This Weekend In Parks
Learn to Swim Registration
Learn to Swim with NYC Parks this summer. We have classes for toddlers, children, and for the first time during summer, adults! Register now to enter the lottery for a chance to win a slot in this popular program! Registration begins Friday, June 15, and lasts through the summer.
There are three Learn to Swim sessions this summer. Registration dates depend on which session you are applying for.
• Session I classes run from Thursday, July 5 to Monday, July 23
Registration begins at 4:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 29
• Session II classes run from Wednesday, July 25 to Thursday, August 9
Registration begins at 4:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 16
• Session III classes run from Monday, August 13 to Friday, August 24 Registration begins at 4:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 6
For more information, and to register, please visit: www.nyc.gov/parks/citywideaquatics
and click on Swim Program Registration.
Saturday, June 16
First Forest Experience: Spring into Summer!
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Greenbelt Nature Center, Staten Island
Rose and Oak Avenues, Queens
12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Crotona Park, Bronx
Club Fit: FREE Yoga Class
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Garden of Hope, Brooklyn
Irish Night in Forest Park
Forest Park, Queens
Sunday, June 17
Hudson River Park Wild!
Hudson River Park's Pier 40, Manhattan
Fort Totten Park, Queens
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
5th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival
The Urban Meadow, Brooklyn
SummerStage: Groove Theory / Soulive / Riq & Rah with Strings
Central Park, Manhattan
GREEN TIP OF THE WEEK
There are several ways to use kitchen scraps and save money. To polish your leather shoes, rub the inside of a banana peel on them and follow with a soft cloth. Make a special cleaning product for aluminum kitchenware by simmering apple peels for thirty minutes. Fertilize potted house plants with leftover coffee grinds. Rubbing a cut potato over mudstains before throwing clothes in the washer helps break them down. A left over half of a lemon can be used to clean stovetops.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.”
(1937 - )