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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, September 14, 2019
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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, September 14 , 8 am – 4 pm, 2016
2019-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
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, September 14 , 10 am – 1 pm, 2019
2019-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
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, September 14 , 12 pm – 1 pm, 2019
2019-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
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, September 14 , 10 am – 2 pm, 2019
2019-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
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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Zucker Natural Exploration Area

Radical Raptors: Pop-Up Audubon I

Saturday, September 14 , 10 am – 3 pm, 2019
2019-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday and Sunday in September to learn about the radical raptors in Brooklyn’s Backyard. Gather the whole family to learn about different species of hawks, owls and other raptors that migrate through Prospect Park. Presented in partnership with Con Edison.

Nature Play, 10 am–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to enjoy play-based nature activities, including dissecting owl pellets and painting with mud! Children gain a deeper appreciation of nature, while strengthening their self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills.
Nature's Helpers, 12–1 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or weeding.  This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.
Family Birdwatching, 1–2 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 1 pm.

 

Admission

Free
Bandshell

Climate Clues: Pop-Up Audubon II

Saturday, September 14 , 10 am – 3 pm, 2019
2019-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

Explore how climate change and environmental impacts affect the park’s ecosystems. Pop-Up Audubon II is best for ages 8 and over. Presented in partnership with Con Edison.

Discovery Pack, 10 am–2 pm: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
Nethermead + Ravine Ramble: 11 am–12 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk along Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystems of the Ravine and Nethermead. This program leaves promptly at 11 am.
Junior Naturalists, 12–1 pm: Investigate how climate change and other human impacts have altered ecosystems in Prospect Park in this citizen science program. This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.
Nature’s Helpers, 1–2 pm: Let’s lend a helping hand to make our park a better place. Learn how mulch helps trees, spread wood chips or protect the environment by removing damaging litter. This program leaves promptly at 1 pm.
Family Bird Watching, 2–3 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home. This program starts promptly at 2 pm.

Admission

Free

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Prospect Park Zoo

Migration Sensation

Saturday, September 14 , 11 am – 4 pm, 2019
2019-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

It’s time to fly south – or is it? Join Prospect Park Zoo every weekend in September to learn which birds are flying south for the winter and which are staying right here at home. Visit some of the zoo’s most beautiful residents and learn about the amazing avian conservation efforts by the Wildlife Conservation Society. Family fun also includes themed games, a scavenger hunt and bird biofact stations.

Admission

Free with Paid Admission

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Tennis Center

Annual Singles Tournament

Saturday, September 14 , 9 am – 6 pm, 2019
2019-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

Get competitive with Prospect Park Alliance's Annual Singles Tournament! This tournament offers Men's A and B Singles, Women's Singles and Open Singles.

Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded.

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Admission

$60, Registration Required

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Lefferts Historic House

Taste of History: Apple Butter

Saturday, September 14 , 2 pm – 4 pm, 2019
2019-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

Join Prospect Park Alliance every weekend in September at Lefferts Historic House to help peel, cut and core apples for the preparation of freshly stewed apple butter: a historic way of preserving fresh apples for a sweet and nutritious treat all winter long.

Admission

$3 suggested donation
Tennis Center

Annual Doubles Tournament

Saturday, September 14 , 9 am – 6 pm, 2019
2019-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

Get competitive with Prospect Park Alliance's Annual Doubles Tournament! This tournament will feature Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Family Doubles.

Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded.

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Admission

$40 per player, Registration Required

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Grand Army Plaza

NYRR Running History Tour

Saturday, September 14 , 11 am – 12 pm, 2019
2019-09-14T00:00:00-04:00
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