Earth Day & Arbor Day Events in April

Earth Day & Arbor Day Events in April

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:

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Free Kids Classes at West Side Y

Free Kids Classes at West Side Y

Need to keep the kids busy while the schools are closed this week?? 
The West Side Y – 5 W 63rd Street between CPW and Broadway – is offering some great FREE programs for anyone in the community. No membership required, nor is advance registration is necessary except for swim classes and infant CPR. All the classes are drop in, so feel free to pick and choose what you would like to attend….and go!

NYC Parks Weekend Update – December 14-16


Lots of free activities in the parks across the city this weekend…..

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.

Photography: Landscapes
at Astoria Park, Queens
11:00 a.m.

9th Annual Family Holiday Craft Workshop
at Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 16

Brunch with Santa – Children ages 2-5
at Greenbelt Recreation Center, Staten Island
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

Wilderness Survival
at Prospect Park, Brooklyn
11:00 a.m.

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
1:00 p.m.

The Night Sky
at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
6:00 p.m.

Free Admission to NYC Museums This Weekend

I’ve posted about this program before so this is just a reminder that the first weekend of the month is coming up – time to participate in Bank of America’s Museums on Us®.  In New York City, Bank of America card holders will have access to 8 venues FREE
The participating museums are:
Holiday scheduled will be in effect this weekend. Please check individual museum websites before planning your visit.
International Center of Photography

NY Hall of Science
Bronx Zoo
El Musio del Bario

In NYC Parks – August 22-24th.

NYC Parks is wrapping up the summer with a busy schedule!! This week has got some great FREE offerings in the boroughs.

The 29th Annual MLK Free Concert Series!
  Monday, August 22, 2011
, 7:30 p.m.
 Wingate Park, Brooklyn

Flicks on the Beach: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
 Monday, August 22, 2011, 
7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk, Brooklyn

Movies on the Waterfront: Saturday Night Fever
 Monday, August 22, 2011, 
1:00 p.m.
 Astoria Park, Queens

Reforestation Stewardship Work Day at Canarsie Park
 Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
 Canarsie Park, Brooklyn

Freshkills Park SI 350 Tour
 Wednesday, August 24, 2011
, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
 Barrett Triangle, Staten Island

Riverside Park Events

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

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.