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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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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

Volunteer with Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Volunteer Corps! This...
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Friday, October 26, 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 27, 2018
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Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair

Prospect Park Alliance invites all local ghosts and ghouls to...
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Sunday, October 28, 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 29, 2018
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Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

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Sunday, July 1, 2018
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Prospect Park

Prospect Park History Walking Tour

Sunday, July 1 , 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2018

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking tours of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn, presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. These two-hour tours will examine the Park’s many layers of natural and human history, from the flora and geology to the architectural eras visible in the built environment.

Please note there will not be a regular tour on Sunday, October 14, due to Open House New York. Learn more on the OHNY website.

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Member Perk: Prospect Park Alliance Members receive a $5 discount on the Prospect Park Walking Tour.  

Already a member? Contact membership@prospectpark.org for more information.

Admission

$20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for children, Advanced Registration Required
Bartel-Pritchard Square

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday, July 1 , 9 am – 3 pm, 2016

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved market, occuring every Sunday and Wednesday, is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples. The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers, to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

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Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg Prospect Park

Sunday, July 1 , 11 am – 6 pm, 2018

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Admission

Free

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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, July 1 , 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
Lefferts Historic House

Faces and Stories of Prospect Park

Sunday, July 1 , 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

Flax Harvest

Sunday, July 1 , 1 pm – 4 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance for our mid-summer harvest! You helped us plant, weed and water; now  help us harvest our flax crop and prepare it for processing. Then, watch a costumed interpreter spinning flaxen thread.

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation
Audubon Center

Early Morning Bird Walk: Taking Wing

Sunday, July 1 , 8 am – 9 am, 2018

This is the time of year when young birds out number adult birds. Join Prospect Park Alliance in search of fledglings as they test their wings! Tour leaves promptly at 8 am. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Admission

Free
Prospect Park Zoo

Can You Run The Zoo?

Sunday, July 1 , 10 am – 5 pm, 2018

Do you have what it takes to work at the zoo? Visit the Prospect Park Zoo every weekend in July to find out what it takes to care for hundreds of animals. National Zoo Keeper Week is in July so it’s a perfect opportunity to meet some of our keepers and learn about their jobs. Volunteer and education program information will highlight how you too can join the zoo!

Admission

Free with Admission

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Pop-Up Audubon I: Macy's Fishing Clinics

Sunday, July 1 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance educators in these fun, free catch-and-release fishing clinics! Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait, and then join us for a family birdwatching walk. Pop-Up Audubon is made possible through the generous support of Con Edison and the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City.

  • Macy's Family Fishing Clinics, 1 pm + 3 pm:  Enjoy catch-and-release fishing, while  learning about local fish species, fishing safety and  how to use the tackle. Suited for families with children under 8. This hour long program starts promptly at 1 pm and then again at 3 pm; late participants cannot be accommodated. 

  • Family Birdwatching, 4 pm–5 pm:  Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Prospect Park Alliance naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds! This program leaves promptly at 4 pm.

Admission

Free

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White Levy Esplanade

Pop-Up Audubon II: Gone Fishin' Clinics

Sunday, July 1 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2018

Enjoy the summer with Prospect Park Alliance’s fin and feather programs around the park! Pop-Up Audubon is made possible through the generous support of Con Edison and the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City.

  • Family Birdwatching, 12 pm-1 pm: Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds?  After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds! This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.

  • Gone Fishin' Clinics, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at fishing? Join Prospect Park Alliance to catch-and-release fish right here in Prospect Park!  Participants will learn about local fish species, responsible fishing practices, and instruction on how to use our spin-casting rods. Instruction, tackle, and bait will be provided. Pop-Up II is suited for individuals over 8. This hour long program starts promptly at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm, late participants cannot be accommodated.

Admission

Free
Lefferts Historic House

Handheld Games of the Past

Sunday, July 1 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2018

Handheld games were just as popular in the past as they are in the present. So put down the remote or controller and come on over to the Lefferts house where you can join Prospect Park Alliance to learn classic handheld games from the past like graces, hoops, quoits, horseshoes and 9-pin bowling!

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation
Brooklyn Historical Society

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

All Day, Sunday, July 1, 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.