Sustainable Weekend Activities | NYC

May is in full spring swing. Make the most of this weekend with top-rate green activities!

2012 Bike Expo New York – Bike Expo New York (BE NY) gives residents and visitors an unprecedented look at urban cycling. Come join cyclists of all experience levels for live performances, hands-on programming, bike gear giveaways and free classes. Thursday, May 3 – Saturday May 5

Bronx Birding – Let experienced Urban Park Rangers guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in Van Cortlandt Park. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars! Sunday, May 6, 8:00 a.m.

Carousel Opening Day – Celebrate the start of carousel season and the beauty of horses at Willowbrook Park’s Carousel Opening Day! Games, activities and prizes will be available for the whole family. Saturday, May 5, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

GreenDay 2012 – Join NYSERDA, Solar One and many other great environmental organizations for GreenDay 2012! Build a wind-turbine and solar car; join an ecology walk along the East River; learn energy-saving tips to lower your utility bills; learn about green jobs and volunteer opportunities and so much more! Saturday, May 5, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

NYC Safe Disposal – The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding a “SAFE” (Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics) Disposal Event in Brooklyn this Sunday to provide area residents with a one-stop method to get rid of potentially harmful household products. What a perfect way to put your spring cleaning into high gear! Sunday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Plant Starts Giveaway – Since 2002, GreenThumb has been providing organic, non-GMO plants in unique varieties for distribution to community gardens. Come get some plant starts, and learn square foot gardening tips and techniques. Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.