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Monday Eastside Revival

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Brooklyn Public Library - Central Library

Brooklyn Half Marathon

Saturday, May 20 , 7 am – 12 pm

Cheer on dedicated Brooklyn Half runners! The Brooklyn Half Marathon is the largest half marathon in the country. The route begins at the Brooklyn Museum and includes a loop around Prospect Park. For more information, visit New York Road Runners.

Admission

Advanced Registration Requried (Sold Out)
Prospect Park

It’s My Park! Day 2017

Saturday, May 20 , 10 am – 1 pm

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

Join the Prospect Park Alliance and REI to care for your Park! On It’s My Park Day, our volunteers will participate in a citywide effort to care for our green spaces with brooms, shovels, rakes, and trash grabbers. In honor of Prospect Park’s 150th anniversary, we’re aiming to have 150 volunteers in our Park!  We'll be focusing our efforts around Lookout Hill with some cleaning, path maintenance and woodland restoration. Presented by REI.

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Admission

Free
Prospect Park

Bike the Branches Family Tour

Saturday, May 20 , 3 pm – 5 pm

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and Prospect Park Alliance present this car-free tour around Prospect Park's Park Drive to celebrate the Park's 150th Anniversary! Families can get their Bike the Branches Passport stamped at the BPL Kidsmobile located at the Children's Corner and at our pop-up tent on the 16th Street Lawn. You can also download your Prospect Park Family Tour scavenger hunt activity sheet to complete as you ride, run or walk!

Enjoy fun, family-friendly programming throughout the day at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, Zucker Natural Exploration Area and other areas in the Park. Show your Bike the Branches passport for free gifts, courtesy of Prospect Park Alliance, at Pop-Up Audubon at Long Meadow, near the Bandshell & Peninsula, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel at the Children’s Corner. Recharge and refresh at Pony Express at the Carousel or Bluestone Café at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside.

Please note: Children can ride their bikes on pathways, but adults must walk their bikes, and adults also need to follow the rules of the road on the Park Drive. Please click here for more information regarding biking rules in Prospect Park.

For up to date information, please visit Brooklyn Public Library's website. 

Route Details: 4 miles, 1 hour

 

Admission

Adults $20, Children $10, VIP $100
Bandshell

Pop-up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

Saturday, May 20 , 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 20 , 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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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, May 20 , 8 am – 4 pm

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

Nature Exploration

Saturday, May 20 , 10 am – 1 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities each weekend, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

  • 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 20 , 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 20 , 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 20 , 10 am – 12 pm

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

Please note: Saturday Woodland Corps will not take place September 2 + October 7.

Admission

Free

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Prospect Park Zoo

Fleece Festival

Saturday, May 20 , 11 am – 4 pm

It’s a wild and wooly celebration at Prospect Park Zoo when the sheep get their annual haircuts! Learn how goat herders in Mongolia are actually saving wildlife through cashmere fiber cooperatives. Special talks and crafts and, of course, the fascinating shearing of the sheep by a professional shearer. Bring back the woll to Lefferts Historic House for Prospect Park Alliances Fun on the Farm event, where you can learn to spin wool into felt and yarn! 

Admission

Free with Prospect Park Zoo admission
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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