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Mentor Activities NY: July 9th and 10th

Mentoring Activity: Hell’s Kitchen Youth Basketball Competition- Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 a.m.

The West 45th Street Block Association is organizing a new competition for basketball players between the ages of 10 and 20. Neighborhood youths can show off their skills at the free throw tournament as well as the 3 on 3 refereed basketball tournament. Basketball players will compete in three age groups: 10-12, 13-15 and 16-20 year olds.
Located at May Matthews Playground, young people can sign up to participate in the events by registering here.

Admission: Free

Visit here for more information about this competition.

Mentoring Activity: RCTA Sunset Concert Series; BlueGrass- Saturday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Calling all blankets, picnic baskets, and candles! The Riverside Clay Tennis Association is once again hosting its series of sunset concerts on the tennis lawn overlooking the Hudson River at 97th Street. The Series, sponsored by the Nautica New York City Triathlon and the omega-3 sports supplement Recoup90, celebrates our fabulous park and represents the rich cultural diversity of the Upper West Side.

On Saturday, July 9th from 7PM to 9PM come to Riverside Park and enjoy this week’s performer: Dartmouth Boys Bluegrass & Honky Tonk. Plus a watermelon eating contest. The perfect summer Saturday night!

Admission: Free

Visit here for more information about this concert and the summer series.

Mentor Activities NY: June 25th & 26th

Mentoring Activity: Morris-Jumel Mansion: Family Day- Saturday June 25th at 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kick off your summer by coming to Roger Morris Park along with your family. Play colonial games, make crafts, and enjoy the beginning of summer! The day will also include docent-led tours for adults and families.

On Saturday, June 25th, come to Roger Morris Park and see Manhattan’s oldest house and enjoy American life from the colonial era to the present by preserving, collecting and interpreting history, culture and the arts which engage and inspire diverse audiences!

Admission: Free

Please visit here for more information about this day.

Mentoring Activity: Soundview Arts and Music Festival- Sunday, June 26th at 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The first annual celebration of local talent organized by the Friends of Soundview Park. Join us for fun activities for the whole family, participate in arts and crafts workshops, enjoy music and dance performances by: Baze & his Silly Friends, Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Students, Art of Stepping, 4.0 Band. Workshops: Sun Prints with Laura Alvarez, Photo Safari with Walter Pofeldt, Poetry with Youth: The Peace Poets.

On Sunday, June 26th from 12PM to 6PM come to Soundview Park and experience the music, concert performances and arts from local talent!

Admission: Free

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Mentor Activities NY: June 18th and 19th

Mentoring Activity: 38th Annual Harlem Skyscraper Cyclist Classic- Sunday, June 19th at 12:00PM to 6:00PM

The Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic, now in it’s 38th year, is the only professional bike race in NYC! The landmark event marks a unique opportunity for professional, amateur, and child cyclists to converge on the streets of Harlem in a day-long celebration filled with competitive, high-speed racing; music, food; and family entertainment. The race will be televised live on NYC Life TV.

On Sunday, June 19th from 12PM to 6PM, come to Marcus Garvey Park and see how the day’s events are a true celebration of all things cycling, bringing together the best of BMX, road racing, and fixed-gear racing in a festival that surpasses age, experience or gender. In addition to a rare look at world-class professional cyclists, the day-long cycling festival will feature a “Bike Bonanza,” where kids can improve their riding skills, get a free bike helmet, swap their bike for a better one, or register their bike through the New York Police Department.

Admission: Free

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Mentoring Activity: Hike the Bridges of Central Park- Saturday, June 18th at 11:00AM

Gear up and get some exercise before Father’s day! Learn about Central Park’s majestic bridges and arches as you hike through the park. Discover the driving force behind Olmstead and Vaux’s creation of these iconic structures.

On Saturday, June 18th at 11AM, come to Columbus Circle meet with the qualified Urban Park Ranger, check out some of the oldest rock, cast-iron, stone, brick bridges in the nation, and enjoy the nature and history that Central Park has to offer!

Admission: Free

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Mentor Activities NY: June 11th and 12th

Mentoring Activity: Stoked to Serve Spring 2011 Finale- Saturday, June 11th at 11:00AM to 3:00PM

The fourth and final spring Stoked to Serve is going down at McGlorick Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Come clean up the Park and earn community service hours! All Stoked youth that attend with gain entrance into the Stoked to Serve Wrap Up Party at the House of Vans on June 18th! For more information on Stoked to Serve, click here. Do community service, get free stuff and help out NYC.

Hosted by House of Vans

Mentoring Activity: Figment NYC 2011- Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th at 10:00AM to 6:00PM

FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend each summer, it transforms Governors Island into a large-scale collaborative artwork – and then it’s gone.

On Saturday, June 11th or Sunday, June 12th from 10AM to 6PM, come to Governor’s Island and experience, enjoy and embrace the art culture!

Admission: Free

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Mentor Activities NY: June 4th and 5th

Mentoring Activity: An Evening with Grammy nominee Ray Rivera- Saturday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m.

Jazz legend Ray Rivera will descend on the nature center with his band for a night of his honeyed crooning and smooth guitar. A Grammy Nominee and Marine Park resident, Rivera promises a fine evening of beautiful music and a performance you won’t forget.

On Saturday, June 4th at 7:00PM, come to Salt Marsh Nature Center and enjoy the sounds of Ray Rivera and his band!

Admission: Free

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Mentoring Activity: Basic Canoeing- Sunday, June 5th at 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In the mood for a refreshing activity? Combat the hot weather change by spending a day on the water! Bring the whole family for a wonderful aquatic experience for canoers at all levels of experiences. Be active, get fit and bring water, sunscreen, and a hat. Equipment provided. Availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 8 and up.

On Sunday, June 5th at 11AM, come to Inwood Hill Nature Center, get out on the water and learn how to Canoe!

Admission: Free

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Mentor Activities NY: May 28th and 29th

Mentoring Activity: Memorial Day Weekend Concert- Sunday, May 29th at 2:00PM

Come hear Bronx Arts Ensemble’s annual treat! Music by: Oliver Caplan: Journey to the West*
Gian Carlo Menotti: Monica’s Waltz, from The Medium
Rodgers & Hammerstein: Selections from The Sound of Music
Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil: Selections from Les Misérables
Raymond Torres-Santos: Recordar es vivir
Aaron Copland: Suite of Old American Songs
Morton Gould: American Salute
Papo Vázquez: Oasis and Primavera
John Philip Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever

The free BAE Memorial Day outdoor tent concert is scheduled RAIN OR SHINE. Seating will be provided.

On Sunday, May 29th at 2PM come to Van Cortlandt Nature Center and enjoy the concert!

Admission: Free

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Mentoring Activity: Brooklyn Botanic Garden- Saturday, May 28th at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Interested in one of New York City’s great cultural and environmental treasures? Beautifully cultivated flowers and trees, famous for its Japanese Garden and Pond, and the weekend-long spring Cherry Blossom Festival, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is home to over fifty acres of carefully designed and meticulously maintained environments: lilac and daffodil hills, rose gardens, a blossoming Japanese cherry orchard, a children’s garden, a rock garden, a fragrance garden, and more.

On Saturday, May 28th from 10AM-12PM, come to Brooklyn Botanic Garden and find inspiration here!

Admission: Free

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Mentor Activities NY: May 21st and 22nd

Mentoring Activity: Stoked to Serve – Saturday, May 21st at 10:00AM-4:00PM

The fourth spring Stoked to Serve is going down at Cooper Park in Brooklyn. Come clean up the Park and earn community service hours towards the four hours required to get you entrance into the Stoked to Serve Wrap Up Party at the House of Vans on June 18th! For more information on Stoked to Serve, click here.

Mentoring Activity: Owl Meet and Greet- Saturday, May 21st at 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Bobby Horvath of WINORR (Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation) brings a wonderful assortment of rescued owls for participants to meet first-hand. A unique opportunity to see these remarkable birds of prey close-up. Registration is required; contact: info@bpmm.org or call 718.885.1461

On Saturday, May 21st from 3PM to 5PM, come to Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and visit the Owl parliament and learn about this nocturnal bird’s behavior, while meeting different types and species!

Admission: $10

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Mentoring Activity: Drums Along the Hudson- Sunday, May 22nd at 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

A free multicultural, family-oriented festival, Drums Along the Hudson is the only open-air pow wow in Manhattan and includes exhibitions of world dance and drumming traditions. The festival combines a celebration of Native American heritage, culture, and art with the diversity of New York City itself.

On Sunday, May 22nd from 11AM to 6PM, come to Inwood Park entrance on 218th Street and celebrate different cultures and heritages while also enjoying the dance, song, drums and performance!

Admission: Free

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Mentor Activities NY: May 14th and 15th

Mentoring Activity: Highland Park Strawberry Festival- Saturday, May 14th at 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

With strawberry season around the corner, get in the mood for all things strawberry! Games, crafts, a strawberry eating contest, carnival games, stiltwalkers, inflatables, tattoo artist, music by Laughing Pizza, a performance by Bessie’s Big Shots from Puppets in the Park, a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk by Pattycake Theater.

On Saturday, May 14th from 12pm to 3pm, come to Jamaica Ave and Elton Street in Highland Park to enjoy all the festivities and bring in the strawberry season!

Admission: Free

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Mentoring Activity: Little Red Light House Tour- Saturday, May 14th at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

A small lighthouse located on the Hudson River, opens for tours from 1-4PM, meaning you’ll have the chance to climb to the top and enjoy one of city’s most beautiful views. Go behind the scenes at the Jeffrey’s Hook Lighthouse, popularly known as the Little Red Lighthouse. This landmark was made famous by the book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge.

On Saturday, May 14th at 1PM, come to The Little Red Lighthouse and take in the stunning views, learn the history behind this great landmark and experience a different perspective of Fort Washington Park and George Washington Bridge.

Admission: Free

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Weekend Recap: Saturday, May 7th Stoked to Serve Hosted by House of Vans

This Saturday, Stoked held its most attended Skate Mentor program day ever! 54 Stokers, 37 of which were youth from the Stoked after-school program as well as partner organizations, headed out to McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for 2 hours of a community service mulching project, followed by a great skate session! Aided by perfect weather and 10 enthusiastic volunteers, Stokers worked on everything from learning to balance on a board to perfecting an ollie, and two talented teams won KCDC Skate Shop gift cards by winning relay races! Click here to sign up for the next Stoked to Serve event, which will take place on May 21 at Cooper Park, and click here to see pictures from this Saturday’s event!

Mentor Activities NY: May 7th and 8th

Mentoring Activity: Stoked to Serve – Saturday, May 7th at 9:30AM-2:30PM

The third spring Stoked to Serve is going down at McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Come clean up the Park and earn community service hours towards the four hours required to get you entrance into the Stoked to Serve Wrap Up Party at the House of Vans on June 18th! For more information on Stoked to Serve, click here.

 

Mentoring Activity: Amazing Bronx River Flotilla- Saturday, May 7th at 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Full River Paddle: Join a flotilla of canoes and kayaks that will make their way down the Bronx River to celebrate its revitalization and to start the paddling season. Registration opens on April 7.

On Saturday, May 7th from 12PM-4PM, come to Olinville Playground and paddle down 6 miles of the river while catching unique views of the neighborhoods!

Admission: Free

Visit here to register and for more information about this opportunity.

 

Mentoring Activity: Street Games- Saturday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Walt Disney Company will host the 4th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem. Street Games brings back the classic street games from the ’60s and ’70s and introduces them to a new generation with a modern twist! Pogo sticks, double-dutch, hula hoops, and yo-yos are just some of the activities that you and your family can try out to the sound of Motown, Rock N Roll, and Soul. With tons and tons of activities, there will be something for everyone to enjoy!

On Saturday, May 7th from 11AM-4PM, come to Thomas Jefferson Park and enjoy special guest appearances by: WABC-TV Reporter Carolina Leid and Knicks alumni John Starks, Charles Smith and Cal Ramsey

Admission: Free

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