TWILIGHT IN THE GARDEN: BATS OF THE BRONX TALK AND WALK at Wave Hill (Aug. 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m.). What sensible New Yorker would complain about neighbors that are always quiet and unobtrusive and even help lower the local population of mosquitoes? But despite those characteristics, bats often inspire fear. At this program, recommended for children 10 and older, the ecologist Kaitlyn L. Parkins and the New York City Bat Group will give an indoor presentation on the diversity of these urban animals and their value. (Bats are also pollinators.) Afterward, the educators will lead a walk around this public garden in Riverdale, during which they’ll use a bat detector — a device that translates the creatures’ calls into sounds audible to humans — to look for Bronx species like the big brown bat and the eastern red bat. Participants should register and bring flashlights. (The rain date is Aug. 29.)718-549-3200, wavehill.orgGO TO STORE
Beijing has warned that the protests threaten Hong Kong’s future prosperity. On Sunday, it said it approved a plan to further open up the economy of Shenzhen, a booming city just across the border from Hong Kong, suggesting that it wants to increase competition between the two cities.GO TO STORE
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