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Eco-Friendly Weekend Activities

2013 February 28

The rain seems to be drying up, so there’s no excuse for staying home this weekend! Check out our sustainable suggestions and let us know if we missed something in the comments section.

Bagel Bark: Bring your furry friend to Central Park off-leash hours and enjoy free bagels, pastries and coffee while your dog plays with other pups. Saturday, March 2, 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Children’s Naturalist Program at Fort Tyron Park: Come explore and learn why heather is important in the Heather Garden at Fort Tyron Park. Appropriate for children ages 4-7. Sunday, March 3, 1-2 p.m.

Free Saturdays  at Red Hook Recreation Center: Every Saturday in March the Red Hook Recreation Center is welcoming the public for free family programming including fitness activities, board games, billiards, access to the cardio and weight rooms and more. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Million Trees NYC Tree Care Day: Head to Queens to learn to care for street trees harmed by Hurricane Sandy. In this special workshop, learn the basics of soil remediation and protecting root systems. Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. – noon.

NY Vegetarian Food Festival: Two days of food, fun, and veggie friendly activities. Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Orchid  Show at the New York Botanical Garden: The eagerly anticipated annual orchid show opens this Saturday. Visit the New York Botanic garden to see thousands of these fabulous blooms. This year storm-damaged trees from Hurricane Sandy will form part of the show’s design. Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (through April 22, 2013).

Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation: This Friday, Madison Square Park will be unveiling an interactive public-art project designed to transform how visitors experience the park. When people enter the walk-in camera obscura structure they will be able to view the Flatiron District and see surrounding trees and buildings projected upside down in an interactive lens. Friday, March 1 (through April 5, 2013).

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