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

At what other market can you do all your food...
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Saturday, October 20, 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, 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

Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to...
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Sunday, October 28, 2018
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Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking...
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Sunday, October 28, 2018
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Prospect Park

Prospect Park History Walking Tour

Sunday, October 28 , 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking tours of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn, presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. These two-hour tours will examine the Park’s many layers of natural and human history, from the flora and geology to the architectural eras visible in the built environment.

Please note there will not be a regular tour on Sunday, October 14, due to Open House New York. Learn more on the OHNY website.

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Member Perk: Prospect Park Alliance Members receive a $5 discount on the Prospect Park Walking Tour.  

Already a member? Contact membership@prospectpark.org for more information.

Admission

$20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for children, Advanced Registration Required
Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg Prospect Park

Sunday, October 28 , 11 am – 6 pm

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Admission

Free

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Lefferts Historic House

Faces and Stories of Prospect Park

Sunday, October 28 , 12 pm – 5 pm

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

Sunday, October 28 , 10 am – 1 pm

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
Prospect Park Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Sunday, October 28 , 10 am – 5:30 pm

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

Halloween Cutouts

Sunday, October 28 , 1 pm – 4 pm

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
Lefferts Historic House

Sensory Friendly Scary Stories + Scharen Knippen

Sunday, October 28 , 11 am – 12 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House for a sensory friendly event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The museum will open an hour early and you and your family can celebrate fall with tales told by resident storyteller Tammy Hall. You can also try the old Dutch craft Scharen Knippen. Cut out autumn and Halloween scenes and patterns; some designed in the 19th century by Abigail Lefferts! Have a fun day of interactive learning experiences with sensory-based exhibits and activities!

This special event includes the following modifications:

Attendance Limited: by Invitation & RSVP Only
Sensory-based activities to provide fun for a wide range of preferences
Downloadable Pre-Trip Social Story™ 
You can bring a picnic to enjoy in our yard
A comfortable, protected and accepting environment

RSVP Today!

 

Admission

Free, RSVP
Brooklyn Historical Society

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

All Day

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.