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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritc...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...
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Thursday, September 5, 2019
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Nature Exploration

Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the...
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Friday, September 6, 2019
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Nature Exploration

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Saturday, September 7, 2019
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Taste of History: Apple Butter

Join Prospect Park Alliance every weekend in September at Lefferts...
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Sunday, September 8, 2019
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Taste of History: Apple Butter

Join Prospect Park Alliance every weekend in September at Lefferts...
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Monday, September 9, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Mondays through September 30 to...
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritc...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
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Nature Exploration

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Friday, September 13, 2019
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Nature Exploration

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Saturday, December 1, 2018
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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, December 1 , 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, December 1 , 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

Intro to Birdwatching

Saturday, December 1 , 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
Lefferts Historic House

A Century of Honor

Saturday, December 1 , 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

Saturday, December 1 , 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
Picnic Area—Picnic House South

Holiday Coffee Bark

Saturday, December 1 , 8 am – 10 am, 2018

Fido invites you to bring your pup to the park for a festive gathering featuring photos with Santa, and a sing along to holiday favorites – with canine-centric lyrics, of course. Eat, drink and be merry for we have off leash until 10 am!

This event takes place on the lawn near the Picnic House in Prospect Park. 

Admission

Free

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Prospect Park

NYRR Jingle Bell Jog 5K

Saturday, December 1 , 9:30 am – 1 pm, 2018

Now a 5K, this festive family favorite is more than just a road race, it's also a celebration for NYRR's youth programs. Plus, not only does your entry fee snag you a holiday souvenir and post-race hot chocolate, the proceeds from this race fund youth running programs in schools all over the city.

Register Today!

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Admission

$40+, Registration Required
Lefferts Historic House

Historic Games

Saturday, December 1 , 1 pm – 3 pm, 2018

Come to Lefferts Historic House for some great indoor fun. Learn how to play Nine-Man Morris and make your very own playing board to take home.

Admission

Free, $3 Suggested Donation
Brooklyn Historical Society

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

All Day, Saturday, December 1, 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.