Happy Hello Pluto, UESiders!
Can’t have these leaps forward in knowledge, adventure and accomplishment often enough!
Something to tell your daughter/grand daughter: A third of the space scientists/engineers who guided that tiny bit of metal zillions of miles across the solar system are women!!
Back here on earth the Endangered Species Act was renewed!
And this Saturday’s the New York City of Water Day!
No kidding, we have one great week ahead:
Saturday, July 18th: 82nd Street/St. Stephen’s Greenmarket
82nd Street between First and York, 9am–2pm
Compost & Clothes Collection – 9am–1pm
At their tables will be Bread Alone, Ballard Honey, Valley Shepherd, American Seafood, Samascott, Rising Sun, Garden of Spices, Gajeski, Alewife, Cherry Lane and Ole Mother Hubbert Farms!
Yes, and our Master Knife Sharpener will honing like crazy, too!
From Market Manager Andrei… In case you missed his (Russian) family pickling recipes:
1 quart of water, 4 tablespoons salt, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 bay leaf, and as much dill as you want. Boil the water, then mix in the salt, vinegar, dill and bay leaf, then pour over the Kirbies (as in Kirby cucumbers) in a sealable jar. (Amount/size of the cucumbers will vary, so just make sure that there’s enough liquid to cover). Keep the jar in your fridge for at least three days. Pickles should last for a couple weeks.
1/2 cup vinegar, 2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. honey/sugar, black pepper/dill to taste. Combine the ingredients and bring just to a boil, then pour over sliced Kirbies. Cover and let sit for at least one hour.
Last week’s recycling totals: 76 lbs. batteries; 12 lbs. cords, corks, cellphones and cartridges; 8 1/2 compost bins; 15 bags of clothes.
Back in our 8-plus bin mode!
Saturday, July 18th: 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 beautiful!) Free.
Saturday, July 18th: 2015 City of Water Day
All Over Town
Every summertime activity we love either on, in or by our city’s fabulous H2O!! For the schedule of events… And in our own hood? As of 11:45am, the great East River Crew will moving their two wonderful boats onto the Esplanade and into the East River! Be good to yourself and go for a ride!!
Sundays through November 22nd: 94th Street Greenmarket
First Avenue between 94th & 96th Street, 9am-5pm
Compost Collection – 9am–1pm
With us will be the great American Seafood, Bread Alone, Meredith’s Bakery, Wager’s Cider Mill, DePaolo Turkey, Ole Mother Hubbert, Stannart, Norwich Meadows and Phillips Farms!
Last week’s recycling totals: 4 lbs. batteries: 5 lbs. corks, cellphones, cartridges and cords; 1 pair of glasses: 2 3/4 bins of compost.
Another week… Another half-bin jump!
Sunday, July 19th: Make Music New York at Schurz Park
Carl Schurz Park, East End Avenue & 86th Street, 4-7pm
One great evening of open air music by Sara DeLeo, the Impact Repertory Theater, Eric Koppelman & Riley Fitzsimmons, Daniel Hartig, the Arrow Band and Hungry Marching Band! Refreshments, too!! Brought to us by the Schurz Conservancy and Borough President Brewer (who’ll be attending). Free!
Every Tuesday: Rowing with the East River Crew
East River Esplanade at 96th Street, 4:30pm