–2 pm: So you think you are a naturalist? Join Alliance educators to make your own nature journal, learn how to use binoculars and field guides.
    Nature on the Go!, 2–3 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project.
    Animal Encounter, 3–3:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection and even assist in an actual feeding.
  • Spring Recess, 2–4pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you can make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.
  • Carousel Rides, 12-5 pm
    Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

    Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!
Audubon Center

Shape Up NYC: Cardio & Body Strengthening

Friday, April 29 , 11 am – 12 pm, 2016

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun! This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Admission

Free
Tennis Center

Spring Break Adult + Junior Tennis Program

Friday, April 29 , 1 pm – 4 pm, 2016

During Spring Break, the Prospect Park Tennis Center offers intensive group instruction for adults and children of all levels of experience. Our accomplished staff of tennis professionals gives players personal attention while they acquire game fundamentals and increase their skill level.  Advance registration required.

Admission

$80 per day

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Terrace Bridge

Natural Disruptions

All Day, Friday, April 29, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance and ArtBridge have collaborated to transform 300 feet of construction fencing in Prospect Park into a large-scale, outdoor photo installation. Natural Disruptions features the work of two Brooklyn artists, Mark Dorf and Anthony Goicolea.

Through digital manipulation, Dorf and Goicolea slyly alter our understanding of nature. Goicolea’s landscapes are like snapshots from a playfully dark daydream. Dorf’s work questions the ways that science and the Internet define our relationship with nature.

The installation will cover construction fencing at the historic 1869 Wellhouse, one of Prospect Park’s oldest structures, which originally served as a pump house for the Park’s water supply. The Prospect Park Alliance is transforming the building into public restrooms featuring composting toilets—the first to be installed in a New York City park.

Natural Disruptions will be on view from September 30, 2015, through Summer 2016. In addition to the Wellhouse, the exhibition will continue along Wellhouse Drive at Terrace Bridge, adjacent to the Park’s new Sunday Smorgasburg event (which runs through October 11). The photo installation consists of more than 40 artworks, running 300 feet along Wellhouse Drive, and ranging from 6 to 8 feet high.

For a chance to win a limited edition print from this show, Instagram or Tweet an image of this exhibition with the hashtag #ArtInProspectPark. See rules.

Admission

Free

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