Celebrate Prospect Park’s opening weekend with an 1860s-style ballgame, a scavenger hunt and more

Posted On Fri, March 30, 2018 By

Posted On Fri, March 30, 2018 By In Brooklyn, Events

Image by Elizabeth Keegin Colley for the Prospect Park Alliance

Spring has officially sprung. And what better way to welcome the season than celebrating with a weekend full of activities at Prospect Park? To kick off the park’s opening weekend on April 7th and 8th, the Prospect Park Alliance will bring events like free yoga, a baseball parade and 1860s exhibition baseball game, a fair, history tour and much more. Although most events are free, a few require advance reservation and some cost a couple of bucks. Ahead, check out the full schedule of events.


Photo by Joe Buglewicz for NYC & Company

Saturday, April 7

  • Family Yoga
    Picnic House, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    Free, RSVP here
  • Baseball Parade and 1860s Exhibition Baseball Game
    Long Meadow Ball Field 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Free
  • Community Fair
    Bartel-Pritchard Entrance, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Free
  • Grillout at Greenmarket
    Grand Army Plaza, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Free
  • Running History Tour with New York Road Runners
    11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Free, RSVP here
  • Scavenger Hunt with Urban Archive
    12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    Free, RSVP here
  • Introduction to Bird Watching
    Audubon Center, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    Free
  • Campfire Conversations Open Mic
    Lefferts Historic House, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Suggested donation of $3

Sunday, April 8

  • Early Morning Bird Walk
    Aubudon Center, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
    Free
  • Fun Run
    9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    Free, RSVP here
  • Prospect Park History Walking Tour with Turnstile Tours
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for children
  • Smorgasburg Prospect Park
    Breeze Hill, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Free

All Weekend

  • Spring Planting
    Lefferts Historic House, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Suggested $3 donation
  • Nature Exploration
    Audubon Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Free
  • Ice Skating Fun
    LeFrak Center at Lakeside, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. & 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sun.
    $10 admission, $7 skate rentals
  • Carousel Rides
    12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    $2.50 per ride, $11.50 for five rides
  • Prospect Park Zoo
    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Children under 12, free; $8 for adults, $6 for seniors

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