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Enjoy Brooklyn all day — for free — on Sunday

Check out the Brooklyn Museum — for free! — on Aug. 7.
File photo by Stefano Giovannini

This one’s a real culture club.

Gallery-hoppers and bird-watchers will be able to take advantage of the borough’s most high-brow offerings — free of charge — on Aug. 7, thanks to Heart of Brooklyn, a consortium of big-name cultural institutions near Prospect Park like The Brooklyn Museum and The Brooklyn Public Library.

Expect mini-golf tourneys in Grand Army Plaza (complete with not-to-scale replicas of the Brooklyn Bridge), a special Brooklyn Botanic Garden exhibit on the area’s native flora and a morning bird-walk through Prospect Park, among other celebrations of the borough’s history and makeup.

“It’s about getting to know the treasures in your neighborhood,” said Ellen Salpeter, Heart of Brooklyn’s director.

The day-long “Free Summer Sunday” promises something for all ages, including an ice cream-making workshop at The Brooklyn Children’s Museum and a rare look at pieces held in storage at The Brooklyn Museum.

Salpeter is hoping that the day’s offerings will draw commuters from around the city — including, presumably, from that other borough.

“These are world-class institutions that transcend place,” she said.

“Of course,” she added, “it’s all about Brooklyn.”

Of course.

“Free Summer Sunday” at the Brooklyn Museum [200 Eastern Pkwy. near Washington Avenue, (718) 638-5000]; the Audubon Center in Prospect Park [enter at Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue, (718) 287-3400]; Brooklyn Botanic Garden [900 Washington Ave. near Eastern Parkway, (718) 623-7200]; Brooklyn Public Library Central branch [Grand Army Plaza at Flatbush Avenue, (718) 230-2100]; Prospect Park Zoo [450 Flatbush Ave. between Empire Boulevard and Eastern Parkway, (718) 399-7339]; The Brooklyn Children’s Museum [145 Brooklyn Ave. between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue, (718) 735-4400], Aug. 7. For info, visit www.heartofbrooklyn.org.

The day will also feature a bird walk in Prospect Park.
Steve Nanz

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