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Upcoming Weekend Activities: NYC

2013 October 31

We’ve got some spooky and sustainable suggestions for your weekend in the New York area.  Check out the list below and let us know in the comments section if we missed something.

Cheer for 26.2 Miles: Pick any place along the NYC Marathon route and make up for last year’s cancellation by cheering even louder this year! Sunday, November 3.

East Harlem Bike Friendly Business Ride: Hop on your bike and join Transportation Alternatives for a ride through East Harlem. Saturday, November 2, 1 p.m.

Fall Foliage Walk: Your admission to Wave Hill Gardens in the Bronx includes a guided walk of the vibrant trees and shrubs throughout the grounds. Saturday, November 2, 2 p.m.

Free Bootcamp: Work off the extra candy calories at Willowbrook Park in Staten Island. Saturday, November 2, 9 p.m.

Hike and Seek: Head out to Montauk Point State Park on Long Island for a family-friendly hiking adventure. Reservations are required. Call 631-668-2554 for reservations and more information. Saturday, November 2, 1 p.m.

Insects in Contemporary Art: Visit this art exhibition at The Arsenal in Central Park to see how contemporary artists demonstrate the importance of insects through a variety of media. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (until November 13, 2013)

Jack-O-Lantern and Leaf Compost Collection: Bring your pumpkins and leaves to one of the drop-off locations in Manhattan. Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wildlife Weekends: For two weekends, the Queens County Farm Museum is amping up the fun with activities and events centered around wildlife. Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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  1. Christina Salvi permalink
    November 4, 2013

    Is this an ongoing feature on your blog, and if so, can we submit events in advance? Please check out for additional upcoming reuse and recycling events in NYC. Thanks!

  2. Stephen Phillips permalink
    February 18, 2015

    I actually had the pleasure of seeing the Insects in Contemporary Art exhibition when I was in New York two years ago. I managed to catch it at the Arsenal Gallery (lovely space, by the way) and was really impressed! It’s easy to disregard insects as a source of stimulus for art as they appear so alien to us, but there are some beautiful species out there and the variety of shapes, sizes and colors pretty much means unlimited inspiration. So many contemporary paintings depict flowers, it’s about time the insects got some appreciation for pollinating them in the first place!

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