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2019 Calendar of Events

Plastics are harming our waters. How can you help? Every day, we see the damage that plastics have on local wildlife and habitat in the Hudson River. Park Over Plastic is an initiative among Park staff, vendors and community members, like you. Let’s decrease plastic in the Park and support a more sustainable environment.

We’re over it, are you? Learn more at hudsonriverpark.org 2

#ParkOverPlastic #SingleUseless



















Follow @HudsonRiverPark #HRPK All photography by Max Guliani for Hudson River Park

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PRIDE IN HRPK HRPK is proud to celebrate Love, Diversity and Inclusion for all

#PrideinHRPK Check 4 hudsonriverpark.org for event details.


DANCE IN HRPK FREE TUESDAYS JUNE, JULY & AUGUST BEGINNER LESSONS 6:30–7:30 PM OPEN DANCE 7:30–9:00 PM Pier 45 at Christopher St. Join us for even MORE dance as we expand our repertoire this summer on Pier 45. Start your summer with free Bollywood & Bhangra or Ballroom dance lessons and come back in July for Sunset Salsa with Talia Castro-Pozo. Learn the steps with expert instructors and then stay to show off your new moves. As the sun goes down, the heat goes up!

Bollywood & Bhangra in partnership with Dance Parade JUNE 11 & 18


Sunset Salsa

in partnership with Robbie Tristan JUNE 25 & JULY 2

with Talia Castro-Pozo JULY 9–AUGUST 27



HUDSON RIVER DANCE FESTIVAL FREE JUNE 6 & 7 7:00 PM Pier 63 Lawn at W 23 St. Experience an evening of dance performance unlike any other in New York City. Set against the stunning Hudson River, our free showcase features five dynamic dance companies on a unique, open air stage. Join us for one or two nights of spectacular movement at the Hudson River Dance Festival.


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Ballet Hispรกnico

Camille A. Brown & Dancers



Presented by

SHS Foundation In association with The Joyce Theatre Foundation, Inc.


doug elkins choreography, etc. O, ROUND DESIRE

DANCE The Chase Brock Experience 2018 Hudson River Dance Festival 7


ICONIC NYC FILMS FREE WEDNESDAYS 8:30 PM (OR DUSK) Pier 63 Lawn Bowl at W 23 St. Nothing screams endless summer like an outdoor movie with friends. HRPK presents a season of iconic New York films on our Pier 63 Lawn Bowl. Each movie is set in the magnetic and mythic city you call home.

CAN I KICK IT? The Warriors JULY 10

When Harry Met Sally JULY 17

Moonstruck JULY 24

Do The Right Thing JULY 31

CAN I KICK IT? The Last Dragon AUGUST 14


Tootsie AUGUST 7

For the first time in NYC—CAN I KICK IT?, produced by SHAOLIN JAZZ is coming to Hudson RiverFlicks. The Warriors and The Last Dragon will be screened and scored (scene-by-scene) with a blend of Hip Hop, Soul, and Funk—mixed live by DJ 2-Tone Jones. The result is a live, remixed soundtrack using music to complement the dialogue and story while also incorporating DJ techniques that accentuate elements in certain scenes. 8


HUDSON RIVERFLICKS FREE FRIDAYS 8:30 PM (OR DUSK) Pier 46 at Charles St. Pack your picnic, grab a blanket and bring the family to our exciting lineup of kid-friendly animated movies each Friday night in Greenwich Village. Summer is for making memories together!

Spider–Man: Into The Lego Movie the Spider–Verse 2: The Second JULY 12 Part Ralph Breaks the Internet JULY 19

Sponsored by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group


Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation AUGUST 2

Incredibles 2 AUGUST 9

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World AUGUST 16

Trolls AUGUST 23

Heritage of Pride Family Movie Night FREE JUNE 21 6:30 PM at Pier 45 at Christopher St. Special Screening:






BARD IN THE PARK FREE A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S SONG JUNE 21, JULY 19, AUGUST 16, SEPTEMBER 13 7:00PM Clinton Cove A Midsummer Night’s Song showcases music and other artistic material inspired by the plays of Shakespeare, Chekhov and other classical playwrights. These concerts feature original music, along with work by other artists, in order to increase accessibility to and a love for the classics. Family-friendly and free of charge, A Midsummer Night’s Song offers audiences an opportunity to connect with the characters, stories, and language of the classics in a novel way. Visit hudsonriverpark.org to learn more.



JAZZ AT PIER 84 FREE 7:00–9:00 PM Pier 84 at W 44 St. For New York music lovers and visitors alike, smooth tunes return to HRPK’s Pier 84. In partnership with the Jazz Foundation of America, we are proud to bring these fantastic performers to your West Side backyard. Make sure to mark the dates now, and don’t miss a special performance by Robin Barnes—the New Orleans Song Bird!

Joey Morant MAY 9

Ray Mantilla MAY 10

Robin Barnes with JFA Musicians JUNE 13 12

Mike Freeman ZonaVibe

David Schnitter Quartet

with special guests Ray Mantilla and Jose Mangual Jr. JULY 11


Carol Sudhalter Quartet AUGUST 8

Presented in partnership with


SUNSET ON THE HUDSON FREE FRIDAYS 7:00–9:00 PM Pier 45 at Christopher St. Experience summer at its best—at free Friday concerts set against beautiful sunsets in Hudson River Park. These artists will start your weekend off right.

Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra Classical JUNE 14

Manhattan Samba Brazilian Samba JULY 19

Koku Gonza Neo–Soul AUGUST 9

Manhattan Samba

The Hum

High & Mighty Brass Band

Brass JUNE 28

Brass JULY 26

Kevin Batchelor

The Hum

High & Mighty Brass Band

Reggae JULY 12

Choral AUGUST 2

Brass AUGUST 23

Brazilian Samba AUGUST 16




BLUES BBQ FESTIVAL FREE SATURDAY AUGUST 24, RAIN OR SHINE 2:00–9:00 PM Pier 97 at W 59 St. Celebrate 20 years of blues and roots music in Hudson River Park with our most eclectic Blues BBQ Festival lineup ever. Musicians from across the United States will be playing while you enjoy delicious food and drink from local restaurants. Don’t miss this beloved event.

Kevin Burt

AJ Ghent [j-ent]

2:00 PM

4:30 PM

The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir

Ruthie Foster

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe 7:30 PM

6:00 PM

3:15 PM

Restaurant and beverage partners will be announced soon! Check hudsonriverpark.org for more information. 14




ESTUARY LAB Hudson River Park’s Estuary Lab offers hands-on education and interactive scientific research while communicating the ecological importance of the Park’s 400-acre Estuarine Sanctuary. Visitors are invited to experience the River as a living laboratory for community engagement and environmental stewardship.

Discover Learn about the Estuarine Sanctuary’s thriving habitat, a unique urban ecosystem where salt and fresh water mix. With 70 species of fish including seahorses, eels, and striped bass, Hudson River Park and its Estuarine Sanctuary provide an unparalleled location for discovering the abundance of life below the River’s surface.

Explore HRPK’s Estuary Lab hosts a wide range of public programming throughout the Park’s four-mile footprint. From Big City Fishing to Shell-ebrate Oysters, these programs bring river science to life, making STEM education dynamic and inspiring for all ages.

Restore Participants support the health and habitat of the Park’s urban waters through the Estuary Lab’s community research projects. Estuary Lab staff invite the public to monitor and maintain the Sanctuary through projects focused on oyster research, marine plastics and water quality. 16




NEW! OPEN FIELD LAB FREE SUNDAYS JULY 7–AUGUST 25 4:00–5:30 PM Pier 84 at W 44 St. Explore current scientific research and real–time monitoring efforts at these weekly participatory field labs. Topics include microplastics, oyster restoration and environmental DNA. Visit estuarylab.org for full schedule of workshop themes. Registration recommended at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com

BIG CITY FISHING FREE JULY 7–SEPTEMBER 22 Adults and kids ages 5+ learn how to fish while engaging with trained environmental educators about river science topics. We provide the rods, reels, bait and instruction. SUNDAYS JULY 7–SEPT 22 11:00 AM–3:00 PM

SUNDAYS JULY 7–AUG 25 11:00 AM–3:00 PM

Pier 25 at N Moore St. Pier 84 at W 44 St.


MONDAYS JULY 1–AUG 26 5:00–7:30 PM

Pier 25 at N Moore St. Pier 51 at Jane St.


ROVING RIVER FREE SUNDAYS JULY–AUGUST Keep an eye out for the Roving River tricycle—an exhibit of live Hudson River wildlife on wheels. Our eco–bike travels between Pier 40 at W Houston St. & Pier 25 at N Moore St. Observe river animals up close and interact with smaller critters in a touch tank. Visit estuarylab.org for full schedule.



SCIENCE SATURDAYS FREE SATURDAY JUNE 1, JULY 13, AUGUST 10 12:00–4:00 PM Pier 84 at W 44 St. Dive into science with your family this summer for catch and release fishing, microscopic investigations, River-inspired crafts and more. Registration recommended at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com

COMMUNITY ECOPADDLE $20 MONTHLY JUNE–SEPTEMBER 6:00–8:00 PM Pier 84 at W 44 St. Spend an evening kayaking on the River supporting Park oyster research. Education meets outdoor fun at these seasonal drop-in programs for people to connect with HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Presented in partnership with


Ticket required to attend - visit hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com for full schedule.


SHELL-EBRATE OYSTERS FREE SUNDAYS JULY 7–SEPTEMBER 22 4:00–5:30 PM Pier 25 at N Moore St. Learn the incredible history of oysters and their ecological importance while working alongside Park staff to support oyster research efforts. Registration recommended at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com



HUDSON RIVER NATURE WALKS FREE SUNDAYS JUNE 2–SEPTEMBER 29 9:00–10:00 AM Meet at the Christopher St. Fountain Learn about Hudson River Park’s wildlife and get some exercise with knowledgeable naturalists conducting guided nature walks along the Park’s esplanade. Registration recommended at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com

HUDSON HISTORY WALKS $15 MONTHLY JUNE–SEPTEMBER Various locations—visit hudsonriverpark.org for more details. Discover NYC’s dynamic waterfront history through a guided walking tour led by local historians. Ticket required to attend - visit hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com for full schedule.



HEALTHY ON THE HUDSON FREE JUNE 3–SEPTEMBER 13 SERIES PRESENTED BY LULULEMON Tired of the same workouts? Take your exercise outdoors with our Healthy on the Hudson series. Try our free summer workouts for a fitness boost along HRPK’s sparkling waterfront.

Tai Chi in the Park MONDAYS 6:30–7:30 PM

Pier 84 at W 44 St.

Yoga with Chelsea Piers Fitness

New York Outrigger Sessions

THURSDAYS 6:30–7:30 PM

THURSDAYS JUNE 27, JULY 25, AUG 15 6:15–7:15 PM

Pier 46 at Charles St.

Workout with lululemon WEDNESDAYS 6:30–7:30 PM

Pier 25 at N Moore St.

SATURDAYS MAY 25, JUNE 22, JULY 20, AUG 10 11:15 AM–1:15 PM SUNDAY SEPT 1 11:15 AM–1:15 PM

Fitness partners

Pier 66 Boathouse at W 26 St. NEW YORK OUTRIGGER

Registration required. Book your spot early! hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com 23


HUDSON RIVERKIDS FREE JUNE 3–SEPTEMBER 19 Presented in partnership with MONDAYS on Pier 25 at N Moore St. THURSDAYS on Pier 62 at W 22 St. 4:00–4:45 PM Hudson RiverKids brings together hands-on learning and entertainment with a multitude of interactive programs and performances, all made with kids especially in mind.

Bilingual Birdies JUNE 3 & 6

Mike Messer and the Afterschool Special JUNE 10 & 13

Drag Queen Story Hour JUNE 17 & 20

Tim Kubart and the Space Cadets JUNE 24 & 27

Sweetbeatz JULY 1 24

Ramblin Dan and the Free Wheelin’ Band

Kid Ace AUG 19 & 22

Mister G

Children’s Museum of the Arts

JULY 15 & 18

AUG 26 & 29

City Stomp


JULY 29 & AUG 1


The Pop Ups

MC Veggie Fresh

AUG 5 & 8

SEPT 9 & 12

Suzi Shelton

Story Time in HRPK Elisha Cooper

JULY 8 & 11

AUG 12 & 15

SEPT 16 & 19




SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival

FREE SATURDAY SEPT 28 Rain Date Sunday Sept 29 11:00 AM–4:00 PM Pier 84 at W 44 St.


Hudson River Park’s SUBMERGE festival celebrates NYC’s coastal waters and brings marine science to life. This day of interactive science aims to inspire audiences of all ages and make marine science and STEM accessible and engaging for everyone. Registration recommended at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com


PUMPKIN SMASH FREE SATURDAY NOV 2 11:00 AM–2:00 PM Chelsea Waterside Park 11 Ave & W 23 St. Don’t trash it, smash it! Dispose of your leftover pumpkins the fun and sustainable way at this fall festival and pumpkin smash. BYO pumpkins for a smashing good time. Registration recommended at hudsonriverpark.eventbrite.com



HRPK GAMES JUNE 22 9:00 AM–2:00 PM on Pier 40 at W Houston St. 2:00–5:00 PM After–Party The 5th Annual Hudson River Park Games invites Park users, local businesses and sponsored teams to compete in dodgeball, volleyball, flag football, steal the bacon and basketball relays, capping off the action with a championship obstacle course match. All skill levels welcome! The Games are powered by Hudson River Park Friends and help raise critical funds for the Park. Visit hrpkgames.org to learn more. Presented by

HRPK GREEN TEAM FREE SATURDAYS APRIL 27, MAY 4, JUNE 8 & 29, JULY 13 & 27, AUG 10 & 17, SEPT 7, OCT 5, NOV 9 & 23 Join our team of Saturday volunteers and make an impact on your local community while learning about HRPK’s unique environment. Projects include planting, mulching, weeding, cutback of grasses and painting. All onsite training and materials are provided. volunteer@hudsonriverpark.org Presented by 28

When you join as a member, you become a Friend with Benefits and experience #HRPK as a true New Yorker! Members enjoy VIP access to special events including concerts, river outings and festivals, in addition to receiving discounts at local businesses and the inside scoop on Park happenings.

More importantly, members help support over four miles of lush parklands—including HRPK’s 700+ annual educational and cultural programs, flexible sports fields, imaginative playgrounds, lively dog parks, open green spaces and a continuous waterfront esplanade. Let’s be friends—hrpkfriendswithbenefits.org





OUR WEST SIDE STORY PreEuropean Contact

The Original New Yorkers The Lenape people farm tobacco and conduct trade along the lower Hudson River.

19th Century

Canal Era

Early 20th Century

All Aboard!



Hudson River waterfront transforms into one of the world’s busiest working waterfronts due in part to the opening of the Erie Canal and the advent of the steamship. Oyster barges proliferate along the shoreline and oyster carts are as plentiful as current day hot dog stands. Some of the world’s most celebrated ships —the Lusitania, Carpathia, and the Normandie— came and went from piers in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen, transporting soldiers, celebrities, immigrants and more to and from Europe.

West Side Highway Collapses A section of the elevated West Side Highway collapses, bringing attention to NYC’s deteriorated infrastructure and leading to plans for a neverbuilt project called “Westway” that would have filled in a portion of the Hudson River to create an underground interstate highway.

A Catchy Tale



New York State and New York City halt plans for Westway due to political pressure and community concerns, including impacts to juvenile striped bass. The State and City begin discussing alternative solutions for Manhattan’s West Side waterfront and piers. 1998

A Park is Born The Hudson River Park Act is signed into law— designating approximately 150 acres of land and piers and 400 acres of water as a major, new park and Estuarine Sanctuary—happy news for New Yorkers and the 70+ species of fish in HRPK.


20 Years Young Hudson River Park celebrates its 20th Anniversary, attracting 17 million visits each year. With 75% of the Park’s 4-mile footprint complete, HRPK offers over 700 cultural, educational and family programs annually. HRPK’s Estuary Lab conducts original research on oyster restoration and microplastics.


#singleuseless HRPK launches Park Over Plastic, a multi-year initiative to rid the Park of single-use plastics.

2020 & Beyond

There’s More to This Story With the openings of Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 (the first pier to feature an “ecological get down”), Gansevoort Peninsula, PIER55, Pier 57 and Pier 97— the completion of HRPK is now in sight! Visit hudsonriverpark.org to learn more about the waterfront’s history and the future of HRPK.





Healthy on the Hudson

Dance in HRPK

Hudson RiverKids

Sunset on the Hudson

Shell-ebrate Oysters Big City Fishing Roving River

PIER 46 Hudson RiverFlicks Healthy on the Hudson

Christopher St. Fountain Hudson River Nature Walk

N Moore St.

PIER 51 Big City Fishing

Christopher St. W Houston St. Charles St.

Horatio St.



Hudson RiverKids

Jazz at Pier 84 Healthy on the Hudson Science Saturdays


Open Field Lab

Hudson RiverFlicks

Big City Fishing

Hudson River Dance Festival


PIER 66 Healthy on the Hudson


Chelsea Waterside Park HRPK Pumpkin Smash

W 22 St.

Blues BBQ Festival

W 34 St. W 44 St. W 55 St.


Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor Bill de Blasio, Mayor Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President Diana L. Taylor, Chair Madelyn Wils, President & CEO

Hudson River Park Trust 353 West St. Pier 40, 2nd Floor NY, NY 10014



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Hudson River Park's 2019 Summer of Fun - Calendar of Events  

Join us for HRPK's 2019 Summer of Fun - with more than 400 events, there's something for everyone!

Hudson River Park's 2019 Summer of Fun - Calendar of Events  

Join us for HRPK's 2019 Summer of Fun - with more than 400 events, there's something for everyone!