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In 2017, Prospect Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that sustains Prospect Park in partnership with the City, is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the opening of Prospect Park, Brooklyn's Backyard. 

With his biography, "Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted", Justin Martin examines the multi-faceted life of America's premier landscape architect who tirelessly used nature and design to advocate for social justice and the environment. 

To learn more about upcoming events and ways to get involved, visit 




A wine and cheese reception will precede the talk at 6:30. 

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