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Thursday, Aug. 8
The Wild Garden, a hands-on exhibition illuminating the history, ecology, and management of the woodlands; 10 AM-5 PM; Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox avenues); tour guide by appointment for groups of 10 or more; call 212-860-1370 for more information; repeats every day until 09/01.
Friday, Aug. 9
August Film Series at NYPL-58th St. (between Park & Lexington avenues) screening October Sky this week.
Saturday, Aug. 10
Saturday “Summer Streets” — 6.9 traffic-free miles from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park for walkers, joggers, and cyclists to enjoy activities, food and fun; 7 AM – 1 PM; contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 82nd Street Greenmarket (82nd Street between First & York avenues) features local produce, poultry, eggs, beef, cheese, and more; composts and collects fabrics and clothing; bring old household items (batteries, corks, eye glasses, etc.) for recycling.
Sunday, Aug. 11
The 92nd St. Greenmarket (92nd-93rd Street at Lexington Avenue) offers the best in local produce, baked goods, seafood and more; bring household batteries, Britta filters, corks, printer cartridges and old eye glasses for recycling; every Sunday until Nov. 24th, 9 AM – 4 PM.
Monday, Aug. 12
Join the NYPL-58th Street (between Park & Lexington avenues) for weekly showing of Masterpiece Classic’s Downtown Abbey; this week’s episode is the Season 3 finale: Christmas at Downtown. 2 PM.
Monday Fun Days at NYPL-67th Street (near First Avenue ); Summer craft fun: spool, knit, and make a colorful “book” worm; ages 6-10; 4 PM; to pre-register, call 212-734-1717.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
Tuesday Night Yoga presents a basic-level Vinyasa Flow class for adults and seniors of all levels at NYPL-67th St. Yoga mats are provided. 6 PM.
Watch Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with free popcorn provided by the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy; movie starts at 8:30 in the Basketball/Hockey Courts; limited seating.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Resources for Life after Cancer presents an LGBT Cancer Survivorship Support Group to discuss post-treatment emotional and physical concerns. 641 Lexington Avenue, Library Room 7027. 5:30 PM; open to individuals who have completed treatment and are in the follow up and monitoring phase; to register, call 646-888-4740 or email RLAC@mskcc.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 14
The library book club at NYPL-58th Street meeting; The History of a Pleasure Seeker by Richard Mason. 5:30 PM.
On Lego Wednesdays, design buildings, space craft or whatever your imagination can dream up at NYPL-67th St. Ages 5-12. 3 PM – 4 PM.
Saturday, Aug. 17
Carl Schurz Park Volunteer Gardener day for adults; students or children must be accompanied by adult or parent; 86th Street Mall at East End Avenue; 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
Ongoing News & Events
The East 79th St. Neighborhood Association ongoing association committees will be working through the summer on various projects; next meeting, Thursday, Sept. 12 at 430 E. 80th St (between York and First avenues.), 6 PM.
The East 93rd St. Neighborhood Association is collecting signatures for its Pledge 2 Protect mission to stop the city’s plan to build Marine Transfer Station on East 91st Street; sign the online petition by going towww.pledge2protectnyc.org.
Hunter Helper matches up Hunter College Students with residents in the neighborhood who need a babysitter, tutor, dog walker; for more info, www.hunter.cuny.edu/babysitting.
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