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Health/Environment


Fri Sep
19
9:00p - 12:00a

SPEAKEASY SOIREE: Junior Committee of the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter Hosts Fundraising Gala to Help Fight Alzheimer's

Presented by Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter


The Junior Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter (the Chapter) will host a special gala, Speakeasy Soiree, to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease research and care. This unforgettable evening at the Harold Pratt House (58 East 68th Street in Manhattan) will offer cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dancing, and a silent auction. Guests are encouraged to wear 1920s cocktail attire.
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Categories: Community


Fri Sep
19
Sun Jan
4

Lonesome George to be on Display at the American Museum of Natural History

Presented by American Museum of Natural History


A native of the Galapagos Islands and the last of his species, the Pinta Island tortoise known as Lonesome George became an international symbol of ever-increasing extinctions. When he died of natural causes in 2012, more than 40 years after being discovered on Pinta Island, the Museum worked with the Galapagos National Park Service, State University of New York College of Environmental Services and Forestry, the Galapagos Conservancy, and a team of master taxidermists to preserve Lonesome George for future generations. Before the tortoise is returned to Ecuador, he will be on exhibit here at the Museum for a limited time. Lonesome George is presented in collaboration with the Galapagos National Park Directorate and Galapagos Conservancy
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Categories: Museums


Fri Sep
19
2:30p - 5:00p

Free Yoga @ Governors Island, Nolan Park

Presented by YOGASMOGA


Join us for FREE yoga classes on Governors Island, sponsored by YOGASMOGA, featuring Bee Bosnak of House of Jai
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Sat Sep
20
4:00p - 7:00p

Chinese Adopted Teens Coming of Age

Presented by Modern Family Center @ Spence-Chapin


There are 34,000 Chinese adopted teens in America, but each adoptee's experience is unique. During this workshop a panel of Chinese adopted women will share how growing up in the United States shaped their cultural identity. We'll talk about common issues including belonging, dating, and stereotypes. Teens: Come meet other Chinese adopted girls who share a similar story and understand you. Parents: You'll walk away better prepared for those important conversations with your daughter.
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Sat Sep
20
08:00a - 12:00p

9th Annual Run for Your Life 5K Run & Recovery Walk

Presented by Odyssey House


More than 1,500 people are scheduled to attend the 9th Annual “Run for Your Life,” a NYC Recovery Month event in support of men and women in recovery from substance use disorders. This event increases awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and promotes the message that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.
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Sat Sep
20
11:45a - 3:00p

Bike Tour of Lower Manhattan and Williamsburg

Presented by Roof Explorer's Guide


A three hour bike tour of some amazing rooftops in lower Manhattan and Williamsburg. Lunch as Smorgasburg and finish off with a tipple and great views of the city.
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Sun Sep
21
9:00a - 12:00p

JOIN THOUSANDS OF BROOKLYNITES ON THE CONEY ISLAND BOARDWALK AS THEY TAKE GIANT STEPS TO END ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE “WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S” WILL RAISE FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK CITY CHAPTER

Presented by Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter


The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter is now recruiting walkers, supporters and volunteers for its sixth annual Brooklyn fundraiser, Walk To End Alzheimer’s. This year’s two-mile walk will take place on the Coney Island Boardwalk (15th Street & Boardwalk) on the morning of Sunday, September 21, 2014. The Walk is expected to raise $150,000. Walk To End Alzheimer’s raises money for vital programs and services offered at no charge by the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter, advancing important research into better treatments and a possible cure, and helping to increase public awareness about the disease and its impact on our community. Families, children as well as dogs are welcomed to walk. Purple bandanas, frisbees and other pre-friendly items with the Walk logo will be available for suggested donation. There will also be a color-coded promise flower given out to all walkers to serve as a visual testimony to how everyone is connected to the disease.
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Sun Sep
21
7:00a - 11:00a

RUN10 FEED10

Presented by Women's Health Magazine


Join Women’s Health Magazine, FEED, Lauren Bush Lauren, GMA’s Ginger Zee and thousands of men and women runners in the fight against hunger.
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Sun Sep
21
11:30p - 4:30p

People's Climate March

Presented by People's Climate March


A peaceful, family-friendly march of tens of thousands of Americans to persuade world leaders attending the 9/23/2014 UN Climate Summit to support an international agreement to dramatically reduce carbon emissions pollution and to build a future based on greater use of renewable energy and more energy conservation. Marchers will assemble at Central Park by Columbus Circle and begin the march at 59th Street and 8th Avenue, heading east to 6th Avenue, south to 42nd Street, west to 11th Avenue, and south to 34th Street. The march is expected to be the largest demonstration for climate action in history and has been endorsed by more than 1,000 organizations worldwide. http://peoplesclimate.org
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Mon Sep
22
10:00p - 01:00p

How to Talk to Young Children about Adoption

Presented by Modern Family Center


Are you unsure how to broach the subject of adoption with your young child? With the help of our adoption experts you will learn how to introduce adoption themes to your child through play, stories, and pictures. You will also become aware of how your manner and tone will shape their understanding of their story. We will provide both resources and "props" to help foster communication, as well as explore some of the common stumbling blocks that get in the way. All of our events are open to the public. Parents of children 0-5 years old are welcome. Email info@modernfamilycenter.org or call 646-539-2167 to register.
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