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Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Greenmarket at Grand Army P...

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Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Greenmarket at Grand Army P...

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Sunday, October 21, 2018
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Prospect Park History Walki...

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking...
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Monday, October 22, 2018
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Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the...
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

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

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Wednesday for the Wednesday Woodland...
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

Volunteer with Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Volunteer Corps! This...
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Friday, October 26, 2018
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Faces and Stories of Prospe...

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Virginia L. S. Freire Photography...
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Saturday, October 27, 2018
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Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair

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Sunday, October 28, 2018
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
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Prospect Park

Prospect Park Walking Tour

Sunday, September 10 , 10 am – 12 pm, 2017

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park on this special series of guided walking tours! These tours will examine the Park’s many layers of natural and human history. Prospect Park is a reflection of Brooklyn; its history traces that of the city around it, and it is today an important gathering place for many diverse communities that call the borough home. Learn about Prospect Park Alliance’s historic restoration and environmental preservation work in the Park, including cultural and recreation projects currently underway.

Prospect Park Alliance Members recieve a 25% discount on Prospect Park Walking Tours! Visit our membership page for more information.

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Admission

Advanced Registration Required. Adults $20, Seniors $18, Children $10, PPA members $15
Tennis Center

Prospect Park Championships

Sunday, September 10 , 9 am – 5 pm, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Prospect Park Tennis Center on weekends from September 9-24 for our annual tennis tournament! This year, we're hosting Men's, Women's, Mixed and Family tournaments right here in Brooklyn's Backyard. 

Please note: Players must be available from 9 am–6 pm to play at designated times on both weekends. (You may be required to play two eight game pro set matches each day.) 

Admission

$40 per player, $80 per doubles team

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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, September 10 , 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
Lefferts Historic House

The Witness Tree Project

Sunday, September 10 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2017

In timing with Prospect Park's 150th Anniversary, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Prospect Park Alliance present The Witness Tree Project, an exhibition of designed objects by RISD students created from a 150-year-old fallen elm tree in the Prospect Park Parade Ground.

The exhibition is on view Thursdays through Sundays, 12-5 pm, from September 9-30, with a closing reception from 3-5 pm on September 30.

Witness Trees, as designated by the National Park Service, are long-standing trees that have "witnessed" key events in history. In a joint spring 2017 RISD furniture studio and history seminar called The Politics of Belonging: Race, Diversity and the Immigrant Experience in Brooklyn and Beyond, student designers researched Prospect Park’s significance in American history, visited the site and built fully informed objects reflecting on what they learned, using the wood to create objects inspired by the rich cultural history surrounding the tree.

The range of projects represents the wide range of immigrant experiences, and include a series of wooden kaleidoscopes through which viewers can observe the text of President Trump’s proposed travel ban, to a wooden replica of the turntable used by seminal immigrant musician Grand Master Flash in the 1970s.

Admission

$3 suggested donation, RSVP
Bartel-Pritchard Square

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday, September 10 , 9 am – 3 pm, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved market, occuring every Sunday and Wednesday, 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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Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg Prospect Park

Sunday, September 10 , 11 am – 6 pm, 2017

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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Zucker Natural Exploration Area

Pop-Up Audubon I: Radical Raptors

Sunday, September 10 , 10 am – 3 pm, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance to learn what makes birds of prey so radical and learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park. Sponsored by Con Edison.

  • Nature Play, 10–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

Admission

Free
Nethermead near Binnen Water

Pop-Up Audubon II: Climate Clues

Sunday, September 10 , 10 am – 3 pm, 2017

This year, Prospect Park Alliance offers twice the Pop-Up fun with a second tent that explores the Park’s aquatic habitats. In September, explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the Park’s ecosystems. Sponsored by Con Edison.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Nethermead & Ravine Ramble: 11 am–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead.
  • Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place.  Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter.
  • Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Admission

Free
Lefferts Historic House

Transforming Food

Sunday, September 10 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2017

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help make tasty treats in the Lefferts wood burning hearth. Roll up your sleeves and help churn butter, grind corn and mix ingredients. Depending on the day, we will be making either herb butter for popcorn or Mrs. Lefferts' apple fritters for all to share.

 

Admission

$3 suggested donation
Nethermead

#ComeTogether at Wanderlust 108 Brooklyn

Sunday, September 10 , 7:30 am – 3:30 pm, 2017

Wanderlust 108 is coming to Prospect Park on Sunday, September 10! #ComeTogether for a 5K run (or walk), DJ-powered yoga session, and guided meditation. You can also chill in the Kula Market, packed with funky local crafts and delicious organic foods. After meditation, try something new like aerial yoga, AcroYoga, hooping, and more. Whether this is the 1st or 500th time on your yoga mat, expect inspiring teachers, uplifting activities, tasty treats, and plenty of high fives among friends old and new.

Register Today!

Admission

$20, Registration Required

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Brooklyn Historical Society

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

All Day, Sunday, September 10, 2017

On view through March 2019

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.