Hey Reisenbach Friends!
Today is another day in our “Fun in the Sun” Friday Post! 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.
Creating a nice late summer brew this weekend,
Friday, (August 7th):
— I gave up my dream to be the next Serena and Venus Williams when I was around 11. However, it’s certainly never too late for you! NYCParks is offering tennis lessons. http://on.nyc.gov/1DtERpc.
— Tennis isn’t your thing? Want something less competitive? Would like to have a more relaxing form of exercise? There’s outdoor Tai Chi classes happening today! http://on.nyc.gov/1KTkdyr.
— Come to see the work of the famous Brooklyn-native artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. http://bit.ly/1KTPS5u.
— Today and tomorrow are the last days of Grand Street Restaurant Week. Go and get some delicious food and explore the neighborhood of Grand Street. http://bit.ly/1Oru6E0.
Saturday, (August 8th):
— The best time of the year has already started (but is still continuing this weekend)! Summer Streets has come back again for another year! Zipline across NYC streets with your friends! http://on.nyc.gov/1nEoy9K.
Sunday, (August 9th):
— “You’re not scary. Not even a little bit. But you are fearless…” This quote made me just start bawling during the movie. Pixar knows exactly how to pull at your heart strings. Monsters, Inc. understood exactly what I was going through when I was 8 and they understood me even more when I was 19 when I saw Monsters University. Watch Monsters University at Kolbert Park in Brooklyn! http://on.nyc.gov/1EbI0EG.
— So I’ve been reading about this “zumba” thing that it seems like everyone (even my dad) has done it. Join me this Sunday for a zumba class and let’s see what kind of hilarious situations can come out of this. Pro tip: I pretend to be more athletic than I actually am. http://on.nyc.gov/1DxltY0.
Monday, (August 10th):
— Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, who has been featured in this series, is having another volunteer event. Click the link below to volunteer and to make sure someone, who does not have the resources to, have a meal tonight. http://bit.ly/1IQMsOy.
— With such an important movement sweeping across the nation, it would be in your best interest to visit the Black Lives Matter exhibition at the Schomburg Center in Harlem. The exhibition is only until August 15th. http://on.nypl.org/1E5EM6p.
— Arts and Minds brings adults with memory disorders and their caregivers together in new experiences of art. Know someone who could benefit from this? Share the link below. Although the event is free, reservations are required. http://bit.ly/1T8c9vu.
Tuesday, (August 11th):
— They say that if you start good habits early, they’ll stick with you for life. NYCParks is hosting a session for teens on fitness and nutrition. Click here to learn more! http://on.nyc.gov/1J1bw7r.
— Had a hard day at work? Use yoga to get rid of your tension from irritable coworkers, terrible bosses, or bad customers. http://on.nyc.gov/1eXvKB9.
Wednesday, (August 12th):
— Watch the first ever feature film, Wadjda, created by a female Saudi Arabian director! There will be a screening hosted in Queens at Socrates Sculpture Park. http://on.nyc.gov/1MS4pyQ.
Friday, (August 14th):
— Watch as Peter Quill (or the “Star Lord”), Groot, Rocket Racoon, Gamora , and Drax protect the galaxy from destruction in Guardians of the Galaxy! Click here for info on this outdoor screening. http://on.nyc.gov/1ISqESL.