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Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Camp Romper

Enjoy the first annual Camp Romper—a day-long summer camp...
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Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Camp Romper

Enjoy the first annual Camp Romper—a day-long summer camp...
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Monday, September 23, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Mondays through September 30 to...
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Wednesday, September 25, 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, September 26, 2019
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Nature Exploration

Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the...
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Friday, September 27, 2019
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Nature Exploration

Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the...
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Saturday, September 28, 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, September 29, 2019
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Fall Feast

Join Prospect Park Alliance and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital at...
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Monday, September 30, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Mondays through September 30 to...
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019
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Rosh Hashanah in Prospect P...

Join Prospect Park Alliance for family friendly programming on Rosh...
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Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Audubon Center, Carousel, Lefferts Historic House, Long Meadow

Memorial Day Weekend in Prospect Park

Saturday, May 25 , 9 am – 4 pm, 2019

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Memorial Day for family friendly programming at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House.

Saturday, May 25

Marine Day
Long Meadow South, 9 am–4 pm, Free

Start Memorial Day weekend with the excitement of Marine Day! The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) will host Marine Day in Prospect Park featuring interactive and aviation static displays, demonstrations, and a performance by the USMC Battle Color Detachment. 

Harvesting Color
Lefferts Historic House, 2–4 pm, $3 Suggested Donation

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

Sunday, May 26

Harvesting Color
Lefferts Historic House, 2–4 pm, $3 Suggested Donation

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

Monday, May 27

Field Day, 2–4 pm 
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Memorial Day at the Lefferts Historic House for races, bubbles, lawns games and more!

Splashpad Opening
LeFrak Center at Lakeside, 10 am–7 pm, Free

Cool off at ​the LeFrak Center at Lakeside for the first day of the season at the park's much loved Splashpad!

Saturday, May 25–Monday, May 27

Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Memorial Day for nature education programs at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, the first urban Audubon Center in the nation.
Discovery Pack, 12–3 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, 2–3 pm: Join Alliance Naturalists in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. This program starts promptly at 2 pm.
Family Bird Walk, 3–4 pm: Prospect Park is a stopping point for hundreds of bird species each year! Join us as we search for these amazing creatures and other nature around the park. Binoculars and bird guides are provided. This program leaves promptly at 3 pm.

Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm 
Children’s Corner, $2.50 per ride, $11.50 for a book of 5 tickets, Free with Prospect Park Alliance Family Supporter membership or higher. 
Celebrate Memorial Day with the park’s beloved Carousel. 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!

Admission

Free
Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, May 25 , 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 the GrowNYC website.

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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, May 25 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2019

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
Martin Seck
Audubon Center

Intro to Birdwatching

Saturday, May 25 , 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 November 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 25 , 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 25 , 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 25 , 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 25 , 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 25 , 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