Free Food, Freedom & Family Fun

We’ve had quite an eventful week in our neck of the woods. So, we’re happy to say, “Thank goodness it’s Friday”. Happy Friday, everyone!

Here’s what our week looked like in the big city:

    On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, Lower Manhattan was filled with the sound of whirring rotating blades emanating from helicopters hovering overhead all day long. Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protestors were evicted from Zuccotti Park where they camped out for nearly two months. Occupiers later moved to other parts of the Big Apple, including Foley Square and the courthouses.

    This past Thursday, November 17, 2011, approximately 500 free lunches were served by each of the 10 participating food trucks—compliments of MasterCard’s Food Truck Feast.

    Also on the 17th, groups of helicopters hovered over Manhattan once again in anticipation of what Occupiers vowed to do to celebrate their two-month anniversary. Thousands stood outside the New York Stock Exchange to hamper normal activities, and marched along Broadway, towards City Hall and across the Brooklyn Bridge. Their counterparts around the world also took similar actions.

Get ready for fun family-centric activities this weekend:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

    Head over to “Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration” at the American Museum of Natural History on the Upper West Side for some out-of-this-world fun. Learn from scientists who will talk about the future of space exploration. Don’t forget to check out the lunar habitat.

    Holiday Train Show. Enjoy the 20th annual event at the New York Botanical Garden. Among an array of activities, your kids will enjoy playing in a gingerbread house. Click here for additional information.

In the spirit of giving, here are a few businesses and events that are collecting canned goods and new toys.

    CB2 “Can Do”. Crate & Barrel’s spin off is holding a “Can Do” food drive from November 10 to 28, 2011. Donate $10 and receive 15% off one cB2.com shopping trip; bring seven non-perishable food items to a store, and receive 15% off one shopping trip. For more details, visit cB2.

    Metro Magic. Once again partnering with Toys for Tots, the non-profit run by the U.S. Marines, Metro (which publishes a daily paper in Philadelphia, Boston and various parts of Canada and Europe) is accepting donations of new, unused and unwrapped gifts of toys, plus board and electronic games, etc. at their Manhattan office. Click here for details, including Metro’s partnerships with two other non-profits—Food Bank for NYC and Live Love Dance.

    Canstruction. Bring a canned good or two to the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center from now until November 21. Going on its 19th year, Canstruction is a way to collect canned food for City Harvest, and, of course, to showcase the giant sculptures created using a multitude of canned goods. Watch your kids smile at the giant pandas, trucks, or whatever the expert sculptors have in store for visitors this year. For details, please visit Canstruction New York.

Editorial Creatives wishes you a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Enjoy exploring.

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