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June 1, 2013 - 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!

Grow East Coast Lecture Series XIII - Queens Botanical Garden
June 01, 2013 - Flushing

Fee: $75 (includes parking) for QBG members, Heritage Rose Foundation, Manhattan Rose Society and American Rose Society members / $85 non-members This full day event will include panel discussions on sustainable rose gardening and a presentation honoring Dr. Malcolm Manners & Dr. Walter Lewis. Seating is limited, call 718-886-3800 ext230 to register

Grow East Coast Lecture Series - Queens Botanical Garden
June 01, 2013 - Flushing

This full day event will include panel discussions on sustainable rose gardening and a presentation honoring Dr. Malcolm Manners & Dr. Walter Lewis. Go to : http://www.queensbotanical.org/gardens_collections/gardens/rosegarden for full schedule. Seating is limited; call 718-886-3800 ext. 230 to register.

NYC Audubon Summer EcoCruise-Brother Islands - New York Water Taxi
June 02, 2013 - New York

See some of the 3,000 gorgeous herons that fly from the South to nest on small islands in New York Harbor. Hosted by Audubon naturalists, this 90-minute cruise will take you "up close and personal" to see these majestic birds. Cruise under famous city bridges and past renowned monuments, take in views of the city's skyline and get to know some of its lesser-known aviary residents. You'll learn about the ecology of the harbor and understand why the harbor islands have become home to thousands of birds in the last few decades. Our fleet of vessels are community-conscious with low-emission engines, low-wake hulls and hospital-grade mufflers that honor our New York waterways.

Community Volunteer Day - Queens Botanical Garden
June 02, 2013 - Flushing

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors in volunteering to keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, groups and individuals will participate in a variety of activities from seeding to weeding. Registration required. Email [email protected] or call 718-886-3800, ext. 204.

Community Volunteer Day at Queens Botanical Garden - Queens Botanical Garden
June 02, 2013 - Flushing

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors in volunteering to keep QBG clean and green! Led by QBG staff, groups and individuals will participate in a variety of activities from seeding to weeding. Registration required. Email [email protected] or call 718-886-3800, ext. 204.

FREE Fly Fishing Lessons - Orvis Company Store
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

NOW through June, every SATURDAY & SUNDAY, Orvis NYC will offer free fly fishing lessons. If you're looking for a great way to get your family together outside, sign up! Fly fishing is a sport the whole family can enjoy together. All ages are welcome, but those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. All details can be found at www.orvis.com/flyfishing101. Classes are complimentary to the public but RSVP?s are necessary, so call your local NYC Orvis store at 212-827-0698 today for specific class times and to register! Leary PR for Orvis.

NYC Compost Project in Queens: Composting in the City at the Queens County Farm Museum - Queens County Farm Museum
June 04, 2013 - Floral Park

Leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds can all become garden gold through composting. Join us at the Queens County Farm Museum to learn the essentials of outdoor composting in city yards, and using a worm bin indoors. Registration required. Email [email protected] or call 718-539-5296 to register.

NYC Compost Project in Queens: Composting in the City at the Queens County Farm Museum - Queens County Farm Museum
June 04, 2013 - Floral Park

Leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds can all become garden gold through composting. Join us at the Queens County Farm Museum to learn the essentials of outdoor composting in city yards, and using a worm bin indoors. Registration required. Email [email protected] or call 718-539-5296 to register.

Ladies Night Out : Little Black Dress Night - New York Water Taxi
June 07, 2013 - New York

It's Ladies Night Out aboard the ZEPHYR, and you've just got to be there! Where else can you get in some serious girl talk with dazzling scenery, delicious cocktails and a decadent dessert bar to go ga ga for... all while you dance to the hottest tunes, delight in psychic readings and more! So grab your besties, co-workers, neighbors, sorority sisters, single mom friends and anyone else that wants to be pampered, and party!

World Ocean's Day - Mystic Aquarium
June 08, 2013 - Mystic

Salute our ocean planet and learn simple ways to help protect the ocean environment during our annual World Oceans Day party. Bring your whole family and share fun, informative, hands-on activities with aquarium staff, and learn about the vital role the world’s oceans have in sustaining our planet. Activities are included with aquarium admission. Registration is not required. Join us for our World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup on June 9.

World Oceans Day - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
June 08, 2013 - Bridgeport

Come learn about the world's oceans at Connecticut's only zoo.

FREE Fly Fishing Lessons - Orvis Company Store
Through June 09, 2013 - New York

NOW through June, every SATURDAY & SUNDAY, Orvis NYC will offer free fly fishing lessons. If you're looking for a great way to get your family together outside, sign up! Fly fishing is a sport the whole family can enjoy together. All ages are welcome, but those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. All details can be found at www.orvis.com/flyfishing101. Classes are complimentary to the public but RSVP?s are necessary, so call your local NYC Orvis store at 212-827-0698 today for specific class times and to register! Leary PR for Orvis.

Art Exhibit: Fish and Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media - Queens Botanical Garden
Through July 23, 2013 - Flushing

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. It illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species. The exhibit is on display at the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery from April 22 through July 22. Visitors will be invited to create their own art at an interactive print-making station that will remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibition, and also to take part in community art projects, open to all ages, at QBG’s April 28th Arbor Festival as well as the June 23rd Summer Solstice Celebration.

The opening reception for this exhibit will be on April 26 from 6-9pm


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