Things to do this week in NYC Dec 3-Dec 10: Outdoor ActivitiesDecember 3, 2011 - by CG Directory Editor
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!
NYC Compost Project in Queens: Composting for Winter - Queens Botanical Garden
Come warm your hands by our compost pile, drink hot chocolate and learn about composting in the city year-round. This class covers the essentials on composting, both outside in city yards and inside your apartment using a worm bin. See how making dark, rich, crumbly compost doesn’t take much time, work, or space. Registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-539-5296 to register.
National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Swim through tropical landscapes with turtles, dive beneath the ice with penguins and forage in the forest with a family of bears — experience life as animals do in a new exhibition opening February 9, 2011 at Mystic Aquarium. Through interactive displays, firsthand footage and evocative environments, visitors to the exhibit can explore the many stories and animals that are part of the science and adventure of Crittercam. The exhibit focuses on Crittercam’s deployment on seals and sea lions, sharks, sea turtles, whales, penguins, bears and lions.
Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy - the New York Society Library
Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy. Books on display span more than 150 years and opening fresh vistas into the World of Gardens. Writing the Garden will feature works by remarkable gardeners who wrote with great knowledge and deep passion stemming from their love of nature, plants, and horticulture.