Events - Prospect Park Alliance

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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...
Monday, October 22, 2018
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Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking...
Monday, October 29, 2018
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Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
Past Events
Friday, September 15, 2017
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Brooklyn Public Library - Central Library

Marianne Moore's New Collected Poems

Friday, September 15 , 7:30 pm – 9 pm, 2017

Notable authors gather to celebrate Marianne Moore's New Collected Poems, a landmark edition of one of the major inventors of poetic modernism.  Editor Heather Cass White joins Margo Jefferson, Timothy Donnelly, Maureen McLane and Eleanor Chai read their favorite Moore poems and discuss her impact of contemporary writers. Co-presented with Poetry Society of America, Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Prospect Park Alliance.  This is a Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.

Prior to the event, please join us  at 6:30 pm at the Camperdown Elm in Prospect Park for a silent reading of Marianne Moore’s poem “The Camperdown Elm” commemorating the tree.

RSVP to let us know you're coming!




Shape Up NYC: Healing Hatha Yoga

Friday, September 15 , 11 am – 12 pm, 2017

No class December 29. 

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Shape Up NYC for this free yoga series in Prospect Park! Experienced yoga teacher Kat Janicka will lead this Hatha yoga series. Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga that emphasizes physical exercises to master the body along with mind exercises to withdraw it from external objects.

Please note: This class is open to adults and seniors, no registration is required. All levels are welcome.  Please bring your own mat.



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Lefferts Historic House

The Witness Tree Project

Friday, September 15 , 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.


$3 suggested donation, RSVP
LeFrak Center at Lakeside

Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco

Friday, September 15 , 7:30 pm – 10 pm, 2017

The Lefrak Center at Lakeside and Lola Star will host themed DJ Disco Dancing. Each Friday night showcases a new theme from 70s Glitter to 80s Glam, dazzling performers, kitschy contests, giveaways and more!

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$25, advanced registration required
Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Friday, September 15 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2017

Join the Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 12–3 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Bird Nerd Game Hour 1–2 pm: Learn about birds and nature in this fun, mildly competitive hour of puzzles, Bingo, card games, and more!
  • Nature on the Go! 2–3 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 2 pm. 
  • Animal Encounter 3–4 pm: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection.


Brooklyn Historical Society

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

All Day, Friday, September 15, 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.