Summer on the Hudson River.

Summer on the Hudson River.

You know summer has come to NYC when you can head to Riverside Park and start kayaking again.

Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. 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. All ages. 
10:00am – 5:00pm
72nd Street and Hudson River

Fit for All 5K in Riverside Park, Oct.5.

Fit for All 5K in Riverside Park, Oct.5.

The third annual West Side YMCA’s Fit for All 5K run will be held this Saturday, October 5 in Riverside Park.  

Race registration opens at 8:00am with a 9:00am start for adult runners and walkers. The Kid’s Zone opens at 8:00am and has lots of fun activities including a fun run, face painting, give aways from Nickelodeon & Nike, Kids Zumba,and Kids Yoga. Kids races start at 10:00am. 

The run is designed to address the growing epidemic of childhood obesity.  Despite recent progress, obesity statistics among NYC’s youth are startling. Among NYC children ages 6-11 years, 21.3 percent are obese versus 19.6 percent nationally. Even more are overweight and on a path to obesity once they are adults. The obesity epidemic, if left unchecked, threatens to reverse the enormous progress made in health and life expectancy in recent decades. 

100% of the funds raised through registration and the YMCA’s Crowdrise page will go directly to the Strong Kids Campaign fund to support their obesity prevention programs. 

Event Details:
RIVERSIDE PARK, 103rd St. Promenade
Saturday, October 5, 2013

Kayaking on the Hudson

Kayaking on the Hudson

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.Sundays through September 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 72nd St. & Hudson River

Free Tennis for Kids, June 30

Free Tennis for Kids, June 30

Riverside Clay Tennis Association is offering a free tennis trial for children 4 to 10 years old on Sunday, June 30 from 11a.m. to 12p.m.

Using mini-nets, small racquets and colorful low compression balls, Ten-and-Under Tennis is a fun way to learn a lifetime sport. No signup required, just show up. Racquets provided. Children are also invited to stay for the RCTA’s annual potluck picnic and raffle, beginning at noon.
Riverside Park at 98th St.
Click here for directions and location.

  

Sports For All, May 4

Sports For All, May 4

The New York Public Library in partnership with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and NYC Adaptive Climbing is hosting a free program to introduce adaptive sports on Saturday May 4th.  Exhibitors and presenters will introduce attendees to sports for children, teens, and adults with widely-varying abilities. 
The event is free and open to everyone. Encouraged to attend are individuals and families/friends/caregivers of those with vision, mobility, and cognitive disabilities. 
There will be a wide variety of organizations represented at the event including Achilles International, NYC Parks and Recreation Adapted Aquatics, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Gallop NYC, Henry Viscardi School, Kicking the Spectrum, Leaps of Faith, Long Island Bombers, New York Association for Blind Athletes, NYC Adaptive Climbing, Peak Potential, Round Star Foundation, Row New York, Seido Karate for the Blind, Tennis Serves, VISIONS Services for the Blind, Wounded Warrior Project. 
Accommodations such as Assistive Listening Devices, ASL interpretation and Real-time (CART) captioning can be arranged with a minimum of two weeks notice. Contact Brigid Cahalan at 212-340-0951 or  brigidcahalan@nypl.org
When
Saturday, May 4th 2013, 10:30-4:00 pm. 
Where: 
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 5th Avenue & W. 42nd Street. Berger Forum and South Court Auditorium. Accessible Entrance is located at 42nd Street between 5th and 6th
Avenue. 

Mommy and Me Yoga Event, April 7

Half Dozen, the toy and book boutique and hair salon at apple seeds Chelsea, will be hosting a free Mommy and Me Yoga event on Sunday, April 7th from 10:30am to 12:00pm. The party will feature a Mommy and Me Yoga class, story time, an arts and craft project and more. RSVP is required as space is limited.

What:
half dozen boutique and salon at apple seeds will be hosting a free Mommy and Me Yoga class, inspirational story time and a Yoga inspired arts and craft project with Nitya-Lydia Griffith (certified yoga instructor).

Where:
half dozen boutique and salon: 10 West 25th St, New York, NY 10010

When:
Sunday, April 7, 2013
10:30am- 11:00am Yoga Demo
11:00am – 11:30am Inspirational Reading
11:30am – 12pm Yoga arts and craft project

Cost: Free

RSVP:
Please RSVP to halfdozen@appleseedsplay.com or call 212-792-7590*216.
Limit 3 guests per family.