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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

Volunteer with Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Volunteer Corps! This...
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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

Volunteer with Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Volunteer Corps! This...
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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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Friday, October 26, 2018
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Faces and Stories of Prospe...

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Saturday, June 9, 2018
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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, June 9 , 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 9 , 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 9 , 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 9 , 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 9 , 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 9 , 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 9 , 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 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
Parkside + Ocean Avenues

Weekend Volunteer Corps

Saturday, June 9 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2018

Get involved in your community! Join Prospect Park Alliance as we  spruce up gardens, paint fences + benches, weed, spread mulch, and clean and maintain pathways. This opportunity is open to individuals and groups of up to 40 volunteers. If you would like to bring a group please complete our Group Inquiry Form.

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

Admission

Free, Registration Required
Boathouse

Basic Canoeing

Saturday, June 9 , 11 am – 2 pm, 2018

NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. All canoe programs are for ages 8 years and older. Participation in a mandatory safety review led by a trained park ranger is required. This basic canoeing program is great for all skill levels. First-come, first-served. The line to participate may be closed prior to 2 pm due to demand. We will meet at the Audubon Center at the Boathouse.

 

Admission

Free

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Brooklyn Historical Society

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

All Day, Saturday, June 9, 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.