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Friday, August 17, 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, August 17, 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, August 18, 2018
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Saturday Volunteer Corps

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

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Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Prospect Park History Walki...

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

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Monday, August 20, 2018
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Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

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

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Tuesday, August 21, 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, August 22, 2018
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Alice in Wonderland

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Prospect Park Alliance...

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
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Free Carousel Rides

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Thursday in August where children...

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Friday, August 24, 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, August 25, 2018
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Members Morning at Children...

Prospect Park Alliance invites members at the $150 Family Supporter...

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Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch

Re-Imagining the City

Saturday, June 16 , 2 pm – 3 pm, 2018

How can diverse communities come together to create a shared vision for vibrant public spaces that are welcoming to all? Join Sue Donoghue, President of Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that sustains Prospect Park, and Casey Wang, Senior Project Manager with Hester Street, a non-profit organization that works to ensure neighborhoods are shaped by the people who live in them, in a dialogue moderated by journalist Allison C. Meier. The group will discuss the Alliance’s yearlong community engagement effort to create a community-driven vision for Prospect Park’s former Rose Garden, a little-known landscape that borders communities on the east side of the Park.

RSVP to let us know if you will join us, space is limited!

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Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster, an inflatable pavilion or “bubbletecture,” sets up shop at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch June 11-17, 2018. Enjoy 50 free programs over seven days focused on civic engagement, social justice, freedom and critical thinking—including daily readings of The New York Times moderated by artists and community members, chair-making workshops, artist-led walks, literary cabarets and debates, and presentations on graffiti and green architecture. Presented by Brooklyn Public Library in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, raumlaborberlin, Storefront for Art & Architecture, and visitBerlin.

Admission

Free, RSVP
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch

Democracy Lab

Saturday, June 16 , 10 am – 9 pm, 2018

Visit the Democracy Lab at the Spacebuster, an inflatable pavilion or “bubbletecture,” as it sets up shop at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch this June. Enjoy 50 free programs over seven days focused on civic engagement, social justice, freedom and critical thinking—including daily readings of The New York Times moderated by artists and community members, chair-making workshops, artist-led walks, literary cabarets and debates, and presentations on graffiti and green architecture.

Presented by Brooklyn Public Library in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, raumlaborberlin, Storefront for Art & Architecture, and visitBerlin.

View the full calendar of events.

Admission

Free
Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, June 16 , 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

Nature Exploration

Saturday, June 16 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
  • 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 pm–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
Prospect Park Zoo

Turtle Takeover: Prospect Park Zoo

Saturday, June 16 , 10 am – 5 pm, 2018

What’s the difference between a turtle and tortoise? How do researchers track them in the wild? Visit the Prospect Park Zoo every weekend in June where turtles (and tortoises) are taking over. Learn fascinating facts about every member of the chelonian family and find out why many of them are seriously in danger of extinction. Scavenger hunt, keeper talks, live animals and turtle themed activities will take place throughout the zoo!

 

Admission

Free with Admission

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Vanderbilt Playground

Pop-Up Audubon I: Incredible Invertebrates

Saturday, June 16 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance to examine the tiniest creatures in Prospect Park. Pop-Up Audubon I is best for ages 8 and under. Pop-Up Audubon is made possible through the generous support of Con Edison and the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City.

  • Adventure Hike, 12 pm–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 pm–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake. This program leaves promptly at 1 pm.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2 pm–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. This program leaves promptly at 3 pm.

Admission

Free
Rustic Shelter, Lakeside

Pop-Up Audubon II: Water Detectives

Saturday, June 16 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2018

What's in our water? Join Prospect Park Alliance to Investigate water chemistry and identify macroinvertebrates in and around the upper watercourse. Pop-Up Audubon II is best for ages 8 and over. Pop-Up Audubon is made possible through the generous support of Con Edison and the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Shoreline Water Walk, 12 pm–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the lower section of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystem of the Lake. This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1 pm–2 pm: Discover what creatures live in Prospect Park’s water bodies and the chemistry that influences their development in this citizen science program. This program starts promptly at 1 pm.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2 pm–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 Bird Watching, 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.

 

Admission

Free
Audubon Center

Intro to Birdwatching

Saturday, June 16 , 12 pm – 1 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday in June for a birdwatching tour to learn about Prospect Park’s magnificent array of birds and how to identify them! Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

 

Admission

Free
Lefferts Historic House

Flax to Linen

Saturday, June 16 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax crop we planted in the spring and try out the tools used to transform flax into linen cloth.

Admission

$3 suggested donation
Lefferts Historic House

Faces and Stories of Prospect Park

Saturday, June 16 , 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
Bandshell

The Jayhawks

Saturday, June 16 , 7 pm – 9 pm, 2018

The Jayhawks, Mandolin Orange, and Parsonsfield will perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

For more than 30 years, The Jayhawks “have crafted widescreen power-pop with country-western affectations, summoning an easygoing romanticism and a skyward sound that makes even their sad songs seem happy.” (Portland Press Herald) 2016’s stellar record Paging Mr. Proust and a more recent collaboration with Ray Davies show they’re still at the top of their game. The sublime harmonies of North Carolina duo Mandolin Orange, who “approach traditional roots music from a fresh, modern perspective,” (Rolling Stone) and the raucous foot-stomping Americana of Parsonsfield round out a perfect Saturday at the Bandshell.

Gates open an hour before the performance unless otherwise noted, and all performances are rain or shine. For the latest information, including weather updates, set times, seating configurations, and FAQs, please visit the BRIC website.  

Admission

Free

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Brooklyn Historical Society

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

All Day, Saturday, June 16, 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.