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Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Battle of Brooklyn Monument...

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Monday, August 19, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

Join Prospect Park Alliance to every Monday to help beautify...
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritc...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Prospect Park Yoga

Prospect Park Yoga Location Change: On Thursday, August 1 Prospect...
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Friday, August 23, 2019
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Shape Up NYC: Healing Hatha...

Exercise your body and your mind in Brooklyn’s Backyard...
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Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Soap and Bubbles

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Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Wash Day: An Event for Chil...

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Monday, August 26, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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Sunday, October 27, 2019
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Bartel-Pritchard Square

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday, October 27 , 9 am – 3 pm

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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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, October 27 , 10 am – 1 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday + Sunday through November for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.

Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: Come explore nature on your own with our Discovery Packs, a backpack filled with nature activities and exploration tools, perfect for families and kids to interact with the park in a whole new way!
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. Animal Encounter is presented in partnership with Macy's.
Nature’s Helpers, 12–1 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.

 

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Free
Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg

Sunday, October 27 , 11 am – 6 pm

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April 7–October 27, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

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Free

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Prospect Park

Prospect Park Walking Tours

Sunday, October 27 , 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Come out and enjoy Prospect Park while learning about its incredible history! Prospect Park Alliance and Turnstile Tours host a series of themed walking tours that examine the many layers of natural and human history to be found in Brooklyn's Backyard. All tours begin at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, except the Brooklyn's Backyard Tour, which will leave from outside the Lincoln Rd Entrance comfort station. 

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  • Hidden Treasures Tour (1st Sundays): Explore some of the little-known corners of Prospect Park in this tour that uncovers some of the park’s hidden treasures. Once prime attractions, these areas  are currently the focus of Prospect Park Alliance restoration efforts to revitalize the Park. The tour includes the Rose Garden and Vale of Cashmere in the park’s northeast corner, and well as a guided walk through Brooklyn’s last remaining forest, the 150-acre Ravine.
  • ​Waterways & Wellhouse Tour (2nd Sundays): Prospect Park is an engineering marvel, designed around an ingenious drainage system and a chain of manmade streams and ponds that terminate in Brooklyn’s largest lake. This tour will follow the park’s scenic watercourse and delve into how Prospect Park Alliance maintains and supports this complex system. The tour will end with a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most unique features of the park: the 1869 Wellhouse, the park’s last remaining building by park designer Calvert Vaux, which once housed the machinery that fueled the  watercourse and was recently restored by the Alliance and converted into the first composting restrooms in a NYC park.
  • Art & Architecture Tour (3rd Sundays): For over 150 years, Prospect Park has been a showcase for beautiful public buildings and artwork, with representations from eras including Beaux-Arts, City Beautiful, the New Deal Modernism, and contemporary LEED-certified projects. This tour will examine some of the fine architectural details and ongoing restoration work, from the era of Vaux and Olmsted to the present day.
  • Brooklyn’s Backyard Tour – includes Zoo and Carousel admission (4th Sundays): Prospect Park is an oasis for people – and animals! Discover the native habitats and inhabitants of the park, and explore the past and present of recreation, animals, and ongoing conservation efforts of the Prospect Park Alliance. This tour includes an interactive scavenger for children and adults, and ends at the park’s Children’s Corner, with a special visit to Prospect Park Zoo and tickets to ride the historic Carousel.

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Carousel

Haunted Carousel

Sunday, October 27 , 12 pm – 5 pm

Don’t be scared when you see the haunted carousel! Take a spin on the spooky ride to your favorite Halloween jams.

$2.50 per ride, $11.50 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Supporter membership. Join the Alliance at the Family Supporter level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

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$2.50+

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Lefferts Historic House

Scary Stories with Tammy Hall

Sunday, October 27 , 2 pm – 4 pm

Make sure you're sitting next to someone braver than you! Join Prospect Park Alliance and master storyteller Tammy Hall keeps the tradition of scary stories alive with tales told in the village of Flatbush 200 years ago. While you're here make a spooky Halloween cut-out based on a Lefferts family design.

Admission

Free

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