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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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Thursday, October 3, 2019
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Nature Exploration

Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the...
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Friday, October 4, 2019
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Nature Exploration

Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the...
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Saturday, October 5, 2019
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Capturing Shadows

Before photography, silhouette was one of the most popular portraiture...
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Sunday, October 6, 2019
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Nature Exploration

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday + Sunday through November for...
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Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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Eastside Revival

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Tuesdays to help beautify two...
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Wednesday, October 9, 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, October 10, 2019
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Nature Exploration

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Friday, October 11, 2019
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Nature Exploration

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
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Greenmarket at Grand Army P...

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
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Rose Garden

University Open Air

All Day, Tuesday, June 11, 2019

This June, Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present University Open Air, a free, three-week series of classes from June 11 through June 30, in Prospect Park's former Rose Garden.  University Open Air brings immigrant teachers and professors outdoors to be a part of a pop-up university with lectures on topics ranging from Urban Anthropology to Data Science to Contemporary Taiwanese Poetry.

Featuring courses and workshops from mathematicians, social scientists, urban planners, an actor, and historians from more than 15 countries across the globe, University Open Air will span from urban anthropology to Islamic history, gender equality, data science research, LGBTQI and gender studies, linguistic preservation in Tajikistan, and more. Courses will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, expanding the Library's role as a catalyst for civic engagement for the borough’s 2.6 million residents, and the Alliance's mission to provide innovative programs in the park for its more than 10 million annual patrons of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

For a full schedule of courses and to register, please www.bklynlibrary.org/university-open-air. Courses will be accessible and open to all levels of knowledge. Please check the website for the most current schedule. Walk-ins will be welcome.

Admission

Free

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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, June 15 , 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, June 15 , 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, June 15 , 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, June 15 , 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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Lefferts Historic House

We Are Brooklyn: Immigrant Voices

Saturday, June 15 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2019

Join Prospect Park Alliance to view this multimedia exhibition based on immigrant oral histories from The Brooklyn College Listening Project. Brooklyn College students, as part of the Brooklyn College Listening Project interviewed family, friends, neighbors and strangers. They sat with them in kitchens, in living rooms, in libraries, recording their stories. This exhibition is drawn from these oral histories, on view at Lefferts Historic House Thursday–Sunday through Labor Day.

Admission

Free
Prospect Park Zoo

Turtle Takeover

Saturday, June 15 , 10 am – 4 pm, 2019

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 Paid Admission

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Vanderbilt Playground

Incredible Invertebrates: Pop-Up Audubon I

Saturday, June 15 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2019

Join Prospect Park 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 15 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2019

What's in our water? Every Saturday + Sunday in June, join Prospect Park Alliance to investigate water chemistry and identify macroinvertebrates 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 15 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2019

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. 

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation

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Prospect Park

Family Camping in Brooklyn

Friday, June 14 , 7 pm – Sunday, June 16, 7 am, 2019

We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and to laugh and play with our families. The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and look forward to welcoming your family.

Camp overnight in this renowned park that is home to Brooklyn's only lake and the last remaining natural forest in the borough.

Please note: To enter your family in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register. Registration opens on Wednesday, June 5.

Admission

Free, Registration Required
Grand Army Plaza

NYRR Running History Tour

Saturday, June 15 , 11 am – 12 pm, 2019

#GetOutToRun with New York Road Runners at an NYRR Prospect Park Running History Tour, presented in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. Starting from the historic Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch at Grand Army Plaza and finishing at Bartel-Pritchard Square, you’ll be led by one of the NYRR Group Training coaches past several historical spots in Prospect Park, including the Dongan Oak Marker and Harry's Wall. Experience the park’s deep history at a comfortable (~10:00 min/mile) pace that’ll allow for plenty of photo opps and questions along the 2.5-mile route. 

Learn more and register today!

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Admission

Free
Bandshell

Family Concert: Rich Medina | Shareef Keyes & the Groove

Saturday, June 15 , 3 pm – 5 pm, 2019

Rich Medina  and Shareef Keyes & the Groovewill perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented by BRIC in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

The Bandshell will turn into the biggest family dance party in Brooklyn with RICH MEDINA, “one of the most in-demand DJs out there, capable of turning any type of crowd into a frenzy” (Philly Voice) spinning grooves old and new, and local favorites SHAREEF KEYES & THE GROOVE, who have built a buzz around New York for their high energy, crowd captivating live performances, putting on a show guaranteed to get little feet moving.  

For the latest information, including weather updates, set times, seating configurations, and FAQs, please visit the BRIC website.

Admission

Free

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Children's Corner

caribBEING Prospect Park

All Day, Saturday, June 15, 2019

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month in Prospect Park with caribBEING and Prospect Park Alliance. Brooklyn's Backyard will be home to a month of workshops, art installations and special events. Enjoy Caribbean art, music, dance, food, wellness and much more during this cultural celebration for Brooklynites of all ages. 

Admission

Free