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Things to do this week in NYC Nov 6-Nov 13: Outdoor Activities

November 6, 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 06, 2010 - Brooklyn

Join a naturalist for hands-on science activities.

Keep Rockland Beautiful, Annual Awards Gala - Bath House, Nyack Beach State Park
November 06, 2010 -

This annual event recognizes those who help clean-up and beautify Rockland County. The evening event will feature healthy food, live music, locally-brewed beer, and a gallery of paintings by local artists available for sale. All proceeds benefit Keep Rockland Beautiful's programs.

Science Power Hour - Prospect Park
November 07, 2010 - Brooklyn

Join a naturalist for hands-on science activities.

Harvest Hay Rides - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through November 07, 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.

Teen Volunteer Open House - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
November 09, 2010 - Bridgeport

Learn about the zoo's career exploration program or helping the zoo expand its education and conservation missions. Call 203- 394-6563 for more information and to register.

Teen Volunteer Open House - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
November 09, 2010 -

Teens and their parents interested in learning more about our career exploration program, or helping the Zoo expand its education and conservation missions should plan on attending one of these fun, informative evenings. Teens, ages 14 - 18, will learn about the Zoo's Explorer Post and the Conservation Discovery Corps (CDC.) For more information on the Explorer Post or CDC program go to www.beardsleyzoo.org. Please call (203) 394-6563 for more information and to register.

Zoo Tots - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through November 10, 2010 -

This monthly 45-minute program for children 18 months to three years, who are accompanied by an adult, may include stories, activities, crafts, and live animals. This session is entitled "Who Eats What? Pre-registration is required by calling (203) 394-6563. The cost is $10 for Zoo members and one child, and $15 for non-members and one child.

Harvest Hay Rides - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
November 11, 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.

National Sustainability Week - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through November 12, 2010 -

National Sustainability Education Week provides a unique opportunity to emphasize the importance of education in confronting the unprecedented economic, social, and environmental challenges that threaten the future of global society. What better way to celebrate than to reserve an education program for your school group either at the Zoo or in your classroom. Visit http://beardsleyzoo.org/teachers-parents/activities.asp or call 203-394-6563 to schedule a program for your group today!

Science Power Hour - Prospect Park
November 13, 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.

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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