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A R T S  &  E N T E R T A I N M E N T

Visit Long Island City's Socrates Sculpture Park
A sculpture park that was once a Marine Terminal AND was blown up back in the 1800's (due to the cliff being dangerous, but still blown up!)? Sign us up!
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/socrates-sculpture-park/history

Visit 'Davina Semo’s Bells'
Brooklyn Bridge Park has a new art installation, Davina Semo's Monumental Bells. (Up through September 8).
P.S. She's obsessed with them, so it's bound to be a doozy.
https://www.publicartfund.org/exhibitions/view/davina-semo-reverberation/

Female BIPOC Artwork at Queens Botanical Garden
Six Queens-based female artists of color were selected to creat site-specific art installations throughout the grounds of Queens Botanical Garden.
Tickets for Botantical Garden: Adults -$6 Children-$2
https://queensbotanical.org/ankhlave/

Hudson Yards Outdoor Art Exhibit:  #HYxOffTheWall
These large-scale pieces welcome interaction! Take part in a community experience that can be shared by individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
https://www.hudsonyardsnewyork.com/stories/wall-20-launch-hudson-yards

A C T I V I T I E S

23 MORE Miles of Streets Added for Pedestrians in NYC
NYC plans to open 100 miles of streets for pedestrians, making social distancing easier. You can see all open streets on Google Maps (and if you're driving around, it will help you avoid them).
https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/pedestrians/openstreets.shtml

Take a Free Canoeing Tour on the Gowanus Canal
Canoeing can be relaxing AND a learning experience. By canoeing the Gowanus you are joining a crew of advocates who are promoting awareness of harbor contamination issues. 
https://gowanuscanal.org/self-guided-voyages

Hester Street Fair Returns!
Open Saturday and Sundays from August 15th to October 31st.
https://www.hesterstreetfair.com
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E V E N T S

Library Lab: DIY Catapult kits
Who doesn't love chucking things across a room in a catapult you built yourself? Visit Clarendon Library's Lobby and pick up a kit to build your own catapult!
Tuesday, September 1st, 10am- 5pm
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/library-lab-diy-catapult-virtual-20200901

Dreams For Kids DC x Adaptive Yoga Live: Mandala Drawing Class
We LOVE Dreams for Kids (if you can't already tell). Join them for a creative and relaxing drawing session led by DFKLA Programs Manager Moya and partnering with Adaptive Yoga Live!
Wednesday, September 2nd, 1pm-2pm
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dreams-for-kids-dc-x-adaptive-yoga-live-mandala-drawing-class-tickets-114976509836

Virtual Brooklyn CookMobile Live Teen Cooking Class: Ciambotta!
They'll be sharing a secret family recipe for Ciambotta, direct from Italy! Curious adults are also welcome. 
Thursday, September 3rd, 2pm-3pm
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/brooklyn-cookmobile-live-virtual-20200903

Virtual DIY for Teens: Beauty + Skincare
Technically for teens 13-17, but who wouldn't want to make their own skincare? Each week teen librarian Jess G will share simple DIY recipes with five ingredients or less, that you can make right at home!
Thursday, September 3rd, 2:30pm-3pm
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/virtual-diy-for-teens-virtual-20200903

Virtual Board Games
On a live Zoom call you'll get to pick out, learn & play a board game with fellow board game enthusiasts!
Friday, September 4th, 3pm-4:30pm
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/virtual-board-games-virtual-20200904

A  B I T   O F   F U N

David, our CFO, found this GEM of a video about a zoo keeper trying to pick up leaves... but all those baby pandas foil her plan. Cuteness ensues. 
WE! CAN'T! STOP! WATCHING!