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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Eastside Revival

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
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Eastside Revival

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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Telling Brooklyn's Story Th...

In celebration of Census Day on April 1, join Prospect...
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Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Friday, April 3, 2020
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Nature Exploration

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Saturday, April 4, 2020
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Greenmarket at Grand Army P...

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Sunday, April 5, 2020
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CANCELLED—Take A Closer Loo...

NOTICE: The Wildlife Conservation Society is temporarily closing the Prospect...
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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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Eastside Revival

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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Wednesday Greenmarket at Ba...

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Thursday, April 9, 2020
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Saturday, June 13, 2020
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Prospect Park Soiree 2020

Saturday, June 13 , 5 pm – 10 pm
2020-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, attend Prospect Park Soiree, the most celebrated party of the year! We provide the entertainment and breathtaking setting, you gather with thousands of friends—new and old—to enjoy an evening under the stars in Prospect Park. 

Tickets are one sale now!

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Wear your most festive attire, prepare a delicious feast, bring your favorite bottle of wine, and dine and dance under the stars in one of Prospect Park’s most scenic locations, the Peninsula. Show off your creativity with a show-stopping topper—a fabulous hat or headpiece of your choosing—as well as table décor that celebrates the beautiful surroundings, and raise your glass in a toast to Brooklyn's Backyard.

Individual tickets are $45 through March 31, and then increase to $50. A limited number of party packs of 10 tickets include 2 complimentary bottles of wine.

Proceeds support Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that sustains, restores and advances Prospect Park for the benefit of the diverse communities that call Brooklyn home.

Admission

$45

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Entrance—Grand Army Plaza

Art Installation: Public Water

All Day
2020-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

Prospect Park Alliance partners with the Brooklyn Public Library, More Art and NYC Parks to present a public art installation by visual artist Mary Mattingly, who founded Swale, an edible landscape on a barge in New York City. Her new project, Public Water, examines issues of water quality, access, privatization and infrastructure facing the NYC watershed, which provides more than a billion gallons of clean water daily to nine million state residents, and also feeds the Prospect Park watercourse. On view through June 22, 2020.

Join us for an opening celebration on Saturday, April 25 from 2-6 pm, featuring performances and an artist-led tour at 5 pm.

 

Admission

Free
Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, June 13 , 8 am – 4 pm
2020-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

COVID-19 Update: With many other food access points now closed, the need for our markets to supply fresh, healthy food is even greater. To meet the growing need in the safest way possible Grow NYC has issued new safety protocols. Please visit the Grow NYC website for more info: www.grownyc.org

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

CANCELLED THROUGH 4/10—Birdwatching for Beginners

Saturday, June 13 , 12 pm – 2 pm
2020-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

Notice: As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, all Brooklyn Bird Club events are cancelled through 4/10. The Club will examine the possibility of future events in the first week of April.

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 to take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Please note this tour leaves promptly at noon from outside the Audubon Center. Bring binoculars if you have them, otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

Admission

Free
Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Saturday, June 13 , 10 am – 1 pm
2020-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

COVID-19 UPDATE: Prospect Park Alliance is working closely with NYC Parks and other city agencies to monitor developments related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and well-being of our staff, patrons and entire community is our top priority. As part of this effort, Prospect Park Alliance is postponing Nature Exploration until further notice. For more information and the latest updates, please visit our dedicated coronavirus page: www.prospectpark.org/coronavirus.

Join the Prospect Park Alliance 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 Encounters is made possible with generous support from Macy’s, Inc.
  • 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
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Prospect Park Tours

Saturday, June 13 , 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
2020-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

UPDATE: Prospect Park Alliance is working closely with NYC Parks and other city agencies to monitor developments related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and well-being of our staff, patrons and entire community is our top priority. As part of this effort, Turnstile Tours with Prospect Park Alliance has postponed the start of the Prospect Park tour season until April 18, but please check back for the latest information. Turnstile Tours is offering daily paid and free online programs, including ones about Prospect Park, learn more on the Prospect Park Alliance Tour Page.

Discover Prospect Park’s hidden treasures, natural wonders and little-known history on guided tours of the park, presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. Explore everything about Prospect Park, from its flora and geology, to the architectural movements that shaped the park, to the evolution of recreation and play. See how use of the park has changed over time from designers Olmsted and Vaux’s original vision all the way to present day and Prospect Park Alliance’s sustainability, historic preservation, and recreational projects that make the park the world-class destination it is today.

Learn more and RSVP for a tour at the Turnstile Tours website!

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First Saturdays: Park Art and Architecture
For over 150 years, Prospect Park has been a showcase for beautiful buildings and artwork, with representations from architectural movements including Beaux-Arts, City Beautiful, New Deal Modernism, and contemporary LEED-certified projects. On the Park Art and Architecture Tour, we will put these architectural movements in context by looking at examples of each located within the park. With stops at the Prospect Park Zoo and LeFrak Center at Lakeside, you’ll get to closely examine fine architectural details, learn more about current construction and restoration projects, and experience public art in Prospect Park.

Second and Third Saturdays: Hidden Treasures of Prospect Park 
The park is a living, constantly changing place, and as public interests have changed over the past 150 years—in sports, food, music, entertainment—the park has adapted to provide new amenities to continue to be “a means of ready escape” as Olmsted put it. This tour will visit many areas of the park that were once prime attractions but are now quiet corners, look at the history of sports and recreation in the park, and examine the layers of history still visible in the landscape. We will also learn how Prospect Park Alliance restores and stewards the park today, with a focus on current projects to revitalize the park’s east side, including the Vale, Children's Pool and Lakeside.

Last Saturdays: Sustainable Prospect Park
This tour focuses on the natural landscape of the park and the manmade systems that support this hotspot of biodiversity. We will look closely at Prospect Park’s ingenious drainage system and chain of manmade streams and ponds that terminate in Brooklyn's largest lake, follow the watercourse, and go behind the scenes at one of the most unique features of the park: the 1869 Wellhouse. We will also learn about management of the park’s forest and how it is impacted by climate change, see projects to improve water quality such as the innovative ecoWEIR filtration system, and learn how Prospect Park Alliance monitors and protects the park’s plants and wildlife.

Learn more and RSVP for a tour at the Turnstile Tours website!

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Admission

$11–29, Registration Required
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Prospect Park Alliance Saturday Volunteer Corps

Saturday, June 13 , 10 am – 2 pm
2020-06-13T00:00:00-04:00
11225, NY, Brooklyn

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the city's response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Prospect Park Alliance is suspending the start of its volunteer season. We will post more information on the start of our season as soon as we are able, visit our Volunteers page for updates.

The Prospect Park Alliance Saturday Volunteer Corps is a great way to explore Prospect Park and give back to your community!  Every Saturday from May–September, volunteers will take on a different section of the park and engage in various tasks such as tree care, perimeter maintenance, litter patrol, bench painting, and more! Register online or call (718) 287- 6776 for more information.

Note: There will be no Saturday Corps on 5/23.

Admission

Free, Registration Required

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