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Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Battle of Brooklyn Monument...

Join Prospect Park Alliance for a guided tour to relive...
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Monday, August 19, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

Join Prospect Park Alliance to every Monday to help beautify...
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Wednesday, August 21, 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, August 22, 2019
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Prospect Park Yoga

Prospect Park Yoga Location Change: On Thursday, August 1 Prospect...
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Friday, August 23, 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, August 24, 2019
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Soap and Bubbles

Join Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House to give...
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Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Wash Day: An Event for Chil...

Join Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House for an...
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Monday, August 26, 2019
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Monday Eastside Revival

Join Prospect Park Alliance to every Monday to help beautify...
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

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Sunday, September 8, 2019
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Lefferts Historic House

Taste of History: Apple Butter

Sunday, September 8 , 2 pm – 4 pm

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

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Bartel-Pritchard Square

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday, September 8 , 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, September 8 , 10 am – 1 pm

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
Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg

Sunday, September 8 , 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, September 8 , 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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Zucker Natural Exploration Area

Radical Raptors: Pop-Up Audubon I

Sunday, September 8 , 10 am – 3 pm

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

Sunday, September 8 , 10 am – 3 pm

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

Sunday, September 8 , 11 am – 4 pm

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

Sunday, September 8 , 9 am – 6 pm

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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Grand Army Plaza

NYC Century Bike Tour

Sunday, September 8 , 7 am – 6 pm

The NYC Century Bike Tour is unlike any other you'll find. The nation's only all-urban 100-mile ride shows riders the diversity of New York's neighborhoods and how to navigate them safely.

With 5 routes of different distances, ranging from the full 100-mile century to a family-friendly protected 15-mile loop, the NYC Century Bike Tour is designed for riders of all abilities to enjoy the city they love.

Ride this year and help support TransAlt's mission to make New York City safer for people who walk and people on bikes!

To learn more and sign up, visit the NYC Century Bike Tour website!

Admission

$70-$145, Registration Required
Nethermead

Wanderlust 108 Brooklyn

Sunday, September 8 , 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Wanderlust 108 is a celebration of the mindful movement that brings together three intentional activities in your favorite local park: a 5K* run, an outdoor yoga flow class, and a guided meditation. Following the triathlon, you can take one scheduled activity, such as acroyoga, Aireal Yoga™, hooping, or walking meditation.

Nationally recognized teachers, spiritual leaders, and musical talent are featured at each event to make for a fun-filled, empowering day both on and off your mat. From DJs on the main stage to local vendors offering organic food and crafts, and charitable organizations making an impact in your local community.

To learn more and sign up, visit the Wanderlust 108 website!

*The 5K is approximate.

 

Admission

$0-$149, Registration Required

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