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Summer on the Hudson

Summer on the Hudson

Summer on the Hudson is the Parks Department's annual outdoor arts & culture festival that takes place in Riverside Park from 59th Street to 153rd Street. With a mix of music concerts, dance performances, movies under the stars, DJ dance parties, kids shows, special events, wellness activities, and more there is something for everyone! All programs and events are free to the public and registration is not required unless specifically stated in event information.

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Summer on the Hudson Events

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jul 30

Summer on the Hudson Children's Performance Series presents Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
For decades, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre has been bringing enjoyment to legions of people through its contemporary and innovative marionette productions based on children’s classics.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, July 31, 2015

Jul 31

Summer on the Hudson: Totally Public Karaoke

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Bring your friends, bring your voice, and bring your courage.
Free!

Must See
Event
Jul 31

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up: The War and Treaty

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with some fresh air while you drink in the sounds at this monthly musical get-happy hour. July 31 The War and Treaty / haunting Folk/Americana Duo
Free!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aug 1

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

Aug 1

Summer on the Hudson: Sweet Spot Festival

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Enjoy Reggae, Soulful House, Disco, and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Aug 2

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Free!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Aug 4

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 4

Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!
Free!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Aug 5

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 5

Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and…
Free!

Aug 5

Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Moonrise Kingdom

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the pier.
Free!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Aug 6

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer and Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 and under) welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball. Coaches will guide groups of children in skill building activities. Tots Soccer…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

Aug 8

Summer on the Hudson: Playdates! in West Harlem Piers Park

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Come have a family & friends play date at this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainers, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Aug 9

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Free!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aug 11

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 11

Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!
Free!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Aug 12

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 12

Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and…
Free!

Aug 12

Summer on the Hudson Picture Show: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Pack a picnic, bring a friend and settle in for a night of premier movies on the pier.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Aug 13

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer and Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 and under) welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball. Coaches will guide groups of children in skill building activities. Tots Soccer…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 13

Summer on the Hudson: The Picture Show Extension: Fantastic Mr. Fox

at 72nd Track and Lawn (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

8:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Bring a blanket and come over to the lawn for three films brought to you by The Chatsworth on 72nd St. August 13 - Fantastic Mr. Fox - Mr. and Mrs. Fox live an idyllic home life with…
Free!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug 15

Summer on the Hudson: FlyNYC Kite Flying Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come and fly a kite at this fun festival for all ages! Kite-making kits will be provided for children.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 15

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

Aug 15

Summer on the Hudson and GRO Girls Skate Days

at Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson partners with GRO (Girls Riders Organization) for a monthly informal jam session for gilr riders in Riverside Skate Park at 108.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Aug 16

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Free!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Aug 17

Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge

at Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A.
Free!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Aug 18

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 18

Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!
Free!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aug 19

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 19

Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and…
Free!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Aug 20

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer and Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 and under) welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball. Coaches will guide groups of children in skill building activities. Tots Soccer…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 21, 2015

Aug 21

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with The Hoop Movement

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Wear dancing shoes and join different local companies as they demonstrate and teach you the moves.
Free!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Aug 22

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

Aug 22

Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Come for an active class session and learn elements of voice production, acting, and stage combat.
Free!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Aug 25

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 25

Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!
Free!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Aug 26

Summer on the Hudson: Game Days

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Play games such as giant tic-tac-toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 26

Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and…
Free!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Aug 27

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer and Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 and under) welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball. Coaches will guide groups of children in skill building activities. Tots Soccer…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 28, 2015

Aug 28

Summer on the Hudson: Friday Freshen Up with Wordsmith

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Kick off the weekend with music by hip hop artist and songwriter, Wordsmith.
Free!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aug 29

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

Aug 29

Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Don headphones and party on the pier with two live DJs spinning tunes of different genres.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sep 2

Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and…
Free!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sep 3

Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer and Pee Wee Basketball

at 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
All little ones (5 and under) welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball. Coaches will guide groups of children in skill building activities. Tots Soccer…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 3

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Play as your favorite game piece.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sep 4

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sep 5

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a full day of county fair magic with carnival rides, live music, aerialists, reptile shows, local food, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Sep 9

Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and…
Free!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sep 10

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Play as your favorite game piece.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 10

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Clinic

at Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sep 11

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Clinic

at Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 11

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep 12

Summer on the Hudson: Skate Clinic

at Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
This clinic teaches a strong skill foundation (safety, creative fun, teamwork) and takes the participants to the next level: contest preparation.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep 12

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sep 13

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside Park Skate Jam

at Skate Park at 108th (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
There will be skating competitions, open skate, a raffle, food vendors, and all day fun.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sep 16

Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and…
Free!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sep 17

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Play as your favorite game piece.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sep 18

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep 19

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

Sep 19

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari

at Riverside Park South , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South.
Free!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sep 20

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari

at Riverside Park South , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Come explore the park on a guided safari walk that searches out site-specific dance pieces choreographed for Riverside Park South.
Free!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sep 21

Summer on the Hudson: Literary Lounge

at Red Shade Plaza (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Come hear a reading, a moderated discussion, and join in an open Q&A.
Free!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Sep 23

Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and…
Free!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sep 24

Summer on the Hudson: Human Chess

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Play as your favorite game piece.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 25, 2015

Sep 25

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, bingo party.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep 26

Summer on the Hudson & Shape Up NYC present Zumba

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International music, and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
Free!

Sep 26

Summer on the Hudson: Little Red Lighthouse Festival

at Little Red Lighthouse (in Fort Washington Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with Urban Park Ranger-led tours, readings of eponymous children’s book, fishing clinics, and more.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sep 30

Summer on the Hudson: Evening Salute to the Sun

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga with instructor Hollis Lewis in a beautiful sunset setting. Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and…
Free!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3

Summer on the Hudson: Loops and Hoops Festival

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join us for our holiday tree lighting party with live music, decoration making, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dec 12

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

at West Harlem Piers Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join us for our holiday tree lighting party with live music, decoration making, and more.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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