Happy 73rd Anniversary of “Bambi’s” premier, UESiders!
And the location of the film’s New York first run?
Radio City Music Hall which was at the time not even a decade old!
Pretty incredible, yes?
(1937’s “Snow White” was the first American animated feature.)
As for the 7 days following August 13th, 2015:
Now to Mid-September: Sign-Up for Fall NYBG Classes
2900 Southern Boulevard, The Bronx/20 West 44th Street
The world of landscape plants… Botanical drawing… Floral design… City Roof Design(!)… And so, so much more!! On offer both up in the Bronx and at the Midtown outpost. For full details…
Saturday, August 15th: 82nd Street/St. Stephen’s Greenmarket
82nd Street between First and York, 9am–2pm
Compost & Clothes Collection – 9am–1pm
With us be Bread Alone, Ballard Honey, Valley Shepherd, American Seafood, Samascott, Rising Sun, Garden of Spices, Gajeski, Alewife, Cherry Lane and Ole Mother Hubbert Farms!
And, yes, our Master Knife Sharpener will be on hand… or knife, too!
PLUS… Special guest Dana Jacobi, UES resident, uber chef, caterer, award-winning multiple cook book author and all-around great neighbor will be on hand for another edition of “Ask Dana” during which she’ll shed light on some of the fabulous new-to-us vegs that’re now popping up on market tables! Dana’ll be with us from 11-1!
Last week’s recycling totals: 75 lbs. batteries; 14 lbs. cords, corks, cellphones and cartridges; 5 pairs of glasses; 7 1/4 compost bins; 23 bags of clothes.
Rather impressive for an August Saturday!
Saturday, August 15th: Summer Streets 2015
Central Park at 72nd Street to Park Avenue to Brooklyn Bridge, 7am-1pm
Your last chance this summer… Miles of NYC street free of automobiles and packed with great activities/attractions for all ages! For further details…
Saturday, August 15th: Fourth Annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count
From Albany to NYC
And we quote, “Join naturalists from the Albany Capital Region to New York City as they explore the amazing variety of slippery, wriggly and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the Hudson’s surface using seine nets, minnow traps, rods and reels”. Free waterproof waders for participants. All waterlife is released unharmed. For sites and times…
Saturday, August 15th: FlyNYC Kite Flying Festival
Riverside Park South at West 70th Street, 11am-4pm
Bring your own or make a kite at the festival from a free kit! Plus there’ll be live music all 5 hours. Doesn’t get more family friendly! Did we say, free? For more…
Sundays through November 22nd: 94th Street Greenmarket
First Avenue between 94th & 96th Street, 9am-5pm
Compost Collection – 9am–1pm
At their tables will be American Seafood, Bread Alone, Meredith’s Bakery, Wager’s Cider Mill, Ole Mother Hubbert, Stannart, Norwich Meadows and Phillips Farms… And DePaolo Turkey returns!
Everyone’s got fantastically sweet watermelon!!
And this year’s basil seems especially flavorful!!
**COOKING WITH KALLOS COMES TO 94th STREET ON SUNDAY 23rd!! BE THERE FOR NUTRITIOUS TREATS AND CHAT WITH OUR COUNCIL MEMBER!!**
Last week’s recycling totals: 4 lbs. batteries: 2 lbs. corks, cellphones, cartridges and cords; 3 1/4 bins of compost.
Thursday, August 20th: Sea Glass Carousel Opening!
The Battery(as the Park’s now officially named/called), 1pm-12am
A carousel of gorgeous, luminous, gigantic glass fish on the tip of Manhattan Island!! (While they try to visit at garbage dump on us!) We will strive to suppress our enviousness… Tickets: (a mere) $5.
Coming up soon:
Saturday, August 29th: 10th Annual Shorebird Festival!
Meet at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 7:30am-4:30pm
A day of hiking, great lectures on a variety of wildlife subjects from Sierra Club experts (like the great Don Riepe) and good eats! For more firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-474-0896.
Saturday, September 12th: Green Thumb Annual Harvest Fair
Diamante Garden, 305 Est 118th Street, 12-4pm
The once-a-year occasion for NYC’s great Green Thumb community gardeners show the rest of us how its done while they party down with Grammy-winning flamenco music, a fresh chef contest and a ton of fun for kids! Free. For full details…
Miscellaneous action first:
As in pressing the Governor to get NYS offshore wind up and running… If you think that’s a good move…
Great that an anonymous donor’s given the last $150K to make the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association’s FDR Memorial in Four Freedoms Park a reality… (Fingers crossed the work’s better than the drawing..)
And for a fun drawing of your own… The outline of what you deem the boundaries of your UES neighborhood…
One real slice of nature in another Times piece on going to sea Joseph Conrad-style…
Then there’re solar farms as seen from way high above…
Better on the EPA which will now embark on a study of Monsanto’s Atrazine pesticide on 1,500 species! (High time.)
It’s that time of the year again when Grist weighs in on the most eco-friendly colleges…
And what were 300,000 students of colleges of every degree of green wearing on graduation day? Graduation gowns made of 100% post-consumer plastic bottles made by Green Weaver, that’s what!
Can’t get enough trees this week… Thus, up close and personal Science Talk with the Tree of Heaven…
So Anthropology replaced the once 72nd Street Theater… Now a Barry’s Bootcamp will be taking the place of the UA Theater on Second and 64th…
Moving off the reservation:
Yes, we need to know it… The (capsule) history of Band-aids!
In the event you’re not familiar with what the New York Review of Books’ publishing arm is up to…
Tops in the Throw-Away-The-Key Department… The Brooklyn seafood company that pleaded guilty to trafficking shark fins!
A new hummingbird species has been discovered! The beautiful Inaguan Woodstar!
A sign of greater things to come…? As recounted in “Fido and Forensics”…?
Of course, your cat has favorite music!
And he/she can really enjoy it now that cats have collectively taken over the internet! (Oh? You need proof?)
Squirrels eating your tomatoes?! No app… But 7 ways to keep the varmints at bay!
And then there’s this from the Hudson River Almanac:
7/31 – Manhattan, HRM 1: This week we finally caught some Atlantic silversides! We now have a little school of 30-40 in one of our tanks. In our sea squirt-shrouded minnow traps, we also caught two YOY toadfish (sometimes referred to as “toadlets”), each about 20 mm long, as well as a yearling striped bass. – Jessica Bonamusa
See you in (green) September,