The Holiday Season is finally here, meaning you’re about to start consuming copious amounts of holiday goodies. Don’t fret—in addition to the workout you’ll get from shopping store to store and carrying all those gifts home, there’s plenty to do to help keep the pounds off. Here’s a sampling of activities to do around the City this weekend.
8th Annual Turkey Be Gone Hike – No school or work this Friday? Get out of that Turkey coma and go take a hike! Staten Island Greenbelt educators will take you on a two hour adventure that will make you want to gobble down some delicious leftovers right afterwards. Friday, November 25, 10 a.m.
“Crossroads of New York” Walking Tour – Explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood through discussion of the people and architecture that have shaped this community. Saturday, November 26, 2 p.m.
Ice Skating at Wollman Rink – If you’ve never skated in Central Park, here’s your chance. The Wollman Rink is open, and will be bustling with kids of all ages this weekend. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. this Friday and Saturday. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. this Sunday.
Plants & Fungi Research Stories – The New York Botanical Garden’s scientists have been scouring the earth since the 1890s in search of unusual plants. Learn about ten contemporary research projects. The Botanical Garden is open every Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., but this exhibition is on for just another month!
Walk/Ride Days – Black Friday is so passé. This year, make the day after Thanksgiving green. The Green Streets Initiative has designated the last Friday of every month a Walk/Ride day, encouraging people across the globe to leave the car at home. Show extra support for healthy living by wearing something green! Friday, November 25.
Winter on a Flatbush Farm – Kids learn how to make candles, start a patchwork quilt, and preserve food for the coming months. Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27, 1-4 p.m. (Rumor has it that St. Nicholas will be making an appearance on Sunday.)