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Monday, October 15, 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 15, 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 16, 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 17, 2018
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Wednesday Woodland Corps

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Wednesday for the Wednesday Woodland...
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

Volunteer with Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Volunteer Corps! This...
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Friday, October 19, 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 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...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
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Prospect Park

Art in the Park: Art Slope

All Day, Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Prospect Park Alliance is partnering with the Park Slope Civic Counsel to bring a new multi-arts festival to Park Slope. Taking place over nine days, from September 17 through September 25, Art Slope will unite artists from all over Brooklyn as they display their work, which speaks about issues like sustainability, politics and social happenings.

In cooperation with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, ten installations will be in Prospect Park. With works ranging from sculpture to painting, film to performance art, live music and sound installations, all kinds of art will be available to interact with and learn from throughout Park Slope.

The festival will kick off with a “Wearable Art Walk” at Washington Park on September 17 at noon. Artist Maria de Los Angeles has created a line of wearable paper dresses reflecting social, historical, and political issues affecting the children of undocumented immigrants, which she will wear and discuss on the catwalk.

Art Slope events are free and open to all ages. Please visit artslope.nyc for more information.

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Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg Prospect Park

Sunday, September 25 , 11 am – 6 pm, 2016

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, September 25 , 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.

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Free
Bartel-Pritchard Square

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday, September 25 , 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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Zucker Natural Exploration Area

Pop-Up Audubon: Radical Raptors

Sunday, September 25 , 10 am – 3 pm, 2016

Learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park.

  • Nature Play, 10 am–2 pm: 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.  Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees or protect the environment by removing damaging litter. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers are provided
  • Family Birdwatching, 2–3 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!

Admission

Free
Nethermead near Binnen Water

Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues

Sunday, September 25 , 10 am – 3 pm, 2016

Explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems.

  • 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.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • 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. Gloves, garbage bags and trash grabbers are provided
  • 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.

Admission

Free
Lefferts Historic House

Transforming Food

Sunday, September 25 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2016

Come to Lefferts and help make tasty treats in our wood-burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, peel apples and mix ingredients. We will be making herb butter for popcorn and apple pie for all to share.

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Free
Entrance—Park Circle

International Coastal Clean Up Day

Sunday, September 25 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2016

Held every September, International Coastal Cleanup is a program that engages people to remove debris from beaches and waterways while identifying and documenting the types of debris they find. Help with this year's effort by helping to clean Prospect Park Lake's shores. All litter that is removed will be recorded accurately and included in the international totals. Be a part of something worldwide!  Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

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Lefferts Historic House

Storytelling Festival

Sunday, September 25 , 1 pm – 4 pm, 2016

Come celebrate our resident storyteller Tammy Hall’s 20th anniversary of telling tall tales at Lefferts Historic House!

Reservations required. RSVP now.