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May 2017
$15

Manhattanhenge

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park W
New York, NY 10024-5192 United States
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As the Sun sets on May 30, it will be perfectly aligned with Manhattan's east-west numbered streets, offering the opportunity to capture cinema-worthy photos of Manhattan's brick-and-steel canyons. Astrophysicist Jackie Faherty will be your guide to the history and astronomy behind this fascinating phenomenon in a special presentation at the Hayden Planetarium. Enter at 81st Street

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$15

Gowanus: The Past and Future of Brooklyn’s Curious Canal

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gowanus Souvenir Shop, 567 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Lying at the epicenter of one of Brooklyn's most rapidly gentrifying (and expensive) neighborhoods is a toxic waste site and open sewer: That's right, it's the Gowanus Canal. This waterway is mostly famous for its stench and as a repository for dead bodies, but did you know that the Gowanus's story begins before Brooklyn was its own city, or colonization itself? While raw sewage still flows into it today (thank the limited foresight of 19th-century urban planning!), did you know that…

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June 2017
Free

Holoscenes

June 1 - June 3
Times Square, Broadway between 42nd and 47th Streets
New York City, United States
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Presented with the World Science Festival as part of its 10th anniversary season and produced by MAPP International Productions. A visceral and visual performative collision of the human body and water, born of the concern that as global sea levels rise, flooding and drought will become the central issues of the 21st century.

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Free

Horticulture Volunteer Days

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355 United States
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Help keep Queens Botanical Garden clean, green, and grow! Join our horticulture staff for an engaging, educational event where you will learn gardening basics while working hands-on with our plants. Registration is required. Registration opens one month prior to the event date.

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Free

Summer on the Hudson: Everybody Tango!

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
West Harlem Piers Park, West 125 Street
Manhattan, 10027 United States
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Enjoy Argentine Tango with an introductory lesson, music, and dancing in the open air led by Strictly Tango NYC! Lessons take place at 6:45 and at 7:45 at West Harlem Piers (125th Street and Marginal Street). This event repeats every week on Thursday between 6/1/2017 and 7/27/2017.

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$10 - $15

Capturing Carbon in Urban Soil: What’s Possible in Cities

June 2 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
ARUP, 77 Water Street, East River Meeting Room
New York, NY 10005 United States
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In this panel local soil scientists and practitioners will introduce key soil sequestration concepts; summarize emerging research findings; and provide an overview of urban restoration, compost incorporation and other methods that aim to increase urban soil carbon, while yielding additional pollution and waste reduction benefits.

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Free

Pier 1 Salt Marshes Coastal Cleanup

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Old Fulton Street and Furman Street
Brooklyn, United States
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  Coastal Cleanup Volunteers give back to the community by helping us remove hundreds of pounds of trash from Pier 1 salt marshes and beaches. Scheduled times are according to low tides, from May - October. All volunteers must fill out a waiver and bring it to their first volunteer activity in the park. Volunteers 18 years old or younger should submit their waiver signed by a parent or guardian before any activity begins; volunteers 16 years old or younger…

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Free

Staten Island North Shore ‘Greenbelt’ Hike

June 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Staten Island Greenbelt, Meisner Avenue and Rockland Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306 United States
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Celebrate National Trails Day with a hike through the trails of Staten Island's North Shore "Greenbelt" parks: Jones Woods, Goodhue, and Allison Pond parks. The round trip hike will start and end at Jones Woods at the top of Franklin Avenue. Join NYC Park's hike leaders in exploring the rare serpentine hillside grasslands of Jones Woods, the oak woodlands of Goodhue and the waterways of Allison Pond Parks.  Children younger than 14 years old need to be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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Free

#TotallyPublicKaraoke

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Riverside Park South, Plaza and 66th st
Manhattan, NY United States
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Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, your voice, and your courage. All ages! This event repeats on the 1st Friday of every month between 6/2/2017 and 9/1/2017 at Pier I in Riverside Park South (West 70th Street).

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Free

Films on the Green 2017

June 2 @ 8:30 pm - September 7 @ 10:30 pm
Various Locations,

In its landmark 10th year, Films on the Green will present French cinema through the eyes of 10 guest curators and some of the most creative and compelling filmmakers, actors, and artists of our time: Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, James Ivory, Saul Williams, Isabella Rossellini, Wanda Sykes, Laurie Anderson, Matthew Weiner, Matías Piñeiro, and Amy Hargreaves.

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