Celebrate Summer

Every weekend should be a celebration when it’s the summer! Our ‘Welcome to the Weekend’ summer series guarantees you’ll have a fun, affordable, and green summer.

If you do attend some of these events please be sure to use our ‘Welcome to the Weekend’ hashtag, #WTWEPA, on twitter so we can share the fun!

Friday – July 17, 2015

Zumba on the Green with NYSC
Queens
8000 Cooper Avenue
Friday, July 17, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Join New York Sports Club in Glendale on Friday evening for an hour of Zumba fun! The class will be on the Center Green and if weather is questionable, don’t worry – the class will be moved inside! This is a treat – you don’t even have to be a NYSC member to take the class.

High Line Park Art Performance
Manhattan
On the High Line at West 34th Street
Friday, July 17, 2015
7 – 8 p.m.

This unique event brings you into the world of local artist Francisca Benitez. Watch as she ‘probes the visible and invisible boundaries that populate our urban space’ at the High Line Park this Friday! Using sign language, her performance will engage park visitors in a series of vignettes that weave throughout the park. This free event open for all ages is one you won’t want to miss!

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret
Manhattan
2 West 64th Street
Ceremonial Hall- 4th Floor
Friday, July 17, 2015
6:30 – 9 p.m.

If you’re in the area and want to learn more about ensuring a sustainable future, check out Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn’s Documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. The film screening will be followed by an engaging discussion featuring inspiring environmentalists from our area!  

Saturday – July 18, 2015

City of Water Day
New York and New Jersey
Saturday, July 18, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This free, day-long event will be held on Governors Island, NY and Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken, NJ. It will draw thousands from the metropolitan region to celebrate the water that surrounds us! Join the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and its 800 + partners as they’ve organized hundreds of waterfront activities for this major celebration.

Community Paddle
Manhattan
Concrete Plant Park, Bronx
Saturday, July 18, 2015
24 p.m.

Bring your family out on the water this weekend! This free canoe trip for beginners and families will surely be a fun time. If you decide you want to join last minute, no worries – this event is free and requires no reservations.

Electronics Recycling Collection
Manhattan
119 West 23rd Street
Saturday, July 18, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Have you ever wondered if there was a better place for all your old iPhones and MP3 players? Consider this the haven for your old electronics. Responsibly recycle all your unwanted or broken electronics but please, no appliances like microwaves or refrigerators. For more details and information click here. 

Sunday – July 19, 2015

The Rubin Block Party
Manhattan
150 West 17th Street
Between 6th and 7th Avenues
Sunday, July 19, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This event is double the fun! When you attend the block party you also get FREE admission to the museum all day. Inspired by their exhibition, “Becoming Another: The Power of Masks,” the Rubin Museum invites you to ‘transform yourself this summer’. So, why not? Give it a try this weekend and enjoy tours, art making, outdoor family yoga, and a costume contest with your friends and family! You might even catch a performance by the Tibetan Language School of NY and NJ!

*This event will happen rain or shine!

Stop ‘N’ Swap
Manhattan
Soha Square Market, Harlem
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Noon – 3 p.m.

Calling all of Harlem! Come out to the Soha Square Market with any reusable, clean, and portable items that you no longer need. If you see something new-to-you, you can take it home for free! Please – no furniture or large items!

*You don’t have to bring something to take something

Laughter in the Park
Brooklyn
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Enter Old Fulton Street, bear left to Pier 1
Sunday, July 19, 2015
2 – 4 p.m.

Don’t rely on your Twitter or Instagram newsfeeds for your weekend dosage of laughter, just swing by the park for some comedic relief! Keep the weekend spirit alive on Sunday by sitting in on New York’s only free, outdoor comedy show at the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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