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How to have the perfect day around Prospect Park

Written by
Jennifer Picht

Brooklyn’s backyard—and the area surrounding it—boasts plenty to do for outdoor (and indoor) adventurers. Since the green space is massive, we’re breaking down the best things to do around the West side of the Brooklyn attraction.

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Do this: Prospect Park Soiree
During the warmer months, the green space hosts special events, such as a summer movies program and the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. But last year, Prospect Park started a new tradition: A DIY potluck at which folks can dance and play some lawn games under the stars. The Peninsula in Prospect Park, enter at 16th St and Prospect Park Southwest ( Sat 23 5–10pm; $50.

Eat here: Krupa Grocery
Windsor Terrace residents might consider this naturally lit eatery “old reliable” because it serves everything from java and pastries to your standard breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Menu items like lemon ricotta pancakes and breakfast gnocchi are best enjoyed in the restaurant’s homey alfresco seating area on a warm summer’s day.  231 Prospect Park West (

Drink here: The Double Windsor
Paying homage to the Brooklyn 'hood west of the park, this old-school drinkery is a great spot for a brew. There are 14 rotating picks on draft, like the intriguing Off Color Dino S’mores imperial stout. But it’s even better for whiskey drinkers: The bar boasts the largest selection of bourbon in the nabe. 210 Prospect Park West (

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