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Saturday, March 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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Saturday, March 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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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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Wednesday Woodland Corps – ...

Join Prospect Park Alliance the first Wednesday of each month...
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Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

Volunteer with Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Volunteer Corps! This...
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Friday, April 5, 2019
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Nature Exploration

Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the...
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Saturday, April 6, 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, April 7, 2019
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Nature Exploration

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday + Sunday through June for...
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

Volunteer with Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Volunteer Corps! This...
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Friday, April 12, 2019
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Nature Exploration

Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the...
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Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Opening Day Parade + Ceremony

Join Prospect Park Alliance and the Prospect Park Baseball Association...
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Saturday, June 1, 2019
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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, June 1 , 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, June 1 , 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, June 1 , 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

Turtle Takeover

Saturday, June 1 , 10 am – 4 pm

Turtles (and tortoises) are taking over Prospect Park Zoo for a celebration of these popular reptiles. What’s the difference between a turtle and tortoise? How do researchers track them in the wild? Learn more fascinating facts about every member of the chelonian family and find out why many of them are seriously in danger of extinction. Scavenger hunt, keeper talks, live animals and turtle themed activities will take place throughout the zoo.

Admission

Free with Admission

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Vanderbilt Playground

Incredible Invertebrates: Pop-Up Audubon I

Saturday, June 1 , 11 am – 4 pm

Join the Alliance to every Saturday + Sunday in June to examine the tiniest creatures in Prospect Park. Pop-Up Audubon I is best for ages 8 and under. Presented in partnership with Con Edison.

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: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake. This program leaves 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
Rustic Shelter, Lakeside

Water Detectives: Pop-Up Audubon II

Saturday, June 1 , 11 am – 4 pm

What's in our water? Every Saturday + Sunday in June investigate water chemistry and identify macro invertebrates in and around the lake. 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.
Shoreline Water Walk, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the lower section of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystem of the Lake. This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.
Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Discover what creatures live in Prospect Park’s water bodies and the chemistry that influences their development 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 Bird Watching, 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

Flax to Linen

Saturday, June 1 , 2 pm – 4 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday + Sunday in June at the Lefferts Historic House to check on the flax crop you planted in the spring. Plus, try out the tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth and touch different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and sew a small linen pouch to take home.

Demo: 2–2:30 pm
Craft: 2:30–3 pm

Demo: 3–3:30 pm
Craft: 3:30–4 pm

 

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation