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Fort Washington Park Little Red Lighthouse

Fort Washington Park Little Red Lighthouse Credit: Fort Washington Park Little Red Lighthouse

Little Red Lighthouse Festival
Celebrate the only remaining lighthouse in Manhattan by coming out to Fort Washington Park on Saturday afternoon for the 20th anniversary Little Red Lighthouse Festival. Take a tour of the lighthouse, listen to a reading of the children's book "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge," attend a fishing clinic, listen to live music, take in a theater performance, have an interactive reptile experience, create some arts and crafts, and stock up on festival grub. (Saturday, noon-4 p.m., FREE, Fort Washington Park, access at 158th or 181st sts. and Riverside Drive, nyrp.org)

AUTHOR EVENT

Ralph Nader
Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader will be at Barnes & Noble Union Square Thursday night to discuss his 17 solutions for restoring America to its full glory. Stop by to hear his ideas to rescue America from corruption, complacency and corporate domination as he discusses his latest book, "The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future." (Thursday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810, bn.com)

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