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Things to do this week in NYC Mar 24-Mar 31: Outdoor Activities

March 24, 2012 - 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: Spring Lawn Care - Queens Botanical Garden
March 25, 2012 - Flushing

Spring is a critical time for lawn care. Join QBG’s Patty Kleinberg, lawn care expert extraordinaire, for this important introduction to natural lawn care. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. The last hour of the workshop is a hands-on demonstration. Registration required. Email compost@queensbotanical.org or call 718-539-5296 to register.

MARCH for the Earth - Queens Botanical Garden
March 25, 2012 - Flushing

Celebrate the first day of spring -- historical Earth Day -- by joining us and other community groups for a day of volunteering and unity here at QBG, then at the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Unisphere.

NYC Compost Project in Queens: Spring Lawn Care Workshop - Queens Botanical Garden
March 25, 2012 - Flushing

Spring is a critical time for lawn care. Join QBG’s Patty Kleinberg, lawn care expert extraordinaire, for this important introduction to natural lawn care. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. The last hour of the workshop is a hands-on demonstration. Registration required. Email compost@queensbotanical.org or call 718-539-5296 to register.

Opening Weekend at Queens Botanical Garden - Queens Botanical Garden
Through April 01, 2012 - Flushing

Meet Flora, take a Garden tour, plant a seed, and welcome spring at the Garden!

The Orchid Show: Patrick Blanc's Vertical Gardens - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2012 - Bronx

Guest designer for this year's 10th Annual Orchid Show is Patrick Blanc, world-renowned French botanist and artist who will transform the Haupt Conservatory with his spectacular vertical walls of living foliate. Using thousands of orchids and companion planting as his palette, Blanc introduces towering spectacles of tropical life to the Conservatory. In an explosion of alluring design and fragrance, exotic plant walls rise high above, creating this season's not-to-be missed exhibition for garden lovers, orchid fans, and those desiring a one-day tropical retreat.

Vignettes from The Queens Project - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 19, 2012 - Corona

QBG is honored to present the photography of Audrey Gottlieb in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery. Her best-known images show multicultural America today. Save the date for an Artist's Talk on May 19.

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