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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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Sunday, June 30, 2019
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Lefferts Historic House

caribBEING Prospect Park: Textile Circle

Sunday, June 30 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2019

Relax and join our guided textile circles led by Caribbean teaching artists led by artist Devin Osario to create textile ornaments and embellish our exhibition installation Gallery, inspired by a traditional Caribbean porch.

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The program is part of caribBEING Prospect Park, a month of workshops, art installations and other special events presented by caribBEING and Prospect Park Alliance. Enjoy Caribbean art, music, dance, food, wellness and much more during this cultural celebration for Brooklynites of all ages. All participating artists and vendors are based in Brooklyn, and hail from Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, Panama, Barbados, Dominican Republic and Guyana.

Learn more and RSVP for the full range of programs at prospectpark.org/caribbeing.

Admission

Free
Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, June 30 , 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
Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg

Sunday, June 30 , 11 am – 6 pm, 2019

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair, returns to Prospect Park this spring! On Sundays from April 7–October 27, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

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Admission

Free

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Prospect Park Walking Tours

Sunday, June 30 , 10:30 am – 12:30 pm, 2019

Come out and enjoy Prospect Park while learning about its incredible history! Prospect Park Alliance and Turnstile Tours host a series of themed walking tours that examine the many layers of natural and human history to be found in Brooklyn's Backyard. All tours begin at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, except the Brooklyn's Backyard Tour, which will leave from outside the Lincoln Rd Entrance comfort station. 

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  • Hidden Treasures Tour (1st Sundays): Explore some of the little-known corners of Prospect Park in this tour that uncovers some of the park’s hidden treasures. Once prime attractions, these areas  are currently the focus of Prospect Park Alliance restoration efforts to revitalize the Park. The tour includes the Rose Garden and Vale of Cashmere in the park’s northeast corner, and well as a guided walk through Brooklyn’s last remaining forest, the 150-acre Ravine.
  • ​Waterways & Wellhouse Tour (2nd Sundays): Prospect Park is an engineering marvel, designed around an ingenious drainage system and a chain of manmade streams and ponds that terminate in Brooklyn’s largest lake. This tour will follow the park’s scenic watercourse and delve into how Prospect Park Alliance maintains and supports this complex system. The tour will end with a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most unique features of the park: the 1869 Wellhouse, the park’s last remaining building by park designer Calvert Vaux, which once housed the machinery that fueled the  watercourse and was recently restored by the Alliance and converted into the first composting restrooms in a NYC park.
  • Art & Architecture Tour (3rd Sundays): For over 150 years, Prospect Park has been a showcase for beautiful public buildings and artwork, with representations from eras including Beaux-Arts, City Beautiful, the New Deal Modernism, and contemporary LEED-certified projects. This tour will examine some of the fine architectural details and ongoing restoration work, from the era of Vaux and Olmsted to the present day.
  • Brooklyn’s Backyard Tour – includes Zoo and Carousel admission (4th Sundays): Prospect Park is an oasis for people – and animals! Discover the native habitats and inhabitants of the park, and explore the past and present of recreation, animals, and ongoing conservation efforts of the Prospect Park Alliance. This tour includes an interactive scavenger for children and adults, and ends at the park’s Children’s Corner, with a special visit to Prospect Park Zoo and tickets to ride the historic Carousel.

Learn more + get tickets today!

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Lefferts Historic House

We Are Brooklyn: Immigrant Voices

Sunday, June 30 , 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

Sunday, June 30 , 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

Sunday, June 30 , 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

Sunday, June 30 , 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 Harvest: An Event for Children with ASD

Sunday, June 30 , 11 am – 12 pm, 2019

Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House for an exclusive event for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The museum will open an hour early and you and your family can join us for our mid-summer Harvest. With your help, we will harvest our flax crop and prepare it for processing into linen cloth. Have a fun day of interactive learning experiences with sensory-based exhibits and activities! This special event includes the following modifications:

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•Attendance Limited: by invitation & Eventbrite registration only

•Extra sensory-based activities to provide fun for a wide range of preferences

•Downloadable Pre-Trip Social Story™ 

•You can bring a picnic to enjoy in our yard

•A comfortable, protected and accepting environment

 

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation