Monday, February 1, 2010

Prospect Park

Celebrate Presidents’ Day and the Winter School Break at Prospect Park
February 15 - 21

Brooklyn, N.Y – There’s plenty to do at Prospect Park during the Presidents’ Day weekend and school break. Highlights from the Park’s calendar of events include:

February 15 -21: “Coming In From the Cold” activities at the 18th Century Lefferts Historic House. Participate in traditional winter activities: learn how to make your very own Nine-Man Morris playing board. Help us make the Game of Graces for the spring by sharpening dowels and creating beribboned hoops. 12 – 4 p.m. each day. FREE.

February 15 -21: Film Festival at the Prospect Park Audubon Center, featuring the Discovery Channel’s award-winning series “Planet Earth.” This extraordinary work of nature filmmaking took over ten years to make. It includes “never-before-seen animal behaviors and startling views of locations” and rare footage of snow leopards and elusive birds of prey. Also being screened is "Clever Monkeys," part of the PBS "Nature Series. At the Center’s Con Edison Discover Nature Theater. 12 – 4:00 p.m. each day. FREE.

Enjoy skating at Brooklyn’s only outdoor ice skating Rink. The Wollman Rink is a great place for winter fun. Take lessons, throw a skating party, take a leisurely spin around the ice, and enjoy a snack and a hot chocolate. See for hours and directions, or call (718) 287-6431.

The Prospect Park Tennis Center is open for play 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. every day. For information call the Tennis Center at (718) 436-2500. Take a lesson, join a league, and find out about upcoming programs when the bubbles come down in the spring.

Don’t forget the call of the wild! The Prospect Park Zoo is open daily 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Visit nearly 400 animals! Admission is $7 for adults, $4 seniors, $3 children age 3 – 12. Free for kids under 3. See for more info.

For more information on Prospect Park events, programs, membership and volunteering, call the Park Hotline at (718) 965-8999 or visit

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