Riverside Park

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

Monday, April 21, 2014
No. 10

Events from May 4th – September

NYC Parks and Summer on the Hudson are pleased to announce the 2014 season of events in Riverside Park from 59th Street to 148th Street.

All of our favorite festivals are back plus we’re teaming up with Rasaad Newsome to present the King of Arms Ball II. Everyone is welcome to our weekly music and dance events and we’re looking forward to July for the movie showings to begin. See it all (and download the pdf) here www.nyc.gov/parks/soh and follow us on Twitter @summeronhudson.


Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival
Irish Arts Center returns to the park with its 13th annual day-long Irish Dance Festival featuring performances by hundreds of the best Irish dancers, with opportunities for the whole family to join in. www.irishartscenter.org
Sunday, May 4, 1-7pm – Pier I @ 70th St.

11th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza
Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring family bands, kids activities, Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, eco-environmental information, food, vendors, interactive fun, and more! Everyone welcome.
Sunday, May 18, 12-5pm – Pier I @ 70th St.

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, 10:30-11:00am – Locomotive Lawn @ 61st

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training
Jay Andors (KPA-CTP) of NY Clicker Training and Lauren Wojcik (KPA-CTP) of Lauren’s Leash lead a 6-week training seminar that will give you foundation skills for a lifetime of good dog behavior. For the first session leave your dog at home. Pre-registration and NYC dog license required – call 212.408.0219
Thursdays, May 22- June 26th - 6:30-7:30pm – far end pier I

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

Nature Walks
May 24th’s walk will start at the 79th Street Boat Basin and will explore the trees and birds along the river to the gardens at West 91st Street.
Saturdays, May 24, 9:30-11am – 79th

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.

May 10 Community Works / book-reading, discussion, & game-playing

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!
Workshops May 16, July 18, August 15, 6-7pm - 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.
May 30 Sonnet Man / Devin Glover sets Shakespeare’s love sonnets to Hip Hop

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.

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, May 31, 6-9pm – 125th & Marginal Sts.

Dance for Sculptures
Muna Tseng Dance Projects’ newly commissioned choreography engages with Chuck Ginnever’s monumental steel sculptures, Medusa and High Rise, overlooking the Hudson River, its metal ice breakers, and the George Washington Bridge. Performances co-sponsored by NYC Parks and the Cynthia-Reeves Gallery in association with Gayle Maxon.
Saturdays, May 17 & 24, 7pm – 145th St. Lawn

Sweet Spot
Musical Directions brings you Sweet Spot, a family-friendly gathering of community, cultures & music lovers of all ages, featuring Reggae, Soulful House, Disco and Afro-Beat spun by a rotating collection of North America's most renowned sound architects.
Sunday, May 25, 2-9pm –the Pier @ 125th & Marginal Sts.

Learn To Ride!
New riders 5years and up learn to balance, ride, & enjoy life on two wheels. A limited number of kids bikes will be lent by Bike and Roll NYC. Reservations required, please call: (212) 870.2080 First come, first trained; there may be a wait.
Saturday, May 31, 11am-4pm – 135th St. & the Greenway (under the highway)

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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