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World Turtle Day at the Pro...

It’s all about turtles, terrapins and tortoises and learning...

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Tuesday, May 23
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World Turtle Day at the Pro...

It’s all about turtles, terrapins and tortoises and learning...

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Art in the Parks: Carole Ei...

In partnership with NYC Parks' Art in the Parks project...

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Thursday, May 25
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Native Plant Workshop

Join Prospect Park Alliance staff for this evening event on...

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Friday, May 26
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Prospect Park Walking Tour

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

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Brooklyn Reading Council: R...

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Prospect Park Walking Tour

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Memorial Day in Prospect Park

 

Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly...

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Art in the Parks: Carole Ei...

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Audubon Center

International Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 13 , 10 am – 1 pm

Help Prospect Park Alliance celebrate the importance of stop-overs like Prospect Park to migratory birds.  More than 250 species have been recorded in the park, and it is not uncommon to see 100 or more species in one spring day.

  • Blooming Naturalist 10–12 pm: Learn about native plants and their importance to migratory birds.
  • Nature on the Go! 11–12 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. This program leaves promptly at 11pm.
  • Nature's Helpers 12–1 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is a nature walk that leaves promptly at 12pm.  

Admission

Free
Bandshell

Pop-up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

Saturday, May 13 , 11 am – 4 pm

Join Prospect Park 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.

  • 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.
  • 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. This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.
  • 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. This program leaves promptly at 1 pm.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2– 3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by picking up litter, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 2 pm.
  • Family Birdwatching, 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. This program leaves promptly at 3 pm.

Admission

Free

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Lefferts Historic House

Fleece Fun

Saturday, May 13 , 2 pm – 4 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance  to learn 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

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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, May 13 , 10 am – 1 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities to welcome the start of spring, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

Please note: on April 22nd, Nature Exploration will be replaced by special Earth Day programming. 

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 10 am: So you think you are a naturalist? Investigate the natural world by learning how to use tools and guides used by biologist. This activity leads you through activities to discover the Audubon Center and Prospect Park.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 11 am: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is activity is led by Alliance staff and all materials are provided.

Admission

Free
Audubon Center

Introduction to Bird Watching

Saturday, May 13 , 12 pm – 1 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance for  a birdwatching walk  and learn about Prospect Park’s magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Admission

Free
Points of Interest—Peninsula

Pop-up Audubon: Animal Clues

Saturday, May 13 , 11 am – 4 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance 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, 11–4 pm: Get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • 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: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 2pm.
  • Family Birdwatching, 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
Prospect Park

Saturday Woodland Corps

Saturday, May 13 , 10 am – 12 pm

Help the Alliance restore the woodlands with a team of dedicated volunteers committed to the ongoing care of the Park’s 250 acres of forest.

Admission

Free

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Bartel-Pritchard Square, Grand Army Plaza, Litchfield Villa

Art in the Parks: Carole Eisner

All Day

In partnership with NYC Parks' Art in the Parks project, the Prospect Park Alliance presents a public exhibition of sculpture by Carole Eisner. Four sculptures, created from I-beams twisted into lyrical forms will be on display at Grand Army Plaza, Bartel Pritchard Square, Litchfield Villa and the Peninsula through Spring 2017.

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Prospect Park

Members Spring Tours & Trails

All Day

Prospect Park Alliance is pleased to offer six different tours in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park. Whether strolling the Long Meadow, meandering around the Vale of Cashmere or walking the Woodlands, members will hear our experts talk about the fascinating history of the Park and what the Alliance is doing for its future. Tours include a walk led by Alliance Archivist and Historian Amy Peck, who will point out lost structures throughout the park, a look back at the Vale of Cashmere led by Senior Landscape Architect Justine Heilner and a tree-identification tour led by Arborist Chris Gucciardo.

This event is complimentary for Alliance members.

Admission

Free, Members Only

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