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Monday, December 10, 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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Monday, December 10, 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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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
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Wednesday, December 12, 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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Thursday, December 13, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
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Friday, December 14, 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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Saturday, December 15, 2018
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Greenmarket at Grand Army P...

At what other market can you do all your food...
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Sunday, December 16, 2018
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Faces and Stories of Prospe...

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Virginia L. S. Freire Photography...
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Monday, December 17, 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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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

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Saturday, October 27, 2018
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City Point

BKLYN BOO! at City Point

Saturday, October 27 , 2 pm – 5 pm, 2018

Enjoy boo-gie down tunes, ghastly face painting, ghoulish balloon twists, wicked nail art and more spooky activities for ghosts and goblins to enjoy at this second annual Halloween in Prospect Park after party!

RSVP to let us know you are coming!

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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, October 27 , 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 27 , 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 27 , 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
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Intro to Birdwatching

Saturday, October 27 , 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 27 , 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 27 , 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
Nethermead

Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair

Saturday, October 27 , 12 pm – 3 pm, 2018

Update: Due to the weather forecast of heavy rain and high winds, the Haunted Walk and Halloween Fair will not take place tomorrow, Saturday, October 27. However, our official after party, BKLYN Boo!, taking place indoors City Point BKLYN, 445 Albee Square West, from 2-5 pm will still move ahead! Enjoy boo-gie down tunes, ghastly face painting, ghoulish balloon twists, wicked nail art and more spooky activities for ghosts and goblins at this second annual after party!

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Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to the 39th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair! This much-anticipated annual event brings thousands of kids and families for free, ghastly fun to Prospect Park. Encounter zombies, werewolves, witches and other Halloween spirits on a haunted walk through the woodland Lookout Hill, ideal for families with children ages 7-12. All ages can enjoy a festive Halloween Fair on the Nethermead, featuring family-friendly activities, as well as sweet and savory treats from some of the city’s top food trucks.

The festivities continue at BKLYN BOO!, our official after party, taking place at City Point in downtown Brooklyn!

RSVP to let us know you are coming!

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Lend a hand and volunteer at this event!

This event is rain or shine. 

Halloween in Prospect Park is supported in part by City Point and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

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Lefferts Historic House

Halloween Cutouts

Saturday, October 27 , 1 pm – 4 pm, 2018

Visit the Lefferts Historic House all weekend long to make a spooky Halloween cut-out based on a Lefferts family design.

Admission

Free, $3 Suggested Donation
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Scary Stories with Tammy Hall

Saturday, October 27 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2018

Make sure you're sitting next to someone braver than you! Master storyteller Tammy Hall keeps the tradition of scary stories alive with tales told in the village of Flatbush 200 years ago.

 

Admission

Free, $3 Suggested Donation
Nethermead

Night of the Living Dead Screening

Saturday, October 27 , 6 pm – 7:45 pm, 2018

Join NYC Parks and New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for this free film!

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of George Romero’s iconic horror film. This zombie classic follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse, which is besieged by a large and growing group of ghouls. This ground-breaking film features Duane Jones (Ganja and Hess), Judith O’Dea (Safe Inside) and Russell Streiner (Return of the Living Dead).

Before You Go:
You should come before 6:00 pm to get your spot for the movie. Please bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Food is OK, but no alcohol or smoking is permitted.

Admission

Free

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Brooklyn Historical Society

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

All Day, Saturday, October 27, 2018

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.