Follow Us  
Things to do this week in NYC May 11-May 18: Outdoor Activities
Post Feedback | Printer-Friendly | Send Article to a Friend
May 11, 2013 - by CG Directory Editor

Featured Listings
American Museum of Natural History Photos American Museum of Natural History· A museum for the 21st century, with a rich and storied past ...

American Museum of Natural History Photos Metropolitan Opera· A vibrant home for the most creative and talented artists fr...

American Museum of Natural History Photos Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum· Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece of modern architecture is h...

Hasted Kraeutler· International contemporary art from emerging and established...

American Museum of Natural History Photos Jazz at Lincoln Center· A stunning venue for jazz and the performing arts ...

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!

Identification Day - American Museum of Natural History
May 11, 2013 - New York

Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the Museum's annual Identification Day. Scientists will attempt to identify your discoveries while showing you some specimens from their own collections. Items identified in previous years have included a whale jawbone, a green beetle bracelet from Brazil, and a 5,000-year-old stone spear point from Morocco. What will you bring? Note: No appraisals will be given, and gemstones will not be identified.

Mother's Day Plant Sale - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 12, 2013 - Flushing

May 1 through 12 or while supplies last. Give mom (or yourself) the gift of flowers for the windowsill or garden! Visit the QBG Store for an assortment of blooms.

Mother's Day Weekend Picnic in the Garden - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 12, 2013 - Flushing

Where: Crabapple Orchard of the Arboretum. Take mom to lunch at QBG! Pack a picnic basket or a brown-bag lunch and spend a delightful afternoon enjoying the flowers. Please -- no barbecues, tents or similar items.

Spring Migration on Randall's Island - Randall's Island
May 18, 2013 - New York

Guides: Gabriel Willow, Victoria O'Neill. With Randall's Island Park Alliance, Inc. Join NYC Audubon and expert Naturalist Gabriel Willow as we explore spring bird migration on Randall's Island. We'll meet at the N.W corner of 102nd Street and the FDR Drive and walk across the foot bridge to Randall's Island, an under-explored location in the East River that hosts restored freshwater wetlands and salt marsh. We'll look for spring migrants (both waterbirds and land birds) as we explore the results of recent restoration efforts. Two miles of walking and some modest climbs. The group meets at the N.W corner of 102nd Street and the FDR Drive. Limited to 20. $25 To register or learn more about this event, please contact Tod Winston at NYC Audubon's office at 646-434-0422 or email him at [email protected], or visit http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=1123&EID=14556 to register online. Limited to 15 registrants. $30

NYC Wildflower Week Tour - Queens Botanical Garden
May 18, 2013 - Flushing

Fee: Free if you indicate that you are attending this native garden walk. Check out our native plants in bloom! Discover natives in the woodland and perennial gardens and the beautiful fragrance walk with Fred Gerber, QBG's Director of Education Emeritus. See the Green Roof and the native plants around our Visitor & Administration Building -- LEED® certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Celebrate National Bike Month - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 31, 2013 - Flushing

Ride your bicycle to QBG during the month of May and receive 50% off admission. NOTE: bicycles are not allowed inside the Garden -- lock up your wheels at our bike racks and take a stroll to see the flowers!

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


Archives:

Related Articles
Most Popular Articles on CGNY
   ACTIVITY PLANNER
Arrival:
Click Here to open the calendar
Departure:
Click Here to open the calendar
Category:
 

Culture/Museums Listings
Family Fun Listings
Sightseeing Listings

JUMP TO CITYGUIDE LISTINGS

 · Theater
 · Culture/Museums
 · Sightseeing
 · Galleries

 · Nightlife
 · Family Fun
 · Places to Eat
 · Shopping in NYC

 · Activity Planner
 · Discounts
 · Hotels
 · Maps


 Advertising |  Add a Calendar Event |  Bookmarks |  Company News |  Contact Us | Jobs @ City Guide
 Suggest a Listing

 For More Content Visit: Concierge Choice Awards | Promenade Magazine | NY Metro Parents Magazine
Bar Bat Mitzvah Book | NYC Activities | NYC Dining | NYC Discounts | NYC Events
NYC Museums | NYC Shopping | NYC Theater

Contact us. All Materials Copyright 2014 Davler Media Group, LLC
View Privacy Policy | Terms of Service

HBO Shop Coupon - Buy More, Save More
Sony Store - Free Gift Card With $99+ Purchase
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Coupon - 20% Off General Admission, Space Shuttle & Guided Tours
NHL Store Powered by Reebok - 15% Off
Click Here for More Discounts...
· This Week in NYC
· Darbar - NYC's Home to Authentic Indian Cuisine
· DataVision to Open New NYC Flagship Store in June
· NYC Spring Sightseeing Special
· All Hail 'The King of New York' – Newsies Continues Its Broadway Reign
· Celebrate Administrative Professionals Week at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
· Where to Dine for Mother's Day in New York City
· The Best Live Music and Concert Venues in New York City
· Mother's Day Gift Ideas
· HBO Shop Coupon - Buy More, Save More
Click Here for More News...
Click below to contact our NYC Experts for suggestions on group activities & more:
Dining
Sightseeing
Nightlife
Theater 
Shopping
Transportation
buy tickets | find savings | set your itinerary
Chelsea
Chinatown
East Village
Financial District
Greenwich Village
Harlem
Little Italy
Lower East Side
Midtown East
Midtown West
Soho
Theater District
Times Square
Tribeca
Upper East Side
Upper West Side

LOGIN
 email:

password:


save
 Forgot Password?