Riverside Park

Summer On The Hudson In Riverside Park Announces June 2014 Line Up

Thursday, May 29, 2014
No. 31

NYC Parks and Summer on the Hudson (SOH) are pleased to announce the June 2014 events in Riverside Park and West Harlem Piers Park from 59th Street to 148th Street.

Get your heart pumping every Sunday by learning some of your favorite Latin dances or join us for the Riverfish Celebration when SOH will team up with NYC Urban Parks Rangers to connect us with the Hudson River wildlife. Everyone is welcome to our weekly music and dance events and we’re looking forward to July for the movie showings and live adult and children’s concerts to begin. See it all (and download the pdf) here www.nyc.gov/parks/soh and follow on Twitter @summeronhudson.


Let’s Dance!
Learn to dance like a pro at these Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata lessons and group social dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School and featuring DJ Ray Colon. Breaking News: Live Band accompaniment June 1st & 22nd
Sundays, June 1-29, 6-9:30pm – Pier I @ 70th St.

Pilates in the Park
Join instructor Melissa Ricci, CPT, PMA from Base Fitness® 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!
Tuesdays, June 3 – August 19, 6:30pm – The Plaza @ 66th St.

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 4 – September 24, 6:30pm – The Plaza @ 66th St.

Nature Walk
This tranquil walk will start at Riverside Drive and 116th Street and will explore the bird sanctuary.
June 7, 9:30-11am – 79th & 116th Sts.

Kayaking on the Hudson
Join The Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles. 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. All ages.
Sundays, June 8 – September 28, 10am-5pm – 72nd St. & the Hudson River

Riverside Gallery – Art in the Park
Tour the Riverside Park open air gallery to see the 4th year presentations of the Art Students League Model to Monument public art project. Sculptures by seven accomplished artists throughout South Park.

Join us for an opening ceremony and tour with the artists. June 12 at 2pm. 61st Street near the Locomotive Engine.

Play Dates!
Come have a family play date with your children and bring friends to this outdoor kiddie party featuring children’s entertainment, arts & crafts, and neighborhood fun!
Second Saturday of the month, 1-4pm – 125th &Marginal Sts.

June 14 Amelia Robinson of Mil’s Trills / interactive music for kids of all ages

West Coast Swing Outdoors
West Coast Swing, a partner dance fusing elements of slow Lindy Hop, Salsa, and booty-shakin’, can be danced to R&B, Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, and Blues! Come dance from 6-9 pm and get a lesson at 7 pm monthly!
Saturdays, June 14, 6-9pm – 125th & Marginal Sts.

Harlem Dances
Dances for a Variable Population; multigenerational dance, our season’s spotlight company, presents workshops and Solstice Steps, a performance featuring special guests. Seniors especially welcome!
Solstice Steps performance: June 20 @ 6pm & June 21 @ 5 & 7pm – 125th & Marginal Sts.

Lunchtime Listen
Bring a bag of yummies and eat lunch while drinking in the reverberations.
Last Friday of the Month, 12-1pm – 130th & Marginal Sts.

June 27 Mr. Reed / a mix of Soul, R&B & Funk; as seen on TV!

RiverFish Celebration
Join SOH and NYC Urban Parks Rangers to connect to the life living within the Hudson River. Come for the fishing, stay for the band and the river-related arts & crafts. Fishing equipment provided.
Sunday, June 29, 11am-3pm – 125th & Marginal Sts.

Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park
Shape Up NYC (a NYC Parks program in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers free fitness classes to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.
Saturdays, May 3 – September 27, 11am – 125th & Marginal Sts.

Tai Chi
Join Silvana Pizzuti to learn and practice Tai Chi, a slow moving martial art with health benefits for all fitness levels.
Sundays, May 4 – August 17, 8am – West 89th Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Plaza

Teen Beach Volleyball
Teens 13-17 hit the Beach Volleyball Courts in Riverside Park for instructional clinics and open play. For more information please call 212.408.0296
Wednesdays, May 7 – July 30, 5-7pm – 105th St. Courts

Locomotive Lawn Live
Songs for seeds is a rockin’ music class that encourages kids to dance, play, and sing along with a live band.
Thursdays, May 22 – June 26, 10:30-11am – Locomotive Lawn @ 61st St.
Summer on the Hudson is Riverside Park’s annual outdoor arts & culture festival that takes place from 59th Street to 153rd Street along the Hudson River and features a mix of music concerts, dance performances, movies showings, DJ dance parties, kids shows, special day long events, wellness activities, and more. All programs and events are free to the public and no registration is required unless noted. Summer on the Hudson is supported by the NYC Parks Department and the Riverside Park Conservancy.

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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