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Things to do this week in NYC Nov 27-Dec 4: Outdoor Activities

November 27, 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 27, 2010 - Brooklyn

Join a naturalist for hands-on science activities.

Science Power Hour - Prospect Park
November 28, 2010 - Brooklyn

Join a naturalist for hands-on science activities.

Harvest Hay Rides - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through November 28, 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.

Thanksgiving Weekend - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through November 28, 2010 -

Need to entertain your relatives? Or work off some of that pumpkin pie? While we are closed Thanksgiving Day, come to the Zoo Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend and get $1 off every admission. NOTE: This offer may not be combined with other promotional offers. Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is proud to work with community groups to support those in need. Donations for Toys for Tots will be accepted through December 20th. All other items are collected throughout the year.

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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