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Friday, August 23, 2019
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Shape Up NYC: Healing Hatha...

Exercise your body and your mind in Brooklyn’s Backyard...
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Friday, August 23, 2019
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Shape Up NYC: Healing Hatha...

Exercise your body and your mind in Brooklyn’s Backyard...
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Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Soap and Bubbles

Join Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House to give...
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Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Wash Day: An Event for Chil...

Join Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House for an...
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Monday, August 26, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Mondays through September 30 to...
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

**The screening of Babe: Pig in the City has been...
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritc...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
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Prospect Park Yoga

Prospect Park Yoga Location Change: On Thursday, August 1 Prospect...
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Friday, August 30, 2019
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Shape Up NYC: Healing Hatha...

Exercise your body and your mind in Brooklyn’s Backyard...
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Saturday, August 31, 2019
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Soap and Bubbles

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Saturday, June 8, 2019
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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, June 8 , 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 GrowNYC.

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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, June 8 , 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
Audubon Center

Intro to Birdwatching

Saturday, June 8 , 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 8 , 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

Weekend Volunteer Corps

Saturday, June 8 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2019

Get involved in your community! Join Prospect Park Alliance to spruce up gardens, paint fences + benches, weed, spread mulch, and clean and maintain pathways. 

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information.

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Want to bring a volunteer group? Check out our Group Volunteer options.

Admission

Free, Registration Required

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Lefferts Historic House

We Are Brooklyn: Immigrant Voices

Saturday, June 8 , 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 8 , 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 8 , 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 8 , 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 8 , 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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Bandshell

IBEYI | SUDAN ARCHIVES | ORION SUN

Saturday, June 8 , 7 pm – 10 am, 2019

Ibeyi, Sudan Archives and Orion Sun will perform at the Bandshell as part of the American Express Women in Music Series at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented by BRIC in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

As IBEYI, the French-Cuban twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz send soaring liquid vocal harmonies over an “intoxicating blend of hip hop, electronica, and traditional Yoruba” (NPR) music. 

SUDAN ARCHIVES, another genre-defying musical alchemist, “transposes the bounce and swing of R&B and hip hop onto a fantastically original sound that could only exist now.” (Pitchfork) Drawing inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers, this self-taught violinist and singer folds elements of R&B and experimental electronic music into her unique songs.

ORION SUN is the one-woman project of Philly-based singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Tiffany Majette, an emerging creative force of nature who destined for greatness. 

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 8, 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