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Sunday, December 9, 2018
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Faces and Stories of Prospe...

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Virginia L. S. Freire Photography...
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Sunday, December 9, 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 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...

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Monday, December 17, 2018
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On view through March 2019 In celebration of the 150th...
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Saturday, December 8, 2018
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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, December 8 , 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 8 , 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 8 , 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 8 , 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 8 , 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
Grand Army Plaza

NYRR Running History Tour

Saturday, December 8 , 11 am – 12 pm, 2018

#GetOutToRun with New York Road Runners at an NYRR Prospect Park Running History Tour, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. Starting from the historic Grand Army Plaza Arch and finishing at Bartel-Pritchard Square, you’ll be led by one of NYRR's Group Training coaches past several historical spots throughout Prospect Park, including the Dongan Oak Marker and Harry's Wall. Experience the park’s deep history at a comfortable (~10:00 min/mile) pace that’ll allow for plenty of photo opps and questions along the 2.5-mile route. Please meet us directly under the arch at Grand Army Plaza.

RSVP today!

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Admission

Free, Registration Required
Lefferts Historic House

Historic Games

Saturday, December 8 , 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
Prospect Park Zoo

Winter Zoo Wonderland

Saturday, December 8 , 10 am – 4:30 pm, 2018

Every weekend, explore the Prospect Park Zoo's wintery outdoor trail, warm up in indoor exhibits, and discover the special adaptations animals have to survive in the cold. You’ll be toasty warm as you find out who at the zoo loves the cold…and who doesn’t.

Admission

Free with Admission

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Lefferts Historic House

Creating Legacies

Saturday, December 8 , 12 pm – 2 pm, 2018

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of historic games, activities & holiday treats by a warm fire. Special Guest, Professor Ron Howell with a reading from his new book, Boss of Black Brooklyn: The Life and Times of Bertram L. Baker. Co-hosted by the Prospect Park Alliance and Pia Raymond NYC.

Admission

Free
Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn's Largest Menorah Lighting

Saturday, December 8 , 7 pm – 8 pm, 2018

The World's Largest Menorah stands at a whopping 32 feet tall (the maximum allowed by Jewish law), and has been towering over Grand Army Plaza since 1985.

Join Chabad of Park Slope every night, where the menorah lighting celebration is accompanied by live music and hot latkes for all. Special gifts are distributed to every child, making this a family celebration and a must on everyone's calendar.

Menorah Lighting Schedule

  • 1st Night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 2 LIVE KICKOFF CONCERT begins at 4:30 pm
  • 2nd Night of Chanukah, Monday, December 3 at 6:00 pm
  • 3rd Night Of Chanukah, Tuesday, December 4 at 6:00 pm
  • 4th Night Of Chanukah, Wednesday, December 5 at 6:00 pm
  • 5th Night Of Chanukah, Thursday, December 6 at 6:00 pm
  • 6th Night Of Chanukah, Friday, December 7, at 3:30 pm
  • 7th Night Of Chanukah, Saturday, December 8 at 7:00 pm
  • 8th Night Of Chanukah, Sunday, December 9 at 5:30 pm

Admission

Free

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Brooklyn Historical Society

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

All Day, Saturday, December 8, 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.