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Nature Exploration

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Sunday, May 21, 2017
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Lefferts Historic House

Fun on the Farm

Sunday, May 21 , 1 pm – 4 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance at the Lefferts Historic House to learn how sheep's fleece is transformed into wool, and celebrate the return of the goats to Prospect Park! Join the Alliance on a parade to the Prospect Park Zoo to watch a sheep-shearing demonstration, and collect fleece for washing, carding, spinning and felting at Lefferts. A special self-guided tour will be available to see our resident goats at work helping restore the woodlands nearby!

RSVP to let us know you are coming! 

  • Self-guided Goat Tours, 1– 4 pm: Visit the goats and learn about their role in Prospect Park Alliance's woodland restoration efforts
  •  Wool Carding and Drop Spindle, 1– 4 pm: Learn how to card wool using special tools and how to spin with a drop spindle.
  • Spinning Demonstrations, 1–4 pm: Come and meet our resident Spinner, Catherine Conrad and see how she spins wool fibers into thread.
  • Parade from the Zoo, 1:30 pm: Join Lefferts staff on a parade from the Zoo 
  • Felt Balls, 2–4 pm: After the wool is washed and carded, you can try  your hand at making a felt ball.  Use the wood fibers to shape a ball and see if you can make it bounce!
  • Wool Washing, 2–4 pm: After the fleece is shorn from the sheep, the next step is washing it!  Help staff clean the fleece and get it ready for felt balls and spinning!

 

Admission

$3 suggested donation, RSVP

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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, May 21 , 10 am – 1 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance for fun nature activities each weekend, and also participate in our 150th anniversary species count for special prizes.

  • Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Blooming Naturalist, 10 am: So you think you are a naturalist? Investigate the natural world by learning how to use tools and guides used by biologist. This activity leads you through activities to discover the Audubon Center and Prospect Park.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 11 am: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This is activity is led by Alliance staff and all materials are provided.

Admission

Free
Bandshell

Pop-up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers

Sunday, May 21 , 11 am – 4 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance to discover why Prospect Park is an important place for many species of birds. Through fun games, experiments and citizen science projects, learn why warblers are so wonderful.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and the Park's hidden trails. Recommended for families with children 5 and older. This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Did you know 25 types of warblers stop at Prospect Park in May? Learn how to identify these cute and colorful birds on a bird walk. This program leaves promptly at 1 pm.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2– 3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by picking up litter, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 2 pm.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 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 leaves promptly at 3 pm.

Admission

Free

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Lefferts Historic House

Fleece Fun

Sunday, May 21 , 2 pm – 4 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance  to learn how wool was used on a Flatbush farm. You can brush the wool with carding paddles, spin yarn using a drop spindle and even make a felt ball to take home with you.

Admission

$3 suggested donation

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Bartel-Pritchard Square

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday, May 21 , 8 am – 3 pm

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved weekday market 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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Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg Prospect Park

Sunday, May 21 , 11 am – 6 pm

Smorgasburg, the celebrated open-air food fair presented by Brooklyn Flea in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, returns to Prospect Park this spring, kicking off on April 2 as part of Prospect Park's 150th Anniversary celebration! On Sundays through October 23, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines. This year, Prospect Park Alliance is partnering with Brooklyn Brewery to produce a special Prospect Park beer called Long Meadow Gold. 

Member Perk: Prospect Park Alliance Members recieve $1 off beer at Smorgasburg

 

Admission

Free

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Points of Interest—Peninsula

Pop-up Audubon: Animal Clues

Sunday, May 21 , 11 am – 4 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance to learn about birds and other animals that make their home near water, and add to the “nest” we are weaving with natural materials.

  • Discovery Pack, 11–4 pm: Get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and search for signs of animal homes.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track migrating birds and invasive plants that impact where animals can make their homes in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 pm: Learn how to keep Prospect Park healthy by cleaning up the lakeshore, spreading mulch or removing invasive species. This program leaves promptly at 2pm.
  • Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm: After learning how to use binoculars, join our naturalists to identify some of the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Admission

Free
Prospect Park Zoo

Fleece Festival

Sunday, May 21 , 11 am – 4 pm

It’s a wild and wooly celebration at Prospect Park Zoo when the sheep get their annual haircuts! Learn how goat herders in Mongolia are actually saving wildlife through cashmere fiber cooperatives. Special talks and crafts and, of course, the fascinating shearing of the sheep by a professional shearer. Bring back the woll to Lefferts Historic House for Prospect Park Alliances Fun on the Farm event, where you can learn to spin wool into felt and yarn! 

Admission

Free with Prospect Park Zoo admission
Bartel-Pritchard Square, Grand Army Plaza, Litchfield Villa

Art in the Parks: Carole Eisner

All Day

In partnership with NYC Parks' Art in the Parks project, the Prospect Park Alliance presents a public exhibition of sculpture by Carole Eisner. Four sculptures, created from I-beams twisted into lyrical forms will be on display at Grand Army Plaza, Bartel Pritchard Square, Litchfield Villa and the Peninsula through Spring 2017.

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