The much anticipated Lakeside at Prospect Park, opens to the public on Friday, December 20 as the first year-round recreation venue in Brooklyn to offer a cafe, concession, and two ice rinks, including a covered full-size hockey rink. As part of the grand opening celebrations, Lakeside has scheduled several family-friendly activities, hands-on entertainment and performances that are free and open to the public beginning Saturday, December 21 at 11 a.m.
The weekend kicks off on Saturday with a robust array of events presented by Brooklyn’s newest family magazine OFFSPRiiNG, and partners like:
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Yoga instruction by Bend & Bloom YOGA
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Brooklyn Children’s Theater teaching theater songs and dance
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.: Group class with Taro’s Origami
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Ample Hills Creamery teaching children how to churn ice cream via a bicycle
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: A performance by Puppetsburg
Outside of the activity center, there will also be musical performances by Hip Tot Music Fest, music from Radio Disney, free face painting, and more. Visitors can enjoy family yoga with Jaya Yoga Center as well as a reading of local Brooklyn author and resident Amy Herrick’s novel “The Time Fetch,” which takes place in Prospect Park. Sunday will also boast special appearances by local aspiring skaters and live performances by Junior and Novice Team USA Synchronized Skating team and the Synchroettes, hockey demonstrations, and thrilling ice sports activations like ice golf and The Plainfield Curling Club (the only club of its kind in New Jersey) will be leading demonstrations of the intriguing winter sport.
If you need to travel to Lakeside and don’t have a car, Uber has partnered with Lakeside to provide new Uber users with a free ride (up to $20 off) to or from Lakeside at Prospect Park. Attendees can enjoy this promotion by downloading the free Uber app for iPhone/Android and Blackberry, entering the promo code (LAKESIDEBK) on the Uber cards provided to attendees during the weekend and requesting a pickup. A professional driver will show up in minutes and the user’s credit card is billed directly – with no need to tip.
All grand opening weekend events are happening from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Weekend skating at Lakeside is $8 per person and the rinks will stay open for skating until 10 p.m. on Saturday and 8 p.m. on Sunday.