c. Martin Seck

Summer Checklist

June 2, 2014

On your mark, set, go! Summer is here and there has never been a better time to take advantage of all that Prospect Park has to offer. Here is a list of some of our favorite activities. How many will you check off?

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Pop-Up Audubon: The Prospect Park Alliance’s free outdoor nature programs are a huge hit. This summer, Pop-Up Audubon is twice as fun with a second location in the Park. Families can enjoy catch-and-release fishing and even make their own bait. Be sure to check out the schedule to find the tent locations.

Summers at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside: If you thought ice skating at the Park’s newest destination was not to be missed, then return this summer for roller skating and water play.

Ezra Jack Keats Storytelling Hour: Who doesn’t love a good story? Take part in a cherished Prospect Park tradition at Imagination Playground, where master storyteller Tammy Hall transports children to a world of wonder. Saturdays at 2 p.m., starting July 6.

New York Philharmonic in the Park: It is difficult to enhance the pastoral beauty of Prospect Park. If one were to try, it would probably include the New York Philharmonic and a gorgeous sunset on the Long Meadow. This free event is a must for any music lover, and takes place on Wednesday, July 9.

Bat Tours: These members-only events are one of the most popular walking tours in Prospect Park. Take a stroll with nature expert Paul Kaim as he leads you through the Long Meadow in search of the Park’s nightlife. Not a member yet? Join today and take the tour.

Food Truck Rally: On the first and third Sunday of every month, come to Grand Army Plaza to enjoy treats from some of the best food trucks in the city. From gourmet ice cream sandwiches, to lobster rolls and kimchi tacos, there is something for everyone, and something different each time at the Food Truck Rally.

Celebrate Brooklyn!: Besides picnics and barbecues, this performing arts festival is one of the ultimate summertime activities in the Park. This year, we challenge you to try something new, whether a silent film screening, salsa music or electronica. And don’t forget the popular Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert, this year taking place on Saturday, June 14 and featuring Ozomatli’s Ozokidz.