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Shape Up NYC: Healing Hatha...

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NYRR Group Training - Morning

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Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritc...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...
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Nature Exploration

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

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Sunday, August 11, 2019
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Lefferts Historic House

Soap and Bubbles

Sunday, August 11 , 2 pm – 4 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House to give us a hand pulling weeds in the garden. Then, take a break and get clean playing with giant bubbles!
 

Admission

Free, $3 Suggested Donation
Bartel-Pritchard Square

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday, August 11 , 9 am – 3 pm

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved market, occuring every Sunday and Wednesday, is where South Slope and Windsor Terrace residents stock up on locally grown staples. The offerings range from a selection of vegetables, fruits, baked goods, plants, and flowers, to fresh-caught fish and organic baked goods. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, August 11 , 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
Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg

Sunday, August 11 , 11 am – 6 pm

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

Prospect Park Walking Tours

Sunday, August 11 , 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

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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Admission

Prices vary

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Lefferts Historic House

We Are Brooklyn: Immigrant Voices

Sunday, August 11 , 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
Prospect Park Zoo

Calypso at the Zoo

Sunday, August 11 , 11 am – 4:30 pm

It’s an explosion of Island Culture every weekend in August in preparation for Brooklyn’s own West Indian Carnival. The Zoo’s sea lions will “samba” to steel pan and calypso music at their training sessions (you can join too!), we’ll have, carnival-inspired crafts and, of course, opportunities to learn about island wildlife and the work of the Wildlife Conservation Society in those special places.

Admission

Free with Paid Admission

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Binnen Bridge

Pop-Up Audubon II: Fishing Clinics + Birdwatching

Sunday, August 11 , 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
Rustic Shelter, Lakeside

Pop-Up Audubon I: Fishing Clinics + Birdwatching

Sunday, August 11 , 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 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
Prospect Park

Weekend Volunteer Corps

Sunday, August 11 , 10 am – 1 pm

Get involved in your community! Join Prospect Park Alliance to spruce up gardens, paint fences + benches, weed, spread mulch, and clean and maintain pathways. Want to bring a volunteer group? Check out our Group Volunteer options.

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

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Admission

Free, Registration Required

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