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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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Wednesday Greenmarket at Ba...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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Wednesday Greenmarket at Ba...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...
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Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Thursday Volunteer Corps

Prospect Park Alliance’s Thursday Corps volunteers perform a multitude...
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Saturday, November 23, 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, November 24, 2019
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Nature Exploration

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday + Sunday through November for...
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Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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Wednesday Greenmarket at Ba...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...
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Thursday, November 28, 2019
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Turkey Trot 5-Miler

On Thanksgiving morning, join Prospect Park Track Club for one...
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Friday, November 29, 2019
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#OptOutside at Prospect Park

On Friday, November 29 + Saturday, November 30, skip the lines...
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Saturday, November 30, 2019
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Greenmarket at Grand Army P...

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Sunday, December 1, 2019
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Winter on a Flatbush Farm

Get ready for winter as they did in the 19th...
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Saturday, August 3, 2019
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Lefferts Historic House

Soap and Bubbles

Saturday, August 3 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2019
2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

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
Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, August 3 , 8 am – 4 pm, 2016
2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

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 the GrowNYC website.

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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, August 3 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2019
2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

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
Martin Seck
Audubon Center

Intro to Birdwatching

Saturday, August 3 , 12 pm – 1 pm, 2019
2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

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, August 3 , 10 am – 2 pm, 2019
2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

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, August 3 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2019
2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

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
Paul Martinka
Imagination Playground

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour

Saturday, August 3 , 2 pm – 3 pm, 2019
2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

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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Grand Army Plaza

NYRR Running History Tour

Saturday, August 3 , 11 am – 12 pm, 2019
2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

#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
Prospect Park Zoo

Calypso at the Zoo

Saturday, August 3 , 11 am – 4:30 pm, 2019
2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

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

Saturday, August 3 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2019
2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

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

Saturday, August 3 , 12 pm – 5 pm, 2019
2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

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
Bandshell

Music & Movies: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon + Lou Reed Tai Chi Day

Saturday, August 3 , 7 pm – 9:30 pm, 2019
2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is presented at the Bandshell as part of BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, by BRIC in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance.

The plot of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee’s 2000 martial arts extravaganza set in in 18th century Qing Dynasty China, swirls around the theft of a mythical blade called Green Destiny. The film is among the most visually exhilarating adventure-dramas ever made.

Before the film, as part of the first annual Lou Reed Tai Chi Day, his teacher Master Ren Guang Yi and Tai Chi practitioners will demonstrate Chen style forms accompanied by Lou Reed's Drones, an immersive sonic work featuring Reed's guitar feedback and special guests Laurie Anderson, John Zorn, Sarth Calhoun, Stewart Hurwood, and others.

Additionally, there will be a demo of Chen and other Tai Chi styles earlier in the day at the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, including an introductory event at 8AM and Tai Chi instruction outdoors on the Library Plaza from 9-11AM.

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

Admission

Free

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