Saturday, March 4
NYC Ultimate Trail Running Series: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Van Cortlandt Park
Start the trail running season off right with this challenging 8k through Van Cortlandt Park, “the world famous home of cross country trail running.” Register in advance for $45 or the day of the event for $55. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance for trail maintenance. Interested participants can register and find more information here.
Family Art Project: A Growing Season: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wave Hill House
Get ready for spring with this family friendly art activity. Create and decorate a pot using recycled boxes, add some soil and plant a seed to grow. Registration is not required, and the event is free with admission to the grounds. More information can be found here.
Her-Story Sip and Paint Night: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Historic Huntington Reading Library
Enjoy a ladies’ night out to celebrate International Women’s Day. Paint, enjoy a complimentary beer or glass of wine and take home a beauty swag bag. Tickets are $48 and can be purchased in advance here.
Sunday, March 5
The Beauty of Ballet: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
If you’ve ever wondered how ballerinas dance on their toes or turn without getting dizzy, this is your chance to learn. This family friendly program will answer those questions and more. Watch students training at the School of American Ballet perform excerpts from “Swan Lake,” “The Nutcracker” and “Sleeping Beauty,” and maybe even learn a few steps yourself. Tickets are free, and can be reserved here.
Nature Inspires: An Art Exhibition: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Take a stroll through the historic Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, and attend the opening reception of the “Nature Inspires” exhibit. The collection features contemporary art pieces that touch on the beauty of nature. Interested attendees can find more information on admissions fees here, and information on the art exhibit here.
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