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Monday Eastside Revival

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

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Tuesday, August 22
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view July 13 through September 2018

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Pioneer Works

The Connective Project at Pioneer Works

Saturday, August 12 , 12 pm – 7 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance in the garden at Pioneer Works to view a selection of pinwheels from The Connective Project, an immersive community art installation that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park.

Join us on August 13 for a special Pinwheel-Making Workshop, and for the chance to take home an artist-edition pinwheel.

Conceived and developed by Area4 and ReddyMade Design, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Arts Council, BRIC, Brooklyn Museum, MoCADA, Pioneer Works and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.

This installation is on view Wednesday–Sunday, August 12–25, 2017. Visit the Pioneer Works website for up-to-date information. 

Admission

Free

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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, August 12 , 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, August 12 , 10 am – 1 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities to welcome the start of spring, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

Please note: on April 22nd, Nature Exploration will be replaced by special Earth Day programming. 

  • 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, August 12 , 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, August 12 , 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 is cancelled September 2 + October 7

Admission

Free

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Points of Interest—Peninsula

Pop-Up Audubon II: Gone Fishin' Clinics

Saturday, August 12 , 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, August 12 , 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
Imagination Playground

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour

Saturday, August 12 , 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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Boathouse

Zen Zoo Kids Yoga

Saturday, August 12 , 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

Youssou N'Dour + Yacouba Sissoko

Saturday, August 12 , 7:30 pm – 11 pm

Youssou N'Dour and Yacouba Sissoko 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.

We close our season in majestic fashion with one of the great artists of our time, Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour.

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 more information.