Prospect Park Alliance would like you to put the Spring in your step, with park events from roller skating and carousel rides to boating, bike riding ~ and volunteering.
Roller skating, boating and biking are back at the Lefrak Center at Lakeside daily, and if roller disco is more your speed, boogie every Friday night during the Dreamland Roller Disco. Fans of the Prospect Park Carousel rejoice—this beloved park destination is back after a long pandemic hiatus and the painted ponies are ready to ride!
Head to Spring Fling with Brooklyn Public Library on May 8 for a day of family fun, including music, art, bubble making, the Bookmobile and much more. Throughout the summer, Play + Go and Nature’s Helpers will be popping up in various locations—make sure to stop by for games and activities you can borrow, and a variety of nature activities.
As the park welcomes joyful crowds, please lend a hand to keep this essential space clean and green! Reserve Green and Go kits on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, or join It’s My Park Mondays for post-weekend cleanups. Volunteers will be outfitted with trash grabbers and bags.
Here are a few highlights:
Most Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 1 pm
Locations Vary, Free, Register: prospectpark.org/green-and-go
Individuals and groups are invited to join Prospect Park Alliance to help keep our park green and vibrant—register to check out Green and Go Kits at various locations around the park. These kits include a trash grabber, garbage bags and gloves. Green and Go Kits are presented in partnership with Macy’s.
Walking Tours ~ Sundays, 10:30 am
Prospect Park, Prices Vary, Registration Required: prospectpark.org/
Discover Prospect Park’s hidden treasures, natural wonders and little-known history on guided tours of the park, presented by Turnstile Tours in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance. Explore everything about Prospect Park, from its flora and geology, to the architectural movements that shaped the park, to the evolution of recreation and play. See how use of the park has changed over time from designers Olmsted and Vaux’s original vision all the way to present day and Prospect Park Alliance’s sustainability, historic preservation, and recreational projects that make the park the world-class destination it is today.
Play + Go and Nature’s Helpers
Alternating Sats + Suns, 12-4 pm
Locations Vary, Free: prospectpark.org/play-go
Join Prospect Park Alliance as we bring our favorite activities from the Prospect Park Audubon Center and Lefferts Historic House on the road in easy-to-borrow Pop-Up Lefferts and Pop-Up Audubon Play + Go Kits. Mix and match historic games and toys or nature games and activities. While you are here, you can participate in our new Nature’s Helpers activities by lending a hand and participating in a stewardship activity such as raking, litter patrol or mulching and afterwards, take a fun nature walk and explore the natural wonders of the park or search for the many historic elements that are scattered all around us. Pop-Up Audubon is made possible through the generous support of Con Edison. Pop-Up Lefferts is supported in part by NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
It’s My Park Mondays
Mondays starting May 3 excluding holidays, 10 am – 1 pm
Locations Vary, Free, Register: prospectpark.org/its-my-park
Join Prospect Park Alliance for It’s My Park Mondays, a series of community volunteer events where you can help keep the park clean during these challenging times. Individuals will be provided with a trash grabber, garbage bags and gloves. We will also have a limited supply of materials available for walk-ins.
Spring Fling with Brooklyn Public Library
Saturday, May 8, 11 am-4 pm
Prospect Park Children’s Corner
Prospect Park Alliance is teaming up with Brooklyn Public Library and local partners to host a day of family fun with library programs, entertainment, and civic engagement! Enjoy music and art programs, bubble making, BPL Bookmobile, Ranked Choice Voting workshop and much more!
Open daily from June 3
Grand Army Plaza Park Entrance: prospectpark.org/public-water
Join Prospect Park Alliance, More Art, NYC Parks and Brooklyn Public Library for a new public art installation by visual artist Mary Mattingly. Her new project, Public Water, examines issues of water quality, access, privatization and infrastructure facing the NYC watershed, which provides more than a billion gallons of clean water daily to nine million state residents, and also feeds the Prospect Park watercourse. The project includes a water-filtering sculptural ecosystem and a self-guided walking tour through the park’s watershed.
caribBEING in Prospect Park
Sundays in June, Free: prospectpark.org/caribbeing
caribBEING, a Flatbush-based cultural organization that builds awareness and fosters Caribbean heritage, is partnering with Prospect Park Alliance for a third season to celebrate National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Details to be announced for in persona and virtual public programs.
Last Chance! Inspired By “What Is Left,” Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine
On View Through June 22
Prospect Park Bandshell, Free: prospectpark.org/
BRIC and Prospect Park Alliance, in partnership with NYC Parks, present Inspired By “What Is Left,” a public art installation by the collaborative duo Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine (artists Oasa DuVerney and Mildred Beltre). The text-based installation quotes the late poet Lucille Clifton and offers the Brooklyn community a message of resilience and perseverance. It is the first major public art project in Prospect Park since the pandemic, and one of the first installations at the Bandshell in its history.
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Check out the newly restored Endale Arch and Concert Grove Pavilion, and Brooklyn Public Library’s ‘Whispering Libraries‘, an outdoor audio experience across the Borough.