Upcoming Weekend Activities

Taking advantage of the dwindling days of summer at Central Park in New York City. (EPA Photo/Kasia Broussalian)

It’s the final weekend of summer! The temperature has dropped a bit, but the sun should be out on both Saturday and Sunday. Here are some activities to get you outside.

Annual Harvest Fair – Come out to the El Flamboyan Community Garden in The Bronx for food, music and activities for kids. Co-sponsored by El Flamboyan Community Garden, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and The New York Botanical Garden. Saturday, September 17, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Brooklyn Book Festival – Come out to the largest free literary event in New York City and see some of your favorite authors, including Terry McMillan, Walter Mosley, Pete Hamill and Joyce Carol Oates. Sunday, September 18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

EcoFest at the Intrepid – EcoFest is a free environmental festival produced by the West Side Cultural Center, where people can get information about green initiatives, find sustainable products and be entertained by people who care about the environment. Sunday, September 18, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m 

High Line at the Kitchen Block Party – Kick off the fall season with a free, family-oriented street fair featuring dozens of artist-led activities, alongside live music and dance performances. Saturday, September 17, 11 a.m. 

International Coastal Cleanup – Looking to help beautify one of New York’s outdoor treasures? Join the Riverside Park Fund to help clean the shores of the Hudson River. Saturday, September 17, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Prospect Park Walk-a-Thon 2011 – Help raise money for the Prospect Park Alliance and get a great workout in the process! Many of the park’s trees were damaged as a result of Hurricane Irene, so your walking is even more needed at this year’s event! Sunday, September 18, 9 a.m.

Youth Basketball Clinic – If you’re between the ages of 9 and 17, come out to the North Meadow Recreation Center in Central Park and polish your b-ball skills! Saturday, September 17, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.