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Monday, September 23, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
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Nature Exploration

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Friday, October 4, 2019
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Nature Exploration

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Saturday, October 5, 2019
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Capturing Shadows

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Sunday, October 6, 2019
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Nature Exploration

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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Eastside Revival

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Wednesday Greenmarket at Ba...

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Nature Exploration

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Sunday, December 9, 2018
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Lefferts Historic House

Faces and Stories of Prospect Park

Sunday, December 9 , 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
Lefferts Historic House

A Century of Honor

Sunday, December 9 , 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, December 9 , 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

Historic Games

Sunday, December 9 , 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

Sunday, December 9 , 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

Behind the Scenes Tour

Sunday, December 9 , 12 pm – 1 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance to discover What’s Behind the Scenes at the Lefferts Historic House! Discuss the Dutch-American architecture and changing landscape of Brooklyn, then have a chance to explore behind the scenes storage areas and hear stories about rarely seen collections items. These special one-hour Behind the Scenes Tours are offered bi-monthly.

Take this chance to see behind the “staff only” sign.

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Admission

$10, registration required
Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn's Largest Menorah Lighting

Sunday, December 9 , 5:30 pm – 7 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, Sunday, December 9, 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.