September 8: Astoria Food Tour

Saturday, September 8 at 12:30 p.m.

Astoria is known for it's Greek food, so we will start our tour at a food cart well loved by Astorians followed by a Greek pastry shop known for loukoumades (Greek donuts!). We'll walk a bit, and then we'll have the opportunity to have ice cream or gelato -- or both -- or neither if you're still full from the donuts! The tour will end at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden where we can enjoy beer at picnic tables and also some delicious Czech food.

Please plan to purchase something from at least 2 of the 4 places where we will be stopping. The cost of the food tour will range from $20-$30 depending on what you purchase.


DEADLINE to sign up is Friday, September 7 at 8 p.m.

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August 4-18: Summer Streets

Park Ave btw 14th and 59th St
Saturday, August 4, 11 or 18 at 10:30 a.m.
DEADLINE to sign up is Friday (the day before) at 8 p.m.

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2016, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.

Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.

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(past event) June 9: Big Apple BBQ

Madison Square Park
11 Madison Ave
Saturday, June 9 at 3:30 p.m. (event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

DEADLINE to sign up is Friday, June 8 at 8 p.m.

Get fired up for the 15th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party! Each year, this beloved NYC summer tradition celebrates the best in regional barbecue from some of the country’s most celebrated pitmasters, and includes live music, programming, and activities.
 

 

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(past event) June 9: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Randall's Island, East River Field 81
(next to E 103rd St Walkway from Manhattan)

Saturday, June 9 from 8:40 p.m. to 10:40 p.m.
DEADLINE to sign up is Friday, June 8 at 8 p.m.

Join us to enjoy a beautiful night on Randall's Island while you watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off , brought to you by Randall's Island Park Alliance. Sign up below and bring something soft to sit on!

This 1986 classic film tells the story of Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), a high school student who fakes sickness to skip school. He brings along his girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) and best friend Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) on a one-day adventure through the streets of Chicago. Close on his every move is his sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey) and high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) who doesn’t believe that he is home sick.

Whether you are watching this 80s film again or seeing it for the first time, come out and enjoy the fun because as Ferris says: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”

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June 12: Museum Mile Festival

Fifth Ave, between 82nd and 105th St
Tuesday, June 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.

DEADLINE to sign up is Tuesday, June 12 at 9 a.m.

The annual Museum Mile Festival offers free admission to some of the world's finest art collections during extended evening hours. The 23-block stretch of Fifth Avenue is home to seven participating institutions—El Museo del Barrio, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Jewish Museum, Neue Galerie and the Museum of the City of New York. In addition to all the art to see inside, there are plenty of outdoor festivities: face painting, chalk drawing, live music and other block-party-type events. The festival kicks off at 6 PM, rain or shine. 

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(past event) June 9: The Great Randall's Island Treasure Hunt

Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Randall's Island, East River Field 81
(next to E 103rd St Walkway from Manhattan)

DEADLINE to sign up is Friday, June 8 at 8 p.m.

Join us for an adventure provided by Randall's Island Park Alliance, as we unlock Island secrets, search for treasure, and explore Randall’s Island Park. This free event teaches you how to use a map and compass (materials provided) to navigate a fun course. Activities include:

• Adult orienteering course from Hudson Valley Orienteering
• Children’s course
• Participant prizes
• View our Gallery of Maps
• Crafts for kids – design your own compass!
• Musical puppet performance by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater
• Refreshments
• Suitable for ages 5+ (with an adult)

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June 2: Spanish Harlem Food Crawl

Saturday, June 2 from 2 to 5 p.m.
DEADLINE to sign up is Friday, June 1 at 8 p.m.

When was the last time you took a stroll in Spanish Harlem? Took in the people, the food, the sights and colors of the area? Come and explore the rich history of the neighborhood. Jump right in and experience a world not too far from the UES and yet miles away, right in your own backyard. Not to mention your taste buds will thank you for it! Experience the sensation of getting lost in a crunchy and mouth-watering, Chicharron, or the smooth, creamy, sweetness of a Tres Leches Cake.

Come On An Empty Stomach!

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