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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

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Friday, October 19, 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 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

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Saturday, May 19, 2018
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Boulder Bridge

Bird Sit

Saturday, May 19 , 7 am – 3 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance and the Brooklyn Bird Club for a day of observing birds. Late May is the tail end of the warbler migration where small and often colorful songbirds travel from as far as South America, stop and rest on their way to their nesting grounds. At this free event we will be observing birds from one location and letting them come to us! Short walks will be lead from this location throughout the day as well.

Let us know if you are joining us!

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This is longtime Prospect Park Alliance volunteer and Brooklyn Bird Club member Michele Dreger's last "Intro to Birdwatching" event. Come by to wish her well on her next adventures! All levels are welcome, please bring a chair and or binoculars for a better experience.

The regular Prospect Park Alliance Introduction to Birdwatching walk at 12 pm will start at the Boathouse and end at this event. If you are unfamiliar with Prospect Park or the Ravine, join us for the walk and the group will guide you to the Bird Sit!

Admission

Free, RSVP!
Long Meadow near Bandshell

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

Saturday, May 19 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful. 

Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 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.
Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older. This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.
Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. This program leaves promptly at 1 pm.
Nature’s Helpers, 2– 3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by picking up litter, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 2 pm.
Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home. This program leaves promptly at 3 pm.

This program is best for ages 8 and under. Presented in partnership with Con Edison.

Admission

Free
Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, May 19 , 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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Audubon Center

Introduction to Birdwatching

Saturday, May 19 , 12 pm – 1 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday for a birdwatching tour to learn about Prospect Park’s magnificent array of birds and how to identify them! 

Admission

Free
Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, May 19 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities to welcome the start of spring every Saturday and Sunday!

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am-12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, a 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: Help 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
Peninsula

Pop-Up Audubon: Animal Clues

Saturday, May 19 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday and Sunday in May to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: Get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 2 pm.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Admission

Free

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Lefferts Historic House

Fleece Fun

Saturday, May 19 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday and Sunday in May at Lefferts Historic House to see how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle, and even make a felt rag doll stuffed with wool to take home with you. Doll workshop is first come, first served.

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation
Prospect Park

It’s My Park! Day

Saturday, May 19 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance and REI to care for your Park! Volunteer during It’s My Park Day, and participate in a citywide effort to care for our green spaces. Here at Prospect Park we'll focus our efforts on Lookout Hill with some cleaning, path maintenance and woodland restoration.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Want to bring a volunteer group? Please complete our Group Inquiry Form.

Admission

Free, Advance Registration Required

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Prospect Park Zoo

Wild and Wooly Festival

Saturday, May 19 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2018

Get to know the Prospect Park Zoo's Jacob’s four-horn and Shetland sheep with fiber crafts and farm-themed games. Zoo volunteers and a professional sheep shearer will be available to answer questions about the wooly animals and their coats.

Admission

Free with Zoo Admission

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Lefferts Historic House

Brooklyn Reading Council: Read Aloud and Book Giveaway

Saturday, May 19 , 1 pm – 4 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance and the Brooklyn Reading Council for a day of education and fun at the Lefferts Historic House with a special read aloud and book giveaway event.

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation
Bartel-Pritchard Square, Grand Army Plaza

Art in the Parks: Fitzhugh Karol

All Day, Saturday, May 19, 2018

Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks presents a public sculpture exhibition by artist Fitzhugh Karol through the NYC Parks Art in the Parks program. Two sculptures of colorful intersecting steel shapes reference familiar silhouettes of stairs and hillsides. Their abstract and playful shapes invite interaction and are a reminder of man’s imprint on the landscape. The two sculptures, titled “Searches” and “Reaches,” will be on display through Fall 2018.

About the Artist:
Fitzhugh Baylies Karol is a Brooklyn-based sculptor and designer interested in the integration of sculpture within landscape and architecture. Fitzhugh’s large outdoor sculptures and public works were be exhibited in three New York City parks in 2017. He has previously exhibited at the Bartow-Pell Museum, Socrates Sculpture Park, The LongHouse Reserve, Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, and The Aidron Duckworth Museum.

Admission

Free

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Brooklyn Historical Society

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

All Day, Saturday, May 19, 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.