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Wednesday, July 17, 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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Wednesday, July 17, 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 18, 2019
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Prospect Park Yoga

Join Bend + Bloom Yoga, Prospect Park Alliance and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn...
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Friday, July 19, 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, July 20, 2019
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Lawn Games

Get out and and play with Prospect Park Alliance in...
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Sunday, July 21, 2019
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Lawn Games

Get out and and play with Prospect Park Alliance in...
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Monday, July 22, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

Join Prospect Park Alliance to every Monday to help beautify...
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019
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Love and Basketball (2000)

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Prospect Park Alliance...
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Thursday, July 25, 2019
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Prospect Park Yoga

Join Bend + Bloom Yoga, Prospect Park Alliance and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn...
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Friday, July 26, 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, May 11, 2019
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Parkside + Ocean Avenues

Parkside + Ocean Entrance Spruce Up

Saturday, May 11 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2019

Prospect Park Alliance wants the community to lend a hand in the park! On May 11, you're invited to join the Weekend Volunteer Corps in sprucing up the area around the entrance at Parkside and Ocean Avenue, future home to the Shirley Chisholm monument. Help us weed gardens, paint fences and benches, spread mulch and clean pathways. 

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Later in the season, the Alliance will be painting the entrance’s pergola, and in coming months, will kick off a full restoration of the Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue entrance and perimeter. Learn more on the Capital Projects Tracker

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Registration Required, Free

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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, May 11 , 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, May 11 , 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
Audubon Center

Intro to Birdwatching

Saturday, May 11 , 12 pm – 1 pm, 2019

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join Prospect Park Alliance and the Brooklyn Bird Club every Saturday through June to take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Please note this tour leaves promptly at 12 pm from outside the Audubon Center.

Admission

Free
Prospect Park

Saturday Volunteer Corps

Saturday, May 11 , 10 am – 2 pm, 2019

Prospect Park Alliance's Saturday Volunteer Corps is a great way to explore Prospect Park and give back to your community! Every Saturday starting in May, join Prospect Park Alliance to help care for Brooklyn's Backyard. Volunteers will help with tree care, maintaining the park's perimeter, litter patrol, bench painting and more!

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

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Please note there will be no Saturday Corps on on 7/28 or 8/24

 

Admission

Free, Registration Required

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Prospect Park Zoo

Wild and Wooly Festival

Saturday, May 11 , 10 am – 4 pm, 2019

It’s a wild and wooly celebration every weekend at Prospect Park Zoo! Learn how goat herders in Mongolia are actually saving local wildlife in the cashmere industry. Enjoy special talks about the Zoo's barnyard animals and crafts every weekend, and on one weekend only, witness the fascinating shearing of the sheep by a professional shearer.

Admission

Free with Admission

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Vanderbilt Playground

Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

Saturday, May 11 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2019

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday + Sunday in May for Pop Up Audubon II: Animal Clues! Learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials. Pop-Up Audubon II is best for ages 8 and over. Presented in partnership with Con Edison.

Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes. This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.
Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program. This program starts promptly at 1 pm.
Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 2 pm.
Family Birdwatching, 3–4 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 leaves promptly at 3 pm.

 

Admission

Free
Peninsula

Wonderful Warblers: Pop-up Audubon I

Saturday, May 11 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2019

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday + Sunday in May to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful. Pop-Up Audubon I is best for ages 8 and under. Presented in partnership with Con Edison.

Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older. This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.
Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. This program leaves promptly at 1 pm.
Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by picking up litter, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 2 pm.
Family Birdwatching, 3–4 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 leaves promptly at 3 pm.

 

Admission

Free

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Lefferts Historic House

Harvesting Color

Saturday, May 11 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2019

Every weekend in May, join Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House on an exploration of color from the natural world.  Learn how to use natural ingredients such as flowers, berries and food scraps to naturally dye fabrics.  Participants are welcome to bring one natural fiber item (cotton, linen, canvas, or silk) to dye.  No previous dyeing experience necessary! All ages welcome!  Participation is limited and is on a first come first serve basis

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation
Prospect Park Zoo

Mother’s Day Breakfast

Saturday, May 11 , 9 am – 10:30 am, 2019

Treat mom to something special this year - a celebration of animal moms at the zoo! Participants will meet in the zoo before it opens, enjoy a light breakfast, meet an animal close up, and help prepare special treats for the some of our animal moms.

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Admission

$20 for zoo members, $25 for non-members

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Audubon Center

International Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 11 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2019

Help Prospect Park Alliance celebrate the importance of stop-over locations like Prospect Park to migratory birds. More than 250 species have been recorded in the park, and it is not uncommon to see 100 or more species in one spring day.

Blooming Naturalists, 10 am–12 pm: Learn about native plants and their importance to migratory birds.
Nature on the Go!, 11 am–12 pm: An Alliance Naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us. This program leaves promptly at 11am.
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.

 

Admission

Free
Prospect Park

Weekend Volunteer Corps

Saturday, May 11 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2019

Get involved in your community! Join Prospect Park Alliance to spruce up gardens, paint fences + benches, weed, spread mulch, and clean and maintain pathways. 

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

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Want to bring a volunteer group? Check out our Group Volunteer options.

Admission

Free, Registration Required

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