Opening Weekend in Prospect Park
Saturday, April 2, 2016
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
This event repeats every day between 4/2/2016 and 4/3/2016.
Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to celebrate the beginning of spring at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, Lefferts Historic House and the Carousel.
- Nature Exploration, 10 am–1 pm
Prospect Park Audubon Center, Free
Discovery Pack, 10 am–12 pm: The Prospect Park Alliance invites you to get inspired by nature with our new Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families.
Nature Play, 10–11 am: Join Alliance naturalists and learn to appreciate the beauty of nature and develop self-reliance, creativity and problem-solving skills through different outdoor play-based activities.
Blooming Naturalist, 12–1 pm: So you think you are a Naturalist? Find out at the Audubon Center by learning how to identify birds and use binoculars and field guides.
Introduction to Bird Watching, 12–1 pm: Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Led by Brooklyn Bird Club.
- Spring Sprouts, 2–4 pm
Lefferts Historic House, $3 suggested donation
It's time for spring planting! Join the Prospect Park Alliance at Lefferts Historic House where you help plant our crop of flax and make a small pot out of newspaper, fill it with soil and plant an herb seed to take home.
- Carousel Rides, 12–5 pm
Children’s Corner, $2 per ride, $9 for a book of 5 tickets, free with Alliance Family Plus membership
Celebrate the start of spring 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!