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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Friday, January 25, 2019
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Saturday, January 26, 2019
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Greenmarket at Grand Army P...

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Sunday, January 27, 2019
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Wedding Open House

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Monday, January 28, 2019
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, October 20 , 8 am – 4 pm, 2016

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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Lefferts Historic House

Faces and Stories of Prospect Park

Saturday, October 20 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Virginia L. S. Freire Photography at the Lefferts Historic House for Faces and Stories of Prospect Park. A photo testament to the individuals, couples, families, friends, and even canines, that make up the vibrant landscape of Prospect Park.

Virginia L. S. Freire is a fine art portrait artist and visual storyteller. Her boutique portrait studio specializes in creating artful portraits telling extraordinary stories that will endure over generations. She is a Brooklyn native with a home-based studio in Prospect Heights where she lives with her husband and two children in the brownstone where she grew up just blocks from Prospect Park. 

Visit her website here and view this photo testament from June 7th to January 1st, 2019 at the Lefferts Historic House. 

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation
Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, October 20 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2018

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, 10 am–12 pm, Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs,ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.

Animal Encounter, 11 am–12 pm, Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 11 am.

Nature’s Helpers, 12–1 pm, Do your part to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore. In this citizen science activity, Audubon staff will guide groups to remove litter and record the findings. Fun for all ages and all materials are provided.  This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.

 

Admission

Free
Audubon Center

Intro to Birdwatching

Saturday, October 20 , 12 pm – 1 pm, 2018

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join Prospect Park Alliance to take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by Brooklyn Bird Club.

This program takes place every Saturday through December. 

Admission

Free
Prospect Park Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 20 , 10 am – 5:30 pm, 2018

Prospect Park Zoo is going batty every weekend in October with fun activities such as a Costumed Character Scavenger Hunt and other Halloween-themed games and crafts. Learn about bats around the world, as well as right here in New York where Prospect Park Zoo is participating in a project to understand the ecology of urban bats in our own backyard – Prospect Park.

Admission

Free with Admission

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Lefferts Historic House

Scharen Knippen

Saturday, October 20 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2018

Celebrate fall at Lefferts Historic House with the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen, Saturdays in October. Join Prospect Park Alliance as we cut out autumn and Halloween scenes and patterns, including some designed in the 19th century by Abigail Lefferts! While you're here, join us for other fun historic toys and games.

Admission

Free, $3 Suggested Donation
16th St. and Prospect Park Southwest

It’s My Park! Day

Saturday, October 20 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance and REI to care for Brooklyn's Backyard on It’s My Park! Day, where volunteers will participate in a citywide effort to care for our green spaces with brooms, shovels, rakes and trash grabbers. In Prospect Park, we'll be focusing our efforts on Lookout Hill with some cleaning, path maintenance and woodland restoration work. It’s My Park! Day in Prospect Park is presented in partnership with REI.

Register online!

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Have questions? Call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

Admission

Free, Registration Required

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Brooklyn Historical Society

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

All Day, Saturday, October 20, 2018

On view daily through February 10, 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.