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  1. NYRR Open Run

    July 25 @ 7:00 pm
    July 25, 2017  |  7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Silver Lake Park
    Join New York Road Runners for free weekly runs in your neighborhood! Open to all ages and experience levels. Walkers, strollers, and dogs on leash are welcome. Cost: Free, no advance registration required. Sign up here.
  2. Free Yoga in the Greenbelt

    July 25 @ 7:00 pm
    July 25, 2017  |  7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Willowbrook Park
    Relax and rejuvenate outdoors while practicing yoga with instructors from Five Boro Power Yoga. Please bring your own mat, water, and towel. Location is Willowbrook Park near the Carousel (free parking in the back).
  3. Movies Under the Stars: The Hunger Games Catching Fire

    July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    July 25, 2017  |  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Willowbrook Park
    Join NYC Parks and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment for a free film. Know Before You Go: You should arrive before 7:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit
  4. Free Mammography Screenings

    July 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    July 26, 2017  |  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
    LA Fitness- Forest Ave
    *There will also be a van at Bricktown Commons (Michael’s Parking Lot) in Charleston from 9am-12pm and at Hylan Plaza Parking Lot in New Dorp (near CVS) from 1:30pm-4:30pm.* The screenings will be available to eligible women ages 40 and
  5. Young Naturalists

    July 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    July 26, 2017  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Interpretive Center
    Connect with nature! We will explore a new topic each week and write about it in our nature journals.
  6. Busy Bumble Bees: Summer Baby and Toddler Story and Play Time

    July 26 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
    July 26, 2017  |  10:15 am - 11:30 am
    St. George Library
    Babies and Toddlers are growing every day, every minute, rain or shine; they never stop learning. Join us in enriching their learning experience through songs, rhymes and picture books you share with your babies and toddlers. Crucial early literacy skills
  7. Toddler Time

    July 26 @ 11:00 am
    July 26, 2017  |  11:00 am - 11:00 am
    Mariners Harbor Library
    Geared toward early Literacy and advancement of the learning abilities of children through age appropriate books, songs, and finger plays.
  8. Art Studio

    July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    July 26, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SI Children's Museum
  9. Little Picassos Mini-Camp

    July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    July 26, 2017  |  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    St. George Library
    Registration begins June 12 online at Is there an artist inside of you waiting to create? Then don’t miss this chance to draw, paint, and create. We will learn about famous artists and their style. From Impressionism to Pop
  10. Forest Stewards: Volunteer a hand for the land!

    July 26 @ 1:30 pm
    July 26, 2017  |  1:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Greenbelt Nature Center
    Lend a hand and care for the land during the growing season. Activities may include cutting back overgrown and invasive vegetation, watering plants, spreading wood chips, and more. Community service credit available. Bring water and a snack; recommended for adults
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