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Wednesday, September 20
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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, September 20
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view July 13 through September 2018

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Thursday, September 21
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The Witness Tree Project

In timing with Prospect Park's 150th Anniversary, Rhode Island...

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Friday, September 22
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The Witness Tree Project

In timing with Prospect Park's 150th Anniversary, Rhode Island...

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Saturday, September 23
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International Coastal Clean...

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

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Sunday, September 24
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Prospect Park Walking Tour

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on this special...

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Monday, September 25
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Monday Eastside Revival

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

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Tuesday, September 26
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view July 13 through September 2018

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Wednesday, September 27
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view July 13 through September 2018

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Thursday, September 28
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The Moth StorySLAM: Anniver...

Prospect Park Alliance and The Moth present a special Moth...

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Sunday, August 27
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Bartel-Pritchard Square

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday, August 27 , 8 am – 3 pm

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples. The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers, to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, August 27 , 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
Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg Prospect Park

Sunday, August 27 , 11 am – 6 pm

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring, kicking off on April 2 as part of Prospect Park's 150th Anniversary celebration! On Sundays through October 23, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines. This year, Prospect Park Alliance is partnering with Brooklyn Brewery to produce a special Prospect Park beer called Long Meadow Gold. 

Member Perk: Prospect Park Alliance Members recieve $1 off beer at Smorgasburg

 

Admission

Free

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Points of Interest—Peninsula

Pop-Up Audubon II: Gone Fishin' Clinics

Sunday, August 27 , 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.

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Free
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Pop-Up Audubon I: Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Sunday, August 27 , 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

Wash Day

Sunday, August 27 , 2 pm – 4 pm

Cool off from the summer sun at Lefferts Historic House by helping Prospect Park Alliance get the dirt out of our 19th-century reproduction clothing the non-electric way: using tubs, washboards and bar soap.

Admission

$3 suggested donation
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.