Events for August 9-11, 2008

Saturday  7 a.m. Summer Streets program begins starting at the Centre Street in Lower Manhattan, people will be able to


7 a.m. Summer Streets program begins starting at the Centre Street in Lower Manhattan, people will be able to travel all the way to 72nd St. and then to Central Park by walking down the middle of a street.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Governors Island hosts Civil War re-enactments; ferries will depart from the Battery Maritime Building at South and Whitehall streets, next to Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

10 a.m. The NYC Community Gardens Coalition, Harlem United Gardens, the parks department and other groups host Harlem Green: The Third Annual Tour of Harlem Community Gardens, a trolley tour. This event will give you an opportunity to talk with gardeners, and to learn the history of the gardens and the community garden movement in NYC. Begins at the Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden, 219 West 122nd Street.

10:45 a.m. Tristate Food Not Lawns and the NY chapter of the Sierra Club host workshop on rainwater in the urban landscape – filtering rain water, providing irrigation water without pumping, alleviating flooding and stormwater/sewage treatment plant overflows, and using green roofs with native grasses and wildflowers to increase beneficial pollinators and biodiversity. Lead by Andrew Faust at the El Jardin del Paraiso, 5th Street between Avenues C and D in the East Village. Five dollar donation suggested, not required.

11 a.m. Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks at the Cyber Safety Summit at City Hall..

Noon. Both State Senate Democratic Leader Malcolm Smith and L.L. Cool J will be in attendance for the beginning of the Fourth Annual Jump & Ball Basketball and Double-Dutch Tournament at Daniel O’Connell Park on Murdock Avenue in St. Albans.

2 p.m. The Gowanus Dredgers host a rowing and kayaking event at the Cove in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Must know how to swim. Park is at Main Street and the East River and the event is free.

9 p.m. Time’s Up hosts a moonlight bike ride in Prospect Park. Meet at Grand Army Plaza.


11 a.m. Urban Park Rangers discuss the 40 different types of trees in Fort Greene Park, at the Fort Greene Visitors Center enter at Myrtle Avenue or DeKalb Avenue at Washington Park.


2:15 to 7:45 Blood drive at Keyspan Park, 1904 Surf Ave.

7 p.m. Bluestockings bookstore hosts JustUs Legal Collective for a workshop on basic street law training for those who plan to protest the R.N.C. conventions. Bluestockings is at 172 Allen Street in Manhattan.

7:30 from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presents Jill Scott with Estelle as part of the 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field, entrances on Brooklyn Avenue, Rutland Road and Winthrop Street.

  Events for August 9-11, 2008