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Friday, May 24, 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, May 24, 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, May 25, 2019
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Memorial Day Weekend in Pro...

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Memorial Day for family friendly...
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Memorial Day Weekend in Pro...

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Memorial Day for family friendly...
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
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NYRR Group Training - Morning

Join New York Road Runners for Group Training in Prospect...
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Wednesday, May 29, 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, May 30, 2019
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Nature Exploration

Join Prospect Park Alliance for nature education programs at the...
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We Are Brooklyn: Immigrant ...

Join Prospect Park Alliance  for the opening reception of We...
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Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Lefferts Historic House

Lawn Games

Saturday, July 20 , 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 20 , 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 20 , 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, July 20 , 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

Saturday Volunteer Corps

Saturday, July 20 , 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 5/18 or 5/25

 

Admission

Free, Registration Required

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Lefferts Historic House

We Are Brooklyn: Immigrant Voices

Saturday, July 20 , 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 through Labor Day.

Admission

Free
White Levy Esplanade

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Clinics + Birdwatching

Saturday, July 20 , 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
Peninsula

Pop-Up Audubon I: Fishing Clinics + Birdwatching

Saturday, July 20 , 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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Grand Army Plaza

NYRR Running History Tour

Saturday, July 20 , 11 am – 12 pm

#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