Friday Roundup: Amtrak Loves National Parks, Earth Hour, and a New Greenmarket

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· Amtrak launched a new website with packages dedicated to train travel to various national parks around the country. [AmtraktoParks]
· Earth Hour is at 8:30 p.m. this Saturday, but if you’re feeling extra green, make it Earth Hours; get candles. [EarthHour]
· The first 100 people to show up at the spring opening of the Coney Island Cyclone on Sunday will get in free. [UrbanEye]
· Hard Rock International announced plans to build a casino-hotel on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. [AP]
· When in Brooklyn on Saturday, swing by Linger Café at 2:00 p.m. for sustainable eats—leave room for a chocolate sweet & salty cupcake—and Jazz Strings, great live entertainment by “Trio Tritticali.” [LingerCafé]
· Herbie the 18-pound Flemish bunny will be available for petting at Prospect Park Zoo this weekend. [CityRoom]
· From the folks who brought you the Five Boro Bike Tour, Bike New York will open registration in April for a new summer ride, Discover Hudson Valley. [BikeNY]
· A new greenmarket could open as early as May at Pier 40 in Chelsea. [dnainfo]
· The lineup for the Newport Jazz Festival sounds good. [NewportJazzFest]

Jazz Strings
When
Sat, March 27, 2pm – 3pm
Where
Linger Cafe & Lounge – 533 Atlantic Avenue, Between 3rd-4th Avenues (map)
Description
Jazz Strings – Saturday, March 27th, 2pm Our resident Jazz string trio ‘Trio Tritticali’ will be sure to stir things up later this month. http://www.myspace.com/triotritticali
Come Sunday, it will officially be spring, at least in our humble opinion. That’s when the Coney Island Cyclone, the beloved roller coaster, will open for the season. The festivities begin at 11:30 a.m., with the first roller-coaster ride kicking into gear at noon. Go early: The first 100 riders go free. The ride is generally open from noon to 8 p.m. daily, depending on the weather. Hours vary during the spring and summer.

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