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Neversink Reservoir Paddle

Come paddle on the Neversink Reservoir. The Neversink Reservoir is the highest in elevation in NYC’s water system with it’s spillway at 1,440 feet in elevation. Put in service in 1955, it helps supply NYC with roughly half of its daily water intake along with its 3 sister Delaware system reservoirs.

Bronx River Bike Tour

Come be awed by the Bronx River’s beauty: bike with NYC H2O’s Matt Malina to tour the river from Williamsbridge Oval to its source in Valhalla!

Civic Art Lab | Sustainability + Performance

The evening will feature performances that reflect on the intersection of sustainability, community, and the arts. Sliding scale donations for drinks and performances. All donations for this evening support the performers. Artists to be announced.

Meditation on the High Line

Rise above the city streets and start your day focused, centered, and connected with nature. Join the Integral Yoga Institute, the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center and special guests for weekly, guided meditations. Open to people of all ages and experience levels.

New Christodora Volunteer Day at the Bronx River Flotilla

Join Christodora’s New Youth Conservationists in volunteering at the rescheduled 2016 Bronx River Flotilla, a 5-mile paddle down the Bronx River in celebration of the progress that the Bronx River Alliance has made in reclaiming the river as a place that children can explore and play!

Mountain Biking in Manhattan: Highbridge Flow Jam

Mountain Biking in Manhattan? Join the New York City Mountain Bike Association for a day of off road cycling skill level riders on the new pump track at Highbridge Bike Park.

DUMBO Boulders Night Clinic: Intro to Bouldering

Take the experience of an indoor gym outside. Learn the basics of bouldering in a controlled environment while still enjoying the beautiful weather at NYC’s newest outdoor climbing facility!

West African Ebola Epidemic: Governance & Preventing Epidemics

Learn more about the role of governance in preventing epidemics, detect threats early, and respond rapidly and effectively with social science and political actors with leading scientists and Ebola specialists. Explore how educational, governance and health care resources can be better deployed against future outbreaks at the conference.

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Park towers above the Hudson River and offers commanding views of the Palisades and the lower Hudson Valley. As one of the highest points in Manhattan, it challenges the notion that Manhattan’s best vistas are from its skyscrapers. The Heather Garden – the parks most notable horticultural feature – is a three-acre garden that sits on the park’s Western side along the Hudson River.

Make Your Own Household Cleaner

There are plenty of reasons why making your own surface cleaner is an excellent idea.

Whether you’re concerned about saving money, the environment, or your health, this simple DIY project will make a difference!

A Panel Discussion and Book Signing: The Landscape of Fracking in New York; What’s Changed and What Hasn’t.

The announcement that DEC will prohibit fracking in NYS may lead some to believe that now we’re “safe.” However, pipelines, compressor stations, storage caverns and LNG facilities have been and remain the current threat. “The Real Cost of Fracking” authors, Michelle Bamberger and Robert Oswald, will demonstrate why such infrastructure may actually be WORSE than drilling in its health impacts on humans, animals, and our food shed.

Oculus Book Talk: Urban Alchemy

Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove will present Urban Alchemy, Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities, published by New Village Press. The presentation will be followed by a conversation with William Morrish on the intersections of public health and urbanism.