Summer on the Hudson 2022 – Riverside Park Music & Other Events

Summer on the Hudson 2022 Riverside Park Events

Some items not featured in this calendar immediately following can be found below on the page with their related links.




Remember that Riverside Park isn’t just that stretch of parkland alongside Rverside Drive. It’s also that area which borders the Hudson River deep within.
Also note what we’ve always mentioned: What goes down, must come back up. Venturing deep within certain parts of the park means going down a steep incline in some areas. Thus, be prepared to hike back all the way up to the street level.


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Special Events

Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza

Sunday, May 22 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pier @ 70th St.
Rock hard & thrive on International Day of Families! Featuring music, family-focused business, wellness activities, art & activism to inspire all to find their voice and convey peace and equality.

Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival

June 11 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Pier @ 70th St.
Irish Arts Center kicks off their season with its annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring hundreds of Irish dancers and opportunities for the whole family to join in.

Quiet Clubbing

June 4, July 2, August 6, September 10, 2022
6:00 – 10:00 pm

Riverside Park, Pier 1 at 70th Street
Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers and two live DJs spinning different genres. Change DJs with a flick of a switch and sway along with your friends or to your own tune.

Everybody Tango!

Thursdays, June – July, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Pier @ 125th & Marginal Sts.
Enjoy an introductory lesson in Argentine Tango music and dancing led by Strictly Tango NYC.



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Sweet Spot Festival

Details to come if/when this occurs this year.
Pier @ 125th & Marginal Sts.
SOH & Kindred Arts create a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages, featuring Reggae, Soulful House, Disco and Afro-Beat spun by a collection of North America’s renowned sound architects.

AmpLit: Amplifying Fresh Voices in Literature

Details to come if/when this occurs this year.
Pier @ 70th St.
AmpLit Fest is a free, daylong festival that brings authors of all backgrounds, styles, and levels of recognition to center stage. With readings, workshops, discussions, and a community market, AmpLit Fest makes one of life’s most solitary acts — writing — a public celebration.

Make Music New York

Dates to come as to when this will be taking place within the park
Pier @ 125th & Marginal Sts.
Spend the day in the park listening to multiple live musicians.

Sun Gaze Days

Details to come if/when this occurs this year.
Pier 1 @ 70th St.
Star gaze at the central star of our solar system using special safe scopes with the Amateur Astronomers Association!

FlyNYC – Kite Flying Event

Saturday, August 19, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Pier 1 @ 70th St.
Come fly a kite at this festival for all ages! Celebrate simple fun with live music all day and kite-making kits provided free for children (while supplies last).

West Side County Fair

Sunday, September 10, 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Pier I (in Riverside Park South
Enjoy a full day of county fair magic in Manhattan with carnival rides and games, awesome bands, sideshow performers, aerialists, local food & merchandise vendors, cotton candy and more!


Fridays in September, 6:00 – 7:30pm
125th & Marginal Sts.
BYO food & beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. Each game winner receives a prize!

For Kids

Play Dates!

Second Saturday, May-August, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
125th & Marginal Sts.
Monthly outdoor parties featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!

Locomotive Lawn Live

Thursdays on May 11, 18, 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017
10:30 – 11:15 am
Locomotive Lawn @ 61 St.
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on their comfortable turf lawn.

New York City Fish Count

Saturday, June 3, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fort Washington Park Beach @ 172nd
As part of the annual World Science Festival they will wade into the Hudson River to collect and count species of fish. Join them for this fun waterside event!

RiverFish Celebration

Saturday, June 24, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
125th & Marginal Sts.
SOH & Urban Park Rangers connect you to the life living within the Hudson River with catch and release fishing, Music with Patrick and river-related arts & crafts. Fishing equipment provided.

Children’s Performance Series

Music, storytelling & theater for young audiences up to age 7. Wear sunscreen! Stroller parking in designated area is mandatory.
Thursdays in July, 10:00 – 10:45 am
Pier @ 70th St.

Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball

Every Thursday in August
71st St. Soccer Field & Basketball Courts
All little ones (5yrs & under) welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.
Tots Soccer 9:30 – 10:30 am
Pee Wee Basketball 10:30 – 11:30 am

Learn To Ride!

Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
135th St. & the Greenway (under the highway)
New riders (5yrs & up) learn to balance, ride & enjoy life on two wheels. First come, first trained; there may be a wait. Kids’ bikes will be lent by Bike and Roll NYC. Reservations required, visit

Game Days

Tuesdays & Wednesdays in August, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
125th & Marginal Sts.
Calling children 12 and under! Want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon? Games such as giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be waiting for your arrival. Small groups welcome.

Little Red Lighthouse Festival

The following is a tentative date and time
Saturday, September 30, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Fort Washington Park @ 181st
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger led ticketed tours, readings of the eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, live music, food vendors and activities for the whole family

Holiday on the Hudson

Saturday, December 19, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
125th & Marginal Sts.
Join them for this holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making and hot chocolate (while supplies last).

Wellness & Recreation

Pilates in the Park

Tuesdays, June 6-August 29, 6:30 pm
The Plaza @ 66th St.
Join Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® for a multi-level class that tones and balances your muscles, aligns your body, and strengthens your core! Bring your own mat.

Yoga – Evening Salute to the Sun

Wednesdays, June 7-September 27, 6:30 pm
The Plaza @ 66th St.
Hatha yoga with Hollis and a beautiful sunset. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Senior Movement

Thursdays, June 1 – July 27, 6:30 pm
The Plaza @ 66th St.
Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and inter-generational company members lead a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and abilities. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways.

Bodyroll Workout w/ VIVA!

Tuesdays in September, 6:30 pm
The Plaza @ 66th St.
A ‘90s inspired dance aerobics class designed to getchu feeling suppa duppa fly with slammin’ moves to bangin’ grooves!

Tai Chi

Sundays, May 7-August 14, 8:00 am
West 89th Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Plaza
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.

Make Some Noise: A Celebration of Women and Music

Saturday, May 13, 5:00 – 9:00 pm
Crabapple Grove @ 95th St.
SOH partners with Barnard College for an evening celebrating women in music with some of the finest from NYC colleges and universities performing in an astounding natural setting.

Human Chess

Thursdays in September, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
West 89th Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Plaza
Become your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board as an embodied team sport.

Riverside Park Skate Clinic

August 31 – September 2
Riverside Skate Park @ 108th St.
Skateboarding instruction with John Fudala for beginners and intermediates ages 5-13 creating a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and taking them to the next level: contest preparation.
Space limited & pre-registration required – 212.408.0219

Riverside Park Skate Jam

Sunday, September 3, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Riverside Skate Park @ 108th St.
Their annual celebration of Riverside Park’s 108th St. Skate Park with competitions, open skate, raffle, food vendors and all day fun, bring your board and full gear (helmet, elbow & knee pads for those over 18 / + wrist guards for those under 18) to join in, or check your board at the gate and hang out.


Photo taken off of Riverside Park near one of the nearby marinas.
Photo taken off of Riverside Park near one of the nearby marinas.



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Music & Dance

Overlook Concerts

No word as yet as to whether this will be taking place this year…
116th Street Overlook
For information visit
From Blues to a 50-piece band, these concerts make Sundays in the park so sweet.

Shape Up NYC Zumba

Saturdays, May – September, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pier @ 125th & Marginal Sts.
Shape Up NYC offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Dance for Seniors

Second Fridays, From May till September
Pier @ 125th & Marginal Sts.
Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead a dance workshop for seniors of all ages and abilities. Celebrate moving in strong and creative ways. All fun. All welcome.

Harlem Dances

Third Friday, May-August, 6:30 – 7:30pm
125th & Marginal Sts.
Join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you dance styles.

  • Friday, May 19:
    NYC Bhangra  – expresses the joy, passion, and energy of life.
  • Friday, June 16:
    Xochipilli Dance Ensemble – various styles of Mexican folk dance.
  • Friday, July 21:
    The Movement Creative – finding new potential in ourselves and the spaces we move through.
  • Friday, August 18:
    Fusha Dance Company  – dance, drum, and culture from Africa and the Diaspora.

Freshen Up Friday

Last Friday, May-August, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
125th & Marginal Sts.
Kick off the weekend with some local sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour.

  • Friday, May 26:
    Felisa – cumbia, bolero, and bossa nova mixed with R&B, soul, and hip-hop
  • Friday, June 30:
    St. Lenox  – art-pop project of former Juilliard- trained concert violinist
  • Friday, July 28:
    Eljuri  – lyrics of message and social consciousness with a rock guitar
  • Friday, August 25:
    Soul Science Lab  – innovative Brooklyn-based music and multimedia duo that translates stories into soul-stirring sounds and dynamic visuals

Let’s Dance!

Sundays in June, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Pier @ 70th St.
Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon.

RCTA Summer Sunset Concert Series

Saturdays, June 10-August 19, 7:00 pm
With the exception of July 15
Lawn north of 96th St. Clay Courts
For specific listings visit or call 212.978.0277
Music includes Classical, Jazz, Flamenco, Samba, Rock, Bluegrass and Middle Eastern.

Totally Public Karaoke

Fridays, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Pier I @ 70th St.
Amaze the crowd when you rock the mic at #TotallyPublicKaraoke nights. Bring your friends, bring your voice and bring your courage. All ages!

Amplified Sundays

Sundays in July, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Pier @ 70th St.
Vibrantly danceable live music accompanied by a spectacular sunset over the Hudson River!

Dance Safari!

September 23 & 25, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

A guided walk searching out site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South. Wear comfortable shoes. For featured choreographers visit

Other Programs

Riverside Park Conservancy Volunteer Projects

Show Riverside Park some love! Chip in on park improvement projects. Events are rain or shine.
See for dates and times or call 212.870.3070 for more details.

Kayaking on the Hudson

No word, as of the time of this writing, as to whether this’ll be taking place this year.
Manhattan Community Boathouse’s free walk-up kayaking program operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is suitable for people of all ages and athletic abilities. Kayaks, paddles, lifejackets and basic instructions are provided. All participants must sign a liability waiver and know how to swim. Weather permitting.

Hudson Warehouse Presents the Classics

Details still to come…
West 89th Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument
For specific show information and times see

Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout

Details still to come…
West 89th Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument
Covering the elements of Voice Production, Acting and Stage Combat. Open to all, ages 13 and up. Online registration necessary:

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A Sailboat photo taken at Sunset at one of the boat basins and marinas along the Hudson River besides Riverside Park.