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Friday, November 16, 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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Friday, November 16, 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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Saturday, November 17, 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, November 18, 2018
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Prospect Park History Walki...

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking...
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Monday, November 19, 2018
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Monday Eastside Revival

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Monday to help beautify two...
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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
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Wednesday, November 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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Thursday, November 22, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
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Friday, November 23, 2018
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Black Friday Hike: Prospect...

On Black Friday, skip the long lines and work off...
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Saturday, November 24, 2018
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Greenmarket at Grand Army P...

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Saturday, July 14, 2018
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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, July 14 , 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, July 14 , 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

Saturday, July 14 , 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
Prospect Park Zoo

Can You Run The Zoo?

Saturday, July 14 , 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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Peninsula

Pop-Up Audubon I: Macy's Fishing Clinics

Saturday, July 14 , 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

Saturday, July 14 , 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

Saturday, July 14 , 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
Picnic House

Weekend Volunteer Corps

Saturday, July 14 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2018

Get involved in your community! Join Prospect Park Alliance to  spruce up gardens, paint fences + benches, weed, spread mulch, and clean and maintain pathways. We can accommodate any group ranging from just a few people to up to 40 volunteers. Please complete our Group Inquiry Form.

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

Admission

Free, Registration Required

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LeFrak Center at Lakeside

Kids Health & Safety Fair

Saturday, July 14 , 12 pm – 3 pm, 2018

Come to the LeFrak Center at Lakeside for a fun, family-friendly afternoon dedicated to kids’ health and safety. Enjoy roller skating lessons, fire safety and CPR training, wellness education and much more at this free event.

Admission

Free

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Bandshell

Kronos Quartet + Trio Da Kali

Saturday, July 14 , 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 2018

Kronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali will perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

No group has been more adventurously omnivorous in its collaborations than Kronos Quartet, and last year’s Ladilikan, with the Malian supergroup Trio Da Kali, is a high point in a career of high points. Inspired by gospel queen and civil rights pioneer Mahalia Jackson, the record runs the gamut “from subtle harmonic counterpoint, to circular riffs reminiscent of Steve Reich’s minimalism, to grander phrasings that seem to join the dots between Malian blues and Appalachian folk.” (The Guardian) The two bands grace our stage, separately and together, for a magical evening.

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, July 14, 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.