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Time to Plan the Weekend! Eco-Friendly Activities to Get you Outdoors

2012 August 23

Summer isn’t over yet – get out and take advantage of the last (yikes!) weekend in August!

America’s Most Wanted Eco-Poster: Join the discussion as the audience participates with a team of designers to create an eco-poster in real time. Electronic copies of the resulting image will be distributed at the event and on a website afterwards. Governors Island, Building 110, Saturday, August 25, 2-5 p.m.

Bird Banding at Garden City Bird Sanctuary: Learn how scientists study birds by watching how they band birds and get to see a variety of bird species up close! Read our previous blog post here. Tanner’s Pond Environmental Center, Saturday, August 25, beginning at 8 a.m.

Bryant Park Juggling: Find out how coordinated you really are with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels welcome and equipment is provided. Friday, August 24, 1-3 p.m.

Educational Hike: Head to Staten Island for a moderate hike led by park educators. Learn about the behavior and habitat of white tailed deer while hiking through their neighborhood in Deere Park. Sunday, August 26, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Macy’s Fishing Clinic: Children 15 and under can learn about the recreational sport of fishing and fish-friendly techniques while casting their lines in Prospect Park. Saturday, August 25, 1 and 3 p.m.

Tree Care Event: Come out and help unify and beautify W. 150th Street. Join the fun for a day of tree care activities, tree guard building and children’s crafts. Saturday, August 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ukrainian Folk Dancing: Take advantage of one of those things you could probably only do in New York – learn traditional Ukrainian folk dancing on a boardwalk with a view of the ocean. Brighton Beach Boardwalk, Sunday, August 26, 3-6 p.m.

Waterfront Workouts: It’s the last chance to get your Zumba on in Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer! Sunday, August 26, 4-5 p.m.

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  1. Robert Alvey permalink
    August 23, 2012

    Thanks for posting the update on the bird banding program this Sat at our site opposite 181 Tanners Pond Road in Garden City. It’s free and the weather forecast is good. A few EPA folks have expressed interest, and who knows, we might catch a hawk or a hummingbird, or a ton of house sparrows. Just come & enjoy. If you want to help or hold one of the birds, we’ll show you how.

    We have 50 Adelphi students coming friday to help get the 9 acre site ready.

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