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Upcoming Weekend Activities

2012 February 9

Staten Island Chuck said New York is in for an early spring, but we’re not sure which groundhog to believe anymore. Fortunately, we have suggestions for things to do that will help you embrace the season – both indoors and out! 

Climate Scientist/Artist Mixer: Find your way to the Noguchi Museum in Queens for a lively discussion of how collaboration between artists and scientists can help to make sense of the overwhelming information on climate change. Sunday, February 12, 3 p.m. 

Composting Q&A: Join NYC Compost Project for a session about composting with worms. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Sunday, February 12, 1-3 p.m. 

Great Backyard Bird Count: How has winter weather influenced the region’s birds? Help Audubon Naturalists track North American bird populations. Saturday, February 11, noon and Sunday, February 12, noon and 3 p.m. 

Ice Festival: Head to the courtyard of Tavern on the Green in Central Park to watch master carvers turn blocks of ice into frigid fine art. Saturday, February 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Prospect Park Moonlight Ride: Come explore the 526-acres of Prospect Park via your bike during this monthly event. Meet up with your well-lit bike, Saturday, February 11, 9 p.m.

Seed Starting Workshop: Are your green thumbs itching for spring? Check out this workshop and pick up some pointers for starting your seeds in preparation for gardening season. Saturday, February 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Super Fun Superfund Variety Show: Enjoy a sampling of cabaret and circus entertainment in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood. Saturday, February 11, 8 p.m. 

Valentine’s Day Eco Crafts: The Urban Park Rangers lead this family-friendly eco-craft event full of fun Valentine’s Day projects. Crotona Park Nature Center in the Bronx. Sunday, February 12, 1 p.m.

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  1. Selena H permalink
    February 11, 2012

    I can only recommend the Noguchi Museum located in queens. They really offer some awesome arts. They are revered for their stone/marble arts and i can only say they really are wonderfull. Not to mention the “space”. Their courtyard is a really great addition to the museum.
    My trip to the Noguchi Museum has been really worth it.

  2. D.C. permalink
    February 12, 2012

    Thanks for the list of events. I hit the Noguchi Museum today and it’s astounding the effect we as humans are having on our environment.

    • emyer permalink
      February 13, 2012

      Glad you enjoyed the list, David. Spread the word!

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