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Things to do this week in NYC Jan 8-Jan 15: Outdoor Activities

January 8, 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!

The Butterfly Conservatory - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 27, 2011 -

Celebrating its 13th year, this highly popular wintertime destination flourishes in 80-degree temperatures and features up to 500 hovering iridescent butterflies, blooming tropical flowers, and lush green vegetation. The Butterfly Conservatory transforms the iciest winter day into a magical escape into summer. Shimmering, multicolored butterflies gently flutter by visitors' upturned faces, land atop their heads, or perch upon their shoulders.

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Heartland Brewery Midtown West  Photos

Heartland Brewery Midtown West

Conveniently located in the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the...

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The Phantom of the Opera

Gaston Leroux's famous period thriller is now one of Broadwa...

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HBO Shop Photos

HBO Shop

An array of quality branded merchandise showcasing HBO's® aw...

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Photos

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

This renovated museum complex includes the 900-foot-long air...

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