Enjoy the warmth of summer in the city while you can! Check out our free ecofriendly activity suggestions and let us know if we missed something in the comments section.
Forest Fairytales: Bring the little ones in your life to sit back, listen to nature, and hear an enchanted tale about the surrounding forest. Staten Island Greenbelt, Saturday, August 23rd, 10:30 a.m.
Grow to Give Garden Party: Join neighborhood gardeners, community agriculture groups, and environmental artists for a summer garden party with activities including a vegetable and fruit swap and a tool repair station. Conference House Park, Saturday, August 23rd, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Preserving the Harvest Workshop: Reap what you sow by learning basic ways to preserve what you’ve grown in the garden for the long winter ahead: drying, canning, freezing, and pickling. Wyckoff House Museum, Saturday, August 23rd, noon to 3 p.m.
Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: Visit this free public arts festival to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the restoration and ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula. Rockaway Beach Surf Club, Friday, August 22nd, noon to 6 p.m.
Seining: Both kids and adults will enjoy using nets to catch fish and crustaceans close to shore while learning about the ecology of our waterways. Saturday, August 23rd, 1 p.m.
Soundview Park Butterfly Meditation Garden Volunteering: Join the Friends of Soundview Park as they beautify the park by performing routine maintenance, including weeding, transplanting, mulching, and watering the garden. Soundview Park, Sunday, August 24th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Veggie Prints History Playdate: Bring your kids so they can learn firsthand how vegetables are not only delicious, but can also be used to make art! Dyckman Farmhouse, Sunday, August 24th, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Yoga on the Waterfront: Bring your mat or towel to this unique environment of nature and art for Kripalu Yoga, which integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Socrates Sculpture Park, Saturday, August 23rd, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon.