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Prospect Park History Walki...

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking...

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Monday Volunteer Corps: Eas...

Join Prospect Park Alliance to help beautify two of the...

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Brooklyn Roll: Soul Skate

Tuesday is the new Saturday at Brooklyn Roll! Join Prospect...

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Wednesday, June 27, 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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Nature at Night: Family Edi...

Join Prospect Park Alliance for an evening stroll to see...

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Lola Star's Dreamland Disco

Every Friday throughout mid-October, Lola Star hosts a DJ roller...

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The Prospect Park Alliance Saturday Volunteer Corps is a great...

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Prospect Park

Prospect Park History Walking Tour

Sunday, June 24 , 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Explore Prospect Park with a season of special guided walking tours of this iconic park in the heart of Brooklyn, presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. These two-hour tours will examine the Park’s many layers of natural and human history, from the flora and geology to the architectural eras visible in the built environment.

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Member Perk: Prospect Park Alliance Members receive a $5 discount on the Prospect Park Walking Tour.  

Already a member? Contact membership@prospectpark.org for more information.

Admission

$20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for children, Advanced Registration Required
Bartel-Pritchard Square

Greenmarket at Bartel-Pritchard Square

Sunday, June 24 , 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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Breeze Hill

Smorgasburg Prospect Park

Sunday, June 24 , 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! On Sundays from April through October, over 100 local and regional food purveyors will gather on Breeze Hill to offer a range of cuisines.

Admission

Free

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Audubon Center

Nature Exploration

Sunday, June 24 , 10 am – 1 pm

Join 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: Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our Discovery Packs, ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
  • 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.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 12 pm–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
Prospect Park Zoo

Turtle Takeover: Prospect Park Zoo

Sunday, June 24 , 10 am – 5 pm

What’s the difference between a turtle and tortoise? How do researchers track them in the wild? Visit the Prospect Park Zoo every weekend in June where turtles (and tortoises) are taking over. Learn fascinating facts about every member of the chelonian family and find out why many of them are seriously in danger of extinction. Scavenger hunt, keeper talks, live animals and turtle themed activities will take place throughout the zoo!

 

Admission

Free with Admission

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Vanderbilt Playground

Pop-Up Audubon I: Incredible Invertebrates

Sunday, June 24 , 11 am – 4 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance to examine the tiniest creatures in Prospect Park. Pop-Up Audubon I is best for ages 8 and under. Pop-Up Audubon is made possible through the generous support of Con Edison and the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City.

  • Adventure Hike, 12 pm–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 pm–2 pm: Join Alliance naturalists to discover the diverse array of aquatic life by examining the specimens of Prospect Park Lake. This program leaves promptly at 1 pm.
  • Nature's Helpers, 2 pm–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 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
Rustic Shelter, Lakeside

Pop-Up Audubon II: Water Detectives

Sunday, June 24 , 11 am – 4 pm

What's in our water? Join Prospect Park Alliance to Investigate water chemistry and identify macroinvertebrates in and around the upper watercourse. Pop-Up Audubon II is best for ages 8 and over. Pop-Up Audubon is made possible through the generous support of Con Edison and the Brooke Astor Fund for New York City.

  • Discovery Pack, 11 am–4 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.
  • Shoreline Water Walk, 12 pm–1 pm: Join Alliance naturalists for a guided nature walk following the lower section of Prospect Park’s watercourse and explore the unique ecosystem of the Lake. This program leaves promptly at 12 pm.
  • Junior Naturalists, 1 pm–2 pm: Discover what creatures live in Prospect Park’s water bodies and the chemistry that influences their development in this citizen science program. This program starts promptly at 1 pm.
  • Nature’s Helpers, 2 pm–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 2 pm.
  • 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. This program leaves promptly at 3 pm.

 

Admission

Free
Lefferts Historic House

Flax to Linen

Sunday, June 24 , 2 pm – 4 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance to check on the flax crop we planted in the spring and try out the tools used to transform flax into linen cloth.

Admission

$3 suggested donation
Lefferts Historic House

Faces and Stories of Prospect Park

Sunday, June 24 , 12 pm – 5 pm

Join Prospect Park Alliance and Virginia L. S. Freire Photography at the Lefferts Historic House for Faces and Stories of Prospect Park. A photo testament to the individuals, couples, families, friends, and even canines, that make up the vibrant landscape of Prospect Park.

Virginia L. S. Freire is a fine art portrait artist and visual storyteller. Her boutique portrait studio specializes in creating artful portraits telling extraordinary stories that will endure over generations. She is a Brooklyn native with a home-based studio in Prospect Heights where she lives with her husband and two children in the brownstone where she grew up just blocks from Prospect Park. 

Visit her website here and view this photo testament from June 7th to January 1st, 2019 at the Lefferts Historic House. 

Admission

$3 Suggested Donation
Willink Entrance

Weekend Volunteer Corps

Sunday, June 24 , 10 am – 1 pm

Get involved in your community! Join Prospect Park Alliance to spruce up gardens, paint fences + benches, weed, spread mulch, and clean and maintain pathways. We can accommodate any group ranging from just a few people to up to 40 volunteers. Please complete our Group Inquiry Form.

Register online or call (718) 287-3400 for more information

Admission

Free, Registration Required

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Brooklyn Historical Society

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

All Day

On view July 13 through September 2018

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park, Brooklyn Historical Society and Prospect Park Alliance present an exhibition that celebrates the founding vision of the Park, traces its social and historical trajectories, and examines the important role that Prospect Park has played as “Brooklyn’s Backyard” for 150 years. 

The Brooklyn Historical Society is closed on major holidays. 

Visit the Brooklyn Historical Society website for hours of operation.