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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Design + Construction Studi...

At this members-only event, Prospect Park Alliance Partner, Landscape Architect...

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
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Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritc...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...

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Monday, February 12, 2018
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view July 13 through September 2018

In celebration of...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view July 13 through September 2018

In celebration of...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view July 13 through September 2018

In celebration of...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018
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The Means of a Ready Escape...

On view July 13 through September 2018

In celebration of...

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Friday, February 16, 2018
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Lunar New Year in Prospect ...

Join Prospect Park Alliance on Lunar New Year for family-friendly...

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
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Introduction to Birdwatching

Join Prospect Park Alliance for  a birdwatching walk  and learn...

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Sunday, February 18, 2018
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Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritc...

Nestled inside Prospect Park's tree-shaded southwest corner, this much-loved...

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Monday, February 19, 2018
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Presidents Week in Prospec...

Join Prospect Park Alliance during Presidents Week for family-friendly programs...

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Saturday, April 2, 2016
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Audubon Center, Breeze Hill, Carousel, Lefferts Historic House, Long Meadow Ballfields

Opening Weekend 2016

Saturday, April 2 , 12 pm – 4 pm

Join the Prospect Park Alliance Saturday + Sunday, April 2 + 3, to celebrate the beginning of spring in Prospect Park.

  • Opening Day Parade, 10–10:30 am (Saturday only)
    Parade begins at 7th Avenue + 2nd Street, Free

    Join the Prospect Park Alliance and the Prospect Park Baseball Association to celebrate the start of the baseball and softball season. Over 1,000 players ages 4-18 years old will parade down 7th Avenue, led by local marching bands and civic leaders, to Long Meadow Ball Field 1, where a ribbon-cutting and ceremonial first pitch will celebrate its recent restoration, and mark the start of the season.
  • Nature Exploration, 10 am–1 pm
    Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

    Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 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.
    Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
    Blooming Naturalist, 12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist?   Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
    Introduction to Bird Watching, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by Brooklyn Bird Club.
  • Smorgasburg Prospect Park, 11 am–6 pm (Sunday only)
    Breeze Hill
    Enjoy the first Smorgasburg of the season, with over 100 local and regional vendors offering cuisines from around the world at the outdoor food market.
  • Prospect Park Carousel, 12–5 pm, $2 per ride; $9 for a book of 5 tickets. Enjoy unlimited, free rides with a Family Plus membership.
    Enjoy the first ride of the year at the historic 1912 Carousel, where 53 magnificent horses ride alongside a lion, a giraffe, a deer and two dragon-pulled chariots.
  • Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
    Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

    It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you help plant our crop of flax and make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.

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Pop-Up Audubon: Leaf Litter Critters

Saturday, April 2 , 11 am – 4 pm

A healthy forest has helpers to ensure the circle of life goes on. Using fun games and experiments, join the Prospect Park Alliance to uncover the secrets of soil creatures, fungus and decomposition.

  • Adventure Hike, 12–1 pm: Alliance naturalists will introduce you to the natural history of Prospect Park and its hidden trails.  Recommended for families with children 5 and older.
  • Nature on the Go!, 1–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists on a search under the soil to learn about the secret lives of Leaf Litter Critters. Participants can even take home their very own compost bin.
  • 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.
  • Family Bird Watching, 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

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Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Saturday, April 2 , 8 am – 4 pm

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 GrowNYC.

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Pop-Up Audubon II: Plant Clues

Saturday, April 2 , 11 am – 4 pm

Join Alliance educators to learn what trees and plants tell us about our environment.

  • 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. In April, monitor the development of plants that supply food and shelter for birds in Prospect Park.
  • Lakeside Nature Stroll, 12–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk through the meandering paths of the Peninsula and scout for plants that thrive in that unique environment.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1–2 pm: Help Alliance naturalists track the growth of important plant species in this citizen science program.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2–3 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.
  • Family Bird Watching, 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
Audubon Center

Introduction to Bird Watching

Saturday, April 2 , 12 pm – 1 pm

Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by Brooklyn Bird Club.

Admission

Free
Cherry Island, Anthony Goicolea
Terrace Bridge

Natural Disruptions

All Day

The Prospect Park Alliance and ArtBridge have collaborated to transform 300 feet of construction fencing in Prospect Park into a large-scale, outdoor photo installation. Natural Disruptions features the work of two Brooklyn artists, Mark Dorf and Anthony Goicolea.

Through digital manipulation, Dorf and Goicolea slyly alter our understanding of nature. Goicolea’s landscapes are like snapshots from a playfully dark daydream. Dorf’s work questions the ways that science and the Internet define our relationship with nature.

The installation will cover construction fencing at the historic 1869 Wellhouse, one of Prospect Park’s oldest structures, which originally served as a pump house for the Park’s water supply. The Prospect Park Alliance is transforming the building into public restrooms featuring composting toilets—the first to be installed in a New York City park.

Natural Disruptions will be on view from September 30, 2015, through Summer 2016. In addition to the Wellhouse, the exhibition will continue along Wellhouse Drive at Terrace Bridge, adjacent to the Park’s new Sunday Smorgasburg event (which runs through October 11). The photo installation consists of more than 40 artworks, running 300 feet along Wellhouse Drive, and ranging from 6 to 8 feet high.

For a chance to win a limited edition print from this show, Instagram or Tweet an image of this exhibition with the hashtag #ArtInProspectPark. See rules.

Admission

Free

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