Explore and Appreciate Summer in the City!

Continue enjoying your summer with these environmentally-friendly events. While it’s still hot enough to wear shorts and tank tops, indulge in these fresh and affordable outdoor activities. Whether you want to enjoy the waterfront, or discover new ways to help the city’s environment, make sure to use our ‘Welcome to the Weekend’ #WTWEPA hashtag on twitter so we can share your adventures!

Friday – August 7, 2015

Elle | e-Waste Jewelry
BROOKLYN – The Gowanus eWaste Warehouse
11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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On the evening of Friday August 7th, join an Open House party at the Gowanus eWaste Warehouse to celebrate Marcela Godoy’s jewelry line made entirely from electronic waste: Elle.eWaste. There is a great event lined up, including a runway show, warehouse tours, DJs, and more!

Waterfront Activities: Fishing
NEW YORK – East River Park Fire Boat House at Grand Street
5 – 7 p.m.

Join us this summer for the catch-and-release fishing clinics! Bait and tackle will be provided, (or bring your own), plus basic fishing instruction and other activities to explore the estuary. Kids under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fantastic Friday: Make a Hummingbird Feeder
STATEN ISLAND – Greenbelt Nature Center
11 a.m. – noon
Fantastic Friday: Make a Hummingbird Feeder
Search for these colorful fast flyers, then make a hummingbird feeder to take home. Ages 7+.

Saturday – August 8, 2015

2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
QUEENS – Flushing Meadows Corona Park
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2015 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
This much anticipated multicultural event features two exciting days of dragon boat racing, wonderful performances, and an ethnic food court.

Summer Streets
MANHATTAN – Foley Square & Paine Park
7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s streets, presented by the New York City Department of Transportation. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

NYC Parks Beach Volleyball Tournament 2015
BROOKLYN – Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk
8 a.m.
5 p.m.
NYC Parks Beach Volleyball Tournament 2015
Face off in NYC’s ultimate summer competition!  NYC Parks invites you to join a volleyball tournament on beautiful Coney Island Beach.

Kayaking
BROOKLYN – Brooklyn Bridge Park
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kayaking - BROOKLYN - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Paddle in the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse.

Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. For more information, please visit Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy‘s website.

Sunday – August 9, 2015

Basic Canoeing
Manhattan – Lasker Pool & Rink (in Central Park)
noon – 3 p.m.

Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Basic canoe programs are great for all skill levels. Children aged 8 and older are welcome.

Canine Ice Cream
QUEENS – Rockaway Freeway Dog Park
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Canine Ice Cream
Enjoy music, games, dog-friendly ice cream treats, and more! Giveaway bag for the first 25 people.

GreenThumb Workshop: Feed the Soil, Not the Plants
STATEN ISLAND – Joe Hozlka Community Garden
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
GreenThumb Workshop: Feed the Soil, Not the Plants
Learn how to use compost to improve your plants’ soil. This workshop is given in partnership with NYC Compost Project.

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