Prospect Park is one of Brooklyn’s TreasuresJul 03
Prospect Park, located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, is a 585-acre sanctuary, the result of a collaboration between famed landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The expansive park features a 60-acre lake, the Prospect Park Zoo, and Brooklyn’s only forest. It is home to many events and performing arts festivals, which brings the community of Brooklyn together to celebrate, as well as invites visitors to explore the beautiful urban oasis.
Prospect Park is a real treasure of Brooklyn, and is “safer, cleaner, more vibrant, and more popular today that it’s ever been,” thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Prospect Park Alliance, a group focused on maintaining the park’s breathtaking natural offerings. During the summer, Prospect Park comes alive for concerts, performances, parties, and events for locals, families, and visitors of all ages to delight in.
July marks the annual Summer Soiree at Prospect Park, an event made possible with the help from sponsors and organized by the Prospect Park Alliance. The Soiree is an annual cocktail gala that raises funds for Prospect Park, and features musical performances, an open bar, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, and of course, a wonderfully fun and entertaining evening, held at the beautiful Prospect Park Boathouse.
Summer Soiree at Prospect Park is one of the most important fundraising nights of the year for the park, because ticket sales and support take up a huge chunk of the expenses needed to maintain the beauty of Prospect Park. The event receives support from community members and many local philanthropic organizations and individuals such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Jennifer Fisher, Warby Parker, and Brooklyn Brewery. Another advocate for the event is Brooklyn-based Mexican Summer Records, founded by local philanthropist Andres Santo Domingo, and whose recording artist Tamaryn will perform at the Soiree.
This year’s annual Summer Soiree to benefit Prospect Park will be held on July 24th, at 7pm. For more information about the event, and to purchase tickets, visit the official event page.