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Upcoming Weekend Activities: Don’t let the heat beat you!

2011 July 21

Grab your sunscreen and fill up your water bottle. There’s plenty of outdoor activity going on this weekend in the City. Here are a few ideas to get you out off the couch!

Yoga — Beginner Hatha Yoga class will teach one how to relax and open up your body, mind and spirit tought on Rockaway Beach. Bring a mat or large towel or blanket. Saturday, July 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturday Morning Group Run — The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. Join them this Saturday morning and start your weekend on the right track! Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 a.m.

Health and Race Walking — If walking is more your speed, coach Lon Wilson of the New York Walkers Club leads walks at a moderate to brisk pace through some of Central Park’s lush landscapes. Saturday, July 23 at 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Fort Tryon Park Beautification Days — Feel passionate about Fort Tryon Park? Help make the park even more beautiful by participating in a park beautification day. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. Sunday, July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Green Currency: Plants in the Economy — A new exhibition of botanical art seeks to enrich visitor’s understanding of the important issues of plants through depictions by some of the world’s most accomplished botanical artists. Held at the New York Botanical Gardens in The Bronx. Sunday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m.

Family Art Project: Shades of Summer/Tonos del verano — Create your own custom sunglass to feat your eyes on lush gardens and river scenery, through rose (or blue or green or purple) colored glasses at Wave Hill. Free with admission to the grounds. Sunday, July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Basic Canoeing — New York’s Urban Park Rangers will lead you on a canoe adventure in Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island — one of the City’s 51 Forever Wild Nature Preserves! Sunday, July 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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