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Saturday, October 28
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Halloween Haunted Walk and ...

Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to...

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Saturday, October 21
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It’s My Park! Day

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

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Sunday, October 22
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Prospect Park Walking Tour

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on this special...

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Monday, October 23
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Monday Eastside Revival

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of...

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Tuesday, October 24
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view July 13 through September 2018

In celebration of...

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Wednesday, October 25
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view July 13 through September 2018

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Thursday, October 26
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Reimagine Prospect Park: Oc...

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Hester Street to help reimagine...

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Friday, October 27
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Nature Exploration

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at...

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Saturday, October 28
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Halloween Haunted Walk and ...

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Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritc...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...

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Sunday, May 22
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Lefferts Historic House

Fun on the Farm

Sunday, May 22 , 1 pm – 4 pm

Celebrate the arrival of goats to the Park as part of the Prospect Park Alliance’s woodlands restoration! Learn how to make yarn using wool and make goat’s milk ice cream. Enjoy special tours to visit the goats, and join us on a parade to the Prospect Park Zoo to see sheep-shearing demonstrations and collect fleece to bring back to Lefferts and make felt balls.

  • Bleat and Greet Goat Tour, every 30 min: Take a short walk and meet the Park’s resident goats and talk with Larry and Ann Cihanek of Green Goats about the valuable work the goats are doing in the Park.
  • Goat Milk Ice Cream Making, 1 + 3 pm: Help make delicious ice cream with a hand-cranked ice cream maker.
  • Wool Carding and Drop Spindle, 1–4 pm: Learn how to card wool using special tools and how to spin with a drop spindle.  
  • Spinning Demonstrations, 1–4 pm: Come and meet our resident Spinner, Catherine Conrad and see how she spins wool fibers into thread.
  • Parade to Zoo, 1:30 pm: Join Lefferts staff on a parade to the Zoo to see their sheep shearing demonstration.  
  • Felt Balls, 2–4 pm: After the wool is washed and carded, you can try  your hand at making a felt ball.  Use the wood fibers to shape a ball and see if you can make it bounce!
  • Wool Washing, 2–4 pm: After the fleece is shorn from the sheep, the next step is washing it!  Help staff clean the fleece and get it ready for felt balls and spinning!

Admission

Free
LeFrak Center at Lakeside

Flavorpill Presents Magic Hour: Gang Gang Dance + Michael Beharie

Sunday, May 22 , 4 pm – 8 pm

Flavorpill's summertime roller-skating jam Magic Hour returns for another season of skating at The LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park. Electro experimenters Gang Gang Dance DJ this throwdown, so be ready for some dubby, clubby turns around the rink. For tickets, visit Lakeside online.

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Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

Sunday, May 22 , 11 am – 4 pm

Join the Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • 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: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. Participants will also create their own pair of binoculars and learn how to identify these colorful songbirds.
  • 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

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Lefferts Historic House

Fleece Fun

Sunday, May 22 , 2 pm – 4 pm

Come to Lefferts and see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

 

Admission

$3 suggested donation
Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg Prospect Park

Sunday, May 22 , 11 am – 6 pm

Smorgasburg, in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance, presents Smorgasburg Prospect Park, which will offer a range of cuisines from local and regional food purveyors on Sundays from 11 am until 6 pm, starting April 3 through October 23, 2016. This highly regarded outdoor food market features 100 vendors offering packaged and prepared food and beverages.

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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, May 22 , 10 am – 1 pm

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.

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Free

Pop Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

Sunday, May 22 , 11 am – 4 pm

Join Alliance educators at the Peninsula to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • 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. In April, play Habitat Bingo, search for birds and design a home for one of the Park's many living things.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes 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
Audubon Center

Living Water Explorations

Sunday, May 22 , 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join the Prospect Park Alliance to explore the Lake by pond-dipping for snails, leeches and dragonfly nymphs! Learn the amazing and vital roles these tiny critters play in our environment. Water testing kits and pond dip nets will be provided. Please note that this event leaves promptly at 10 am, and is open to adults 18 and over. Advance registration required.

 

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Free
Cherry Island, Anthony Goicolea
Terrace Bridge

Natural Disruptions

All Day

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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