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Thursday Volunteer Corps

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Nature Exploration

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Nature Exploration

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Thursday Volunteer Corps

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Nature Exploration

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Opening Day Parade + Ceremony

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Saturday, May 18, 2019
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Prospect Park

Spring Fling

Saturday, May 18 , 12 pm – 3 pm

On May 18 + 19, Prospect Park Alliance  celebrates spring in Prospect Park with a full weekend of special events and activities that brings together the entire community! Enjoy a family-friendly fair, a scavenger hunt, fun run, birdwatching walk and tons of other exciting and fun springtime activities in Brooklyn's Backyard!

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Check back soon for further details!

 

Admission

Free
Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, May 18 , 8 am – 4 pm

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 18 , 10 am – 1 pm

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 18 , 12 pm – 1 pm

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 Zoo

Wild and Wooly Festival

Saturday, May 18 , 10 am – 4 pm

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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Peninsula

Wonderful Warblers: Pop-up Audubon I

Saturday, May 18 , 11 am – 4 pm

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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Vanderbilt Playground

Pop-Up Audubon II: Animal Clues

Saturday, May 18 , 11 am – 4 pm

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
Lefferts Historic House

Come and Color

Saturday, May 18 , 2 pm – 4 pm

Every weekend in May, join Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House and learn how the Lefferts family would have used materials around the farm to make natural cloth dyes.

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation
Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Half Marathon

Saturday, May 18 , 7 am – 12 pm

The Brooklyn Half Marathon is the largest half marathon in the country. The route begins at the Brooklyn Museum and includes a loop around Prospect Park. For more information and to register, visit New York Road Runners.

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Admission

$90 for NYRR members, $115 for non NYRR members, Free for NYRR 10K members

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Prospect Park Zoo

Family STEM Safari

Saturday, May 18 , 10 am – 3 pm

Bring the whole family to the zoo for a day of hands on science and exploration. Find out how zoos use STEM to learn about and care for animals while practicing with tools and procedures being used by WCS scientists in the field and participating in hands on science experiments.

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

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