This Saturday is Nickelodeon’s annual Worldwide Day of Play! If you weren’t able to score tickets to the event in Prospect Park, there are still plenty of fun outdoor things to do in our own backyard!
Family Art Project at Wave Hill:
It’s the last day of summer so let the September sun be your helper as you use special photographic paper to make silhouettes from the light of the sun. Gather leaves, pinecones or other natural materials to create light-filled nature patterns.Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon. www.wavehill.org/events/family-art-project-late-summer-sun-prints/
Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden: Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. The display includes more than 500 intricately carved pumpkins that are sure to capture your youngster’s imagination. Every day kids can play inside a “gourd-geous” Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, look for wiggly worms under a rotting log, and join a Halloween Parade, while every weekend offers even more treats. www.nybg.org/exhibitions/2013/haunted-pumpkin-garden/
Day for Kids at Kipps Bay Boys and Girls Club: Day for Kids invites adults to act like kids again by participating in field day events – relay races, dodge ball, tug of war and lots of other activities you loved as a kid – while advocating for America’s young people by supporting the life-changing work taking place in Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide.The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club’s annual street festival coincides this year with a national “Day for Kids” being celebrated by 2,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Enjoy live music and dance performances, rides, food, raffles, and a free farmers market. Fun for the whole family! www.dayforkids.org/NYC/
International Coastal Cleanup at Soundview Park: Saturday, September 21, 20138:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Join the Friends of Soundview Park and the Bronx River Alliance as they work to improve the health of the Long Island Sound and remove waterfront debris. All tools provided. Free and for all ages!
8:00 a.m. Early bird special! Low tide shore line clean-up
9:00 a.m. On-land & on-water clean-up (includes paddling)
11:45 a.m. Bike raffle by REI and lunch by Whole Foods
1:00 p.m. Paddling coastal clean-up trip from Soundview Park to Concrete Plant Park. Registration for this activity is required
2:00 p.m. Ecological restoration nature walk by the Natural Resources Group
2:00 p.m. Performances by Health People Kids at Waterwash ABC Wetland Park (OFF-SITE) This event is organized by the Friends of Soundview Park and the Bronx River Alliance with support from Partnerships for Parks, NYC Parks, Natural Resources Group, The GYM Project, Whole Foods and REI. This event celebrates It’s My Park Day, International Coastal Cleanup, Fifth World Parks Day and National Estuaries Day.
Location: Basketball Court at Lacombe and Rosedale Avenues inSoundview Park www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/09/21/international-coastal-cleanup-at-soundview-park
Field Day in Hunts Point: Join a Cultural Feast with The BLK Projek and Create Change Fellows:
-A school bus converted into a fresh produce market!
-Food games, demos, and recipe sharing Food-themed photobooth
-Free giveaways! Face-Painting Workshop: “Hunts Point Is…Neighborhood Totes
Workshop: “Tape Flowers”
Listening Stations with 2013 Artist-in-Residence Art Jones Neighborhood Murals Walking Tour with Carey Clark, Visual Arts Director of The Point CDC (meet at 1 PM at The Point)
Bronx Auto Glass (901 Hunts Point Ave).
Lucky’s Laundromat (1325 Lafayette Ave)
The Point CDC (940 Garrison Ave.)