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!
Great BackYard Bird Count - Queens Botanical Garden
February 16, 2013 - Flushing
Join QBG staffer Shari Romar in this annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from around the world. Bring your binoculars and meet in the Visitor & Administration Building lobby. For more information, or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org . To learn more about The Great Backyard Bird Count, visit http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc.
Meet BeeZe the Bobcat - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
February 16, 2013 - Bridgeport
Meet our newest cat ambassador, learn about one of Connecticut’s top predators, and how Zoo staff has trained and worked with BeeZe to prepare him for public presentations and fun activities like painting. Kids, 6 and up, can create their own “animal” painting using rubber footprint stamps from some of our Zoo animals. After the program, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. $10 for adults, $15 for kids 6 and up, program not recommended for kids under 6 years old. Registration required. To register, call 203-394-6563. Program attendees receive ½ off kid’s Zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.
American Museum of Natural History’s Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through February 28, 2013 - New York
Catch a glimpse of owls, songbirds, and woodpeckers in the woods, seed-eating birds in the fields, and multiple species of ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species of New York City. Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Please note, this walk is more than an hour long over steps, slopes, and wood-chip paths. Walks start across from the Museum on the northeast corner of Central Park West and 77th Street. Walks are limited to 25 people per series.
This program is part of the celebration of the reopening of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial at the American Museum of Natural History.
For more information, call the AMNH Bird Walk Hotline: 212-313-7579 Catch a glimpse of various birds as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species of New York City.