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Friday, November 24, 2017
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Shape Up NYC: Healing Hatha...

This program will not be offered November 24. 

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Nature Exploration

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Sunday, November 26, 2017
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Winter on a Flatbush Farm

Get ready for winter as they did in the 19th...

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Monday, November 27, 2017
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Monday Eastside Revival

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

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Friday, December 1, 2017
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Shape Up NYC: Healing Hatha...

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Saturday, September 2, 2017
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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, September 2 , 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
Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, September 2 , 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

Introduction to Bird Watching

Saturday, September 2 , 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, September 2 , 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 will not take place September 2 + October 7.

Admission

Free

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Boathouse

Zen Zoo Kids Yoga

Saturday, September 2 , 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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Zucker Natural Exploration Area

Pop-Up Audubon I: Radical Raptors

Saturday, September 2 , 10 am – 3 pm

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

Saturday, September 2 , 10 am – 3 pm

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

Saturday, September 2 , 2 pm – 4 pm

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
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.