Riverside Park

The Daily Plant : Friday, May 31, 2002


National Trails Day- Saturday, June 1
Place: Parks Citywide
Join the Urban Park Rangers and the Ranger Conservation Corps for planting and restoration projects in parks all over the city. Tools and supplies will be provided. Dress appropriately and bring water to drink. For information call (866) NYC-HAWK.

Pinkster Carnival- Saturday, June 1
Time: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Pieter Claesen Wycoff House, Brooklyn
Come join a celebration of Dutch and West Indian Heritage. Enjoy Caribbean food, music and dance, and a traditional egg eating contest. For information call (718) 629-5400.

Family Day- Saturday, June 1
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Place: Crotona Park, Bronx
A fun-filled day of music, entertainment, games, and food for all families. For information call (718) 378- 2061.

YAI Central Park Challenge & Family Fun Day- Saturday, June 1
Time: 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Place: Central Park
Established in 1957, YAI was originally called the Young Adult Institute because its work was focused on adolescents and young adults. Today, YAI is know as the National Institute for People with Disabilities and assists people of all ages with mental retardation and developmental & learning disabilities throughout the New York metropolitan area. For information call 212-273-6526.

Governor's Island Flotilla- Sunday, June 2
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Battery Park, Manhattan
Hundreds of boats sail down the Hudson and East Rivers, converging in New York Harbor to celebrate the return of Governors Island to New York. Free festivities include food, contemporary and patriotic music, and boat rides. Free. For information call (212) 935-9831.

A Hands-On Look at Public Art- Sunday, June 2
Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Robert F. Wagner Park in Battery Park City
Join contemporary art historian Dorothea Basile and artist/teacher Elise Engler in an exploration of Battery Park City's excellent 20th century public art collection, followed by a hands-on workshop. For information call (212) 528-2733.

William Walsh

William Walsh has been the Director of Brooklyn Construction for the last eight years. During that time he has overseen more than $130 million worth of projects throughout the borough. Bill has been with Parks since 1984 and supervises a staff of fifteen people.

Bill has two other great loves besides Parks and they are fishing and music. He performs and records with two a cappella doo-wop groups called the "Ribitones" and the "Revisions." He also holds a U.S. Coast Guard license for charter fishing. To see Bill in action, go to his next gig on June 8 at Molloy College, Hayes Theater at 8:00pm for a great time.

(Friday, June 9, 1989)


"Think globally and act locally," the late Abbie Hoffman once said.

Taking Hoffman's exhortation to heart, a group of environmental activists met at the Riverside Park Rotunda last Wednesday to establish a unified network of organizations and grass roots participants dedicated to protecting and preserving New York City’s vast shoreline.

The Second River Lovers Supper, cosponsored by Parks and the New York City Friends of the Clearwater, a 106-foot slope launched 20 years ago to raise environmental consciousness, attracted over 100 environmentalists, city planners and government officials, as well as Commissioner Stern and folk singer and activist Pete Seeger.


"I celebrate myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

I loafe and invite my soul,
I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass."

Walt Whitman
(May 31, 1819- 1892)

Directions to Riverside Park

Know Before You Go

West 79th Street Boat Basin

The 79th Street Boat Basin marina is currently closed. No vessel dockage, moorage, anchorage or launch services are available. The marina will be dredged and reconstructed to modern codes and standards. The marina is anticipated to reopen in 2025. Related inquiries may be sent to boatbasin@parks.nyc.gov

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