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The Daily Plant : Friday, January 13, 2006

The Outdoors Beckon This Weekend


photo by Spencer T Tucker

Winter winds may have taken a temporary hiatus, but seasonal fun in New York City’s parks are still going strong! Get inspired here; visit www.nyc.gov/parks for even more ideas.

Bronx

Join the Urban Park Rangers this Sunday, January 15, as they celebrate the natural environment through creativity during Eco-Crafts at Pelham Bay Park. Make flowers from your own hand print, create sailboats out of paper, and explore other means of expression when you head to the Pelham Bay Nature Center at 1:00 p.m. for this free event.

Brooklyn

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other African Americans who have made great contributions to society through a variety of cultural events and activities in Prospect Park. Learn about freedom quilts through live storytelling and a quilt-making workshop for children and adults at the Lefferts Historic House from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 15. You can also listen to guest speakers from the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment (BCUE) and the Sierra Club as they explore the African-American experience, and enjoy performances by the Drummers’ Grove musicians at the Audubon Center. Visit http://www.prospectpark.org/ for a schedule of speakers and performances.

Manhattan

Learn to play like Pelé when you take part in the Free Youth Soccer Clinic this Saturday, January 14, at the Chelsea Recreation Center. This free instruction will be offered every Saturday until June 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and is open to boys and girls ages 6 through 12. Clinics will focus on the basic fundamentals of the game with an emphasis on dribbling, passing, heading, defending, shooting, and goalkeeping. Head to the Chelsea Recreation Center at 430 West 25th Street to kick-start the fun!

Queens

Bring your binoculars and field guides for a nice brisk walk around Alley Pond Park as you count and observe ducks of the North Shore this Saturday, January 14. Winter is the season to observe the largest variety of ducks—and with birder Larry Plotnick as your guide, you’re sure to learn a few things along the way. Head to the Alley Pond Environmental Center at 228-06 Northern Boulevard at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14.

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to
accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."

Helen Keller
(1880-1968)

Park Information

Directions to Chelsea Recreation Center

Chelsea Recreation Center Weather

  • Sun
    Chance Sprinkles/Flurries
    42°F
  • Mon
    Chance Rain
    45°F
  • Tue
    Chance Rain
    49°F
  • Wed
    Rain
    58°F

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