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Things to do this week in NYC Aug 7-Aug 14: Outdoor Activities

August 7, 2010 - by CG Directory Editor
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New York City is not only home to great cultural institutions, shops and events; it's also a place where there are plenty of things to do outside. If you're looking for ways to enjoy New York's beautiful summer weather, we've got some great suggestions for things you can do outdoors?from New York parks and outdoor cafes to flea markets, sporting events, and street fairs. Here are some of our favorite things to do in NYC this week that will get you out of the house!

Animal Enrichment Day - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
August 07, 2010 -

Animal enrichment provides animals with items and activities that enhance their mental and physical well-being. By utilizing different forms of enrichment such as sensory, mobility and dietary, we are able to promote natural behaviors such as scent marking, climbing and foraging. Animal Enrichment Day gives visitors an opportunity to learn about how Zoo staff enriches animal life. Join us for talks, demonstrations and a display of enrichment items used at the Zoo, and a raffle to win a behind-the-scenes tour at the Zoo!

Wonders of Wildlife - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 08, 2010 -

Come on over and meet some the world's most fascinating animals! Explore exotic places like deserts, rain forests, wetlands and even Connecticut's backyard forests while learning about the amazing adaptations that allow animals to call those places home. Presented at the Zoo's Learning Circle, this event is FREE with Zoo admission.

106.7 Lite fm Presents Broadway in Bryant Park 2010 - Bryant Park
August 12, 2010 -

The best of Broadway is presented FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with this lunchtime series on the Bryant Park Stage. Sponsored by Bank of America, and JCPenney 33rd & 6th, and hosted by Lite fm's on-air personalities, the tenth annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances runs through August 12th. 12:30-1:30pm. Scheduled performers for 8/12 include Mamma Mia!, American Idiot, La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story, Mary Poppins.

Animal Tales - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 13, 2010 -

Visit us for story time, a special craft and even an animal encounter each weekday. All activities are free with the purchase of Zoo admission. Families with children under age 6 are welcome.

Wonders of Wildlife - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 15, 2010 -

Come on over and meet some the world's most fascinating animals! Explore exotic places like deserts, rain forests, wetlands and even Connecticut's backyard forests while learning about the amazing adaptations that allow animals to call those places home. Presented at the Zoo's Learning Circle, this event is FREE with Zoo admission.

Penguins - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Norwalk

Come fall in love with the new colony of African penguins in a new outdoor exhibit, offering views above and below the water.

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