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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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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

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
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Wednesday, December 19, 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 20, 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 21, 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 22, 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, November 25, 2018
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Lefferts Historic House

Winter on a Flatbush Farm

Sunday, November 25 , 1 pm – 3 pm, 2018

Get ready for winter as locals did in the 19th century farming village of Flatbush. Learn how to make your own scented balm using cotton seed oil, bees wax and vegetable lard, watch a master spinster spin wool thread, and enjoy historic board and card games.

Sample traditional Dutch treats such as olekoks with apple butter made at our outdoor hearth from a Lefferts family recipe. Also try our preserved food tasting flight of traditional foods preserved by drying, salting, fermenting or canning, from Native American pemmican (dried beef and cranberries) to pickles.

At 3 pm, St. Nicholas will be arriving on horseback and will gift children that feed his horse carrots oranges and chocolate coins.

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Admission

Free, $3 Suggested Donation
Lefferts Historic House

Faces and Stories of Prospect Park

Sunday, November 25 , 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
Prospect Park Zoo

Say Thanks for Wildlife

Sunday, November 25 , 10 am – 4:30 pm, 2018

Every weekend in November we’ll say thanks for the amazing diversity of wildlife on this planet and thanks to the people who are working to keep it safe. Join Prospect Park Zoo for fun activities and a celebration of conservation successes by Wildlife Conservation Society researchers around the globe.

Admission

Free with Admission

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Lefferts Historic House

A Century of Honor

Sunday, November 25 , 12 pm – 4 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance for the opening of A Century of Honor, an exhibition that celebrates the impact of the Girl Scouts over the past 100 years.

The exhibition was created by Carol Obler, a Girl Scout who has been involved with the organization for nearly 60 years. The exhibit showcases significant historical artifacts and articles of scouting from the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York and the Girl Scouts of the USA. Many of the pieces on display are from her personal collection, along with donated items from other longtime Girl Scouts and collectors.

The exhibition will be on view through December 30, 2018.

Join exhibit creator Carol Obler in conversation on 11/24, 12/1 and 12/15 from 12–4 pm.

Admission

Free, $3 Suggested Donation
Lefferts Historic House

Quilt Show

Sunday, November 25 , 12 pm – 4 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance every weekend through January 1 to see the wonderful work of The Brooklyn Quilters' Guild while their small quilt exhibit is on display. This year’s exhibit features the artist’s personal interpretations of Prospect Park. These original creations range from traditional to contemporary to mixed media fiber art.

Every weekend from 1–3 pm, try your hand at making your own paper quilt collage or add to our community paper patchwork quilt!

The exhibition will be on view through January 1, 2019.

Admission

Free, $3 Suggested Donation
Lefferts Historic House

Colorful Quilts - An Event for Children with ASD

Sunday, November 25 , 11 am – 12 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House for an exclusive event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The museum will open an hour early and you and your family can view our annual show with the Brooklyn Quilters Guild and make your own glued quilt to take home or add it to our community patchwork. 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
Extra sensory-based activities to provide fun for a wide range of preferences
Downloadable Pre-Trip Social Story™
A comfortable, protected and accepting environment

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Admission

Free, RSVP
Brooklyn Historical Society

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

All Day, Sunday, November 25, 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.