Adventures NYC

Adventures NYC 2018 logos

Saturday, June 16, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Central Park, the Bandshell Area
enter at 72nd Street

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FREE EVENT
Rain or shine

Get ready to paddle, climb, race, and glide at Adventures NYC!

On Saturday, June 16, join NYC Parks in Central Park to celebrate the great outdoors and enjoy a day of adventure—for free! This year’s activities include:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Zip Lining
  • Key Log Rolling
  • Stand-up Paddleboarding
  • Karate Lessons
  • Red Bulls Soccer Challenge
  • Rod and Reel Skills
  • GaGa Ball
  • Yoga
  • Obstacle Races
  • Free Bike Valet Parking
  • Outdoor Survival Training
    and much more!

Please note: Activity lines are subject to close early, so come early!

Certain activities will require a waiver, which will be provided at the event for participants to sign. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present to sign the waiver.  

People ziplining

Highlights from previous years

  •  Boy on Bicycle
  •  Rock Climbing
  • People climbing a rock wall
  •  AdventuresNYC crowd
  • People fishing
  • People Kayaking
  • People doing yoga
  • People at Adventures NYC
  • Person kayaking
  • People getting paddles
  • The Backpacker tent
  • Group of people posing with bike helmets on
  • Person climbing a rock wall
  • Two people performing trampoline acrobatics
  • Group of people doing yoga

Save Time In Line

Before you head to Adventures NYC, sign our waiver for participants in advance, and bring it with you along with a Photo ID! We’ll verify it on site. Kids must have a parent or guardian present at the event. Download the Adventures NYC Participant Waiver

Accessibility

For accessibility information, please contact Chris Noel by email at accessibility@parks.nyc.gov or by phone at (212) 360-1430 by June 14. To learn more about accessible paths and entrances at Adventures NYC, please view the Adventures NYC Accessibility Map [PDF] [PDF].

Sponsorship

Interested in becoming a sponsor of Adventures NYC? In addition to being featured in the one of the largest public events in Central Park, your brand will gain exposure through a comprehensive marketing plan that includes, but is not limited to:

  • LinkNYC Ads
  • Printed flyers and posters distributed to various schools, businesses, and organizations
  • Radio Advertisements
  • Parks website (500,000 unique visitors/month)
  • E-blasts to Parks’ lists
  • Aggressive public relations campaign to over 200 media outlets

Please contact Emily Maier at emily.maier@parks.nyc.gov to receive more information.

SummerStage – Bowie Symphonic

BOWIE SYMPHONIC: ENSEMBLE LPR PERFORMS DAVID BOWIE’S BLACKSTAR LED BY EVAN ZIPORYN WITH CELLO SOLOIST MAYA BEISER / DONNY MCCASLIN GROUP

Amazing show last Saturday night on a perfect evening in Central Park!

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The cultural influence that the late musician, iconoclast, and actor David Bowie had on millions of people can’t be overstated. The late British star, who called New York his home, recorded his final album Blackstar in secret. A star-studded orchestra arranged by Evan Ziporyn and featuring solo cellist Maya Beiser, will perform the album in full, along with a special performance by the Donny McCaslin Group, whose ensemble worked with Bowie on Blackstar.

Named after and headquartered at the acclaimed New York City venue Le Poisson Rouge, Ensemble LPR is an assemblage of New York’s finest musicians. The group personifies the venue’s commitment to aesthetic diversity and artistic excellence. This event is presented as part of the venue’s 10th anniversary season, LPR X.

 

SummerStage – Gregory Porter / Victory

In association with Blue Note Jazz Festival: GREGORY PORTER / VICTORY Saturday, June 2, 2018

Last Saturday’s inaugural SummerStage show featuring Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter and Victory, a once-in- a-generation talent who is a performance mainstay in Central Park, was a huge success. A packed house enjoyed a near perfect spring night as both performers gave stellar performances to kick off the season of free concerts at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield.

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Central Park SummerStage Schedule 2018

The New York City Parks Foundation has announced the 2018 season of SummerStage, New York City’s largest free outdoor performing arts festival, bringing more than 100 performances to Central Park and 17 neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs. This year’s festival, presented by Capital One, will showcase over 200 unique artists hailing from New York City and around the globe, performing shows across a diversity of genres and disciplines, including indie-rock, hip-hop, Latin, jazz, R&B, salsa, opera, contemporary dance, and spoken word.

The festival’s season of free shows will kick off at SummerStage in Central Park on Saturday, June 2 with jazz great Gregory Porter and rising star Victory Boyd, serving as a full circle moment for the young soul-folk singer who first garnered acclaim busking in the park, before being signed by Roc Nation in 2016. Other highlights in Central Park include 2017 MacArthur Genius grant recipient and Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder Rhiannon Giddens performing on June 16 with blues musician Son Little, two kings of salsa Eddie Palmieri and Tony Vega joining forces on August 26, up-and-coming electronic musicians Mura Masa and Jessy Lanza lighting up the stage on August 18, and renowned contemporary ballet company Alonzo King LINES Ballet on July 25. It’s sure to be another amazing year at NYC’s favorite outdoor performance venue. For more info on the shows and updates on added performances please check the SummerStage website.

SummerStage Benefit Shows

May 16 at 6:30pm Liam Gallagher / Richard Ashcroft at Central Park

. . . → Read More: Central Park SummerStage Schedule 2018

Top 10 Celebrity Favorite Places in Central Park

Top celebrities including Tina Fey, Glenn Close, Bette Midler, Alex Rodriguez, Kelly Ripa and many more head to Central Park when they want to chill out and relax. Emmy award winning TV host and correspondent Karen Schaler shows us all the highlights in the new weekly TRAVEL THERAPY videos series with the help of Jeryl Brunner, author of My City, My New York, an insider guide sharing the favorite places famous people in New York like to go!

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