Things to do in NYC This Weekend – Dec. 11-13,2015

Things to do in NYC This Weekend – Dec. 11-13,2015

Time to get your holiday vibe on New York City. Here are lots of seasonally festive events happening this weekend, for grown-ups, kids and families. Enjoy! 

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Arts & Crafts Festival on Upper West Side, September 21-22

Arts & Crafts Festival on Upper West Side, September 21-22

Childrens’ activities, live music, romance novel and poetry readings highlight the West Side Community Garden‘s Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22, 2013 at the Garden, located on West 89th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. 
The event is free.
Artwork and crafts created by local westside artists will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days by the garden’s 89th Street entrance. Paintings, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, quilting and limited edition clothing and more. 
Saturday, Sept. 21, family-friendly events include a free crafts workshop for children (all materials provided) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,a magic show at 1.p.m., and folk music singalong at 3p.m.  
On Sunday, Sept. 22, the New York String Orchestra conducted by Stephen Josephs, will present a concert on the garden green from noon until 1p.m.

From 2-4 p.m. local poets Howard Pflanzer and Rosalie Calabrese will “bookend” live readings of romance novels by members of the Romance Writers of America New York Chapter.  A booksigning and reception will follow.  

Riverside Park Events

Lots going on in Riverside Park over the next month…..

Some of New York’s best jazz, R&B, and world music accompanied by spectacular sunsets over the Hudson River! Every Sunday through August 14, 7 pm – Pier I @ 70th St.
July 24, Biakuye Percussion Group / celebrating musical spirit of Africa and America

This year’s theme: Terrorible! Terror through the decades
Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies.
Every Wednesday from July 13-August 17, dusk (~8:30 pm) – Pier I @ 70th St. 
July 27, The Birds (1963)

Children’s Performance Series
Music, storytelling & theater for young audiences. Wear sunscreen! Suitable for kids up to age 7. Thursdays, July 14–August 18, 10:30–11:30 am Pier I @ 70th St.
July 28, Junior Jam

Pilates Mat Class
This total body workout is a great way to develop superior core muscle power and tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Tuesdays, June 7 – August 30, 6:30 p.m. — The Plaza @ 66th St.

Soccer Tots & Pee Wee Basketball
All little ones (5 and under) welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.
Wednesdays, July 6 – August 3 – 71st St. Soccer Field and Basketball Courts
Soccer Tots; 9:30– 10:30am / Pee Wee Basketball; 10:30 – 11:30am

Yoga: Evening Salute to the Sun
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.
Wednesdays, June 1-September 21, 6:30 pm – The Plaza @ 66th St.

Kayaking on the Hudson
Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first hand. Please Riverside South.