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Hudson River Park Free or Low-Cost Events

Hudson River Park Free or Low-Cost Events

Hudson River Park

The Hudson River Park offers a sparkling lineup of free and low-cost cultural, recreational and educational events and programs for New Yorkers, families and visitors to the Big Apple this summer as the 2016 “Summer of Fun” gets under way.

Hudson River Nature Walk:  Sundays: June 5 – September 25; 9-10AM.  Meet at the Christopher St. Fountain, Christopher St and the Hudson River in Greenwich Village. Learn about Hudson River Park’s wildlife by joining knowledgeable naturalists on guided nature walks along the Park’s esplanade.

Big City Fishing: Sundays: June 5 – September 18; 12-4PM. Hudson River’s pier 25 – N. Moore St. and the Hudson River in Tribeca. Adults and kids aged 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics.

Hudson River Kids: Mondays: June 6 – August 15; 6:30-7:15PM. Hudson River Park’s Pier 62 – West 23rd St. and the Hudson River in Chelsea: Rain Location: Pier 40 Lobby – 353 West St at Houston St. Hudson River Park brings out all of your favorite New York City family performers each Monday evening! From music to magic to interactive storytelling, Hudson RiverKids will keep your family entertained all summer long! For the 2016 season, Hudson RiverKids will be staged at two different locations in the park; Pier 62 in June and Pier 25 in July & August!

2016 Hudson RiverKids Performers: Pier 62
6/6: Story Pirates– Interactive Storytelling
6/13: Ramblin’ Dan and The Freewheelin’ Band
6/20: City Stomp
6/27: Penny Jones & Co. Puppets

Healthy on the Hudson: 

Mondays – June 6 – August 15; 11AM-12PM. Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 – West 44th Street and the Hudson River in Midtown (Meet by the Pier 84 fountain)
Tuesdays – June 7- August 16; 6:30-7:30PM. Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 – N. Moore St. and the Hudson River in Tribeca
Wednesdays – June 8 – August 17; 6:30-7:30PM. Hudson River Park’s Pier 46 – Charles St. (just north of Christopher St.) and the Hudson River in Greenwich Village
Getting fit in New York City has never been better! This FREE exercise series will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays all summer long!

Mondays: Senior Fitness with Shape Up NYC
Shape Up NYC is a free citywide fitness program offered by NYC Parks in partnership with Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and NYC Service. Shape Up NYC will offer a weekly walking club at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84. Classes are limited to 75 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays with lululemon
lululemon joins forces with Hudson River Park to bring you a summer of fitness and fun! A wide range of classes are offered, but space is limited to 75 people per class. Participation requires RSVP. For scheduling and to RSVP, go to

Bring your own mat.

Hudson River Park Swing

Sunset Swing: Tuesdays – June 7 – July 5; 6:30PM. Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 – Christopher St. and the Hudson River in Greenwich Village. Swing dancing returns to Hudson River Park! The Baby Soda Jazz band performs while New Yorkers dance the night away at Hudson River Park’s Pier 45. Beginner Swing dance lessons run from 6:30-7:15pm, Baby Soda Jazz Band hits at 7:15pm! 

Sunset on the Hudson: Fridays from June 10 – August 19 (No show on July 1); 7PM. Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 – Christopher St. and the Hudson River in Greenwich Village. Friday nights mean great local music on Pier 45! Join us every Friday night at Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 at 7pm to hear some of NYC’s best local artists!

Sunset on the Hudson Bands
– Shanti Star & the Afro-Reggae All-Stars: 6/10, 7/8 & 8/12
– Chuck Braman Jazz Band; 6/17, 7/22 & 8/5
– Max Gallico & Friends: 6/24, 7/15, 7/29 & 8/19

Sunset Park Cruise: Wednesday, June 15: 6-7:30PM. Hudson River Park’s Pier 62 – West 23rd St. and the Hudson River in Chelsea
Cross at W23 St. Join Hudson River Park and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter aboard a 1920’s style yacht for a special Park tour. Learn about the planning, design and history of Hudson River Park from experts while enjoying beautiful NYC views from the water. Each ticket includes one complimentary drink.

Event Cost:
– Adults: $48
– Students: $32
*Special rate EXCLUSIVELY for current Friends of Hudson River Park cardholders: $32

Purchase tickets at:

Hudson River Dance Festival

Hudson River Dance Festival: Wednesday June 15 & Thursday June 16; 6:30PM.  Hudson River Park’s Pier 63 Lawn – West 23rd St. and the Hudson River in Chelsea.The Hudson River Dance Festival returns to Hudson River Park for its second year! This celebration of Modern Dance will feature New York’s favorite dance companies appearing on one stage for two nights only – don’t miss these renowned dance companies in motion!

2016 Hudson River Dance Festival Dance Companies:
– Stephen Petronio Company
– Lar Lubovitch Dance Company
– Urban Bush Women

Presented by SHS Foundation with The Joyce Theater, with funding from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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