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Upcoming Weekend Activities

2011 November 17

Good news, New York: the weather forecast calls for sunshine this weekend! You know what that means—perfect conditions to explore our great metropolis. Below are some suggestions for ways to do just that, all while reducing your carbon footprint.

Community Warm Yoga Class: Free Yoga class open to all. All fitness levels, sizes, shapes, and experiences welcome. More information and pre-registration available online. Every Saturday, 12-1 p.m. Free Meditation Following from 1-1:30 p.m. (Optional)

Compost Your Fall Leaves at Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve:  Staten Island residents are invited to bring bagged leaves to the NYC Compost Project Demonstration Site at Clay Pit Ponds, where the leaves will be turned into rich compost. Please use clear plastic or brown paper bags only.

Donation-Based Dance Classes in NYC: Liberated Movement is a grassroots initiative that provides donation-based dance classes in New York City. Suggested donation is $5, but feel free to give what you can. Check the schedule for classes and times.

Introduction to Bird watching: Take a tour and learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home. Saturday, November 19, 12- 1:30 p.m. 

Intro to Fitness for Teens: Young New Yorkers can help get in shape by learning about Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center’s fitness equipment. Instructors will be on hand to give teens tips on the best ways to reach their individual fitness goals. Saturday, November 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

NYC Compost Project Information Table:  Stop by the NYC Compost Project table for free tip sheets, pamphlets, and workshop schedules designed to help gardeners increase their composting know-how. Experts will be on hand to answer composting questions. Sunday, November 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Science Power Hour at Prospect Park: Join a naturalist for cool and fun science activities. Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m.

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