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Things to do this week in NYC Jan 16-Jan 23: Outdoor Activities
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January 16, 2010 - 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!

Tracking - Westmoreland Sanctuary
January 16, 2010 - Mount Kisco

Learn to interpret clues left behind by birds, mammals, and other wildlife to make the winter forest come alive.

Highlights of the Hatchery Tour - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
January 17, 2010 - Cold Spring Harbor

Every Wednesday and Sunday through February, families can receive a staff-guided tour. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Highlights of the Hatchery Tour - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
January 20, 2010 - Cold Spring Harbor

Every Wednesday and Sunday through February, families can receive a staff-guided tour. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Exploring Owls - Westmoreland Sanctuary
January 23, 2010 - Mount Kisco

Learn about owl species living in the winter forest by exploring habits, hunting skills, and diet. Program concludes with a 10 minute listening session for owl calls outside. Pre-registration is required.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 31, 2010 -

Celebrating its twelfth year at the Museum, this highly popular winter attraction transforms the iciest day into a magical summer escape, inviting visitors to mingle with up to 500 fluttering, iridescent butterflies among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation in 80-degree temperatures.

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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