Hey Reisenbach Friends!
Today is another addition in our “Fun in the Sun” Friday Posts! For our newcomers, it’s an installment of fun activities and volunteer opportunities as a part of our Summer in a Safe City (#NYCSafeSummer) campaign. This week, we have a lot of exciting activities including outdoor movies, art exhibits, and outdoor fitness activities!
We hope that we are keeping your week packed with plenty of great suggestions. Have anything you think other people may be interested in? Email me with recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attempting to start running this summer,
P.S. Don’t forget to donate to our campaign!
Saturday, June 11th:
— Have you looked at your apartment and thought it’s been missing some type of antique collection? Does your closet lack some vintage items that can help pull an ensemble together? Or do you just love acquiring more trinkets in your apartment? Then the Brooklyn Flea is for you! It’ll feature hundreds of top vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles, and antiques, and curated jewelry, art, and crafts by local artists. And of course, there is the bonus factor of a ton of delicious food. It’ll be held in Fort Greene from 10 AM to 5 PM. More information here: http://brooklynflea.com/
— It’s the 11th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party this Saturday. Maybe you can find some vintage Jazz Age pieces at the Flea and then head on over to Governors Island for the party. Revel in the music of the Jazz Age, drink vintage-inspired cocktails, and eat some sophisticated hors d’oeuvres. Buy your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1WIoi0w.
— Harlem Education Activities Fund (HEAF) is an effective supplemental education and youth leadership nonprofit that works to help children of low-income families who have limited access to quality educational experiences. If you happen to be a talented photographer and HEAF’s missions statement really resonates with you, volunteer to take pictures for the Communications Manager for special events: http://bit.ly/1TZwyn6.
Sunday, June 12th:
— This Sunday is the 14th Annual Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American and Multicultural Celebration. The event features Manhattan’s only open air pow wow, which is a gathering of Native American people. This festival combines “Native American heritage with the diversity of New York City with performances of world dance and drumming traditions.” This will be held at Inwood Hill Park from 11 AM to 6 PM. More information here: http://bit.ly/1UqKk1S.
— Unable to see Shakespeare in the Parklast week? No fear! The current play,The Taming of the Shrew, will run all the way until June 26th. Also Adrienne C. Moore (who plays Cindy on Orange is the New Black) is going to be there! More information here: http://bit.ly/1WeeUBG.
Monday, June 13th
— Education Through Music is a nonprofit organization that partners with inner-city schools to provide music education as a core subject for all students. This Monday, they’ll be having their 2016 Children’s Benefit Gala. They’re looking for volunteers! Learn more, by clicking the link here: http://bit.ly/1RZdCTj.
Tuesday, June 14th:
— With the warmer weather comes outdoor movie season. The New York City Parks department will be hosting Tomorrowland at Poe Park in the Bronx. Tomorrowland is about when a scientifically minded teenager discovers a technologically advanced trinket that provides an astounding glimpse of the future, she enlists the help of a reclusive inventor (George Clooney, btw). The event is totally free! More information can be found here: http://on.nyc.gov/1XLyc2x.
— OK y’all! This Tuesday is the annual Museum Mile. Characterized as “New York’s Biggest Block Party” (is it really a block party if it’s educational?), the Museum Mile is literally a mile of museums you can attend along 5th Avenue. Special exhibitions and works from permanent collections will be on display inside the institutions and live music will be front of each museum. Click here for more information: https://www.ny.com/events/milefest.html.
Wednesday, June 15th:
— If you want to learn more about sustainability or if you want to learn how to take better care of your garden, go to the Farm Workdays at the Queens Botanical Garden. Spend the morning on the farm learning about the process of composting and how it’ll help with growing healthy food. You can learn some tips on how to properly take care of a garden: such as weeding, harvesting, planting, and literally how to compost. Registration is required so don’t forget to register! http://bit.ly/1sYPU5I.
— So I read on once that yoga is fantastic for kids. The New York parks department is hosting a session of Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park this Wednesday! http://on.nyc.gov/1UaA68u.
Thursday, June 16th:
— This Thursday marks the first day of New York City Dance Week! The project is for promoting diversity of dance in the City of New York. There will be free dance classes and fitnesses lessons to the community. Don’t worry though, there will be a series of performances that you can watch! More information here: http://bit.ly/1I6kY4c.
— If you were unfortunately unable to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens the first time (I’m still mad at myself for this), Rooftop Cinema Club is here to solve that problem! They’ll be hosting an outdoor viewing this Thursday in Bushwick. Click here for more information: http://bit.ly/1UqOGG9.
Friday, June 17:
— The AVP Volleyball New York City Open starts this Friday! As a former volleyball player, this is extremely exciting — even if I didn’t and still cannot play beach volleyball (it’s harder than it looks!). It’ll be lasting for only this weekend, so get your tickets quickly:http://bit.ly/1UqOGG9.
— The Met will be hosting one of their Drop-in Drawing Sessions. Draw inspiration from artists or create your own work of art! It’s open to visitors of any age. Materials will be provided, but you will need to bring your own sketchbook and pencil. Also, it’s free with museum admission!
— OK now I actually care about baseball! This weekend is the Mets vs. the Atlanta Braves. From Friday to Sunday, you can watch the Braves beat the Mets (because in my Atlantian fantasy, the Braves always win, the Falcons always will beat the Saints, and the Hawks are legendary). Score some tickets here: http://atmlb.com/1ss64Ep.