Upcoming Weekend Activities: Keep your Carbon Footprint Small and Enjoy a Staycation

Although it seems like the city empties out on summer weekends, there is still so much going on!

Take a look at our list of events where you can connect to nature without leaving the city. Yes, it’s possible! What are you doing this weekend? Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comment area.

Beekeeping Workshop – Experts share tips for starting an urban apiary. Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m.

Biking on Governor’s Island – With free ferry service on the weekends and lots to explore, there’s no excuse to put off a trip to Governor’s Island for another week. Friday to Sunday, July 8-10.

Birding at Wave Hill – Explore the grounds of Wave Hill Gardens with a guided tour of avian ecology. Sunday, July 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Brooklyn Flea Market – Shopping can be sustainable at the Brooklyn Flea, where vendors offer goods from vegan to vintage. Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bronx River Ramble – Learn about the river’s historical role as well as current environmental challenges. Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m.

Composting Workshop – Want to keep your kitchen scraps out of the landfill? Learn how on Sunday, July 10 at 11 a.m.

Kayaking on the Hudson – Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nurture Your Block, East Harlem – Attend a kickoff meeting to help brainstorm ways to green East Harlem, Saturday, July 9 at 1 p.m.

Textile Recycling – At various Greenmarkets throughout the city, textiles can be dropped off most Saturdays starting at 8 a.m.

Tree Care Workshop – Hosted by MillionTreesNYC, learn how to take care of newly planted trees. Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m.

Yoga in the Brooklyn Museum – Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m.