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Apr
7
Sun
2019
City Parks Foundation – Track & Field Programs in NYC
Apr 7 – Jun 23 all-day

City Parks Foundation – Track & Field Programs

April 7 – June 23, 2019

This April, City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports programs for young people living in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, or Manhattan. CityParks Track & Field, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners and supported by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, gives New York City kids, ages eight to 14, the chance to learn the basics of the sport. From hurdles and relay races, to long jump, shot put and javelin throw, this program runs from April 20 through June 8 in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens, with sessions once per week. The Jesse Owens Track and Field program introduces novice runners to cross country distance running through runs from East Harlem to Randall’s Island Park. This program runs from April 7 – June 23 in Manhattan, and is held once per week. Online registration is now open for all spring programs at CityParksFoundation.org/play. Participants are encouraged to register online in advance, though walk-up participants may register on-site if space permits. For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation’s 2019 sports programs, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org. Please contact [email protected] or call (718) 760-6999 for any questions.

CityParks Track & Field presented by New York Road Runners

April 20 – June 9, 2019

BROOKLYN

Kaiser Park
Neptune Ave. & Bayview Ave.
April 21 – June 10
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

BRONX

Soundview Park
Lafayette Ave. & Morrison Ave.
April 21 – June 10
Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

QUEENS

Forest Park
Myrtle Ave. & Woodhaven Blvd.
April 21 – June 10
Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

CityParks Jesse Owens Track & Field presented in partnership with Randall’s Island Park Alliance

MANHATTAN

Thomas Jefferson Park
112th St. & 1st Ave.
April 7 – June 23
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Apr
22
Mon
2019
City Parks Foundation – Seniors Fitness Programs
Apr 22 – Jun 14 all-day

City Parks Foundation – Seniors Fitness Programs

April 22 – June 14

City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2019 Spring sports program for seniors this April. CityParks Seniors Fitness, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners, is held in 17 neighborhood parks in all 5 boroughs. Seniors Fitness, offered from April 22 – June 14,  gives New Yorkers 60+ the chance to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking. All equipment is provided. The program has served over 10,000 participants since it began in 2006 and encourages older New Yorkers to maximize their health benefits by staying active. Online registration is now open for all spring programs at CityParksFoundation.org/play. Participants are encouraged to register online in advance, though walk-up participants may register on-site if space permits. For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation’s 2019 sports programs, please visit www.CityParksFoundation.org

Please contact [email protected] or call (718) 760-6999 for any questions.

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by New York Road Runners

April 22 – June 14, 2019

BRONX

Pelham Bay Park
Watt Ave. & Middletown Rd.
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Tennis – Monday / Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Soundview Park
Lafayette Ave. btw Boynton & Colgate Aves.
Fitness Walking – Monday / Wednesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Van Cortlandt Park
Broadway & Mosholu Aves.
Fitness Walking – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Williamsbridge Oval
3225 Reservoir Oval E.
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

BROOKLYN

Kaiser Park
Neptune & Bayview Aves.
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Marine Park Nature Center
Ave. U & E. 32nd St.
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

South Oxford Park
Oxford St. & Atlantic Ave.
Yoga – Wednesday / Friday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

MANHATTAN

Carl Schurz Park
86th St. & East End Ave.
Fitness Walking – Monday / Friday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Central Park Tennis Courts
93rd St. near West Dr.
Tennis – Friday, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Inwood Hill Tennis Courts
207th St. & Se aman Ave.
Yoga – Monday / Wednesday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Chrystie & Forsyth Sts.
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fitness Walking – Monday / Friday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

QUEENS

Astoria Park Tennis Courts
21st. St. & Hoyt Ave. S
Tennis – Monday / Wednesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cunningham Park
Union Turnpike & 193rd. St.
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Tennis Courts Meridian Rd.
Tennis – Monday / Wednesday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Roy Wilkins Park
Baisley Blvd. & 177th St.
Tennis – Tuesday / Thursday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

STATEN ISLAND

Faber Park
Richmond Terrace & Faber St.
Yoga – Tuesday / Thursday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Greenbelt Park
Brielle Ave. btw Rockland & Wolcott Aves.
Tennis – Monday / Friday, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

May
3
Fri
2019
Bike Expo New York 2019
May 3 – May 4 all-day

Bike Expo New York, America’s Most-Attended Consumer Bike Expo

Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4, 2019

Pier 36 at Basketball City (299 South Street, Manhattan)

Free and Open to the Public

Here’s a previous year’s (2017) related video as featured within youtube.

The following would be from a previous year’s press release so’s to help give you an idea as to what to expect. A newer, updated one is hopefully on the horizon.

On the two days prior to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI, more than 60,000 cyclists will roll through Basketball City to meet, greet, & talk shop with one another and 100+ exhibitors. Like the Tour, the event is produced by Bike New York, New York City’s leading bike education nonprofit.

Among the exhibitors are top bike and gear brands (including Raleigh, Giant, Brompton, Manhattan Portage, Giro, Bern); bike apparel labels (Primal Wear, Terry Bicycles); tourism companies (Trek Travel, Taiwan Tourism); bike events (Braking AIDS® Ride, Bike MS); advocacy groups (New York Bicycling Coalition, Transportation Alternatives, Recycle-A-Bicycle); local companies (Redbeard Bikes, Paragon Sports, Vespertine), and many others dedicated to active lifestyles (REI, Citi Bike, Momentum magazine).

In addition to exhibitor booths, Bike Expo New York is packed with programming for the casual and serious cyclists alike. Events include a fashion show featuring the latest in apparel and accessories, how-to demonstrations, and much more. An outdoor bike skills zone will feature on-bike classes from Bike New York’s free curriculum. Attendees will also find a beer garden sponsored by Taste NY and several food vendors overlooking the East River.

For a full list of exhibitors and programming, go to www.bike.nyc/events/bikeexpo-new-york

May
4
Sat
2019
Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit HEALTH FAIR
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit HEALTH FAIR @ New York | United States

Healthy Body, Mind & Spirit HEALTH FAIR

Saturday May 4, 2019
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Brooklyn Community Pride Center
1360 Fulton Street, Ground Floor

Brooklyn, NY  11216

In observances of National Health Observances, Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month Sacred Fellow Ministries host of a FREE health fair to encourage non-profits, health professionals, and families work together and to welcome a diverse community congregation.  With the generous support of Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield medical professionals and physicians will offer educational seminars, tables of various medical screenings and health tips to community members. Also a special workshop for clergy of all denominations, focusing on membership growth and development. Limited space, lunch and give-aways provided to first 100 to pre-register.

For info and to register visit this official page here…

16TH ANNUAL GOLF FEST at Chelsea Piers
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

16TH ANNUAL GOLF FEST

Saturday, May 4, 2019
12:00 – 6:00 pm

At Chelsea Piers Sports Complex

Join more than 600 golf enthusiasts for Golf Fest, NYC’s longest-running Golf Expo and the city’s only club demo event, held at Manhattan’s premier facility for children and adults to learn and practice golf. Golf Fest attendees enjoy club demos from the industries top manufacturers, vacation packages from local and regional golf courses, kids’ activities, refreshments, contests and raffles, 15-minute lessons from the Golf Academy’s teaching staff and so much more.

May
5
Sun
2019
TD Five Boro Bike Tour 2019
May 5 all-day

TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Be sure to visit the official site here…

Here’s a youtube video as taken from a participant at the 2017 ride:

The following is from a previous year (2016)

32,000 cyclists to ride 40 miles through five boroughs of NYC on car-free streets in America’s largest bike ride; proceeds fund largest free urban bike education program of its kind in the world.

(New York, NY) On the morning of May 1st, 32,000 cyclists from every state in the nation and dozens of countries around the world will come together in lower Manhattan in support of Bike New York’s free bike education programs. From there, they will ride 40 miles through the five boroughs of New York City on car-free streets, which will include the FDR Drive, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, and the Queensboro and Verrazano-Narrows Bridges. Using proceeds from the Tour, Bike New York has, over the years, taught bike skills to tens of thousands of kids and adults throughout the five boroughs. The nonprofit’s free bike education program is the largest of its kind in the world—last year alone, more than 17,000 kids and adults learned bike skills.

May
11
Sat
2019
Kids Food Fest 2019 at Brookfield Place
May 11 – May 12 all-day

Kids Food Fest 2019

May 11 – 12, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

FREE GENERAL ADMISSION!

At Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan

Visit the official site here…

The following is from a previous year’s press release:

This event helps in the fight against childhood obesity. Learn about the importance of achieving balance in food choices, through fun activities and sampling family-friendly foods. Get your forks ready for a weekend full of flavorful fun! Appetites of all ages will be satisfied!

The Kids Food Festival welcomes families with children of all ages, interested in learning about balanced food choices in a fun and engaging environment that empowers children to make these decisions for themselves! FREE GENERAL ADMISSION.

May
26
Sun
2019
FWNY 19-04 Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard personnel set to take over Liberty State Park during Fleet Week
May 26 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
FWNY 19-04 Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard personnel set to take over Liberty State Park during Fleet Week @ Jersey City | New Jersey | United States

FWNY 19-04 Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard personnel set to take over Liberty State Park during Fleet Week

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Liberty State Park

Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard personnel set to take over Liberty State Park during Fleet Week; Event to feature new certified 5K Run and Youth Obstacle Course

NORFOLK, VA (NRMA) – Join the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard as they showcase the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey on Sunday, May 26. Activities and demonstrations will run throughout the day from 10:30 am through 5:00 pm that are geared toward families and community entertainment.

Now in its 4th year, Fleet Week at Liberty State Park celebrates the sea services and gives area citizens an unparalleled opportunity to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.

New this year is a certified 5K Run (11:00 am start/9:30 am check-in), a 1-Mile Fun Run (10:30 am start/check-in 9:30 am), and a unique Youth City Challenge Obstacle Race (1:30 pm start/1:00 pm check-in), which are provided by City Challenge Obstacle Race.

For more information and to register for the 5K Run and 1-Mile Run, visit FleetWeek5K.com. To register for the Youth City Obstacle Race, visit CityChallengeRace.com

“It is a great honor to partner with the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard for Fleet Week at Liberty State Park this year,” said Elvi Guzman, President of City Challenge Obstacle Race. “We’re confident that adding these new activities will help attract more families, both military and civilian, while promoting health and fitness in our community. Fleet Week is an amazing opportunity for everyone to come out and support those who serve our country, and get to know more about the sea services.”

The organization offers a special discount code for reduced registration fees for retired and active duty military, simply use code “HERO” when registering.  (Note: Those who register with this code will be required to show valid military ID when picking up their race packet).

In addition to the race components, the day will be filled with activities including Navy and Marine Corps helicopter landings (noon), with a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) fast rope demonstration; various military static displays and vehicles; a Navy Dive Tank with tic-tac-toe game challenges and Navy diver gear; EOD robotics; Marine Corps Martial Arts Program demonstrations and pull-up challenge; a Coast Guard Search and Rescue demonstration (12:30 pm); area food trucks; kids activities with bounce houses and face painting; as well as performances by the U.S. Fleet Forces “Brass Band” (12:15 pm); the U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment and Silent Drill Platoon (2:15 pm); and U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team (1:30 pm & 3:30 pm).

In conjunction with the World War I Centennial Commission, there will also be special performances by the 369th Experience Band (1:00 & 4:00 pm). The band is made up of musicians from a collection of Historically Black Colleges and Universities that pay homage to the contributions of African-Americans and Puerto Ricans in World War I through the eyes of the 369th U.S. Infantry Regiment, also known as James Reese Europe’s “Harlem Hellfighters.”

For directions to Liberty State Park, from the New Jersey Turnpike, take exit 14B and follow signs to Liberty State Park. The event is held in partnership with the State of New Jersey, the City of Jersey City, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Division of Parks and Forestry and the State Park Service.

Jun
13
Thu
2019
2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies
Jun 13 all-day
2019 Summer in the Square - Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies @ New York | New York | United States

2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park

Thursdays, June 13 – August 8, 2019

Just like last year there’ll be sets of events taking place at New York City’s Union Square Park located between midtown and downtown towards the east side of Manhattan (but closer to the middle).

First Round of the Fitness Schedule runs from 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Featuring

Yoga at 7:00 am
Boxing HIIT at 8:00 am
Tai Chi at 9:00 am

 

Second Round of the Fitness Schedule : 5:30 pm – 7: 30 pm

Dance Cardio at 5:30 pm
Cardio HIIT at 6:30 pm
Paragon Sports Run Club at 6:30 pm
Sunset Yoga at 7:30 pm

 

Special Live Performances for kids

11:00 am

June 13: Mike Messer

July 11: Thunder & Sunshine

July 25: Bessie’s Big Shot

August 1: Story Pirates

Lunchtime Jazz with performances by the New School for Jazz

12:00 pm

Within the West Side seating area of the park at 16th Street

Dueling Performances at the South Plaza Main Stage

5:00 pm

With paired acts dueling with each other. Encompassing a range of performance types from DJs and Dancers to Drummers, A Cappella and more.

June 13: Dueling Dancers

June 20: Dueling Jazz Bands (The New School)

June 27: Dueling Drag Queens (Screaming Queens)

July 11: Dueling Comedians (The Stand)

July 18: Dueling Dancers (Peridance Contemporary Dance Company)

July 25: Dueling Dancers (Gibney Dance Company)

August 1: Dueling Beatboxers (The Beatbox House)

August 8: Dueling Drummers (NYU Steel Band)

 

Throwback Thursday Movie Nights at Union Square Park 2019

Thursdays, August 1 & 8, 2019

NYC Dance Week Festival
Jun 13 – Jun 22 all-day
NYC Dance Week Festival

NYC Dance Week Festival

June 13 – 22, 2019

A 10-Day Event of Free Dance Classes

NYC Dance Week (www.nycdanceweek.org) collaborates with noted studios in New York City to celebrate the joy and diversity of dance with an exhilarating 10-day festival of FREE dance, fitness and wellness classes. The event engages the community and families to experience dance, encouraging them to live active, healthy lifestyles. The organization moves beyond traditional dance forms to teach participants how all dance genres benefit mind, body and spirit. The event is being held on June 13 – 22, 2019 at a variety of venues throughout New York City and serves thousands.

Additionally, throughout the year Dance Week promotes dance studios and companies through our website, newsletter, projects, dance/fitness events including NYC10 Dance Initiative, Fitness-Labs and other partnerships. Nearly 50 local studios partner with the organization each year to increase public awareness.

Jun
14
Fri
2019
Wellness Fair for City Harvest @ Reflections, Center for Conscious Living
Jun 14 all-day

 

Join them for a

Wellness Fair to benefit City Harvest!

Friday, June 14, 2019

“”We have partnered with Reflections, Center for Conscious Living to bring together a group of wellness practitioners to practice with and learn from.

Learn from experts about essential oils, reiki, meditation, and more! Free gift bags to the first 25 people to arrive!

Your ticket gets you entry into our event to experience aromatherapy, energy healing and overall calm.

The cost of your ticket is fully tax-deductible as it will go directly to City Harvest.””

Visit the official page here…

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Adventures NYC 2019 in Central Park
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Adventures NYC 2019 in Central Park @ New York | New York | United States

Adventures NYC 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Taking place in Central Park, within the Bandshell Area
Midway through the park by the 72nd Street traverse

Free to All

Taking place Rain or Shine

Information provided courtesy of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

Get ready to paddle, climb, race, and glide at Adventures NYC!

On Saturday, June 15, join NYC Parks in Central Park to celebrate the great outdoors and enjoy a day of adventure—for free! Activity lines are subject to close early, so come early!

This year’s activities include:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Zip Lining
  • Archery
  • Rod and Reel Skills
  • GaGa Ball
  • Riglet Snowboarding
  • Parkour
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Free Bike Rentals
  • Free Bike Valet Parking
  • Dance and Fitness
  • Riglet Park (faux snowboarding for kids under 6)

Water-Based Activities

  • Key Log Rolling
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Participation in Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Key Log Rolling may involve getting wet. A towel and a change of clothes is recommended.

Tickets

Most activities do not require tickets; however, to avoid long wait times for Zip Lining and Stand-Up Paddleboarding, a limited number of passes with assigned time slots will be given out at 11:00 a.m. Passes are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Jun
16
Sun
2019
Moving Together with Dancewave at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Jun 16 all-day

Moving Together with Dancewave at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sundays, June 16, July 14, August 11
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Pier 3 Plaza within Brooklyn Bridge Park

Dancewave’s Moving Together program hosts community dance classes for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Dancewave’s expert teaching artists will lead movers in Latin, Hip Hop, and Afro-Caribbean Dance.

Also visit the official event page here for additional information as well as to stay abreast of any possible changes or last minute cancellations. Also visit Dancewave’s page here.

Jun
20
Thu
2019
2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies
Jun 20 all-day
2019 Summer in the Square - Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies @ New York | New York | United States

2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park

Thursdays, June 13 – August 8, 2019

Just like last year there’ll be sets of events taking place at New York City’s Union Square Park located between midtown and downtown towards the east side of Manhattan (but closer to the middle).

First Round of the Fitness Schedule runs from 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Featuring

Yoga at 7:00 am
Boxing HIIT at 8:00 am
Tai Chi at 9:00 am

 

Second Round of the Fitness Schedule : 5:30 pm – 7: 30 pm

Dance Cardio at 5:30 pm
Cardio HIIT at 6:30 pm
Paragon Sports Run Club at 6:30 pm
Sunset Yoga at 7:30 pm

 

Special Live Performances for kids

11:00 am

June 13: Mike Messer

July 11: Thunder & Sunshine

July 25: Bessie’s Big Shot

August 1: Story Pirates

Lunchtime Jazz with performances by the New School for Jazz

12:00 pm

Within the West Side seating area of the park at 16th Street

Dueling Performances at the South Plaza Main Stage

5:00 pm

With paired acts dueling with each other. Encompassing a range of performance types from DJs and Dancers to Drummers, A Cappella and more.

June 13: Dueling Dancers

June 20: Dueling Jazz Bands (The New School)

June 27: Dueling Drag Queens (Screaming Queens)

July 11: Dueling Comedians (The Stand)

July 18: Dueling Dancers (Peridance Contemporary Dance Company)

July 25: Dueling Dancers (Gibney Dance Company)

August 1: Dueling Beatboxers (The Beatbox House)

August 8: Dueling Drummers (NYU Steel Band)

 

Throwback Thursday Movie Nights at Union Square Park 2019

Thursdays, August 1 & 8, 2019

Jun
21
Fri
2019
Solstice in Times Square Yoga 2019
Jun 21 all-day

Solstice in Times Square Yoga

Friday, June 21, 2019
7:30 am – 8:30 pm

Learn more at this official page here…

Intersection of Broadway & 7th Avenue between 42nd & 47th Streets

Times Square Alliance will once again welcome yogis of all skill levels from around the world for Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga, presented by Aerie – a celebration of the longest day of the year and the beginning of the summer season. Solstice offers thousands the opportunity to find their center in one of the City’s busiest places through free yoga classes in Times Square from sunrise to sunset.

Jun
22
Sat
2019
The Fifth Annual Hudson River Park Games
Jun 22 all-day

The Fifth Annual Hudson River Park Games

Saturday, June 22, 2019

HRPK’s Pier 40 at W Houston St.
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

After-Party to follow

Take part in the HRPK Games Team Pentathlon! You’ll join sports-loving neighbors, groups from the community and corporate teams as you compete in heats of dodgeball, volleyball, steal the bacon, flag football, basketball and an obstacle course championship.

Sign up as an individual or with friends, and get in The Games!

Learn more about this event and how to get tickets.

Jun
27
Thu
2019
2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies
Jun 27 all-day
2019 Summer in the Square - Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies @ New York | New York | United States

2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park

Thursdays, June 13 – August 8, 2019

Just like last year there’ll be sets of events taking place at New York City’s Union Square Park located between midtown and downtown towards the east side of Manhattan (but closer to the middle).

First Round of the Fitness Schedule runs from 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Featuring

Yoga at 7:00 am
Boxing HIIT at 8:00 am
Tai Chi at 9:00 am

 

Second Round of the Fitness Schedule : 5:30 pm – 7: 30 pm

Dance Cardio at 5:30 pm
Cardio HIIT at 6:30 pm
Paragon Sports Run Club at 6:30 pm
Sunset Yoga at 7:30 pm

 

Special Live Performances for kids

11:00 am

June 13: Mike Messer

July 11: Thunder & Sunshine

July 25: Bessie’s Big Shot

August 1: Story Pirates

Lunchtime Jazz with performances by the New School for Jazz

12:00 pm

Within the West Side seating area of the park at 16th Street

Dueling Performances at the South Plaza Main Stage

5:00 pm

With paired acts dueling with each other. Encompassing a range of performance types from DJs and Dancers to Drummers, A Cappella and more.

June 13: Dueling Dancers

June 20: Dueling Jazz Bands (The New School)

June 27: Dueling Drag Queens (Screaming Queens)

July 11: Dueling Comedians (The Stand)

July 18: Dueling Dancers (Peridance Contemporary Dance Company)

July 25: Dueling Dancers (Gibney Dance Company)

August 1: Dueling Beatboxers (The Beatbox House)

August 8: Dueling Drummers (NYU Steel Band)

 

Throwback Thursday Movie Nights at Union Square Park 2019

Thursdays, August 1 & 8, 2019

Jul
4
Thu
2019
2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies
Jul 4 all-day
2019 Summer in the Square - Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies @ New York | New York | United States

2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park

Thursdays, June 13 – August 8, 2019

Just like last year there’ll be sets of events taking place at New York City’s Union Square Park located between midtown and downtown towards the east side of Manhattan (but closer to the middle).

First Round of the Fitness Schedule runs from 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Featuring

Yoga at 7:00 am
Boxing HIIT at 8:00 am
Tai Chi at 9:00 am

 

Second Round of the Fitness Schedule : 5:30 pm – 7: 30 pm

Dance Cardio at 5:30 pm
Cardio HIIT at 6:30 pm
Paragon Sports Run Club at 6:30 pm
Sunset Yoga at 7:30 pm

 

Special Live Performances for kids

11:00 am

June 13: Mike Messer

July 11: Thunder & Sunshine

July 25: Bessie’s Big Shot

August 1: Story Pirates

Lunchtime Jazz with performances by the New School for Jazz

12:00 pm

Within the West Side seating area of the park at 16th Street

Dueling Performances at the South Plaza Main Stage

5:00 pm

With paired acts dueling with each other. Encompassing a range of performance types from DJs and Dancers to Drummers, A Cappella and more.

June 13: Dueling Dancers

June 20: Dueling Jazz Bands (The New School)

June 27: Dueling Drag Queens (Screaming Queens)

July 11: Dueling Comedians (The Stand)

July 18: Dueling Dancers (Peridance Contemporary Dance Company)

July 25: Dueling Dancers (Gibney Dance Company)

August 1: Dueling Beatboxers (The Beatbox House)

August 8: Dueling Drummers (NYU Steel Band)

 

Throwback Thursday Movie Nights at Union Square Park 2019

Thursdays, August 1 & 8, 2019

Jul
11
Thu
2019
2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies
Jul 11 all-day
2019 Summer in the Square - Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies @ New York | New York | United States

2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park

Thursdays, June 13 – August 8, 2019

Just like last year there’ll be sets of events taking place at New York City’s Union Square Park located between midtown and downtown towards the east side of Manhattan (but closer to the middle).

First Round of the Fitness Schedule runs from 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Featuring

Yoga at 7:00 am
Boxing HIIT at 8:00 am
Tai Chi at 9:00 am

 

Second Round of the Fitness Schedule : 5:30 pm – 7: 30 pm

Dance Cardio at 5:30 pm
Cardio HIIT at 6:30 pm
Paragon Sports Run Club at 6:30 pm
Sunset Yoga at 7:30 pm

 

Special Live Performances for kids

11:00 am

June 13: Mike Messer

July 11: Thunder & Sunshine

July 25: Bessie’s Big Shot

August 1: Story Pirates

Lunchtime Jazz with performances by the New School for Jazz

12:00 pm

Within the West Side seating area of the park at 16th Street

Dueling Performances at the South Plaza Main Stage

5:00 pm

With paired acts dueling with each other. Encompassing a range of performance types from DJs and Dancers to Drummers, A Cappella and more.

June 13: Dueling Dancers

June 20: Dueling Jazz Bands (The New School)

June 27: Dueling Drag Queens (Screaming Queens)

July 11: Dueling Comedians (The Stand)

July 18: Dueling Dancers (Peridance Contemporary Dance Company)

July 25: Dueling Dancers (Gibney Dance Company)

August 1: Dueling Beatboxers (The Beatbox House)

August 8: Dueling Drummers (NYU Steel Band)

 

Throwback Thursday Movie Nights at Union Square Park 2019

Thursdays, August 1 & 8, 2019

Jul
14
Sun
2019
Moving Together with Dancewave at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Jul 14 all-day

Moving Together with Dancewave at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sundays, June 16, July 14, August 11
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Pier 3 Plaza within Brooklyn Bridge Park

Dancewave’s Moving Together program hosts community dance classes for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Dancewave’s expert teaching artists will lead movers in Latin, Hip Hop, and Afro-Caribbean Dance.

Also visit the official event page here for additional information as well as to stay abreast of any possible changes or last minute cancellations. Also visit Dancewave’s page here.

111th Street Salsa Street Party 2019
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
111th Street Salsa Street Party 2019

Information borrowed from Lena Del Sol website

111th Street Salsa Street Party

And Old Timer’s Stickball Game

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Approximately 11:00 am – 6:00 pm or later

West 111th Street between 5th and Lenox Avenues in Spanish Harlem

Further confirmation comes via Eventbrite’s page here…

Please keep in mind that the following is from a previous year’s listing and the date above is not entirely a sure thing since we’re unable at this moment to verify the info.

Presented by 111th Street Old Timers Stick Ball Association and the 111th Street Block Association.

An annual free outdoor street fair event held along West 111th Street in Spanish Harlem that’s been happening for 45 years!  The salsa music and dancing take place in a huge school yard with a stage and sound system and a big crowd of hundreds of people enjoying the music and getting up and dancing.  The salsa dancing and stage area are set up in a huge playground of a neighborhood school, where restrooms are available (bring your own toilet paper!).

Music: Mostly pure classic salsa plus some cha cha, bachata & merengue.

Jul
18
Thu
2019
2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies
Jul 18 all-day
2019 Summer in the Square - Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies @ New York | New York | United States

2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park

Thursdays, June 13 – August 8, 2019

Just like last year there’ll be sets of events taking place at New York City’s Union Square Park located between midtown and downtown towards the east side of Manhattan (but closer to the middle).

First Round of the Fitness Schedule runs from 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Featuring

Yoga at 7:00 am
Boxing HIIT at 8:00 am
Tai Chi at 9:00 am

 

Second Round of the Fitness Schedule : 5:30 pm – 7: 30 pm

Dance Cardio at 5:30 pm
Cardio HIIT at 6:30 pm
Paragon Sports Run Club at 6:30 pm
Sunset Yoga at 7:30 pm

 

Special Live Performances for kids

11:00 am

June 13: Mike Messer

July 11: Thunder & Sunshine

July 25: Bessie’s Big Shot

August 1: Story Pirates

Lunchtime Jazz with performances by the New School for Jazz

12:00 pm

Within the West Side seating area of the park at 16th Street

Dueling Performances at the South Plaza Main Stage

5:00 pm

With paired acts dueling with each other. Encompassing a range of performance types from DJs and Dancers to Drummers, A Cappella and more.

June 13: Dueling Dancers

June 20: Dueling Jazz Bands (The New School)

June 27: Dueling Drag Queens (Screaming Queens)

July 11: Dueling Comedians (The Stand)

July 18: Dueling Dancers (Peridance Contemporary Dance Company)

July 25: Dueling Dancers (Gibney Dance Company)

August 1: Dueling Beatboxers (The Beatbox House)

August 8: Dueling Drummers (NYU Steel Band)

 

Throwback Thursday Movie Nights at Union Square Park 2019

Thursdays, August 1 & 8, 2019

Jul
24
Wed
2019
The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Movement Matters @ The Shops At Columbus Circle
Jul 24 all-day

The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Movement Matters

July 24 & July 31, 2019

Throughout the month of July, The Shops at Columbus Circle will showcase the importance of movement in our everyday lives. With many free, and open to the public, fitness classes and group runs, in addition to in-store health and wellness offers; there will be many ways to get motivated. Here’s how consumers can get moving with participating retailers:

The Shops at Columbus Circle 360 Movement Studio and Lounge – The Shops at Columbus Circle’s 2nd floor will transform into a fitness studio and lounge each Wednesday. The destination has partnered with many fitness experts and brands to bring consumers a free (by RSVP*) one-of-a-kind fitness experiences, followed by a recovery lounge by retailers.

Featured classes include:

  • Jul. 10, 5:30pm: The Sculpt Society with Megan Roup, a fitness influencer who regularly hosts sold-out classes and trains Victoria Secret models
  • Jul. 17, 5:30pm: Equinox Band Burn with @sweatsandthecity
  • Jul. 24 5:30pm: Lululemon Circuit Workout taught by ambassador @thepatfrank
  • Jul. 31
    • 6:30am: New York Running Co. by JackRabbit Bootcamp and taught by @drjordanmetzl, followed by Breakfast
    • 12:30pm: BollyX the Bollywood workout taught by @MeredithBollyX
    • 5:30pm The MWH Method Taught by @melissawoodhealth, mom, certified yoga and Pilates instructor, wellness coach and meditator

* Must RSVP to attend class. Only guests that RSVP will be guaranteed a spot to practice. Walk-ins welcome if space permits.

For more information and to RSVP, visit: https://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/events/movement-matters-2019/

Lululemon – the beloved fitness retailer will be hosting a run club each Tuesday at 7 p.m. with a Lululemon ambassador; in addition to in-store yoga in partnership with Exhale New York each Sunday at 9:30am

New York Running Club – throughout the month of July, join in on complimentary group runs with the opportunity to try out new footwear from participating brands.

Run dates include

  • Jul. 27 2-4pm – book signing and demo with Chef Kenny

Amazon Books – throughout the month, enjoy a wide selection of books featuring athlete biographies and memoirs from fitness leaders and guides to achieving peak athletic performance

Bose – Experience Noise Masking Sleepbuds designed to improve the way you sleep

Sugarfina – spend $25 and receive a complimentary Sugarfina x Pressed Juicery shot bottle

Jul
25
Thu
2019
2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies
Jul 25 all-day
2019 Summer in the Square - Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies @ New York | New York | United States

2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park

Thursdays, June 13 – August 8, 2019

Just like last year there’ll be sets of events taking place at New York City’s Union Square Park located between midtown and downtown towards the east side of Manhattan (but closer to the middle).

First Round of the Fitness Schedule runs from 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Featuring

Yoga at 7:00 am
Boxing HIIT at 8:00 am
Tai Chi at 9:00 am

 

Second Round of the Fitness Schedule : 5:30 pm – 7: 30 pm

Dance Cardio at 5:30 pm
Cardio HIIT at 6:30 pm
Paragon Sports Run Club at 6:30 pm
Sunset Yoga at 7:30 pm

 

Special Live Performances for kids

11:00 am

June 13: Mike Messer

July 11: Thunder & Sunshine

July 25: Bessie’s Big Shot

August 1: Story Pirates

Lunchtime Jazz with performances by the New School for Jazz

12:00 pm

Within the West Side seating area of the park at 16th Street

Dueling Performances at the South Plaza Main Stage

5:00 pm

With paired acts dueling with each other. Encompassing a range of performance types from DJs and Dancers to Drummers, A Cappella and more.

June 13: Dueling Dancers

June 20: Dueling Jazz Bands (The New School)

June 27: Dueling Drag Queens (Screaming Queens)

July 11: Dueling Comedians (The Stand)

July 18: Dueling Dancers (Peridance Contemporary Dance Company)

July 25: Dueling Dancers (Gibney Dance Company)

August 1: Dueling Beatboxers (The Beatbox House)

August 8: Dueling Drummers (NYU Steel Band)

 

Throwback Thursday Movie Nights at Union Square Park 2019

Thursdays, August 1 & 8, 2019

Jul
28
Sun
2019
Awaken Wellness Fair @ Roger Smith Hotel
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Awaken Wellness Fair

Sunday, July 28
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Yes, admission is FREE, but you need a ticket.
Click here.

The best-loved body, mind, spirit holistic party, Awaken Wellness Fair, is back! In its 18th year of educating people about holistic wellness techniques, the Awaken Fair presents both ancient practices and cutting edge technology.

Offering dozens of exhibitors, including expert speakers, gifted healers, unique vendors and intuitive readers, the Awaken Fair returns to the Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Ave. @ 47th St. in NYC on Sunday July 28, 2019. FREE admission via Eventbrite or go to the web site for your ticket.

For all the info, go to www.AwakenFair.com

Jul
31
Wed
2019
The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Movement Matters @ The Shops At Columbus Circle
Jul 31 all-day

The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Movement Matters

July 24 & July 31, 2019

Throughout the month of July, The Shops at Columbus Circle will showcase the importance of movement in our everyday lives. With many free, and open to the public, fitness classes and group runs, in addition to in-store health and wellness offers; there will be many ways to get motivated. Here’s how consumers can get moving with participating retailers:

The Shops at Columbus Circle 360 Movement Studio and Lounge – The Shops at Columbus Circle’s 2nd floor will transform into a fitness studio and lounge each Wednesday. The destination has partnered with many fitness experts and brands to bring consumers a free (by RSVP*) one-of-a-kind fitness experiences, followed by a recovery lounge by retailers.

Featured classes include:

  • Jul. 10, 5:30pm: The Sculpt Society with Megan Roup, a fitness influencer who regularly hosts sold-out classes and trains Victoria Secret models
  • Jul. 17, 5:30pm: Equinox Band Burn with @sweatsandthecity
  • Jul. 24 5:30pm: Lululemon Circuit Workout taught by ambassador @thepatfrank
  • Jul. 31
    • 6:30am: New York Running Co. by JackRabbit Bootcamp and taught by @drjordanmetzl, followed by Breakfast
    • 12:30pm: BollyX the Bollywood workout taught by @MeredithBollyX
    • 5:30pm The MWH Method Taught by @melissawoodhealth, mom, certified yoga and Pilates instructor, wellness coach and meditator

* Must RSVP to attend class. Only guests that RSVP will be guaranteed a spot to practice. Walk-ins welcome if space permits.

For more information and to RSVP, visit: https://www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com/events/movement-matters-2019/

Lululemon – the beloved fitness retailer will be hosting a run club each Tuesday at 7 p.m. with a Lululemon ambassador; in addition to in-store yoga in partnership with Exhale New York each Sunday at 9:30am

New York Running Club – throughout the month of July, join in on complimentary group runs with the opportunity to try out new footwear from participating brands.

Run dates include

  • Jul. 27 2-4pm – book signing and demo with Chef Kenny

Amazon Books – throughout the month, enjoy a wide selection of books featuring athlete biographies and memoirs from fitness leaders and guides to achieving peak athletic performance

Bose – Experience Noise Masking Sleepbuds designed to improve the way you sleep

Sugarfina – spend $25 and receive a complimentary Sugarfina x Pressed Juicery shot bottle

Aug
1
Thu
2019
2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies
Aug 1 all-day
2019 Summer in the Square - Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies @ New York | New York | United States

2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park

Thursdays, June 13 – August 8, 2019

Just like last year there’ll be sets of events taking place at New York City’s Union Square Park located between midtown and downtown towards the east side of Manhattan (but closer to the middle).

First Round of the Fitness Schedule runs from 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Featuring

Yoga at 7:00 am
Boxing HIIT at 8:00 am
Tai Chi at 9:00 am

 

Second Round of the Fitness Schedule : 5:30 pm – 7: 30 pm

Dance Cardio at 5:30 pm
Cardio HIIT at 6:30 pm
Paragon Sports Run Club at 6:30 pm
Sunset Yoga at 7:30 pm

 

Special Live Performances for kids

11:00 am

June 13: Mike Messer

July 11: Thunder & Sunshine

July 25: Bessie’s Big Shot

August 1: Story Pirates

Lunchtime Jazz with performances by the New School for Jazz

12:00 pm

Within the West Side seating area of the park at 16th Street

Dueling Performances at the South Plaza Main Stage

5:00 pm

With paired acts dueling with each other. Encompassing a range of performance types from DJs and Dancers to Drummers, A Cappella and more.

June 13: Dueling Dancers

June 20: Dueling Jazz Bands (The New School)

June 27: Dueling Drag Queens (Screaming Queens)

July 11: Dueling Comedians (The Stand)

July 18: Dueling Dancers (Peridance Contemporary Dance Company)

July 25: Dueling Dancers (Gibney Dance Company)

August 1: Dueling Beatboxers (The Beatbox House)

August 8: Dueling Drummers (NYU Steel Band)

 

Throwback Thursday Movie Nights at Union Square Park 2019

Thursdays, August 1 & 8, 2019

Aug
3
Sat
2019
29th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival In New York
Aug 3 – Aug 4 all-day

A Colorful Hong Kong Tradition Returns To New York

The 29th Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival In New York – (HKDBFNY)

Featuring Two Days of Free Multi-Cultural Performances, Along With Traditional Arts &Crafts Demonstrations, International Foods And Exciting Dragon Boat Racing At Meadow Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NYC

Free & Fun For The Entire Family

August 3 – 4, 2019

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Taking place Rain or Shine

Visit as well the official page here…

Admission to the HKDBF-NY is Free, Events take place Rain or Shine

Directions to the Festival by bus/subway – Please take the MTA or shuttle bus . –Again this year we’ve worked with the MTA to insure easy and safe transportation to the Festival site. Festival attendees can use their MetroCard or correct change to take the #7 Train to the CitiField stop and transfer from there to special MTA shuttle buses that will take them directly to the Festival site. Parking on-site is limited.

Watch the following video from a previous celebration:

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York

Published by New China TV

THE OLDEST, LARGEST, MOST TRADITIONAL DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL& MULTICULTURAL CELEBRATION IN THE US!

RENOWNED BLUES ARTIST BRUCE KATZ HEADLINES THE MAIN STAGE AS TWO DAYS OF FREE MULTICULTURAL PERFORMANCES TAKE PLACE DURING THE 2019 HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK.

Katz, one of the Country’s Greatest Living Blues Artists brings his band to perform on the Main Stage Sunday, August 4th @1:30pm. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY.

Bruce Katz is a legendary keyboardist (Hammond B3 and piano) who has released 10 CD’s as a leader and has appeared on over 70 other CD’s with the likes of John Hammond, Delbert McClinton, Ronnie Earl, Butch Trucks, Duke Robillard, Little Milton, Joe Louis Walker, David “Fathead” Newman, and many others. Bruce had a strong musical connection with the Allman Brothers band, having been a member of Gregg Allman’s Band for six years (2007-2013), Butch Trucks’ Freight Train Band (2015-2017) and Les Brers . Bruce toured with the Allman Brothers a number of times as well.

His 10th & newest CD , “Get Your Groove!” (American Showplace Music) features many new original tunes, both vocal and instrumental. It continues the evolution of the band’s music from the improvisational “jam blues” and roots music he has explored as a member of the various Allman Brothers “family bands.” Bruce is a 5x nominee for the Blues Foundation’s “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year” award, including 2018. Bruce recently won the BMA for “Acoustic Album of The Year”. He has also been nominated for the Living Blues “Outstanding Keyboardist” award twice (2015, 2019).

HKDBFNY Continues its long tradition of featuring some of the region’s best Multicultural artists performing for the festival. The Opening Ceremony is at Noon on Saturday.

The ever popular Echo Music Jam Band returns to kick of the activities at 10:30 on Sat , a collaboration between musicians in the Echo music scene and talented local singers showcasing the best of Pop, Rock, Alternative, and Metal music. The Chinese Music Ensemble of New York returns on Sunday to start the day, founded in 1961, the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York is one of the oldest and largest Chinese orchestras in the United States playing Cantonese traditional music. The traditional Mariachi Aguila y Plata returns as well bringing the most traditional and cultural Mariachi music of the tri state area. New this year GONG MUSIC provides a dynamic stage for Chinese music performance and education, to promote Chinese traditional music and develop modern elements in folk music to serve a diverse audience. Also new this year the School of Rock House Band, an audition-only band that . consists of some of their most talented students. A returning favorite crowd pleaser the Hudson Valley Storyteller Jonathan Kruk returns to spin “Dragon Tales.” The NY Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Association will entertain with its kung fu demonstration filled with punches and kicks.

Summer Streets 2019 – 7 mile Manhattan Street Closure in August 2019
Aug 3 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Within the tunnel. Photo was taken on NYC Streets Day when traffic is halted along Park Avenue and other streets.

Summer Streets 2019

August 3, 10, 17, 2019
7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Route spans for 7 miles from the East 72nd street exit of Central Park over to Park Avenue an all the way down to the village wherein it winds its way past Astor Place and down Lafayette Street towards the Brooklyn Bridge.

Along the way there’ll be rest stops offering up activities which should be of interest to many.

Sports enthusiasts are in abundance as they ride, walk, run and skate within the tunnel underneath the Helmsley Hotel on NYC Streets Day.

It’s been awhile since we’ve participated in this event but we’re antsy to be getting back in the game and re-experiencing it anew. For perhaps most folks it’s an opportunity to pursue and carry out that which the organizers had in mind. That is, a chance to promote a healthy lifestyle; provide a family-friendly & pet-friendly atmosphere; Promote sustainable forms of transportation…and more. But you know what? It’s an awesome chance for us photographers to walk about through the streets and other parts with cameras in hand for those once in a lifetime shots! So if you’re not into the sports element of what this event offers up then joining with your camera equipment might be a great idea. ‘and well, that’s exactly what yours truly has in mind.

Visit the official site here…

Aug
7
Wed
2019
The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Clean Beauty @ The Shops At Columbus Circle
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Clean Beauty

Wednesdays in August

They say if you can make it here (in New York), you can make it anywhere; but first, you have to learn to deal with the stress, pressure, eating on the run and taking care of yourself. It’s that last part – the taking care of yourself, that’s not so easy when you are in a city that’s 24/7/365.

That’s why The Shops at Columbus Circle is continuing its 360 Wellness Series, a three-month program which will offer free, exclusive classes and offers covering the topics such as the importance of movement, why clean beauty matters and how you can be a more conscious shopper.

Throughout the month of August, The Shops at Columbus Circle will focus on educating visitors on a variety of clean beauty topics. Each Wednesday in August, visitors can visit the Clean Beauty Bar Pop-Up from 12 – 4 p.m. to enjoy experiences, demos, and activations around the following topics:

August 7: Vegan Beauty Effect

August 14: Only Good Hair Days

August 21: Beauty at Any Age

August 28: Face Masks and Aromatics

Learn more here…

Aug
8
Thu
2019
2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies
Aug 8 all-day
2019 Summer in the Square - Union Square Park :: Music, Health, Performances, Movies @ New York | New York | United States

2019 Summer in the Square – Union Square Park

Thursdays, June 13 – August 8, 2019

Just like last year there’ll be sets of events taking place at New York City’s Union Square Park located between midtown and downtown towards the east side of Manhattan (but closer to the middle).

First Round of the Fitness Schedule runs from 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Featuring

Yoga at 7:00 am
Boxing HIIT at 8:00 am
Tai Chi at 9:00 am

 

Second Round of the Fitness Schedule : 5:30 pm – 7: 30 pm

Dance Cardio at 5:30 pm
Cardio HIIT at 6:30 pm
Paragon Sports Run Club at 6:30 pm
Sunset Yoga at 7:30 pm

 

Special Live Performances for kids

11:00 am

June 13: Mike Messer

July 11: Thunder & Sunshine

July 25: Bessie’s Big Shot

August 1: Story Pirates

Lunchtime Jazz with performances by the New School for Jazz

12:00 pm

Within the West Side seating area of the park at 16th Street

Dueling Performances at the South Plaza Main Stage

5:00 pm

With paired acts dueling with each other. Encompassing a range of performance types from DJs and Dancers to Drummers, A Cappella and more.

June 13: Dueling Dancers

June 20: Dueling Jazz Bands (The New School)

June 27: Dueling Drag Queens (Screaming Queens)

July 11: Dueling Comedians (The Stand)

July 18: Dueling Dancers (Peridance Contemporary Dance Company)

July 25: Dueling Dancers (Gibney Dance Company)

August 1: Dueling Beatboxers (The Beatbox House)

August 8: Dueling Drummers (NYU Steel Band)

 

Throwback Thursday Movie Nights at Union Square Park 2019

Thursdays, August 1 & 8, 2019

Aug
10
Sat
2019
Summer Streets 2019 – 7 mile Manhattan Street Closure in August 2019
Aug 10 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Within the tunnel. Photo was taken on NYC Streets Day when traffic is halted along Park Avenue and other streets.

Summer Streets 2019

August 3, 10, 17, 2019
7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Route spans for 7 miles from the East 72nd street exit of Central Park over to Park Avenue an all the way down to the village wherein it winds its way past Astor Place and down Lafayette Street towards the Brooklyn Bridge.

Along the way there’ll be rest stops offering up activities which should be of interest to many.

Sports enthusiasts are in abundance as they ride, walk, run and skate within the tunnel underneath the Helmsley Hotel on NYC Streets Day.

It’s been awhile since we’ve participated in this event but we’re antsy to be getting back in the game and re-experiencing it anew. For perhaps most folks it’s an opportunity to pursue and carry out that which the organizers had in mind. That is, a chance to promote a healthy lifestyle; provide a family-friendly & pet-friendly atmosphere; Promote sustainable forms of transportation…and more. But you know what? It’s an awesome chance for us photographers to walk about through the streets and other parts with cameras in hand for those once in a lifetime shots! So if you’re not into the sports element of what this event offers up then joining with your camera equipment might be a great idea. ‘and well, that’s exactly what yours truly has in mind.

Visit the official site here…

Aug
11
Sun
2019
Moving Together with Dancewave at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Aug 11 all-day

Moving Together with Dancewave at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sundays, June 16, July 14, August 11
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Pier 3 Plaza within Brooklyn Bridge Park

Dancewave’s Moving Together program hosts community dance classes for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Dancewave’s expert teaching artists will lead movers in Latin, Hip Hop, and Afro-Caribbean Dance.

Also visit the official event page here for additional information as well as to stay abreast of any possible changes or last minute cancellations. Also visit Dancewave’s page here.

Aug
14
Wed
2019
The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Clean Beauty @ The Shops At Columbus Circle
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Clean Beauty

Wednesdays in August

They say if you can make it here (in New York), you can make it anywhere; but first, you have to learn to deal with the stress, pressure, eating on the run and taking care of yourself. It’s that last part – the taking care of yourself, that’s not so easy when you are in a city that’s 24/7/365.

That’s why The Shops at Columbus Circle is continuing its 360 Wellness Series, a three-month program which will offer free, exclusive classes and offers covering the topics such as the importance of movement, why clean beauty matters and how you can be a more conscious shopper.

Throughout the month of August, The Shops at Columbus Circle will focus on educating visitors on a variety of clean beauty topics. Each Wednesday in August, visitors can visit the Clean Beauty Bar Pop-Up from 12 – 4 p.m. to enjoy experiences, demos, and activations around the following topics:

August 7: Vegan Beauty Effect

August 14: Only Good Hair Days

August 21: Beauty at Any Age

August 28: Face Masks and Aromatics

Learn more here…

Aug
17
Sat
2019
Summer Streets 2019 – 7 mile Manhattan Street Closure in August 2019
Aug 17 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Within the tunnel. Photo was taken on NYC Streets Day when traffic is halted along Park Avenue and other streets.

Summer Streets 2019

August 3, 10, 17, 2019
7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Route spans for 7 miles from the East 72nd street exit of Central Park over to Park Avenue an all the way down to the village wherein it winds its way past Astor Place and down Lafayette Street towards the Brooklyn Bridge.

Along the way there’ll be rest stops offering up activities which should be of interest to many.

Sports enthusiasts are in abundance as they ride, walk, run and skate within the tunnel underneath the Helmsley Hotel on NYC Streets Day.

It’s been awhile since we’ve participated in this event but we’re antsy to be getting back in the game and re-experiencing it anew. For perhaps most folks it’s an opportunity to pursue and carry out that which the organizers had in mind. That is, a chance to promote a healthy lifestyle; provide a family-friendly & pet-friendly atmosphere; Promote sustainable forms of transportation…and more. But you know what? It’s an awesome chance for us photographers to walk about through the streets and other parts with cameras in hand for those once in a lifetime shots! So if you’re not into the sports element of what this event offers up then joining with your camera equipment might be a great idea. ‘and well, that’s exactly what yours truly has in mind.

Visit the official site here…

Aug
21
Wed
2019
The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Clean Beauty @ The Shops At Columbus Circle
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Clean Beauty

Wednesdays in August

They say if you can make it here (in New York), you can make it anywhere; but first, you have to learn to deal with the stress, pressure, eating on the run and taking care of yourself. It’s that last part – the taking care of yourself, that’s not so easy when you are in a city that’s 24/7/365.

That’s why The Shops at Columbus Circle is continuing its 360 Wellness Series, a three-month program which will offer free, exclusive classes and offers covering the topics such as the importance of movement, why clean beauty matters and how you can be a more conscious shopper.

Throughout the month of August, The Shops at Columbus Circle will focus on educating visitors on a variety of clean beauty topics. Each Wednesday in August, visitors can visit the Clean Beauty Bar Pop-Up from 12 – 4 p.m. to enjoy experiences, demos, and activations around the following topics:

August 7: Vegan Beauty Effect

August 14: Only Good Hair Days

August 21: Beauty at Any Age

August 28: Face Masks and Aromatics

Learn more here…

Aug
25
Sun
2019
NYXL Watch Party – Competitive Bowling Match @ Brooklyn Bowl
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm

NYXL Watch Party

Sunday, August 25, 2019

It’s East vs West in this epic Overwatch League rivalry-weekend showdown as the New York Excelsior take on the Vancouver Titans. Get ready for a heated night of esports, competitive bowling, plus a private performance by the one and only Grandson. You’ll also enjoy some exciting activations by event sponsors T-Mobile, Kit Kat, Dos Toros, Gamestop and Raynor.

The New York Excelsior, or ‘NYXL,’ is the first professional esports team to represent the city of New York and one of the 20 franchises in Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League, which launched its inaugural season in January 2018.

Learn more at the official page here…

Aug
28
Wed
2019
The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Clean Beauty @ The Shops At Columbus Circle
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Shops At Columbus Circle Presents: Clean Beauty

Wednesdays in August

They say if you can make it here (in New York), you can make it anywhere; but first, you have to learn to deal with the stress, pressure, eating on the run and taking care of yourself. It’s that last part – the taking care of yourself, that’s not so easy when you are in a city that’s 24/7/365.

That’s why The Shops at Columbus Circle is continuing its 360 Wellness Series, a three-month program which will offer free, exclusive classes and offers covering the topics such as the importance of movement, why clean beauty matters and how you can be a more conscious shopper.

Throughout the month of August, The Shops at Columbus Circle will focus on educating visitors on a variety of clean beauty topics. Each Wednesday in August, visitors can visit the Clean Beauty Bar Pop-Up from 12 – 4 p.m. to enjoy experiences, demos, and activations around the following topics:

August 7: Vegan Beauty Effect

August 14: Only Good Hair Days

August 21: Beauty at Any Age

August 28: Face Masks and Aromatics

Learn more here…

Sep
15
Sun
2019
Grand Opening! Force Soccer Studios – Gowanus @ Force Soccer Studios - Gowanus
Sep 15 all-day

Grand Opening! Force Soccer Studios – Gowanus

September 15, 2019
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come see what Force Soccer Studios is all about! Bring your family for a tour of the #1 new soccer studio in New York City, meet our soccer training staff, learn more about our soccer offerings, and join us in mini soccer sessions throughout the day.

The celebration will include food, music, autograph signing and soccer demonstrations. Contests and giveaways will also be featured throughout the day to attendees of the celebration

And meet special guest Brad Stuver, the NYFC Pro Goalkeeper, who will be signing autographs from 2:30pm to 4pm!

483 Baltic Street Brooklyn, NY 11217

Special Guest
Brad Stuver, NYFC Pro Goalkeeper autograph signing (2:30 – 4:00pm)

Refreshments
Food trucks will provide free food and drink between 10am-2pm (or until the food runs out).

Giveaways
Jerseys, cleats, soccer balls and tee-shirts will be raffled off throughout the day to attendees who register on-site.

Contests
Other prizes awarded by age group for the most accurate shot, fastest to complete agility course, and more. (Please wear flat sole sneakers, indoor soccer shoes, or turf shoes to participate.)

More Info

https://www.forcesoccerstudios.com

Oct
23
Wed
2019
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.