This Weekend In Parks
Flushing Bay Shoreline Clean-Up
Saturday, May 12
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
World's Fair Marina, Queens
The Empire Dragon Boat Team, in conjunction with the New York City Department
of Parks & Recreation and New York Cares, will mark the beginning of its 2012
competitive rowing season by cleaning up areas in and around the World’s Fair
Marina located in Flushing Bay and part of Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Endorsed by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Empire is a boating crew made up entirely of women cancer survivors who have regular weekly practices from World’s Fair Marina’s main Pier 1 on Saturday mornings. Their motto of “Spirit + Strength = Success” is more than fitting on this occasion as they pull together to help their community. Empire will be also be taking the public out for free dragon boat paddling. Walk-in volunteers and participants are welcome!
Natural Areas Volunteers
Natural Areas Volunteers is a new service program that recruits, trains, and supports volunteers for a variety of ecological projects across the city. Become a "NAVigator" and give back to NYC's natural areas. Register at: http://www.nycgovparks.org/registration/nav
West Bronx Recreation Center Open House Days
The West Bronx is now welcome to adults and seniors for the first time. Join us for free open house days for adults this month as we unveil new cardio and weight rooms. Try the equipment, learn to play a sport, or participate in a fitness class, and learn about the benefits of membership.
Saturday, May 12
Mother's Day Family Workshop - Paper Flowers
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Roger Morris Park, Manhattan
MillionTreesNYC Tree Care Workshop in Brooklyn
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
122 West Street, Brooklyn, Brooklyn
3rd Annual "Commit To Be Fit" Event
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Baisley Pond Park, Queens
Sunday, May 13
Spring Migration at Conference House Park
Conference House Park, Staten Island
Mother's Day Art and Crafts Fair
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Alice Austen House Museum, Staten Island
"Outdoors with Kids New York City" Book Launch at the Prospect Park Audubon Center
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Brooklyn
Mother's Day Free Tree Care & Flower Planting Workshop
1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Greenpoint Avenue & 44th Street, Queens
GREEN TIP OF THE WEEK
If you have house plants, whenever possible water them with leftover or unused water from drinking, cooking, and showering. Keep a water pitcher near your sink or bathtub and collect unused water running from the tap (waiting for cooler or warmer water).
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”
Leonardo da Vinci
(1452 - 1519)