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Saturday, December 15, 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, December 16, 2018
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Faces and Stories of Prospe...

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Virginia L. S. Freire Photography...
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Monday, December 17, 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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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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Free Skate with Santa

Join NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital + Prospect Park Alliance for a...
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Wednesday, December 19, 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, December 20, 2018
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
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Friday, December 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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Saturday, December 22, 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, December 23, 2018
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Faces and Stories of Prospe...

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Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Prospect Park

Saturday Volunteer Corps

Saturday, August 4 , 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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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, August 4 , 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, August 4 , 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, August 4 , 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
Audubon Center

Zen Zoo Yoga: Shape Up NYC

Saturday, August 4 , 12 pm – 1 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance and NYC Parks for this fun and mindful Shape Up NYC class for kids. Our instructor will teach Asana yoga, which is based on animal forms and shapes. Yoga for kids helps foster self confidence, compassion, visualization and laughter. This class is open to children under 18, no registration is required. All levels are welcome.

This event will take place during every other Saturday, throughout the months of July and August.

Admission

Free

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Imagination Playground

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour

Saturday, August 4 , 2 pm – 3 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday and Sunday in August at the Imagination Playground for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall. Discover fun and exciting tales as you gather around Peter and Willie, the statue of two beloved Keats characters. Sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Admission

Free

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Litchfield Villa

Prospect Park Alliance Members Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, August 4 , 10 am – 12 pm, 2018

Prospect Park Alliance invites members at the $100 Supporter level and above to join Alliance Historian Amy Peck and Urban Archive for a morning of exploration in Prospect Park as we host our first-ever scavenger hunt exclusively for members. Participants of all ages can join as a team or as individuals, and discover the history of this 151-year-old Park, as well as have the chance to ask Amy questions about the Park's past. Attendees will need at least one team member with an iPhone (iOS 10.0+) and the Urban Archive App.

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Interested in the Members Scavenger Hunt but not an Alliance member? Become a member today and email membership@prospectpark.org to find out how to receive your invitation to this event.

Admission

Free
Prospect Park Zoo

Calypso at the Zoo

Saturday, August 4 , 10 am – 5 pm, 2018

Visit the Prospect Park Zoo every weekend in August for a zoo-themed West Indian carnival with steelpan and calypso music, carnival-inspired crafts, and of course, Caribbean culture. Learn about the unique wildlife of the Caribbean islands and about conservation work in the Caribbean by the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Admission

Free with Admission

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South West Corner Near Park Circle

Pop-Up Audubon I: Macy's Fishing Clinics

Saturday, August 4 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance educators in these fun, free fishing clinics! Participants learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety and will even get to collect their own bait. 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. Pre-registration is recommended at Eventbrite.com. Limited walk-in spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 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
Binnen Bridge

Pop-Up Audubon II: Gone Fishin' Clinics

Saturday, August 4 , 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

Soap and Bubbles

Saturday, August 4 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House and give us a hand pulling weeds in the garden, then take a break and get clean playing with giant bubbles!

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation
Bandshell

Tarrus Riley

Saturday, August 4 , 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, 2018

Tarrus Riley with Dean Fraser and the Black Soil Band, as well as Mwenso & The Shakes will both perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Tarrus Riley, the son of the late, beloved ska and rocksteady star Jimmy Riley and “one of the most accomplished of the second generation of Jamaica roots reggae singers,” (Jamaica Gleaner) belts out love songs and black history lessons with equal passion. Mwenso & the Shakes’ members hail from across the globe but all call Harlem home; they put on an electrifying show The New York Times calls “intense, prowling, and ebullient.”

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, August 4, 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.