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

Foundations of Freedom

Foundations of Freedom

Starting July 1 for only 3 days, the 42nd Street branch of the New York Public Library will be displaying it’s original manuscript of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s hand and it’s original copy of the Bill of Rights in the three-day-only exhibition Foundations of Freedom. How cool is that?!  http://on.nypl.org/14gFz3K

It’s on view from July 1 to July 3 only, and it’s free – they’re putting  the “free” in freedom!
The “Foundations of Freedom” exhibition will be open Monday, July 1, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, July 2 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Second floor of The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
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.

  

Adventures NYC in Central Park June 22

Adventures NYC in Central Park June 22

Beat the heat and join NYC Parks and Backpacker Magazine for the 9th Annual Adventures NYC on Saturday, June 22, and discover adventure right here in your own backyard!  Get ready to hike, bike, climb and paddle as we celebrate NYC Parks and the great outdoors.Adventures NYC offers a full day of outdoor adventure…for FREE!  Activities will include:
  • The North Face Zone
  • The STIHL Lumberjack Zone, including a special lumberjack show at 3:30pm!
  • The L.L.Bean Aquatic Zones, featuring Kayaking, Fly Casting, and Stand Up Paddleboarding!
  • Bear Naked Climbing Zone
  • Vermont Adventure Center
  • Mountain Bike Expo
  • Bike Helmet Giveaway, courtesy of NYC Dept. of Transportation
  • Health & Fitness Clinics
  • Outdoor Gear Exhibits
  • Hand Cycling
  • Free Bike Valet Parking
  • Live Music & Entertainment

This annual summer festival is FREE and open to the public.Saturday, June 22, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Central Park, Bandshell Area

Bryant Park Dance Class

Bryant Park Dance Class

Bryant Park is, in my opinion, New York’s most civilized park. On any given day you can walk barefoot in well-maintained, clean grass, read under the trees, listen to live music and grab a decent bite. The programming team does a great job at keeping a variety of activities on the calendar.

This Saturday June 1, if you have the time, you can enjoy a dance lesson, 10:00am – 11:00am, on the lawn. Classes are FREE and led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance
Open to all levels and ages.Good way to get the day started!

    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.

    Armory Arts Week

    Armory Arts Week

    It’s that time of year again – Armory Arts Week – when the city celebrates its unparalleled artistic communities.

    This annual fine art fair has works from over 100 international modern and contemporary fine art galleries. You can attend many other fine art fairs that are running concurrently with the Armory, including the ADAA’s Art Show, The Independent, Moving Image, and VoltaNY. There are hundreds of other free arts events happening across the city, ranging from special receptions, open studios, art tours, museum discounts, performances, panels, artist discussions and parties.

    Location: Pier 92 & 94
    Dates: March 7 – 10, 2013
    Information: You can see all the schedules online…
    http://www.thearmoryshow.com/armory_arts_week/2013.html