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Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

Volunteer with Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Volunteer Corps! This...

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Friday, May 11, 2018
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Weekday Nature Exploration

Join Prospect Park Alliance for free nature education programs every...

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
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International Migratory Bir...

Help Prospect Park Alliance celebrate the importance of stop-overs like...

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Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Prospect Park History Walki...

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking...

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Monday, May 14, 2018
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Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the...

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Art in the Parks: Fitzhugh ...

Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks presents a public sculpture...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Art in the Parks: Fitzhugh ...

Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks presents a public sculpture...

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Party for the Park

Break out your best springtime attire for a taste of...

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Weekday Nature Exploration

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Friday, July 14, 2017
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Brooklyn Historical Society

The Means of a Ready Escape: Member Preview

Friday, July 14 , 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, 2017

Prospect Park Alliance members receive free access to an exhibition in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park! The Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance are pleased to present a new exhibition that explores the history of Olmsted and Vaux’s Brooklyn masterpiece. Show your Alliance membership card and receive free entry to this reception and viewing.

Learn more about the exhibition, and public hours and programming.

Admission

Free for Prospect Park Alliance Members
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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LeFrak Center at Lakeside

Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco

Friday, July 14 , 7:30 pm – 10 pm, 2017

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside and Lola Star will host themed DJ Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

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Admission

$25, advanced registration required
Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Friday, July 14 , 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
Bandshell

Quantic (Live) + Tei Shi + Alex Anwandter

Friday, July 14 , 7 pm – 11 pm, 2017

Quantic (Live), Tei Shi, and Alex Anwandter 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.

British producer Quantic has traveled the world synthesizing the sounds of dance, and this summer he comes to Brooklyn, with Tei Shi and Alex Anwandter, presented in association with the Latin Alternative Music Conference.

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, Friday, July 14, 2017

On view July 13 through September 2018

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.