Memorial Day

Join the Prospect Park Alliance this Memorial Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the 1912 Carousel.

Nature Exploration, 12–4 pm
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Nature Play, 1–2 pm
    Join Alliance naturalists and begin to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
  • Nature’s Helpers 2–3 pm
    Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Nature on the Go!, 3–4 pm
    An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project!
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm
    Curious as to how Snappy the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Potato Planting, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation.

Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House, and get a taste of what life was like on a Flatbush farm in spring. Join us in planting our annual potato crop, race against friends and family in organized potato sack races and take a tour of the Lefferts historic rooms.

1912 Carousel, 12–5 pm
$2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership
Celebrate the start of summer with a ride on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!