Think You Know Prospect Park? Test Your Knowledge With an Urban Archive Scavenger Hunt


    If you are a Prospect Park aficionado and think you know all fascinating history behind the 151-year-old park, an upcoming history hunt will give you a chance to put that knowledge to the test.

    Urban Archive, an app that mines the collections of New York City’s institutions to create a mobile archive, and the Prospect Park Alliance are hosting a team-based scavenger hunt as part of the opening weekend festivities for the park.

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    Participants of all ages can gather a team of up to four members for a dash through the park on Saturday, April 7, to locate historic landmarks and earn points. There will be prizes for the top three teams, so the pressure is on.

    At least one member of each team will need an iPhone (iOS 10.0 or a more recent version) and the Urban Archive App. You can download the app for free by clicking here. It’s not a bad idea to get familiar with the app before the hunt begins so you don’t lose any scavenging time. You also might want to plan for all that competitive scrambling and wear some comfortable walking shoes.

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    The event takes place from noon to 3 p.m. and is free, but advanced registration is required. The hunt is part of a weekend of events to celebrate another warm weather season in the park. To learn more about the other events or to register for the hunt, click here. Brownstoner is a media sponsor for this event.

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