This Weekend In Parks
Saturday, April 28
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., rain or shine
Thomas Jefferson Park, East Harlem
114th Street and First Avenue
We hope to see you at Street Games 2012, the event that brings back the classic games and sports from the '60s and '70s and introduces them to a new generation, with a modern twist!
New Yorkers young – and young at heart – can try pogo sticks, double-dutch, hula hoops, and yo-yos. Learn to ride a bike or a skateboard, or try out our first ever Soap Box Derby. Additional activities featured this year are: Sky Bounce Youth Handball Tournament; the Red Bulls 5 Spot Soccer Skills Challenge; and Red Bull soccer skills challenge. KISS FM will be spinning music and emceeing from the main stage and the Dance Theatre of Harlem will perform twice throughout the day!
Street Games 2012 is presented by the Walt Disney Company and sponsored by WABC-7, ESPN and Radio Disney. Additional event sponsors include the New York Knicks, Sky Bounce, the New York Red Bulls, Cabot, 98.7 KISS FM, Open Road, and DNA Info. This event is FREE and open to the public.
For more information, please visit www.nyc.gov/parks or call 311.
At the Old Stone House
Third Street bet. 4th & 5th Avenues, Brooklyn
Saturday, April 28
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space/Play Space
Circle Rules Federation (5-8 pm)
Daydreaming with Kat Schneck (5-7 pm)
Public Voice, Public Dream community mural workshop with Triada Samaras (5-7:30 pm)
Sunday, April 29 - 19th Century Extravaganza!
10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Reenactor Baseball, Old Time Photo Booth, Steam Punk/Neo Victorian Fashion Show & More!
ASTORIA POOL NEEDS YOUR VOTE!
The Astoria Pool Olympic High Dive of the future Astoria Performance Center is one of 40 projects competing for “Partners in Preservation” restoration grants from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express that will be determined by popular vote. You can vote once a day until May 21 at the Partners in Preservation website or Facebook page. Thank you for your support!
GREEN TIP OF THE WEEK
Scoop the Litter Box – Flushing cat litter is a bit controversial, since cat waste contains toxins that’s harmful to aquatic life. But unfortunately, scooping is a fact of life for cat owners. You’ve got to put that smelly litter somewhere. You’re probably using a plastic bag already, so you may as well RE-use one instead.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.”