Virtual Tour of Prospect Park


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Explore Brooklyn's scenic treasure, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after their completion of Central Park. Learn why Olmsted and Vaux came to prefer this park to their original Manhattan creation. Come join Untapped New York guide Jeremy Wilcox on a stroll through Prospect Park! From the Ravine past the Boathouse and over to the lake, we'll explore the best of the park's southern end.

Along the way, Jeremy will recount the history of the park and how their experiences with Central Park shaped this area's trajectory. Hear how Vaux's decision to scrap the original plan led to the creation of the nearby Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Learn the history of this land in Brooklyn, from Dutch farming to Revolutionary War battles! You'll discover a new appreciation for Brooklyn and its amazing history.

Please consider giving a tip to Jeremy to support him during this time on Venmo @Jeremy-Wilcox or Paypal at [email protected] This live tour is organized exclusively for Untapped New York's Insiders and will be broadcasted via Zoom. Insiders will have the ability to ask questions to Jeremy in a Q&A section at the end. Can't join this live virtual tour? Don't worry, a video of the tour will be made available to all our Insiders afterwards in the Virtual Content section of our website.

HOW TO JOIN

If you are already an Untapped New York Insider, log in to your account and register for the talk. You will receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link to join. You will need to download the Zoom app for your computer or phone in order to join the tour.

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  • Learn the history of Olmsted and Vaux's Brooklyn masterpiece!
  • Explore Brooklyn's only remaining natural forest
  • See the gorgeous Boathouse which houses Guastavino tiles
  • Learn how new efforts in this century are working to restore that history, and preserve this park's legacy for future generation