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May 2017
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Resilient New York

May 20 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street
New York,
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Join North Star Fund and our partners on May 20 for Resilient New York, a forum to advance grassroots organizing as a key strategy to protect the dignity and rights of all New Yorkers. The event is a call to community members, organizers, donors, and grantmakers to unite around a proactive shared vision to support the grassroots for the next four years and beyond.

As the Trump administration escalates multi-front attacks on our communities, New York’s grassroots organizers bring decades of experience fighting against inequity and oppression. In this moment when communities are being targeted, we must sustain our commitment to longstanding campaigns and the Movement for Black Lives, while embracing new and emerging work.

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Paddling at Little Bay Park

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Little Bay Park, 100 Totten Ave
Bayside, NY 11359 United States
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Come enjoy FREE kayaking and environmental education literature and activities, as part of Family Fun Day at Little Bay Park, a festival produced by Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance with City Council support.  

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Lower EastStory: A Scavenger Hunt

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seward Park, Corner of Canal and Essex St
New York, NY 10002 United States
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The Lower East Side Ecology Center, Media education non-profit MIRA, and the East River Park Coalition are joining forces once again to explore the history, art and culture of the Lower East Side and East River Park through an exciting story-based Scavenger Hunt on May 21. The event is open to all people age 12 and over. The hunt will engage participants to discover some famous and lesser-known features of the Lower East Side and its waterfront in East River…

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Meet the Fishes

May 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The River Project, Pier 40, West St and Houston St, Room 224
New York, NY 10014 United States
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Meet the Fishes marks the opening of The River Project's Wetlab season. Visitors can visit the flow-through river water aquarium and be introduced to the many species of marine animals that live in NY Harbor, such as seahorses, blackfish, and blue crabs, while enjoying food and drink from local businesses. There is a raffle of cool prizes and lots of fun for kids, including a touch tank where they can play with shrimps and other critters.

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The Steely City

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Package Free, 137 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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The next Urban Salon will focus on resiliency, both in the material sense and in the social sense. We will explore models of the "future New York" in the face of climate change and (other yet to occur crises) and the lived experience of past events, most memorably and recently, Hurricane Sandy.

How have New Yorkers stood up in times when resilience is required? How can you plan for community response for future events? How can New York continue to grow in an equitable and sustainable way? How do we see issues of equity surface at moments such as Hurricane Sandy and in the government's response?

Given the recent election and the uncertainty around federal support for urban infrastructure projects, how can and should New York plan for the future?

The panel will be held in Package Free Shop, a recently opened mecca for living zero-waste.

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Summer on the Hudson: Locomotive Lawn Live

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Riverside Park South, Plaza and 66th st
Manhattan, NY United States
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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on Riverside Park's comfy turf lawn. Great for kids ages 5 and younger.

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Music No Boundaries: New York City

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bathgate Community Garden, 1836 Bathgate Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457 United States
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After touring Boston, Baltimore, and Dallas, Yellow Barn is bringing Music Haul to New York City for 10 days of sidewalk, plaza, and neighborhood performances in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. The Bronx performance will be held at the Bathgate Community Garden. The performance will take place on a U-Haul that transforms into a stage! Titled “Music No Boundaries: New York City”, Seth Knopp’s programming includes: a day dedicated to Bach’s cello suites and a Memorial Day performance of “Musicians Indivisible: Protest Mix Tape” with Broadway…

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Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Riverside Park, 10025
Manhattan, NY 10025 United States
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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Veteran Nina Semczuk helps you cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and focus while enjoying yoga outdoors! Go to the North Lawn of Riverside Park on 78th St. Bring your own mat.

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NYC Parks Shape Up NYC/MAP Spring Fitness Party

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Medgar Evers College Marcus Garvey Cornerstone, 20 Amboy Street
Brooklyn, NY 11212 United States
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Spring is here are you ready to enjoy the weather? Join us as we celebrate at New York Housing Authority Marcus Garvey Spring Fitness Party! Come and have fun as you engage in several free fitness class demos - Zumba, Barre Fitness, Soca Fitness, and Yoga. We will end the event with a dance party for the community. Light refreshments will be served. There will be a few special raffles and plenty of giveaways throughout the day. Shape Up NYC…

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Freshen Up Fridays

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Harlem Piers Park, West 125 Street
Manhattan, 10027 United States
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Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. Freshen Up Fridays take place on the last Friday of every month at West Harlem Piers on 125th St. and Marginal St. from May through August with different music for each occasion. Check out the schedule below for dates and lineups. Schedule May 26: Felisa - cumbia, bolero, and bossa nova mixed with R&B, soul, and hip-hop June 30: St. Lenox  - art-pop project of former Juilliard-trained concert violinist July 28: Eljuri  - lyrics…

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