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Enjoy the sunshine and learn about the Queens ecosystem at this fun event in College Point this weekend.

MacNeil Park will be home to a Family Earth Fair this Saturday, June 3. Hosted by the Coastal Preservation Network, the event will feature hand-on activities, environmental education, community service opportunities and eco-giveaways between noon and 4 p.m.

Families can watch robotic fish from the New York University Robotics Lab swim, interact with live animals including a rabbit and bearded lizard from the Alley Pond Environmental Center or even kayak on-site with HarborLab.

Participants can also learn about the local ecosystem from a scientist and how to compost from the Queens Botanical Garden. Families will also have the opportunity to participate in a beach and park cleanup at the site.

When you’ve had your fill of hands-on fun, kick back and enjoy music from D.J. Dean and food from local eateries Mamma Luciana and Mangu. Free environmental giveaways including grocery tote bags, compost bins and t-shirts will also be offered.

The event was made possible with support from Councilman Paul Vallone and the New York City Parks Department.

MacNeil Park is located across from the corner of Poppenhusen Avenue and 119th Street. For more information about the event, call 917-612-0235.

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