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Eco-Friendly Things to Do in NYC This Weekend

2012 September 20

Now that the storms have passed, welcome the fall season by getting outdoors this weekend!

Breukelen Country Fair: Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum offers an afternoon of farm activities for the family. Learn about heritage seeds, solar energy and heirloom vegetables at New York City’s oldest house. Saturday, September 22, 1-5 p.m.

Dance Safari: Explore Riverside Park and search out five site specific modern dance pieces on a guided Dance Safari walk. Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Free Nature Walk on Staten Island: Walk through woodland ecosystems with experienced naturalists. Saturday, September 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Plant Propagation Workshop: Led by New York Restoration Project staff, this workshop will cover the basics of plant propagation including taking cuttings, sowing seeds, plant divisions and more. Supplies are provided and the event is free. Sunday, September 23, 1-3:30 p.m.

Poetry and Sculpture: Storm King Art Center and the Poets House present an outdoor reading on Governors Island amid large steel sculptures. Saturday, September 22, 2 p.m.

Queens County Fair: A traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, home crafts and more. Sustainable activities include planting tips, recycling ideas and composting information. Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Scarecrow Making: Art in the Park gets ready for fall with friendly scarecrow making in Madison Square Park. Saturday, September 22, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sneak Peak at Fresh Kills Park: Get an overview of what NYC’s biggest new park will have to offer. Head out to Staten Island for a full day of activities from kayaking to kite flying and witness the transformation of the 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill. Sunday, September 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

92 Y Street Fest: Bring the family to this kid-friendly celebration of culture and health and wellness on the Upper East Side. Sunday, September 23, noon-5 p.m.

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