NYC Calendar of Events – New York City

New York City Calendar of Upcoming Events, Happenings and More

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Apr
28
Sun
2019
NYC Stargazing – Night Sky Observing Events
Apr 28 – Dec 6 all-day

NYC Stargazing – Night Sky Observing Events

Courtesy of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

Taking place through the year on various nights and locations.

Please be sure to check at the related links provided on this page, but especially on the official AAA.org site for info regarding exact locations and for the sake of keeping on top of any changes in scheduling or cancellations due to inclement weather and such. Mind you, there’s also the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation site calendar at which you might find of some of the below listed items.

High Line in Manhattan

High Line Page / AAA’s Page

Every Tuesday night from the start of April through the end of October.

Beginning at dusk.

According to the official site, most of the observing will take place at little W 12th Street, south of the Standard Hotel

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Lincoln Center’s Plaza in Manhattan

Beginning at and around sunset.

Friday and Saturday evenings from April 5 & 6 until June 28, 29

Following by August 2, 3 / 9, 10

Then September 13, 14 / 20, 21 / 27, 28

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Summer on the Hudson Stargazing and Sungazing in Manhattan

Riverside Park South in front of Pier i Cafe at 70th Street down on the Hudson River waterfront.

Stargazing Saturdays (8:00 – 11:00 pm):

June 1
July 6
August 3
September 7

SunGazing Sundays (1:00 – 4:00 pm):

May 26
June 30
July 28
August 25
September 29

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Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan

Meet at the park esplanade overlooking the East River. 86th Street entrance would be the closest to where they set up.

At 8:30 pm

One Friday Evening each month from April to October

April 5
May 10
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4

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Great Kills in Staten Island

The time at which this begins varies from 7:30 to 8:30 pm depending upon the time of year.

Saturdays on the following dates:

March 30
April 6
May 4
June 8
July 20
August 3
September 7
October 26
November 23

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Floyd Bennet Field

Gateway National Park in Brooklyn

Fridays on the following dates:

May 10
June 7
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6

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Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

159 Pioneer Street, in Red Hook, Brooklyn

Beginning at 7:30 pm

Second Sunday Meets

May 12
June 9
July
August
September 8
October 13

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Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 1

Also, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s official page…

Beginning at 8:30 pm

Select Fridays in June, July and August

June 7
June 14
July 12
July 26
August 2
August 9

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Hunters Point Park, Queens

Beginning at Sunset

Certain Friday nights from May to August

West of the oval, at the far west end of Borden Avenue

May 10
May 17
June 7
June 14
July 5
July 12
August 9
August 16

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Brooklyn Museum Plaza

First Saturday night of each month through November

Beginning at 9:00 pm

May 4
June 1
July 6
August 3
October 5
November 2

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Riverdale Bronx

Beginning at about 30 minutes past sunset.

West 235th Street and Johnson Avenue

Select Wednesdays and Thursdays from April 10, 11 to Wednesday, October 9

April 10
April 11
May 8
May 9
June 12
June 13
July 10
July 11
August 14
August 15
September 11
September 12
October 9

Oct
18
Fri
2019
Archtober 2019 at the South Street Seaport Museum @ South Street Seaport Museum
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day

Archtober 2019

at the South Street Seaport Museum

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October

The South Street Seaport Museum announces Archtober 2019 public programs, including walking tours of the seaport district and building tours of Schermerhorn Row. Tours are scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/archtober2019.

Building Tour: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport

Come discover the treasures hidden inside Schermerhorn Row, one of the most significant examples of early 19th-century commercial architecture. This special tour will take you through the remains of two 19th-century hotels made famous by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell’s “Up in the Old Hotel.”
Meet your tour guide at the entrance of the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.
Tours are scheduled Fridays and Saturdays in October. Tickets are $15.
Friday, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 3-4PM. Saturday, October 5, 12, and 26, 12-1PM, 2-3PM, 4-5PM.

Walking Tour: Hidden History of the South Street Seaport’s Architecture

Several buildings in the seaport district are considered to be some of the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From rat pits to a warehouse built by one of the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the seaport have a big story to tell.
Meet your tour guide at the entrance of the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.
Tours are scheduled Fridays in October. Tickets are $15. Friday, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 5:30-6:30PM.

Walking Tour: Typography and Job Printing in the 19th-Century Seaport

Most printers in early 19th-century New York were located where the action was: near the city’s main port of entry at South Street. Walk with us to discover where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets, and learn about the typography on these historic buildings.
Meet your tour guide at South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.
Tours are scheduled Sundays in October. Tickets are $15. Sunday, October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 3-4PM.

The 2019 Fall Season at the South Street Seaport Museum also features:

Free Fridays

Through October 11, 2019 from 3-7 pm (ships close at 6 pm in October)
Free Fridays feature visits aboard Wavertree and lightship Ambrose (LV-87), and to the exhibition “The Printed Port” and the exhibitions at 12 Fulton Street. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

NEW Tours Aboard Tugboat W.O Decker with Expanded Schedule

Take a 60-minute ride on New York’s last remaining New York-built wooden tugboat and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the lower Manhattan skyline as never before. W.O. Decker will cruise past Governors Island, Battery Park, and One World Trade Center then head to the Statue of Liberty for stunning harbor views. This May marked the first time Decker was available for public cruises in nearly a decade, now with an expanded schedule through October 13, 2019: Wednesdays through Fridays at 6:30pm. Satur at 4:30pm and 6:30pm. The October schedule will be Saturdays and Sundays at 1:45pm and 3:45pm. Decker Tours are $35 and include admission to the Museum. Cruises at 7pm do not include museum admission and are $25. Cruises can be booked in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575.

NEW Exhibition: The Printed Port

The Printed Port illuminates an industry central to the development of New York City: job printing. Printers were a mammoth force in the 19th-century Port of New York; they produced all manner of printed materials for the businesses flourishing on South Street, including those in the maritime trades. The South Street Seaport Museum’s printing office and stationers, Bowne & Co. was one of hundreds of shops that made up New York’s first neighborhood. The exhibition features original and reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum’s collection, including working printing presses. A survey of printed ephemera presents the tools and techniques involved in their production. The Museum’s working collection artifacts are activated daily, as the professional printing staff at Bowne & Co. host live demonstrations and workshops. Entrance to this exhibit is included with Museum admission https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/957100

NEW: Visit the Cargo Hold of Wavertree

Included in the price of admission, the South Street Seaport Museum now offers a new level of access to Wavertree, a 134-year-old ship built of riveted wrought iron and the iconic centerpiece of the “Street of Ships” at South Street. For the first time, visitors can take a tour into the belly of the ship to view the breathtaking main cargo area as tours are conducted into the massive lower hold space to a viewing platform. Tickets are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/957100.

On-Going Exhibition:

Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914,
familiarizes viewers with passenger life aboard ocean liners, the defining differences between travel for wealthy Americans in First Class and future Americans immigrating to the United States in Third Class, and the continuing importance that immigration plays in American history. Millions is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side-by-side, the dichotomy between First-Class and Third-Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century. From 1900 to 1914, nearly 13 million immigrants traveling in Third Class arrived in the United States. During this same period, America’s wealthiest citizens, totaling no more than a hundred thousand passengers each year, traveled to Europe in First Class, spending the equivalent of over $11.5 billion on luxury vacations. Even though First-Class and Third-Class sailed on the same ships, their journeys were worlds apart. This exhibition features both original and reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum’s permanent collection including ocean liner memorabilia and ephemera, ceramics, and luggage trunks from both immigrants and First-Class passengers. The exhibition highlights a few ship models of New York Harbor working vessels that played critical roles in immigration, including a model of the Museum’s lightship Ambrose (LV-87).

About Bowne & Co., New York’s oldest operating business under the same name. Bowne & Co. was established by Robert Bowne in 1775 and grew as a financial printer throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1975, Bowne & Co. Inc. partnered with the Seaport Museum to open a 19th-century-style print shop at 211 Water Street in the South Street Seaport Historic District. Today Bowne and Co. is comprised of a 19th century Printing Office which houses our new exhibition in a workspace where we continue the age-old tradition of job (or small batch) printing alongside our Stationers which serves as a recreation of 19th-century-style print shop selling gifts and fine goods.

About the South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.” www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org

Oct
23
Wed
2019
Forest Bathing: Seeking Wellness through Nature at the Japan Society @ Japan Society
Oct 23 all-day
Forest Bathing: Seeking Wellness through Nature at the Japan Society @ Japan Society | New York | New York | United States

Forest Bathing: Seeking Wellness through Nature

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

At the Japan Society

In Japan, the practice of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing” is hailed for its therapeutic effects. Proponents believe that by simply immersing ourselves in the atmosphere of a forest, we can soak in the healing power of trees. In a fast-paced world, forest bathing is a chance to be mindful of our surroundings, and to connect with nature through our senses. At this talk, Dr. Yoshifumi Miyazaki, former deputy director of Chiba University’s Center for Environment, Health, and Field Sciences and author of Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing, examines the scientific evidence behind the concept of forest bathing and its potential to enhance wellness and happiness. Discover how you can connect with nature through this Japanese tradition, wherever you live.

In Japanese with English interpretation. Followed by a book signing reception.

Forest Bathing: Seeking Wellness through Nature @ Japan Society
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm

Forest Bathing: Seeking Wellness through Nature

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

At the Japan Society
333 E 47th Street

Learn more about purchasing tickets here…

In Japan, the practice of shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing” is hailed for its therapeutic effects. Proponents believe that by simply immersing ourselves in the atmosphere of a forest, we can soak in the healing power of trees. In a fast-paced world, forest bathing is a chance to be mindful of our surroundings, and to connect with nature through our senses.

At this talk, Dr. Yoshifumi Miyazaki, former deputy director of Chiba University’s Center for Environment, Health, and Field Sciences and author of Shinrin Yoku: The Japanese Art of Forest Bathing, examines the scientific evidence behind the concept of forest bathing and its potential to enhance wellness and happiness. Discover how you can connect with nature through this Japanese tradition, wherever you live.

In Japanese with English interpretation. Followed by a book signing reception.

Oct
25
Fri
2019
Archtober 2019 at the South Street Seaport Museum @ South Street Seaport Museum
Oct 25 – Oct 27 all-day

Archtober 2019

at the South Street Seaport Museum

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October

The South Street Seaport Museum announces Archtober 2019 public programs, including walking tours of the seaport district and building tours of Schermerhorn Row. Tours are scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/archtober2019.

Building Tour: Schermerhorn Row and the Seaport

Come discover the treasures hidden inside Schermerhorn Row, one of the most significant examples of early 19th-century commercial architecture. This special tour will take you through the remains of two 19th-century hotels made famous by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell’s “Up in the Old Hotel.”
Meet your tour guide at the entrance of the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.
Tours are scheduled Fridays and Saturdays in October. Tickets are $15.
Friday, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 3-4PM. Saturday, October 5, 12, and 26, 12-1PM, 2-3PM, 4-5PM.

Walking Tour: Hidden History of the South Street Seaport’s Architecture

Several buildings in the seaport district are considered to be some of the oldest standing structures in Manhattan. From rat pits to a warehouse built by one of the most famous American architects of the 19th century, the buildings of the seaport have a big story to tell.
Meet your tour guide at the entrance of the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.
Tours are scheduled Fridays in October. Tickets are $15. Friday, October 4, 11, 18, and 25, 5:30-6:30PM.

Walking Tour: Typography and Job Printing in the 19th-Century Seaport

Most printers in early 19th-century New York were located where the action was: near the city’s main port of entry at South Street. Walk with us to discover where passenger and shipping services printed their tickets, and learn about the typography on these historic buildings.
Meet your tour guide at South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton Street.
Tours are scheduled Sundays in October. Tickets are $15. Sunday, October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, 3-4PM.

The 2019 Fall Season at the South Street Seaport Museum also features:

Free Fridays

Through October 11, 2019 from 3-7 pm (ships close at 6 pm in October)
Free Fridays feature visits aboard Wavertree and lightship Ambrose (LV-87), and to the exhibition “The Printed Port” and the exhibitions at 12 Fulton Street. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

NEW Tours Aboard Tugboat W.O Decker with Expanded Schedule

Take a 60-minute ride on New York’s last remaining New York-built wooden tugboat and see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the lower Manhattan skyline as never before. W.O. Decker will cruise past Governors Island, Battery Park, and One World Trade Center then head to the Statue of Liberty for stunning harbor views. This May marked the first time Decker was available for public cruises in nearly a decade, now with an expanded schedule through October 13, 2019: Wednesdays through Fridays at 6:30pm. Satur at 4:30pm and 6:30pm. The October schedule will be Saturdays and Sundays at 1:45pm and 3:45pm. Decker Tours are $35 and include admission to the Museum. Cruises at 7pm do not include museum admission and are $25. Cruises can be booked in advance at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1011575.

NEW Exhibition: The Printed Port

The Printed Port illuminates an industry central to the development of New York City: job printing. Printers were a mammoth force in the 19th-century Port of New York; they produced all manner of printed materials for the businesses flourishing on South Street, including those in the maritime trades. The South Street Seaport Museum’s printing office and stationers, Bowne & Co. was one of hundreds of shops that made up New York’s first neighborhood. The exhibition features original and reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum’s collection, including working printing presses. A survey of printed ephemera presents the tools and techniques involved in their production. The Museum’s working collection artifacts are activated daily, as the professional printing staff at Bowne & Co. host live demonstrations and workshops. Entrance to this exhibit is included with Museum admission https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/957100

NEW: Visit the Cargo Hold of Wavertree

Included in the price of admission, the South Street Seaport Museum now offers a new level of access to Wavertree, a 134-year-old ship built of riveted wrought iron and the iconic centerpiece of the “Street of Ships” at South Street. For the first time, visitors can take a tour into the belly of the ship to view the breathtaking main cargo area as tours are conducted into the massive lower hold space to a viewing platform. Tickets are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/957100.

On-Going Exhibition:

Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914,
familiarizes viewers with passenger life aboard ocean liners, the defining differences between travel for wealthy Americans in First Class and future Americans immigrating to the United States in Third Class, and the continuing importance that immigration plays in American history. Millions is one of the first exhibitions to examine, side-by-side, the dichotomy between First-Class and Third-Class passengers aboard ocean liners in the early 20th century. From 1900 to 1914, nearly 13 million immigrants traveling in Third Class arrived in the United States. During this same period, America’s wealthiest citizens, totaling no more than a hundred thousand passengers each year, traveled to Europe in First Class, spending the equivalent of over $11.5 billion on luxury vacations. Even though First-Class and Third-Class sailed on the same ships, their journeys were worlds apart. This exhibition features both original and reproduced artifacts from the South Street Seaport Museum’s permanent collection including ocean liner memorabilia and ephemera, ceramics, and luggage trunks from both immigrants and First-Class passengers. The exhibition highlights a few ship models of New York Harbor working vessels that played critical roles in immigration, including a model of the Museum’s lightship Ambrose (LV-87).

About Bowne & Co., New York’s oldest operating business under the same name. Bowne & Co. was established by Robert Bowne in 1775 and grew as a financial printer throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1975, Bowne & Co. Inc. partnered with the Seaport Museum to open a 19th-century-style print shop at 211 Water Street in the South Street Seaport Historic District. Today Bowne and Co. is comprised of a 19th century Printing Office which houses our new exhibition in a workspace where we continue the age-old tradition of job (or small batch) printing alongside our Stationers which serves as a recreation of 19th-century-style print shop selling gifts and fine goods.

About the South Street Seaport Museum

The South Street Seaport Museum, located in the heart of the historic seaport district in New York City, preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Founded in 1967, the Museum houses an extensive collection of works of art and artifacts, a maritime reference library, exhibition galleries and education spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, and an active fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.” www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org

Monthly Free Fridays at the Intrepid Museum
Oct 25 all-day

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum To Launch Monthly Free Fridays Beginning April 26

New after-hours series will run once a month through October

New York, NY (March 15, 2019) – On April 26, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will launch a new Free Fridays series as part of its ongoing efforts to expand community access to the Museum. For one Friday evening each month, from April to October, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, visitors will be granted free admission to the Museum. Free Fridays will also include a variety of programming such as lively educational conversations, movie screenings on the flight deck, live performances, telescopes for viewing the night sky and more.

Program highlights for each Free Friday is listed below:

APRIL 26, 2019

Visit the Intergalactic Travel Bureau, presented by Guerilla Science, a live, interactive experience exploring the incredible possibilities of space tourism through personalized space vacation planning. Speak with one of the Bureau’s astrophysicist travel agents and plan your ultimate getaway to outer space!

First-come, first-serve. All ages.

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion for Innovators, where Robert Bell of Space & Satellite Professionals International will discuss the many ways satellites drive our world—from TVs and computers to weather forecasts and humanitarian efforts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase with valid ID.

Advanced registration required. Ages 21+.

MAY 31, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch Dunkirk from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

Get ready for some sizzlin’ excitement at Mad Science: Fire & Ice. Learn about the properties of fire and combustion in this live, interactive (and safe!) experience on the ship’s hangar deck.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

Immerse yourself in history on the ship’s flight deck. Meet an Intrepid Aviator or take in our Tales from the Flight Deck talk by one of our Museum educators.

First-come, first-serve. All ages.

Join us for intergalactic yoga—led by Guerilla Science—in the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Stretch like an astronaut and uncover what happens when your mind and body leave the soothing gravity of Earth. Mats will be provided.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

JUNE 21, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while you watch a feature film (selection TBD) from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing less than a month away, visit the Museum’s Space Shuttle Pavilion for our new installation—Media, the Moon and Beyond. Experience the feelings and emotions of that historical moment through archival news media from the era.

JULY 19, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening the film First Man from Intrepid’s flight deck. The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

Explore the universe in the Museum’s pop-up planetarium with our educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Shows will be running throughout the evening.
First-come, first-served. All ages.

Celebrate the Apollo missions with Dr. Noah Petro who will share images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the Museum’s Astronomy Night. Following the talk, enjoy stargazing on the flight deck with high-powered telescopes (weather permitting).
Advanced registration required. All ages.

AUGUST 16, 2019

Enjoy views of the Hudson River and city skyline while screening a feature film from Intrepid’s flight deck. This film will be selected by the community; check the Museum’s website to vote on your favorite! The movie begins at sunset, weather permitting.

First-come, first-served.

Celebrate the design, innovation and inspiration behind the Concorde with Lawrence Azerrad, author of Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde.
Advanced registration required. All ages.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Learn about the forces of flight and NASA’s journey to the red planet at our special Spanish-language education demos and tour guide talks taking place throughout the evening.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

Join us in the Space Shuttle Pavilion for Innovators, where you’ll hear from entrepreneurs using NASA technology for the betterment of all. Beer and wine are available for purchase with valid ID.

Advanced registration required. Ages 21+.

Calling all college students! Head to the Museum for a night of tours, flight simulator rides and trivia while hanging out with friends or making new ones from other schools.

Advanced registration required. College students, ID required. 

OCTOBER 25, 2019

Explore the universe in the Museum’s pop-up planetarium, with our educator-led shows that will take you around our galaxy and back again. Shows will be running throughout the evening.

First-come, first-served. All ages.

Celebrate Halloween with a special Astronomy Night and learn about the spookiest planets in the universe from American Museum of Natural History senior scientist, Jackie Faherty. Following the talk, enjoy stargazing on the flight deck with high-powered telescopes (weather permitting).

Advanced registration required. All ages. 

Program schedule is subject to change. For updated Free Fridays info, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

About the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.

Nov
10
Sun
2019
NYC Kidney Walk 2019 @ Foley Square
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

NYC Kidney Walk

Sunday, November 10, 2019

For 18 years, the New York City Kidney Walk has served as a catalyst for uniting the community. With over 5,000 walkers in attendance, this Walk has become a symbol of strength and hope for patients, their families and those at-risk.

Learn more at the official site here..

Also, have a look at this related video below:

Walker Welcome Video

Published by National Kidney Foundation