Upcoming Weekend Activities
Don’t let any small chance of isolated showers keep you from exploring the outdoors this weekend! From fresh-air movies to bike parades, the summer choices for al fresco fun continue.
Conservatory Garden Tours: Free tours of the Conservatory Garden in Central Park. Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m.
Lakeside wildflowers tour in Van Cortlandt Park: See plants that float and flower by the water at the Van Cortlandt Park golf house in the Bronx. Sunday, July 31, 2 p.m.
MillionTreesNYC Stewardship Corps Workshop Series presented by GreenThumb: Attendees can adopt trees that they want to take care of and take part in a tree-themed game show. This workshop is followed by lunch in the garden. Saturday, July 30, 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.
Queens Bike Bonanza & Rockaway Bike Parade: Join the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Bike NY, Recycle a Bike and the New York City Department of Transportation at this event featuring a bike raffle and helmet giveaway, riding lessons, and bike art activities. Families are encouraged to bring their bikes for a bike parade along the beach boardwalk to Ft. Tilden. Advanced registration is required for the bike parade. To register email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Saturday, July 30, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Seining the River Wild in Brooklyn Bridge Park: Come watch scientists use a 20-foot seining net to catch and release fish and other remarkable East River creatures. You can also participate in a site-specific scavenger hunt in between hauls. Please RSVP to email@example.com. Saturday, July 30, two sessions: 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wonderdonk Bike-in Movie Series: Ride your bike to this outdoor screening of “Pee-Wee’s Great Adventure” in Queens. Friday, July 29, 7:30 p.m.
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