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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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Saturday, July 6, 2019
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Lawn Games

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Sunday, July 7, 2019
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Lawn Games

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Monday, July 8, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

Join Prospect Park Alliance to every Monday to help beautify...
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Tuesday, July 9, 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 10, 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 11, 2019
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Prospect Park Yoga

Join Bend + Bloom Yoga, Prospect Park Alliance and NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn...
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Friday, July 12, 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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Lawn Games

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Sunday, July 14, 2019
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Lawn Games

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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
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 on 7/28 or 8/24

 

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 Thursday–Sunday through Labor Day.

Admission

Free
Bandshell

Nosaj Thing DJ Set + Kimbra + Bells Atlas

Tuesday, July 2 , 7 pm – Sunday, July 21, 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 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
Paul Martinka
Imagination Playground

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour

Saturday, July 20 , 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 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
Bandshell

Music & Movies: Alloy Orchestra: Varieté | LAVA

Saturday, July 20 , 8 pm – 10 pm

Alloy Orchestra and LAVA will perform at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, presented by BRIC in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

Alloy Orchestra has “rejuvenated the art of silent film with thrillingly quirky, percussive scores.” (Entertainment Weekly) They return to the Bandshell with their mesmerizing score to the 1925 German masterpiece Varieté, which was almost impossible to see until a recent restoration of the print. A tale of a trapeze “catcher” and the beguiling hoochy coochy dancer he loves, it is full of double crosses and wild circus shenanigans.

Brooklyn’s venerable feminist acrobatic modern dance troupe LAVA will astound and amaze before the film with a program that combines new work and circus-themed classics. LAVA is known for awe-inspiring feats that push the boundaries of dance, gravity and gender expectations.

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

Admission

Free

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