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Earth-Friendly Weekend Activities: March 24-25:

2012 March 22

Even with rain in the forecast, there is no excuse to stay put this weekend. Check out our list of things to do and add your own if we missed something fun.

Aah-choo! Between flu season and allergy season, investigate the immune system at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Learn about the super team working inside your body to keep you healthy, and use the power of a blacklight to teach some super hand washing skills. Sunday, March 25, 1:30 p.m., ages 4 and up.

Exploring the Water: Is our unusual weather part of a natural pattern, or are we experiencing a global change? Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future. The NYC Parks Department’s Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scientific concepts that will help you prepare for the future. Sunday, March 25, 1:00 p.m. at the Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park).

Free Multicultural Art Workshop: The Jewish Community Center of Staten Island is hosting an ongoing FREE Multicultural Art Program for seniors. The class will focus on various cultures from across the globe. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to participate. Seating is limited. Please call (718) 475-5281 to register (advanced registration is required). Sunday, March 25, from 12:45-1:45 p.m.

Green Roof Boot Camp: This introductory training course on green roof infrastructure design presents many of the tools and techniques needed to meet your green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget. Workshops offered on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. –5:00 p.m.

WAXworks: WAXworks is a non-curated, performance showcase designed to help artists advance their creative process by viewing their work through written criticism from the objective eyes of a live audience. This performance will feature work by CoreDance Contemporary, Lara Wilson Dance Project, Tim Chester Dance, Aurora Black, Inc., Kathy Diehl, Craver Dance, and Corinne Teklitz. Tickets are a donation of 10. Sunday, March 25, 7:00 p.m. at 118 N 11th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Electronic Waste Recycling Day in Midwood/Gravesend: The Lower East Side Ecology Center is holding an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event at the Sephardic Community Center in Midwood/Gravesend this spring to responsibly recycle all of your unwanted or broken gadgets. A list of acceptable materials can be found here. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors. Sunday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.

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2 Responses leave one →
  1. Frasier permalink
    March 24, 2012

    Great activities for such a beautiful weekend. Im really enjoying this early spring. So much to do with this great weather.

  2. Netty Ulriksson permalink
    March 25, 2012

    That Brooklyn children’s museum event really sounds interesting, I will probably take my son who is 7 over there. He seems to be interested in stuff like this.

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