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Upcoming Weekend Activities: Don’t Even Think About Leaving Town this Weekend

2011 August 4

With temperatures hovering in the pleasant 80s, there is no excuse to stay indoors. Check out our list of things to do and add your own if we missed something fun.

Dog Friendly Fun – The first Saturday of every month is Coffee Bark in Prospect Park. Bring your pooch for off-leash play and enjoy free treats. Saturday, August 6 from 9 a.m.

New York City Triathlon – If you’re not competing, come cheer for the athletes!

Sunday, August 7.

Outdoor Ping Pong – Grab some friends and test your reflexes with free ping pong in Bryant Park. Daily from 11 a.m.

Roller Skating Under the High Line – Rent some skates and get grooving. Open daily at 11 a.m.

Sail the East River – A solar powered yacht is providing eco-tours this weekend. August 6-7.

Sand Sculpting Contest – Build a castle or watch the sculptors at work. Saturday, August 6, 12 5 p.m.

Summer Streets – From Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, it’s time to take to the streets. Saturday, August 6, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Union Square Walking Tour – Free guided walking tour. Meet in front of Lincoln Statue on 16th Street. Saturday, August 6, 2 p.m.

Yoga Island – Governor’s Island becomes a giant outdoor yoga studio this Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tai Chi – Come practice this ancient martial art technique in the inspirational setting of the Socrates Sculpture Park. Sunday, August 7 at 11 a.m.

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  1. August 5, 2011

    Hey there,

    This is a brilliant list of outdoor activities – and NYC has the perfect amount of green space to enjoy them in! I’d love to make it to Coffee Bark, what a great idea..

    Seeing as you’re busy greening NYC, you’ve probably already heard about Climate Week NYC, which takes place from September 19 – 26.

    It’s an annual summit boasting high-level meetings between the world’s leading businesses and governments, and an exciting array of public-facing events, all focused on driving a Clean Revolution.

    We’d love for you to be involved. Perhaps you’d like to take part in or put on an event during the week. Or maybe you’d like to write a blog post (& tweet) about Climate Week NYC (with links to our site), to call for new events and to let people know all about it.

    In return I’d like to write a blog about your great work too, as well as RT you on Twitter and comment on Facebook.

    Drop me an email to chat further, and I look forward to reading more of your great posts!

    Best wishes,
    Editor for

  2. Sophia permalink
    August 8, 2011

    Thank you for the comment, Clare! We have a few things going on that week too. I’ll definitely be in touch to find out how we can best collaborate.

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