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Friday, June 22, 2018
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Lola Star's Dreamland Disco

Every Friday throughout mid-October, Lola Star hosts a DJ roller...

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Friday, June 22, 2018
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Lola Star's Dreamland Disco

Every Friday throughout mid-October, Lola Star hosts a DJ roller...

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Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Prospect Park Soiree

You’re invited to the most celebrated party of the...

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Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Prospect Park History Walki...

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking...

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Monday, June 25, 2018
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Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Brooklyn Roll: Soul Skate

Tuesday is the new Saturday at Brooklyn Roll! Join Prospect...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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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, June 28, 2018
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Nature at Night: Family Edi...

Join Prospect Park Alliance for an evening stroll to see...

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Friday, June 29, 2018
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Lola Star's Dreamland Disco

Every Friday throughout mid-October, Lola Star hosts a DJ roller...

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Saturday, June 30, 2018
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Saturday Volunteer Corps

The Prospect Park Alliance Saturday Volunteer Corps is a great...

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Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Prospect Park

Saturday Volunteer Corps

Saturday, May 26 , 10 am – 2 pm, 2018

The Prospect Park Alliance Saturday Volunteer Corps is a great way to explore Prospect Park and give back to your community!  Every Saturday from April–September, volunteers will take on a different section of the Park and engage in various tasks such as tree care, perimeter maintenance, litter patrol, bench painting, and more!

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

 

 

Admission

Free, Registration Required

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Long Meadow near Bandshell

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

Saturday, May 26 , 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 26 , 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 26 , 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 26 , 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 26 , 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

Map It

Lefferts Historic House

Fleece Fun

Saturday, May 26 , 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
Bartel-Pritchard Square, Grand Army Plaza

Art in the Parks: Fitzhugh Karol

All Day, Saturday, May 26, 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 26, 2018

On view July 13 through September 2018

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.