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Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude...
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude...
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Saturday, November 23, 2019
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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 24, 2019
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Nature Exploration

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday + Sunday through November for...
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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Wednesday Greenmarket at Ba...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...
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Thursday, November 28, 2019
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Turkey Trot 5-Miler

On Thanksgiving morning, join Prospect Park Track Club for one...
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Friday, November 29, 2019
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#OptOutside at Prospect Park

On Friday, November 29 + Saturday, November 30, skip the lines...
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Saturday, November 30, 2019
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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 1, 2019
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Winter on a Flatbush Farm

Get ready for winter as they did in the 19th...
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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Wednesday Greenmarket at Ba...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...
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Sunday, November 24, 2019
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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, November 24 , 10 am – 1 pm
2019-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

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.

 

Admission

Free
Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday, November 24 , 9 am – 3 pm
2019-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples. Open from May 5 to December 22, 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 the GrowNYC website.

This Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square is also open on Wednesdays year-round from 8 am to 3 pm.

Admission

Free

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Prospect Park Walking Tours

Sunday, November 24 , 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
2019-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

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 Road 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.

Learn more + get tickets today!

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Become a member of Prospect Park Alliance to enjoy a 25% discount on all park tours plus other great perks

Admission

Prices vary, 25% discount with Prospect Park Alliance membership
Prospect Park Zoo

Conservation Heroes

Sunday, November 24 , 11 am – 3 pm
2019-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

Every weekend in November Prospect Park Zoo will say thanks to the people who are working around the world to keep the amazing diversity of life on this planet safe. Join Prospect Park Zoo for fun activities and a celebration of conservation successes by Wildlife Conservation Society researchers at home and around the globe.

Admission

Free with Paid Admission

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Lefferts Historic House

Historic Games

Sunday, November 24 , 1 pm – 3 pm
2019-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

Join Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House to play historic card and dice games. While you’re here, make a Nine-man Morris game board to take home.

Admission

$3 suggested donation
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Junior Volunteer Corps

Sunday, November 24 , 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
2019-11-24T00:00:00-05:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a day of fun as we prepare the Park for winter! Families and elementary-school-aged groups are invited to join us to rake leaves and enjoy refreshments. Come learn the value of service and meet other families and children on this day of giving back.

Families please visit our Volunteer Event Registration Page to preregister.

Groups please complete our Group Inquiry Form.

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

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Admission

Free, Registration Required

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