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Things to do this week in NYC Nov 12-Nov 19: Outdoor Activities

November 12, 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!

Thain Family Forest Dedication - New York Botanical Garden
November 12, 2011 - Bronx

Two festival weekends and a special symposium celebrate the dedication of this remarkable Forest and its ongoing program of restoration as well as the United Nations International Year of Forests. Tours, tree climbing, canoe trips, and film screenings make for an unforgettable autumn experience.

Thain Family Forest Dedication - New York Botanical Garden
November 13, 2011 - Bronx

Two festival weekends and a special symposium celebrate the dedication of this remarkable Forest and its ongoing program of restoration as well as the United Nations International Year of Forests. Tours, tree climbing, canoe trips, and film screenings make for an unforgettable autumn experience.

MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop - MillionTreesNYC Planting Site
November 17, 2011 - Flushing

Help take care of new street trees in Flushing! NYC Compost Project in Queens and Queens Botanical Garden will host this free lecture on Thursday November 17th, from 3:00pm-4:30pm. You will learn the importance of trees in NYC and how you can help care for them. As a part of this workshop, we will be planting daffodil bulbs in new tree beds. Please wear appropriate clothing for gardening. We will provide gloves and tools for the workshop. Tree Care Workshop Thursday, November 17, 2011, 3:00-4:30pm Frame Pl between 41st Rd and Sanford Ave Flushing, NY 11355 Workshop Cost: Free Participants who adopt a tree are eligible to receive a free watering kit. To receive a kit, you must register in advance. To register, please contact 718-886-3800 ext. 236 or email [email protected]

National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes - Mystic Aquarium
Through December 31, 2011 -

Swim through tropical landscapes with turtles, dive beneath the ice with penguins and forage in the forest with a family of bears — experience life as animals do in a new exhibition opening February 9, 2011 at Mystic Aquarium. Through interactive displays, firsthand footage and evocative environments, visitors to the exhibit can explore the many stories and animals that are part of the science and adventure of Crittercam. The exhibit focuses on Crittercam’s deployment on seals and sea lions, sharks, sea turtles, whales, penguins, bears and lions.

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy - the New York Society Library
Through December 31, 2011 -

Writing the Garden: A Collection of Books from The New York Society Library and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Principal Founder of the Central Park Conservancy. Books on display span more than 150 years and opening fresh vistas into the World of Gardens. Writing the Garden will feature works by remarkable gardeners who wrote with great knowledge and deep passion stemming from their love of nature, plants, and horticulture.

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