oM Weekend Agenda: Wildflower Week, Food Festivals, Free Kayaking Season Opens, Kid Adventures, More

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  • The Downtown Boathouse’s first day of free kayaking on the Hudson River begins this Saturday. [DowntownBoathouse]
  • The Lomography adventures continue on the Staten Island Ferry this Saturday afternoon. Tickets for the Hudson River camera class cruise cost $20 and can be purchased by calling 212.260.0240. [Lomo]

  • Take a free tour of the Little Red Lighthouse on Saturday afternoon. (It feels like you’re off Manhattan.) [NewYorkology]
  • Get a jump start on National Great Outdoors Month at the Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest on Sunday and enjoy activities like songbird watching, canoeing, geocaching, and high ropes climbing in Fahnestock Memorial State Park. Take Metro North to Cold Spring, then call 845.265.TAXI for a quick ride to the park. Adults/$2, Kids/$1 [NYSParks]
  • Bring the kids (8+) to Maple Grove in the Hudson Valley for an astronomical adventure on Saturday night. [MapleGrove]
  • The Scandinavian Museum’s Viking Fest 2011 is being held this Saturday at Owl’s Head Park in Bay Ridge and will present live music, vendors, performances, storytelling, and a Viking ship; admission is free. [ScandinavianMusem]

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