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Prospect Park Alliance Brings Purslane Cafe to the Boathouse

June 27, 2024

Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit that sustains Brooklyn’s Backyard in partnership with the City, has announced the opening of Purslane Cafe, which will provide healthy, sustainably sourced food and coffee daily and summer cocktails, wine and beer on select evenings at the iconic Prospect Park Boathouse Terrace starting July 4.

Run by New York-based sustainable hospitality group The Oberon Group (Rucola, June, Rhodora, Clara, and Anaïs), Purslane Cafe is a physical extension of Purslane, Oberon’s catering arm and New York’s first zero-waste, carbon-neutral catering company, which produces events at the Boathouse and Prospect Park Picnic House. Purslane Cafe will carry only sustainable, recyclable and compostable products.

“The Prospect Park Boathouse is one of the park’s most beloved and scenic destinations, and a historic landmark. The Alliance is dedicated to providing more food options in the park for the community, and Purslane Cafe will offer delicious, consciously sourced food and drinks for all to enjoy,” said Morgan Monaco, Prospect Park Alliance President.

“Brooklyn is The Oberon Group’s backyard and home to the majority of our restaurants, so we’re excited to be able to partner with Prospect Park Alliance and bring this new offering to such a historic part of the park,” said Henry Moynahan Rich, Managing Partner of The Oberon Group. “We’re thrilled to have this personal touch point between park visitors and Purslane, allowing people to interact with and learn about our mission to create a more sustainable food system.”

Featuring a menu of coffee drinks and healthy food options like sandwiches and pastries daily, Purslane Cafe will be open daily from 8 am-3 pm with outdoor seating, and will offer a variety of summer cocktails, wine and beer on select evenings. Visit @purslaneatheboathouse on Instagram for select evening hours. The cafe will also host live music and small pop-up events to bring further energy and excitement to the Boathouse terrace.

Purslane Cafe joins other food amenities that the Alliance has brought to the park in recent years, including Winner in the Park, King David Tacos, Lark by the Park, Smorgasburg and more.

Learn more about all food destinations in the park.