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Things to do this week in NYC Sep 11-Sep 18: Outdoor Activities

September 11, 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!

Don't Feed the Bag Monster - Times Square
September 13, 2010 -

Andy Keller, environmental activist, is on a nationwide tour to create awareness about the waste and pollution caused by plastic bags. The tour is coming to Times Square on Monday, September 13! Come out and see the Bag Monster and his giant nest of 45,000 single-use disposable plastic bags, what the average American uses in a lifetime. The Bag Monster will try to convince you and 70 or so of your friends to dress up and become a Bag Monster too. Come on out and help the Bag Monster with his goal to cover the world with plastic bags – or kick him out of your town! This is a highly interactive traveling exhibit and should not be missed. Visit www.bagmonster.com for full details, or contact Wes at wes@chicobag.com for a press release.

Looking Good While Doing Good - Pet Fashion Show - PETCO
September 16, 2010 -

In the spirit of NYC's Fashion Week, PETCO and PEOPLE PETS Magazine brings fashion conscious pet-owners the opportunity to preview the best in canine couture at their fabulous trunk show September 16 from 4-8 pm. The event will take place at PETCO’s newly re-designed Union Square location (860 Broadway). Other event highlights include: “Paw”parazzi will capture guests and their pets walking the red carpet, Peruse the latest in four-legged fashion throughout the store with trend suggestions from People Pets Magazine, People Pets Magazine editors will be on hand to dish on the latest style tips for your pooch, Pets can get their paws on Ugg-style boots, “ink” T-shirts for edgier apparel, exclusive denim styles and puffy jackets for winter, Plus-size fashions premier for big dogs like Great Danes - the fall trends feature 20% more large dog duds than last year and come in sizes up to XXXL! Looking good can also be doing good. Guests will have a chance to donate in-store to support National Guide Dog Month and all attendees will receive a one-of-a-kind charm in support of the National Guide Dog Association.

Women's Health Presents Are You Game? - Manhattan’s Hudson River Park at Pier 46
September 18, 2010 -

Women’s Health’s annual summer festival, Are You Game? is returning to New York for the fourth year. Building on the success of last year’s events in Chicago and New York, which were attended by more than 3,000 people, Are You Game? will allow women to experience the ultimate in outdoor fun. Are You Game? will be open to the public at $10 per person with 50% of that fee going to the Event Beneficiary, FEED Foundation. Students will receive complimentary admission with their college ID. The event will offer a host of fun activities, such as: Fitness Classes; One-on-One Golf Instruction with a pro in the Oakley Golf Cage; Mechanical bull; Oasis Day Spa Chair Massages; “Workout to Knockout” Makeover Cabana with manicures, skin consultations, hairstyling, and makeup applications.; Eat Smart Cooking demonstrations; Breakfast & Snack Bar sponsored by Special K; Nutrition Counseling; Virtual Kayaking sponsored by Subaru; Fashion Shows; Happy Hour from 2-4 PM; Live DJ spinning all day; All attendees will receive a Women’s Health tote bag; The first 1,300 women on site will receive a custom Women’s Health Are You Game? eco-friendly yoga mat from Kulae WHO: Women’s Health presents Are You Game? along with sponsors: Asics, Athleta, Burt’s Bees, MGD 64, Oakley, Special K, and Subaru; Partners: Crunch, Kulae, and Oasis Day Spa; and Beneficiary: FEED Foundation. REGISTRATION: Register online at www.areyougame2010.com. Attendees will also be able to register and pay on site. Students will receive complimentary admission with their college ID.

Farm City Where Are You Growing A Celebration of Urban Agriculture - Locations throughout NYC
Through September 25, 2010 -

Over three weekends, Farm City celebrates Urban Agriculture and explores the possibilities of a new agrarian future within the current urban reality. Components include: Farm City Fair, Farm City Film, Farm City Tour, and Farm City Forum, spotlighting the work of artists, farmers, activists, planners, architects, chefs, and foodies devoting themselves to feeding the city both culturally and agriculturally. Presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), Farm City is part of the Crossing the Line fall festival, conceived as a platform to present vibrant new works by a diverse range of transdisciplinary artists working in France and New York City.

Penguins - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Norwalk

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

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