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Independence Day at Prospect Park

Saturday, July 4, 2015

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

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Join the Prospect Park Alliance on Independence Day for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.

Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free

  • Eagle as Icon, 12–5 pm: From 12-5pm, oin the Prospect Park Alliance to learn how the bald eagle became America's symbol of independence with fun activities and crafts.
  • Nature’s Helpers 2–3 pm: Did you know that trees help trees? After learning how mulch protects tree roots, spend time spreading wood chips around trees.
  • Nature on the Go!, 3–4 pm: An Alliance naturalist will lead children and families to areas near the Audubon Center, where you can learn about the nature that is all around us and participate in a Citizen Science project!
  • Animal Encounter, 4–4:30 pm: Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join Alliance naturalists to meet the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. Learn what it takes to care for these amazing creatures and assist in an actual feeding.

Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation

  • Independence Day, 2–5 pm: Celebrate America's birthday and one of the greatest documents ever written. Look extra patriotic as you make yourself a plumed hat to wear while signing your own "John Hancock" on a reproduction of the Declaration of Independence.

Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership

  • Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm: Celebrate with a first ride of the year on the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel. Join the Alliance at the $125 level and your family (up to 4 people) will receive unlimited rides on the Carousel for a full year!

Location

Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park Accessible
Near the Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue entrance
Brooklyn
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Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park Accessible
Brooklyn
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The Carousel in Prospect Park
Brooklyn
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Cost

Costs vary by location

Event Organizer

Prospect Park Alliance

Contact Email

info@prospectpark.org

Categories

History, Best for Kids, Fourth of July

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