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Adventures NYC -- Parks "Annual Celebration Of The Great Outdoors" Draws Thousands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
No. 47
http://www.nyc.gov/parks

On Saturday, Parks welcomed thrill-seeking New Yorkers to Adventures NYC, Parks’ annual celebration of the outdoors. Now in its eighth year, the event took place from noon to 4:00 p.m. in Central Park.

“Adventures NYC offers exciting activities such as rock climbing, paddle boarding, and yoga, and is enjoyed by thousands of visitors in Central Park every year,” said Commissioner Benepe. “Everyone gets to have fun in the sun while taking advantage of NYC’s green spaces to get out, get active and get healthy. Parks is proud to again partner with Backpacker Magazine, The North Face, and REI to bring this great event to the Big Apple for free!”

At the event New Yorkers participated in handcycling, climbed rock walls, and learned how to snowboard on synthetic snow in Burton’s Riglet Park, brought to Central Park by Ski Vermont. Other activities included a health and fitness clinic and a mountain biking expo. Attendees also enjoyed live music from the Kings Country Ramblers, the Nick West Quartet, and Brooklyn’s own Lucius. The Parks membership van was on hand to sign people up for Parks’ recreation centers.

Adventures NYC was presented by the North Face in partnership with REI and Backpacker Magazine and sponsored by Vermont Vacation, Progressive O&P, Mission Electric.org, Ski Vermont,Transportation Alternatives, UBC, Zipcar, Yoga Journal, Cabot Cheese, New York Department of Transportation, Princeton Tec, Larabar, Primaloft, Keen, Paragon, National parks Foundation, Gaiam, Tent & Trails, Laughing Lotus Yoga Center, NYC Water, NYC Tricycle, Brave, Central Park Medical Unit, Brooklyn Outfitters, Honest Beverages and Bike and Roll and the NYC DOT. Media sponsors include Z100 radio station and the New York Post.

For more information on things you can do all summer long, visit our website at www.nyc.gov/parks.

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There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsEast 72nd St Playground

The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.

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As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

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