Events - Prospect Park Alliance

Featured News + Events

22
Monday, October 22, 2018
/ °

Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the...
22
Monday, October 22, 2018
/ °

Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the...
23
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
/ °

The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view through March 2019 In celebration of the 150th...
24
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
/ °

Wednesday Woodland Corps

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Wednesday for the Wednesday Woodland...
25
Thursday, October 25, 2018
/ °

Thursday Volunteer Corps

Volunteer with Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Volunteer Corps! This...
26
Friday, October 26, 2018
/ °

Faces and Stories of Prospe...

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Virginia L. S. Freire Photography...
27
Saturday, October 27, 2018
/ °

Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair

Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to...
28
Sunday, October 28, 2018
/ °

Prospect Park History Walki...

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking...
29
Monday, October 29, 2018
/ °

Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the...
30
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
/ °

NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
state-overlay
Close
Past Events
8
Saturday, July 8, 2017
/ °
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!

Learn-More.png

Admission

Free

Map It

Tags

Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, July 8 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2017

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
Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, July 8 , 8 am – 4 pm, 2016

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.

Tags

Audubon Center

Introduction to Bird Watching

Saturday, July 8 , 12 pm – 1 pm, 2017

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 8 , 10 am – 12 pm, 2017

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

Tags

Points of Interest—Peninsula

Pop-Up Audubon II: Gone Fishin' Clinics

Saturday, July 8 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2017
  • 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 8 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2017

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 8 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2017

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 8 , 2 pm – 3 pm, 2017

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

Tags

Bandshell

Chronixx + Chop and Quench + Laolu NYC

Saturday, July 8 , 6 pm – 11 pm, 2017

Chronixx, Chop and Quench, and Laolu NYC 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.

Chronixx  is one of Kingston's hottest new artists, "modernizing reggae staples and breathing new life into the roots reggae movement." (The Guardian) His style recalls the Rastafarian golden age of the 1970s, with uplifting, consciousness-raising lyrics set to deep, swooning rhythms. His life in music started very young – at the age of 11, he recorded a gospel-inspired original with producer Danny Browne, and sang backup vocals with Lutan Fyah. Now 24, he is working on his third LP and increasingly delving into themes of pacifism and global understanding.

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

 

Admission

Free

Map It