Happy U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Parade Day, UESiders!!
May the skies be blue and the team members receive in the best NYC salute ever!!
Oh, yes, and happy end of Shark Week, too!)
(Why not sign those new – #9 and #10 – Pledge2Protect letters now?)
Then move on to the busy 7 days to come:
Friday, July 10th: NYSkies Astronomy Seminar
McBurney House, 125 West 14th Street between Sixth & Seventh, 6:30-8:30pm
Saturday, July 11th: 82nd Street/St. Stephen’s Greenmarket
82nd Street between First and York, 9am–2pm
Compost & Clothes Collection – 9am–1pm
They’re all back!! Bread Alone, Ballard Honey, Valley Shepherd, American Seafood, Samascott, Rising Sun, Garden of Spieces, Gajeski, Alewife, Cherry Lane and Ole Mother Hubbert Farms will all be at their tables!
Add our Master Knife Sharpener to the list of returnees!
Plus the wonderful Andrea Wright will be making her beautiful music again!
Newsflashes from Market Manager Andrei: “Look for corn, tomatoes, a variety of eggplants and rumor has it that striped bass season is open! You don’t want to miss Ole Mother Hubbert’s great new gelato – a ton of great flavors – either!”
Meanwhile, there’ll be a new person at the recycling table this week. Holly’s been promoted to a GrowNYC farming project up in the Bronx, but she’s promised to keep us in the loop!
Last week’s recycling totals: 73 lbs. batteries; 15 lbs. cords, corks, cellphones and cartridges; 5 compost bins; 19 bags of clothes.
Great for a holiday weekend!!
Sundays through November 22nd: 94th Street Greenmarket
First Avenue between 94th & 96th Street, 9am-5pm
Compost Collection – 9am–1pm
Yup! Those tomatoes and that corn is coming in big time!! Norwich Meadows has some incredible berries, too! Look for Ole Mother Hubbert/Back to the Future Farm’s great gelato, milk, eggs, chicken, yogurt and cheese!
Last week’s recycling totals: 8 lbs. batteries: 3 lbs. corks, cellphones, cartridges and cords; 2 1/4 bins of compost.
An increase of a whole half compost bin!
Sunday, July 12th: Shred-A-Thon – Pre-Bastille Day Edition
First Avenue between 94th & 95th Streets, 11am-2pm
Bring on the paper!!
Just keep in mind:
NO cardboard or handled shopping bags.
And please remove those paper clips and spiral bindings.
NO HARDCOVER BOOKS. (But we do accept paperbacks.)
Take your hardcovers over to Goodwill.
We’re going for a record breaking 9,000 lbs, people!!
(We thank Council Members Kallos and Garodnick for their green and very generous grants!)
Sunday, July 12th: Bastille Day on 60th Street
60th Street from Fifth to Lexington Avenues, 12-5pm
French-American electro-swing band Gingoa, singer Benjamin Swax, wine, beer, chocolate and champagne tastings! Just the thing after Greenmarket and a lot of shredding!
Tuesdays through August 11th: Audubon Twilight Bat & Insect Walks in Central Park
Meet at 103rd Street & Central Park West, 7:45pm
Naturalist Paul Keim leads the search for ever-fascinating bats and the many curious nocturnal insects – think crickets and katydids – inhabiting our great park! Adults, $32. Teens, $20. Kids under 12, $14. To reserve a place…
Thursdays through August: Waterfront & Wildflower Garden Tours
Meet at Randall’s side of 103rd Street Footbridge, 11am
Organized by the great people of Thomas Jefferson Park! Free.
Saturday, July 19th: 2015 Chelsea Garden Club Tour
Meet in front of Papaya Hot Dog Shop, Seventh Avenue & 23rd Street, 9:30am or in front of Dallas Barbecue, Eighth Avenue & 23rd, 10am
Learn from and admire the handiwork of the prodigious green thumbs of those who originated the art of Bicycle Island Gardening! (And their islands are gorgeous!) Free.
In case you haven’t heard, seems the NYS Supreme Court ruled in favor of NYU’s expansion plan which’ll absorb city land long considered/deemed parkland by area residents/electeds/preservationists.
Very sad, the present mess at Whole Foods… Trouble that’s more than allegations of over-pricing of packaged food in NYC…
We say Community Board 8 needs to get our hands on (kidnap even) NYPD Officer Vincek – current NYC record-holder for issuing tickets to bike riders and presently assigned to Precinct 20 – and install him at Precinct 19!!
(FYI: Paris requires payment of tickets on the spot or bike/car is taken into custody!)
Want to camp out under the stars and watchful eyes of Rangers in Central Park? Well, there’s a lottery for that! For the lowdown and get your name in play…
Of course, NYC would have a Haunted Hologram Museum! … Temptingly located on Governors Island!
Meanwhile… Who knew aviators once made their way across our continent by following giant concrete arrows!!
Got a surfboard you need repaired? Of course, there’s a guy in NYC who does expert work!
And just how is a wind turbine built? (Thanks to reader Nell Semel for the tip!)
Ahem… Isn’t it time Miracle Whip got rid of the GE/GMO eggs in its bottle?
Observed on York Avenue and 65th Street (but no pix)… A pair of courting lightning bugs!
We’ll all be so much greener after the Sunday shred,