Upcoming Weekend Activities
The threat of a ‘wintry mix’ shouldn’t keep you at home! Get inspired by our list of activities and show January that you won’t be intimidated into being housebound.
E-Waste Recycling Events: The Lower East Side Ecology Center continues its month-long campaign to make electronics recycling convenient by holding a slew of events across the city. Check out where to bring your out of date or broken electronics this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Exploring our Climate: Attend this free talk as Park Rangers tackle the topic of climate change and how we can help prepare the city for a more sustainable future. Sunday, January 22, 1 p.m.
Bike Repair Class: Keep your bike in shape all winter long with this free class. Learn how to do simple repairs this Sunday, January 22 from 4-6 p.m.
Nature Exploration Hike: Enjoy the urban forest on Staten Island with a guided hike. Saturday, January 21, 11 a.m.
Pier 15: The newest addition to the NYC waterfront is open to the public and includes sustainable design elements such as recycled plastic lumber and native plantings. Come check out the red-roofed Pier 15 and get a glimpse of SHoP Architects’ design before it becomes overrun by summer tourists. Open daily, 6 a.m. till dusk.
Pre-Lunar New Year Gala: Free admission all weekend at the Queens Botanical Garden means you can catch a glimpse of Dragon Dance performances, Kung Fu demonstrations, music and visits from the Fortune God. Saturday and Sunday, January 21-22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pop-up Park: Where can you lounge on grass and have a picnic in the winter? At Park Here, a pop-up, indoor park in SoHo. It’s free and open daily from noon-8 p.m.
Recess for Grownups: Play freeze tag, red rover and other childhood games through the streets of the Financial District. Referees will be on hand to review the rules in case you forgot how to play these timeless schoolyard games. Saturday, January 21, noon-3 p.m.
Terrarium Demonstration: Admission is free all weekend at Wave Hill Gardens and Cultural Center, take advantage by attending this special program that will give you tips to create your own winter windowsill wonderland. Saturday, January 21, 1-3 p.m.
Winterfest Celebration: Head to the Bronx for the 2nd Annual Winterfest Celebration – a day full of fun-filled activities for the whole family including games, sports, outdoor adventure experiences, arts and crafts. Saturday, January 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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