Spring Break in Prospect Park
Suggested Ages: All
Join the Prospect Park Alliance during Spring Break for family-friendly activities at the Prospect Park Audubon Center and the Carousel.
Pick up Discovery Packs, a ready-to-go kits filled with nature activities for families. At 2 pm, join Alliance Naturalists to learn more about the animals in the Audubon Center’s collection. At 3 pm, join a family bird walk. Ride the Park’s beloved 1912 carousel ($3/ride).
Prospect Park Zoo
This former menagerie is designed to allow up-close animal viewing, perfect for families with young children who want to learn about wildlife.
Explore a Discovery Trail and encounter 400 animals of 150 species including red pandas, dingos, procupines and a host of beautiful birds. Visit unique small cats, sea lions and Chinese-big headed turtles.More info
Ice Theatre of New York Pop Up Concerts
Ice Theatre of New York presents a free ice dance show and a one-hour Pre-Olympic skating clinic taught by ITNY teaching professionals and junior apprentices. The age-appropriate works performed include both repertory and new works performed by ITNY professional ensemble members, young apprentice performers ages 6-16, and guest artists.
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Prospect Park Carousel Opening Day
Take your first ride of spring on Prospect Park Alliance’s historic Carousel. 53 magnificent horses ride alongside a lion, a giraffe, a deer and two dragon-pulled chariots in a charming carousel built in 1912. One of the only wheelchair accessible carousels in the nation.
Snacks available at the Pony Express Snack Bar.
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Trinity Grace Church Easter Egg Hunt
Trinity Grace Church invites families to join a massive egg hunt, with games and crafts for kids of all ages (including adults).
This celebration is free of charge and open to the public. All are welcome.More info
J.J. Byrne Playground & Old Stone House
Enjoy lots of modern climbing equipment juxtaposed with colonial themes inspired by the adjacent Old Stone House, site of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn. Explore a submarine periscope and interactive panels depicting the historic battle among natural stone and rustic pavement, then attack your enemies with water cannons.
A gated toddler area features bucket swings,…More info
Zucker Natural Exploration Area
Strategically placed branches and stumps of trees damaged by storms and other materials from within Prospect Park invite engagement nature and unstructured play in this magical playground. several areas to explore including sand for digging and water features for pumping and splashing.More info
LeFrak Center Ice Skating
Skate in a half-covered/half-open lakeside rink in Prospect Park.
* Olympic figure-skating athletes Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov direct the Sports Programs for Lakeside’s growing Skate School which offers learn-to-Skate and Learn-to-Play-Hockey classes for all ages.
🔓 Lockers available for rent ($3-$8, 2-hour time limit).
🍽 Light fare and drinks available for takeaway at rinkside…More info