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Last weekend for Bryant Park Skating!!
Friday and Saturday, noon to midnight
Sunday, noon to 10 pm
The outdoor skating rink at Bryant Park comes to a close this Sunday, and I can say from personal experience that you don’t want to miss out. The rink is no smaller than the one at Rockefeller Center, but it’s less crowded and – in my opinion – more picturesque. Instead of being sunk down into a basement-like area surrounded by skyscrapers, this rink is centered within a pedestrian square. As you sail around the rink, people lean over the fence to watch the fun with a smile.
After you’re done skating (which might be sooner than you wish – the skates aren’t the most comfortable thing) you can relax with a cocktail and nibble on some food at Celsius, the pop-up, two story restaurant flanking the rink. The food is yummy enough, though not organic or sustainable. But the food isn’t the point. What you really need is one of the expertly mixed, top-shelf cocktails while you lounge on the luxurious, white leather booths, either indoors or out – your choice. Try the Peppermint Storm, which is like a minty White Russian.
Mike and I went on Valentine’s Day, and if you remember, it was balmy in the upper-fifties. We ended up stripping off our coats for the laps around the rink, and then actually seeking shade for our cocktails. It kind of felt like we were on vacation!
You can go during the day to get some vitamin D, or go at night to get more clubby vibe. Either way you’ll get some fresh air in your lungs, some fun exercise, and you won’t be wasting a lot of resources to do so, as long as you can ignore the gratuitous advertising everywhere….
Admission is free, and skate rental is $13. Here’s a tip: bring a lock and you won’t have to pay to check your bag or shoes while you’re there.
North side of Bryant Park between 40th and 42nd street, and between 5th and 6th Avenues
What Happens When You Put Kosher and Eco-Friendly Together? A green yarmulke?
Saturday, February 27th
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Eco Products: Environmentally Safe Kosher Household Cleaners Demonstration and Give Aways.
The beloved Zabar’s on the Upper West Side will be demonstrating and giving away environmentally safe products. While you’re there, you might as well try a homemade knish or two.
Zabar’s 2245 Broadway (at 80th Street)
2011 Post-Holiday Stop ‘N’ Swaps
Clear out all your unwanted, reusable items and bring them to the Stop ‘N’ Swap, where you can peruse items left by others and take home things that you can use. Free! Clean, working, portable items only, please (no furniture or other large items).
The NYT review wasn’t exactly fawning, but it still might be worth a browse if you’re in the area, or if you want to take your old stuff someplace less depressing than Goodwill.
300 Adelphi Street b/t DeKalb and Lafayette, Brooklyn
Critical Mass Bike Ride
Want to find like-minded cyclists in the city? Or maybe you just want an excuse to ride aimlessly and joyfully around the city protected from car doors and angry cab drivers by hordes of other people on bikes. If so, this is your event.