Just as the city is about to burst out in bloom, its time to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day. Earth Day is on April 22 and National Arbor Day is April 29 but there are events spreading across the next two weeks that bring our attention to our beautiful planet and how we can be a little nicer to her. Check these out:
Saturday, December 15
Volunteer Cleanup at Kaiser Park
at Kaiser Park Parkhouse, Brooklyn
9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Volunteer Cleanup at Rockaway Beach
at Beach 32 & the Boardwalk, Queens
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
at Astoria Park, Queens
9th Annual Family Holiday Craft Workshop
at Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 16
at Greenbelt Recreation Center, Staten Island
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
at Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Volunteer Cleanup at Inwood Hill Park
at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Historic New York: Fort Totten
at Fort Totten Visitor’s Center, Queens
The Night Sky
at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
|International Center of Photography|
|NY Hall of Science|
|El Musio del Bario|
The 29th Annual MLK Free Concert Series! Monday, August 22, 2011 , 7:30 p.m. Wingate Park, Brooklyn
Lots going on in Riverside Park over the next month…..
Some of New York’s best jazz, R&B, and world music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River! Every Sunday through August 14, 7 pm – Pier I @ 70th St.
July 24, Biakuye Percussion Group / celebrating musical spirit of Africa and America
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
This year’s theme: Terrorible! Terror through the decades
Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies.
Every Wednesday from July 13-August 17, dusk (~8:30 pm) – Pier I @ 70th St.
July 27, The Birds (1963)
Children’s Performance Series
Music, storytelling & theater for young audiences. Wear sunscreen! Suitable for kids up to age 7. Thursdays, July 14–August 18, 10:30–11:30 am Pier I @ 70th St.
July 28, Junior Jam
Pilates Mat Class
This total body workout is a great way to develop superior core muscle power and tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Tuesdays, June 7 – August 30, 6:30 p.m. — The Plaza @ 66th St.
Soccer Tots & Pee Wee Basketball
All little ones (5 and under) welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.
Wednesdays, July 6 – August 3 – 71st St. Soccer Field and Basketball Courts
Soccer Tots; 9:30– 10:30am / Pee Wee Basketball; 10:30 – 11:30am
Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.
Wednesdays, June 1-September 21, 6:30 pm – The Plaza @ 66th St.
Kayaking on the Hudson
Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please Riverside South.