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Free Events and Other Items taking place at NYC’s Riverside Park from Sept 14-20, 2013

Summer on the Hudson’s FREE events in Riverside Park

Events September 14th – 20th, 2013

Riverside South

  • Sweet Spot
    Saturday September 14, 2 – 9 p.m. – Pier I at 70th St.
    Musical Directions and the legendary NYC DJ Herbert Holler bring you a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures, and music lovers of all ages. Soulful House music is the cornerstone of this public dancey part, blended with classic R&B, Disco, Func, Soul, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America’s most renowned sound architects.
  • Riverside Gallery Artist Tour – Art in the Park
    Saturday, September 14 at 11 a.m. for an artist-led tour.  Meet at Pier I.
    Tour Riverside Park South’s open air gallery for 3rd year presentations of the Art Students League Model to Monument public art project, seven sculptures by accomplished artists with informative plaques and call-in numbers to learn more.
  • Kayaking on the Hudson
    Sundays through September 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 72nd St. & Hudson River
    Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim. Weather permitting. No registration required. Kayaks and life vests provided.
  • Yoga – Evening Salute to the Sun
    Wednesdays through September 25, 6:30 p.m. – The Plaza at 66th St.
    End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

West Harlem Piers Park

  • Shape Up NYC Zumba
    Saturdays through September 28, 11:00 a.m. – Fishing Pier at 125th and Marginal Streets
    Shape Up NYC offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers shape up.


  • Thursdays through September 26, 4 – 6 p.m. – West 89th Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Plaza
    Human Chess
    Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside at our Human Chess games, where chess becomes an embodied team sport. All levels welcome!

Other programming in Riverside Park

  • NYC Urban Park Rangers Programs in Riverside
    www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers – (212) 304-2365

    Sunday, September 15, 11:00 a.m. – 103rd Street entrance to Riverside Park
    Nature Exploration Hike: Ethnobiology
    Wear comfortable shoes and boots, and pack water! For more information, click here.

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