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Monday, October 22, 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 22, 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 23, 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 24, 2018
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Wednesday Woodland Corps

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Wednesday for the Wednesday Woodland...
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

Volunteer with Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Volunteer Corps! This...
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Friday, October 26, 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 27, 2018
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Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair

Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to...
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Sunday, October 28, 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 29, 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 30, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
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Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Audubon Center

Nature at Night: Family Edition

Thursday, July 13 , 6 pm – 8 pm, 2017

SOLD OUT

Take an evening stroll with Prospect Park Alliance during this special family edition of our popular Nature at Night program! This two-hour program includes a kid-friendly nighttime nature walk with our expert naturalists and a behind-the-scenes tour of our Audubon Center. This is an all-ages event. 

Register Today! 

This event is complimentary for Prospect Park Alliance Members. Become a member to get access to exclusive events in Prospect Park.  

 

Admission

$10 per person, $35 for family of four, Registration Required
Rose Garden

The Connective Project

All Day, Friday, July 7, 2017

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Brooklyn’s Backyard, Prospect Park Alliance, AREA4 and Suchi Reddy of Reddymade Architecture & Design are bringing together artists, Brooklyn notables and the public to create a site-specific art installation, on view July 7 through 17, which celebrates the special meaning the Park has in the lives of millions of community members from across the borough and beyond.

Please note that the Rose Garden closes at dusk.

Add your pinwheel to the display during our free, pinwheel-making workshops Thursdays + Fridays from 4-8 pm, and Saturdays + Sundays from 2-6 pm. View our online gallery and learn more about the project!

The Connective Project is an immersive art installation of thousands of pinwheels that will create an evolving, undulating wave of color and beauty that will blanket the two-and-half acre former Rose Garden, a hidden landscape in the Park's northeast corner that is the focus of future restoration by Prospect Park Alliance. Through June 30, the Alliance will hold an open call for submissions from the public to share artwork, photos, verse or prose that express their love of Prospect Park. All submissions will be featured on an online gallery, while select pieces will be printed and transformed into one of 7,000 pinwheels that will be showcased in the Rose Garden, constructed of weather-resistant, compostable paper made from stone dust.

The Connective Project is funded in part by Bloomberg Philanthropies, with additional support from NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, NYC Parks and GSB Digital.

Learn more about the project, free pinwheel making workshops and view our gallery of artwork!

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Admission

Free

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Prospect Park

Prospect Park Alliance Thursday Corps

Thursday, July 13 , 10 am – 2 pm, 2017

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

The Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude of different projects throughout the Park. The group meets at a different location every week helping in a variety of landscape and horticultural projects. Regardless of physical ability, there's something for everyone to do.

Admission

Free, Registration Required

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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Thursday, July 13 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 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.
  • Bird Nerd Game Hour 1–2 pm: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go! 2–3 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 2 pm. 
  • Animal Encounter 3–4 pm: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.

Admission

Free
LeFrak Center at Lakeside

Baby Bootcamp

Thursday, July 13 , 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, 2017

Bring your baby to this free and fun bootcamp class to get your workout on without having to worry about childcare! Prospect Park Alliance and the YMCA present this innovative program that helps moms regain or enhance pre-pregnancy fitness levels and meet the physical challenges of parenting by emphasizing strength training in a supportive environment. While you are at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, enjoy the cafe and in the summer months, the Splash Pad - one of the Park's most popular water features.

Register Today!

Admission

Free, Registration Required
Long Meadow

Prospect Park Yoga

Thursday, July 13 , 7 pm – 8 pm, 2017

Join Bend + Bloom Yoga, lululemon Brooklyn, and Prospect Park Alliance for free yoga classes in Prospect Park! Featuring Brooklyn's finest yoga teachers, Prospect Park Yoga gives attendees a chance to try free, outdoor group yoga classes in a low-pressure, beautiful environment.

Reserve your spot today! 
 

Admission

Free, Advanced Registration Required

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Bandshell

Robert Randolph & the Family Band + Eric Kranso

Thursday, July 13 , 6:30 pm – 11 pm, 2017

Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Eric Kranso will 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.

Robert Randolph spent his childhood in the House of God Church in Orange, New Jersey, a young pedal steel player steeped in gospel music. As an adult he has become one of the greatest living guitarists, with "howling melodies and perpetually cresting, lightning-fast explorations" (Rolling Stone) that have earned him admiration from the likes of Eric Clapton and Derek Trucks. His funk-and-soul quintet ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND offers wildly energetic renditions of the music, with an assortment of onstage traditions they've gathered over the years: bandmates swap instruments, microphones get passed around the crowd, and Randolph teaches everyone new dance moves.

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

 

Admission

Free

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Brooklyn Historical Society

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

All Day, Thursday, July 13, 2017

On view through March 2019

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance present an exhibition that celebrates the founding vision of the Park, traces its social and historical trajectories, and examines the important role that Prospect Park has played as “Brooklyn’s Backyard” for 150 years. 

The Brooklyn Historical Society is closed on major holidays. 

Visit the Brooklyn Historical Society website for hours of operation.