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Your NYC Sustainable Weekend Activities are Here!

2012 August 16

From bike rides to park visits, this weekend promises to be a good one. Slather on some sun screen and take advantage of the concrete jungle!

Active Design Community Bike Tour: Join Velo City’s Bikesplorers and the Alliance as they tour the Bronx River Greenay and the surrounding community. The tour is a free youth-lead tour which will demonstrate the Bikesplorers’ understanding of the realtionship between active design, health outcomes in the community, and the built environment along the Bronx River corridor. Visit Velo City’s Facebook page for more information by clicking here. Feel free to RSVP by emailing events@velocity-rides.org. Saturday, August 18, 11 a.m. -2 p.m.

Creatures! Family Day at Solar One Park. Learn how creatures from single-cell organisms to bunnies and butterflies coexist with humans. Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Family Art Project: Take advantage of the free Saturday morning admission to Wave Hill Gardens and check out a family art project while you’re there. Saturday, August 18, 10 a.m. – noon.

Harlem Week: It’s much more than a week! Head to Harlem for music, film, food, arts and crafts and more. Saturday and Sunday, August 18-19, noon – 7 p.m.

Restoration Tree Stewardship: Come out to the Alley Pond Golf Center in Queens and pitch in alongside other volunteers to mulch, water and remove invasive plants around trees. Registration required. Friday, August 17, 10  a.m. to 1 p.m.

Science on the River: Check out Hudson River Park’s free environmental science festival at Pier 84! Take part in recycled crafts organized by Children’s Museum of the Arts, go fishing with the staff of the Hudson River Park, and witness the majesty of live hawk flights courtesy of Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience. For a full agenda click here. Saturday, August 18th, 11am-4pm, all ages welcome.

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