Upcoming Weekend Activities: Because Sitting in 3 hours of Traffic Outside of the City is so Overrated!

Looking for weekend plans? Dare to change up your old routine and take part in some of the many Green activities happening this weekend in NYC.

Check out a list of them below and feel free to add your own in the comments section.

Explore Pelham Bay Park –  You don’t need to leave the city to get a taste of the wilderness. Open to the public every Saturday & Sunday through Labor Day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free Kayaking and Boating — No reservations necessary to experience free boating and kayaking on the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse. Saturday, July 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Green Food and Drink Forum — Learn how local breweries can lead the movement to develop a regional sustainable industry at the Brooklyn Brewery. Saturday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Make N6 Green — Our friends on North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn will be handing out buckets to water the new street trees, providing herbs and flowers to plant, and having a N6th Street improvement party with a DJ and free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Saturday, July 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s 4th Annual City of Water Day – Free boat rides, activities and workshops on Governor’s Island, Liberty State Park, and other neighborhoods near you. Saturday, July 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Roe Family Singers — Join the Roe Family Singers on the Flatbush Farm patio for an afternoon of bluegrass, roots and folk music – all while enjoying some locally grown produce. Sunday, July 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Waterfront Workouts: Zumba with Dodge YMCA at Brooklyn Bridge Park – Sunday, July 17 from4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.