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Monday, January 21, 2019
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Martin Luther King Jr Day

Join Prospect Park Alliance for family-friendly programming on Martin Luther...
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Monday, January 21, 2019
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Martin Luther King Jr Day

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view daily through February 10, 2019. In celebration of...
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view daily through February 10, 2019. In celebration of...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

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Friday, January 25, 2019
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

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Saturday, January 26, 2019
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Greenmarket at Grand Army P...

At what other market can you do all your food...
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Sunday, January 27, 2019
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Wedding Open House

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Monday, January 28, 2019
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view daily through February 10, 2019. In celebration of...
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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Saturday, June 18, 2016
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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, June 18 , 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

Introduction to Bird Watching

Saturday, June 18 , 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.

Admission

Free
Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, June 18 , 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
Vanderbilt Playground

Pop-Up Audubon: Incredible Invertebrates

Saturday, June 18 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2016

Join the Alliance to examine the tiniest creatures in Prospect Park.

  • 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: 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
Lakeshore near Peristyle

Pop-Up Audubon II: Water Detectives

Saturday, June 18 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2016

What's in our water? Investigate water chemistry and identify macro invertebrates in and around the upper watercourse

  • 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 18 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2016

Join the Alliance to check on the flax crop 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

Free
Prospect Park

Saturday Woodland Corps

Saturday, June 18 , 10 am – 2 pm, 2016

The Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout Prospect Park as needed. The corps meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

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Bandshell

Bud Light Music Series with Violent Femmes + Kristin Hersh

Saturday, June 18 , 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, 2016

Violent Femmes perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented 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 first new album in fifteen years from Milwaukee-based acoustic punk originals Violent Femmes, We Can Do Anything, finds frontman Gordon Gano’s seething angst and rueful humor undiminished—the record pulses with “the playful quirkiness, infectious beats and jittery observations of the band's earliest work.” (NPR Music) Kristin Hersh’s trenchant explorations of “rage, aggression and mental chaos” (NY Times) with Throwing Muses helped define American alt-rock in the ‘90s; now the author of six books, she remains a ferociously intense presence onstage.

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

Admission

Free

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