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Things to do this week in NYC Nov 13-Nov 20: Outdoor Activities

November 13, 2010 - 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!

Science Power Hour - Prospect Park
November 13, 2010 - Brooklyn

Join a naturalist for hands-on science activities.

Science Power Hour - Prospect Park
November 14, 2010 - Brooklyn

Join a naturalist for hands-on science activities.

Harvest Hay Rides - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through November 14, 2010 -

Explore the Zoo with your friends and family atop a tractor drawn wagon -- a seasonal adventure that is not to be missed! Hayrides will run on weekends and school vacation days through the end of November. Rides will start at the W.O.L.F. cabin. Tickets are $2.00 and can be purchased in the gift shop.

America Recycles Day - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through November 14, 2010 -

Celebrate America Recycles Day by bringing us your junk! Bring in your gently used shoes for the Soles for Souls program. Shoes will be donated to people in need around the world. Sneakers in bad shape? - bring them in and Nike Re-use a shoe will recycle them into flooring for athletic courts. E-junk can go in our Green Trash Can - we will accept ONLY: zip disks, diskettes, CD's CD-Rs, CD-RWs, DVD's, video tape, audio tape, game cartridges, DAT, DLT, Beta or Digibets, hard drives, Zipp drives, Jazz drives, jump drives, printer cartridges, cell phones, pagers, PDA's, chargers, cables and headset accessories. Get $1 off admission if you bring something to recycle, limit one discounted admission per person.

Meet an Ocean Explorer! with Dr. Robert Ballard - Mystic Aquarium
November 16, 2010 -

Tuesday, November 16 2010 at 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. EST. Immersion Learning and Mystic Aquarium, divisions of the Sea Research Foundation, invite you to participate in an exciting 30-minute live webcast with world-renowned ocean explorer Dr. Robert Ballard. Dr. Ballard, who has been on more than 100 ocean expeditions over the past 50 years, led an expedition this summer on the E/V Nautilus to explore ancient history and learn more about the ocean. Nautilus scientists mapped the sea floor, discovered tubeworms and other life forms, explored shipwrecks, and more. During the webcast, which will be geared toward middle-school aged youth, you will hear about Ballard's work and career path and will have a chance to interact with him by voting in polls and asking questions. Visit the Immersion website for more information and to register for this free webcast. http://www.immersionlearning.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=164&Itemid=252

Science Power Hour - Prospect Park
November 20, 2010 - Brooklyn

Join a naturalist for hands-on science activities.

Harvest Hay Rides - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through November 21, 2010 -

Explore the Zoo with your friends and family atop a tractor drawn wagon -- a seasonal adventure that is not to be missed! Hayrides will run on weekends and school vacation days through the end of November. Rides will start at the W.O.L.F. cabin. Tickets are $2.00 and can be purchased in the gift shop.

Penguins - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 02, 2011 - Norwalk

Come fall in love with the new colony of African penguins in a new outdoor exhibit, offering views above and below the water.

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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