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Thursday, June 27, 2019
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University Open Air

This June, Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
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University Open Air

This June, Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Public Library present...
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Friday, June 28, 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, June 29, 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, June 30, 2019
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caribBEING Prospect Park: T...

Relax and join our guided textile circles led by Caribbean...
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Monday, July 1, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

Join Prospect Park Alliance to every Monday to help beautify...
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Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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Nosaj Thing DJ Set + Kimbra...

Nosaj Thing, Kimbra, and Bells Atlas will perform at the...
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Wednesday, July 3, 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, July 4, 2019
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Independence Day in Prospec...

Join Prospect Park Alliance for family-friendly programming to celebrate two...
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Friday, July 5, 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, July 13, 2019
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Lefferts Historic House

Lawn Games

Saturday, July 13 , 2 pm – 4 pm

Get out and and play with Prospect Park Alliance in the Lefferts yard every weekend in July! Enjoy badminton, rolling hoops, horseshoes and more historic lawn games.

Admission

Free, $3 Suggested Donation
Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, July 13 , 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, July 13 , 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
Prospect Park

Saturday Volunteer Corps

Saturday, July 13 , 10 am – 2 pm

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, July 13 , 12 pm – 5 pm

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
Bandshell

Nosaj Thing DJ Set + Kimbra + Bells Atlas

Tuesday, July 2 , 7 pm – Sunday, July 14, 9:30 pm

Nosaj Thing, Kimbra, and Bells Atlas will perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented by BRIC in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Nosaj Thing, a.k.a. the L.A.-based Korean-American DJ/producer Jason Chung, will transform the Bandshell into a pulsing, ecstatic dancefloor with “music that evokes at once the infinite blackness of deep space and the curving, gleaming chrome that moves through it” (Pitchfork). His latest album, Parallels from 2017—a comeback record of sorts made after his gear and years of work were stolen— is a “curvilinear and sinuous 30-minute odyssey from one of the most consistent and daring producers working” (Onion AV Club).

Last year Kimbra gave us Primal Heart, “a slick electronic pop album teeming with sharp hooks” (Rolling Stone) that showcased the killer R&B delivery that has made the New Zealander an in-demand collaborator with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Gotye. Her music, though pop-focused, is boundaryless in its own way; her diverse influences encompass Prince, Björk, Minnie Riperton, and Jeff Buckley.

Bells Atlas’ Afropop futurism is a sound “pretty easy to get lost in … lush harmonies fill your ears … their groove is anything but ordinary." (Okayplayer) The enchanting Oakland five-piece has been making waves with its latest release, the aptly titled The Mystic.

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

Admission

Free

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White Levy Esplanade

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Clinics + Birdwatching

Saturday, July 13 , 12 pm – 5 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance for this popular summer program where families can go fishing right here in Brooklyn's Backyard. Learn about local fish species, fishing safety and instruction on how to use the tackle. Instruction, tackle, and bait will be provided. Presented in partnership with Con Edison.

Family Birdwatching, 12-1 pm
Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds?  After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds! This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.

Prospect Park Audubon Center's Fishing Clinics, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm
This clinic is suited for families with children 8 years and older, and we will use spin casting rods. This hour-long program starts promptly at 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm, late participants cannot be accommodated. Limited walk-up spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Children under 8 are recommended to check out our Pop-Up Audubon I programming!

 

Admission

Free
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Imagination Playground

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour

Saturday, July 13 , 2 pm – 3 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday in July and August at the Imagination Playground for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall. Discover fun and exciting tales as you gather around Peter and Willie, the statue of two beloved Keats characters. Sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

Admission

Free

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Peninsula

Pop-Up Audubon I: Fishing Clinics + Birdwatching

Saturday, July 13 , 2 pm – 5 pm

Family Fishing Clinics, 1 pm + 3 pm
Join Prospect Park Alliance for this popular summer tradition where families can go fishing right here in Brooklyn's Backyard. Learn about local fish species, fishing safety and instruction on how to use tackle. These workshops are geared for  families with children under 8, and we will use cane rods. This hour long program starts promptly at 1 pm and 3 pm, late participants cannot be accommodated. Limited walk-up spaces for this event are available on a first come, first serve basis. Presented in partnership with Con Edison.

Family Birdwatching, 4 pm
Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Prospect Park Alliance naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds! This program leaves promptly at 4 pm.

Children 8 and over are recommended to check out our Pop-Up Audubon II programming!

 

Admission

Free

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Bandshell

Salif Keita + Courtnee Roze

Saturday, July 13 , 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Salif Keita and Courtnee Roze will perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented by BRIC in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Last year’s outstanding Un Autre Blanc reaffirmed Salif Keita as “the most adventurous, gloriously soulful male singer-songwriter in Africa” (Guardian UK). Known as “the Golden Voice of Africa,” Keita was ostracized as a child for his albinism and rejected by his family for pursuing music. He found early success as a member of two iconic bands, the Rail Band and Les Ambassadeurs, before moving to Paris and launching a high-profile solo career in the mid-'80s. Now celebrating his 70th year on the planet, he returns to Brooklyn for his first time back at the Bandshell in more than a decade as a living legend of world music.

The djembe and conga virtuoso Courtnee Roze is a bandleader, producer, lyricist, writer, and percussionist whose catalogue of collaborators includes Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Cirque du Soleil, J. Cole, and Lachanze. She has performed on storied stages both grand and intimate—from Carnegie Hall and the Apollo Theater to Joe's Pub and National Sawdust—and won the Afropunk’s 2017 Brooklyn Battle of the Bands.

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

Admission

Free

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