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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

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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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Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Bartel-Pritchard Square

Prospect Park Alliance Gala

Saturday, September 29 , 6:30 pm – 11 pm, 2018

This festive evening in Brooklyn’s Backyard will honor Shelby White and the Leon Levy Foundation, the Alliance’s single largest donor. The evening begins with a cocktail hour, followed by a seated dinner and program celebrating Shelby’s dedication to Prospect Park. Guests also will enjoy live and silent auctions and a DJ dance party following dinner. Tickets begin at $750, and all funds raised by the Gala will bolster Prospect Park Alliance’s mission to sustain, restore and advance Prospect Park.

To purchase tickets or tables, to make a donation in honor of Shelby, or for more information, contact Allison Taylor, Director of Fundraising Events, at Ataylor@prospectpark.org or (718) 965-6992.

Learn more about the Gala.

Admission

$750+
Prospect Park

Saturday Volunteer Corps

Saturday, September 29 , 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, September 29 , 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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Lefferts Historic House

Faces and Stories of Prospect Park

Saturday, September 29 , 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
Zucker Natural Exploration Area

Radical Raptors: Pop-Up Audubon I

Saturday, September 29 , 10 am – 3 am, 2018

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday and Sunday in September to learn about the radical raptors in Brooklyn’s Backyard. Gather the whole family to learn about different species of raptors that migrate through Prospect Park. Presented in partnership with Con Edison.

Nature Play, 10 am–2 pm,  Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities. Program includes opportunities to dissect an owl pellet and paint with mud!

Nature's Helpers, 12–1 pm,  Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.

Family Birdwatching, 1–2 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 1 pm

Admission

Free
Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, September 29 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2018

Join the 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, 12–1 pm, 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
Rustic Shelter, Lakeside

Climate Clues: Pop-Up Audubon II

Saturday, September 29 , 10 am – 3 pm, 2018

Explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the park’s ecosystems. Pop-Up Audubon II is best for ages 8 and over. Presented in partnership with Con Edison.

Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 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.

Nethermead & Ravine Ramble, 11 am–12 pm, Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the midsection of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead. This program leaves promptly at 11 am.

Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm, Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program. This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.

Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm, Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter. This program leaves promptly at 1 pm.

Family Bird Watching, 2–3 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 starts promptly at 2 pm.

 

Admission

Free
Prospect Park Zoo

Migration Sensation

Saturday, September 29 , 10 am – 5:30 pm, 2018

It’s time to fly south – or is it? Join Prospect Park Zoo every weekend in September to learn which birds are flying south for the winter and which are staying right here at home. Visit some of the zoo’s most beautiful residents and learn about the amazing avian conservation efforts by the Wildlife Conservation Society. Family fun also includes themed games, scavenger hunt and bird biofact stations.

Admission

Free with Admission
Audubon Center

Intro to Birdwatching

Saturday, September 29 , 12 pm – 1 pm, 2018

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join Prospect Park Alliance to take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by Brooklyn Bird Club.

This program takes place every Saturday through December. 

Admission

Free
LeFrak Center at Lakeside

Shape Up NYC: Silent Disco

Saturday, September 29 , 10 am – 12 pm, 2018

Shape Up NYC will offer two hours of free fitness, Silent Disco style, to promote ongoing classes and recognize Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield for their partnership. Join us at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside for a morning of FREE fitness on Saturday, September 29 from 10 am–12 pm.

**Headphones will be distributed on a First Come, First Served basis**

10:00–10:15 am: Check-in
10:15–10:35 am: HIIT w/Joanne
10:35–10:55 am: Free Up Caribbean Movement w/Chanel
10:55–11:10 am: Break & Raffle
11:10–11:30 am: Housebox w/LRox (Cardio Kickboxing) w/LisaRoxanne​
11:30– 11:50 am: Healing Hatha Yoga w/Kat***

***Please bring a yoga mat***

RSVP to let us know you are coming!

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Admission

Free, RSVP

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Grand Army Plaza

NYRR Running History Tour

Saturday, September 29 , 11 am – 12 pm, 2018

#GetOutToRun with New York Road Runners at an NYRR Prospect Park Running History Tour, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. Starting from the historic Grand Army Plaza Arch and finishing at Bartel-Pritchard Square, you’ll be led by one of NYRR's Group Training coaches past several historical spots throughout Prospect Park, including the Dongan Oak Marker and Harry's Wall. Experience the park’s deep history at a comfortable (~10:00 min/mile) pace that’ll allow for plenty of photo opps and questions along the 2.5-mile route. Please meet us directly under the arch at Grand Army Plaza.

RSVP today!

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Admission

Free, Registration Required
Brooklyn Historical Society

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

All Day, Saturday, September 29, 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.