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Thursday, June 27, 2019
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University Open Air

This June, Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
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University Open Air

This June, Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present...
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Friday, June 28, 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, June 29, 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, June 30, 2019
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caribBEING Prospect Park: T...

Relax and join our guided textile circles led by Caribbean...
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Monday, July 1, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

Join Prospect Park Alliance to every Monday to help beautify...
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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Nosaj Thing DJ Set + Kimbra...

Nosaj Thing, Kimbra, and Bells Atlas will perform at the...
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Wednesday, July 3, 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, July 4, 2019
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Independence Day in Prospec...

Join Prospect Park Alliance for family-friendly programming to celebrate two...
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Friday, July 5, 2019
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Shape Up NYC: Healing Hatha...

Exercise your body and your mind in Brooklyn’s Backyard...
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Sunday, April 28, 2019
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Audubon Center

Earth Day 2019 Celebration

Sunday, April 28 , 1 pm – 4 pm, 2019

Join Prospect Park Alliance and community partners for our annual Earth Day Celebration at the Prospect Park Audubon Center! This environmental extravaganza, which focuses this year on protecting Prospect Park’s beloved animal species, takes place from 1–4 pm on Sunday, April 28.

Earth Day attendees will enjoy arts and crafts, discovery walks, catch-and-release fishing and of course nature games throughout this jam packed afternoon of activities, all set to the funky tunes of a live DJ!

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Among the activities at this afternoon of environmental fun:

  • Catch-and-Release Fishing: Learn all there is to know about fishing in the city with , and try your hand at the sport, catch-and-release style with the DEC Bureau of Fisheries
  • Insect Discovery Hike: Discover Prospect Park’s not-so-creepy crawlies on an Insect Discovery Hike with the Urban Park Rangers and get a chance to meet Pepper, a diamondback terrapin.
  • Spring Migration Bird Walk: Learn the importance of green spaces like Prospect Park with a Spring Migration Bird Walk, and discover issues birds face in urban environments and how you can help.
  • Meet Live Raptors: Have you ever wanted to see the fastest animal on the planet up-close? Or how about one of our local owl species? Wildlife In Need Of Rescue and Rehabilitation will have a special exhibition of raptors rescued from all around NYC and Long Island. These birds will be on display from 1-4 pm.
  • Lakeside Clean-Up, Composting + Much More: Lend you hand by helping to clean-up Brooklyn's only lake. Plus, get moving with Shape Up NYC. Leave with an understanding of how composting works, to make a difference in your own home!

Participating community partners include Brooklyn Bird Club, New York City Audubon, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, NYC Compost Project hosted by Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Zoo, NYC Parks’ Wildlife Unit, Clean Air NY, Audubon New York- For The Birds, Urban Park Rangers, Purslane Catering, Shape Up NYC and the Brooklyn Fishing Club.

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Admission

Free, RSVP

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Bartel-Pritchard Square

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday, April 28 , 9 am – 3 pm, 2016

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, April 28 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2019

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday + Sunday through June 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.
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
Prospect Park Zoo

Signs of Spring

Sunday, April 28 , 10 am – 4 pm, 2019

Signs of Spring are everywhere as animals at the zoo and your own backyard wake up from their winter sleep. Join us every weekend in April to celebrate spring, try out cool activities and science experiments, and learn how to be an urban scientist. Adventure awaits every weekend throughout the zoo!

Admission

Free with Admission

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Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg

Sunday, April 28 , 11 am – 6 pm, 2019

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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Admission

Free

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Lefferts Historic House

Wash Day

Sunday, April 28 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2019

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Saturdays + Sundays, April 13–28 at the Lefferts Historic House. Help us get the dirt out of our 19th century reproduction clothing the non-electric way, using washboards, bar soap and water warmed on an open fire.

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation
Prospect Park

Prospect Park Walking Tours

Sunday, April 28 , 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2019

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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Admission

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