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Events

Prospect Park Guide

By Alexandra Glorioso

Painting of Prospect Park in 1886
By Chase William Merritt of Williamsburg

Now that everyone’s got a little time, here’s a guide on what you and your family can do in Prospect Park this weekend.

Fri., July 1

Celebrate Brooklyn! 2011

June 10 to August 11

Celebrate Brooklyn!, presented by BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, is New York’s longest-running free, summer long outdoor performing arts festival. All performances at the Bandshell.

 

Sat., July 2

Come to Prospect Park for July 4th Weekend!

July 2 to 4

Come to the best spot in Brooklyn to celebrate Independence Day.

 

Coffee Bark

First Sat. of every month except holidays, 7 to 9 a.m.

Bring your canines to the Park for treats and great company.

 

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

Every Sat., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Year-round

Fresh produce and so much more, all year long! See what farm fresh is all about!

 

Weekend Woodland Corps

Every Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join a team of volunteers committed to the ongoing restoration of the Park’s woodlands.

 

Introduction to Birdwatching

Every Sat., 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Explore the Park’s natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.

 

Eagle as Icon

Sat., July 2 to Sun., July 4, 1 to 3 p.m.

Known as a symbol of strength, courage, and pride, the eagle is one of our country’s most recognizable icons.

 

Macy’s Fishing Clinics

Every Sat., in July and August, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Learn how to fish at Prospect Park!

 

Lefferts 2nd Floor Tours

Tours every half – hour, Sat., Sun. & holidays, 1 to 5:30 p.m.

Explore the unique architecture of Lefferts Historic House on this special tour.

 

Nature Crafts

Every Sat. & Sun., 2 to 3 p.m.

Make amazing crafts with all- natural materials at the Boathouse.

 

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour

Sats., at 2 p.m. in July and August

Listen to Brooklyn native Ezra Jack Keats’ stories for children.

 

Handiwork: Crafts and Tasks from the Past

Every Sat. and Sun., 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Every week at Lefferts, kids engage in arts, crafts and games just like they did in 19th-century Brooklyn.

 

Sun., July 3

Come to Prospect Park for July 4th Weekend!

July 2 to 4, 2011

Come to the best spot in Brooklyn to celebrate Independence Day!

 

Morning Bird Walk: Taking Wing

Sun., July 3, 8 a.m.

Meet the amazing local birds raising families in Prospect Park on this expert-guided walk. Start your Sun. morning surrounded by nature!

 

Eagle as Icon

Sat., July 2 to Sun., July 4, 1 to 3 p.m.

Known as a symbol of strength, courage, and pride, the eagle is one of our country’s most recognizable icons.

 

Lefferts 2nd Floor Tours

Tours every half-hour, Sat., Sun. & holidays, 1 to 5:30 p.m.

Explore the unique architecture of Lefferts Historic House on this special tour.

 

Freedom Strut

Sun., July 3, 1 to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the anniversary of emancipation in New York State at Lefferts.

 

Nature Crafts

Every Sat. & Sun., 2 to 3 p.m.

Make amazing crafts with all-natural materials at the Boathouse.

 

Handiwork: Crafts and Tasks from the Past

Every Sat. and Sun., 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Every week at Lefferts, kids engage in arts, crafts and games just like they did in 19th-century Brooklyn.

 

Discover Tour

Every Sun., 3 p.m.

Discover the Prospect Park you never knew! Meet birds and other wildlife on this walk, guided by a naturalist.

 

Mon., July 4

 

Come to Prospect Park for July 4th Weekend!

July 2 to 4, 2011

Come to the best spot in Brooklyn to celebrate Independence Day!

 

Walk NYC

Every Mon. and Wed., 9 to 10 a.m. and every Thurs., 6 to 7 p.m.

Anyone can exercise – it’s as easy as getting out to your neighborhood park and taking a walk!

 

Eagle as Icon

Sat., July 2 to Sun., July 4, 1 to 3 p.m.

Known as a symbol of strength, courage, and pride, the eagle is one of our country’s most recognizable icons.

 

Declare Independence

Mon., July 4, 1 to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the anniversary of the United States’ independence at Lefferts.

 

Prospect Park Map

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