Happy National Zoo Keeper Week, UESiders!

And how will we celebrating this event in NYC…?

More joy still on the establishment of 3 fabulous new National Monuments!!



As for what the next seven days will include (but no air quality advisories, please):  

Saturday,  July 18th:   82nd Street/St. Stephen’s Greenmarket

82nd Street between First and York, 9am–2pm

Compost & Clothes Collection – 9am–1pm 

It’s Cooking With Kallos Saturday, folks!!

Repeating his 2014 star-turn at the chopping board/propane burner, Council Member Kallos will be serving up one of his favorite seasonal recipes approx 11am-1pm and with an emphasis on tomatoes…  That and welcoming a chat with constituents!!

Of course, with us will also 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, Rising Sun was MIA last Saturday as Farmer Sally was recuperating from a back injury. Fingers crossed she’s once again AOK!  (We want our burgers!)

However… Fulfilling her obligations to animal charities will have Our Master Knife Sharpener’s table empty the next two weekends. 

And there’s one word from Market Manager Andrei:  “Corn!”  

Last week’s recycling totals:  81 lbs. batteries; 7 lbs. cords, corks, cellphones and cartridges; 5 pairs of glasses; 8 1/2 compost bins;  20 bags of clothes.

Another 8-plus bins!!

Saturdays, August 1st, 8th & 15th:  Summer Streets 2015

Central Park at 72nd Street to Park Avenue to Brooklyn Bridge, 7am-1pm

Totally free of automobiles and packed with great activities/attractions for all ages, be they propelled by foot, cycles, skates or whatever non-car!  For further details  

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!

Those turkey sausages rule!

Last week’s recycling totals:  6 lbs. batteries: 5 lbs. corks, cellphones, cartridges and cords;   2 1/4 bins of compost.

Incredible for an excruciatingly hot day!

Tuesday, July 28th:  “Frozen” at Schurz Park

Park Hockey/Basketball Court, 8:30pm

This summer it’s Whatta Gal! films at the Park.  As always free popcorn and at the “Frozen” screening FREE SNOW CONES!!  



Miscellany…  Commencing with this from our great neighbors at Thomas Jefferson Park:

FREE Sports Programs for Kids in Thomas Jefferson Park

Golf (baseball field near the Dog Run)
Mondays and Wednesdays 
9am – 10:30 from 6-9 yrs old 
10:30am – 12 noon 10-16 yrs old

Soccer (baseball field near 1st avenue ?) 
Thursdays 1pm – 3pm 
Ages: 8-12 yrs old

Track and Field 
Monday/Wednesday 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM 6-8 yr old 
Monday/Wednesday 10:30 AM12:00 PM 9-16 yr old

If you are wondering where your child could continue golf, there’s a new Junior Golf Center out in Bay Ridge BK (and an annex site in Flushing Meadow) that offers free golf ages 7-17 and all levels and an advanced program for kids who end up on a competitive level, applying for college scholarships.www.juniorgolfcenter.org 

Moving on to 5-point mini-rant:

Yes, it’s 2015, but there’re still some on the national stage trying to lower standards for food served at schools!  (If you disapprove…)

The same bunch are doing their best/worst to ban GMO food-labeling (with the so-called DARK Act)!  To read the grisly details…  (And if you’re opposed…)

(This while Chipotle eliminates GMOs from its menu ingredients!) 

Same old old-think presses for mine development cheek-by-jowl with beloved parks

Think Ace and True Value Hardwares should get in step with Lowe’s and Home Depot and ban bee-killing pesticides?

Much brighter:

Who knows how, but the U.S. Senate’s anti climate science education is – for the moment – dead! (If you think including climate science in school curricula is the way to go…) 

All hail Megan Kimble who removed all processed foods from diet for a full year, learned a ton and is now sharing it

Also good to know that there’re people like Stephen Joseph in the world…

Trust Atlas Obscura to devise a guide to great American literary road trips!

And Inside the Apple for great NYC insights/tips…  i.e. The Paramount Building!


Who wouldn’t want a piece of the Smithsonian’s Kickstarter campaign to restore the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon??!!



On the animal front:

Next stop for this poker face kitty??  Vegas!!

AThe New York Post says, “Remember the Lhota Feline Subway Rule?”  Well…  (Thanks to reader Carol Rinzler for the tip!)

Humans vs. Ants…?  May  humans prevail in this instance… 

Awwww…  Can’t know enough about our city squirrels!!  (Like darker fur better maintains body heat!)

As ever green,





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