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Saturday, October 28
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Halloween Haunted Walk and ...

Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to...

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Monday, October 23
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Monday Eastside Revival

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

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Tuesday, October 24
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view July 13 through September 2018

In celebration of...

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Wednesday, October 25
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view July 13 through September 2018

In celebration of...

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Thursday, October 26
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Reimagine Prospect Park: Oc...

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Hester Street to help reimagine...

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Friday, October 27
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Nature Exploration

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at...

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Saturday, October 28
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Halloween Haunted Walk and ...

Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to...

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Sunday, October 29
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Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritc...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...

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Monday, October 30
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Monday Eastside Revival

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

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Tuesday, October 31
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view July 13 through September 2018

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Saturday, July 22
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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, July 22 , 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, July 22 , 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, July 22 , 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
Prospect Park

Saturday Woodland Corps

Saturday, July 22 , 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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Points of Interest—Peninsula

Pop-Up Audubon II: Gone Fishin' Clinics

Saturday, July 22 , 12 pm – 5 pm
  • Family Birdwatching: 12-1 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify the over 200 species of birds that call the Park home! This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.
  • Prospect Park Audubon Center's Gone Fishin' Clinics: 1:30 + 3:30 pm: Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about local fish species, responsible fishing practices, and instruction on how to use our spincasting rods. Instruction, tackle, and bait will be provided. This hour long program starts promptly at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm, late participants cannot be accommodated. Presented by Con Edison.

Pop-Up Audubon II is most suitable for children 8 and over.

Admission

Free
Points of Interest—Peninsula

Pop-Up Audubon I: Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Saturday, July 22 , 12 pm – 5 pm

Join Alliance educators to learn about ecology under the water and in the air! Pop-Up Audubon I is most suitable for children 8 and under.

  • Macy’s Fishing Clinic, 1 + 3 pm: This popular summer program offers kids 15 & under the opportunity to fish.  Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. First come, first serve.
  • Family Bird Watching, 4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify the over 200 species birds that call the Park home!

Admission

Free
Lefferts Historic House

Tending to a Growing Garden

Saturday, July 22 , 2 pm – 4 pm

Visitors of all ages can come help Prospect Park Alliance take care of the potato plot, herb gardens and berry patches at Lefferts Historic House by pulling weeds and helping to water the plants. Bring a hat and a bottle of water, and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Admission

$3 suggested donation
Imagination Playground

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour

Saturday, July 22 , 2 pm – 3 pm

Gather around Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall. Sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Admission

Free

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Prospect Park Zoo

National Zoo Keeper Week

Saturday, July 22 , 11 am – 4 pm

Celebrate National Zoo Keeper Week and salute Prospect Park Zoo’s talented team of animal care professionals. Hands on activities and games challenge visitors to see if they have what it takes to be a zookeeper! Talk to some of our professionals and learn about animal care careers.

Admission

Free with Admission

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Willink Hill

Weekend Volunteer Corps

Saturday, July 22 , 10 am – 1 pm

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information
Get involved in your community! Help spruce up gardens; paint fences & benches; weed; spread mulch; clean and maintain pathways. We can accommodate any group ranging from just a few people to up to 40 volunteers.

Admission

Free, Advanced Registration Required

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Boathouse

Zen Zoo Kids Yoga

Saturday, July 22 , 11 am – 12 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Shape Up NYC for this yoga series for kids! Experienced yoga instructor Kat Janicka will lead these animal-themed classes in Prospect Park's Boathouse. Asanas will be based in animal forms and shapes, and we will ommmm the sounds of the creatures in the wild. Class will be based on mindfulness, breath meditation, basic breath exercises for kids, visualization and laughter. 

Please note: This class is open to children and their caregivers, no registration is required.  Please bring your own mat.

Admission

Free

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Bandshell

Mashrou' Leila + Dawn of Midi + DJ Khatir

Saturday, July 22 , 7 pm – 11 pm

Mashrou' Leila,  Dawn of Midi , and DJ Khatirwill 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.

Beirut-based indie rockers Mashrou' Leila are breaking boundaries and courting controversy in their home country with lyrics that are by turns satirical and sexual, crooned by frontman Hamed Sinno.

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

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.