There’s plenty to do at Prospect Park during the Presidents’ Day weekend and school break. Highlights from the park’s calendar of events include:
Coming in from the Cold, February 15-21, 12-4 p.m., each day, free; activities at the 18th Century Lefferts Historic House: Participate in traditional winter activities — learn how to make your very own Nine-Man Morris playing board. Help make the Game of Graces for the spring by sharpening dowels and creating beribboned hoops.
Film Festival, February 15-21, 12-4 p.m., each day, free, Prospect Park Audubon Center’s Con Edison Discover Nature Theater: Film Festival at the Prospect Park Audubon Center featuring the Discovery Channel’s award-winning series “Planet Earth.” This extraordinary work of nature filmmaking took more than 10 years to make. It includes “never-before-seen animal behaviors and startling views of locations” and rare footage of snow leopards and elusive birds of prey. Also being screened is “Clever Monkeys,” part of the PBS “Nature Series.
Skating at Brooklyn’s only outdoor ice skating Rink, Wollman Rink: The Wollman Rink is a great place for winter fun. Take lessons, throw a skating party, take a leisurely spin around the ice, and enjoy a snack and a hot chocolate. See www.prospectpark.org for hours and directions, or call 718-287-6431.
The Prospect Park Tennis Center, open for play, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. For information, call the Tennis Center at 718-436-2500. Take a lesson, join a league, and find out about upcoming programs when the bubbles come down in the spring.
Don’t forget the call of the wild! The Prospect Park Zoo is open daily 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit nearly 400 animals. Admission is $7 for adults, $4 seniors, $3 children age three to 12; free for kids under three. See www.prospectparkzoo.com for more.
For more, call the Park Hotline at 718-965-8999 or visit www.prospectpark.org.