Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Prospect Park

by Heather Liang, 10/02/2013

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  • What to Do
    In addition to all the things there are to see in Prospect Park, there are also a ton of things to do. The park hosts a number of annual events that are big draws, and because many of them are free, they get very crowded very quickly. Every Saturday, Grand Army Plaza is home to the second-largest Greenmarket in the City, with more than 600 varieties of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, flowers, fish and other local products. Enjoy more yummy food options at the Food Truck Rally, where the best of NYC's food trucks park on the first and third Sundays of the month from April through October. The warmer months bring Celebrate Brooklyn!, a favorite among Brooklyn's summertime concert series, for which concertgoers spread out blankets by the band shell to eat, drink and enjoy free music. Also on the music front, Prospect Park is a venue for the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks—an opportunity to hear classical music under a starry sky for free. In the fall, kids can embrace all the fun and spookiness surrounding Halloween at Prospect Park Zoo's Boo at the Zoo, where creepy, crawly animals are on display and costumed kiddies can get their faces painted and make seasonal crafts. The Halloween Haunted Walk & Houlihan Lokey Carnival invites those who are a little braver to venture through a park filled with zombies, werewolves and witches. Finally, on New Year's Eve, check out the dazzling fireworks display at Grand Army Plaza. 

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