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.

March For Our Lives

On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of NYC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.

Rally with us in Central Park or march in your own community. On March 24, the collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.

March for Our Lives – NYC

10:00 am 72nd Street and Central Park West RSVP here.

Meet at Duane Reade on Broadway between 71st and 72nd St. A rally will begin at 11:00 am in Central Park, and the March begins at 12 pm. Please wear orange–the color of the gun violence prevention movement, and bring signs.

At the Central Park Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater – Neverland: Peter Returns

Opening this week – Neverland: Peter Returns

The new show at the Marionette Theater is based on J.M. Barrie’s iconic Peter Pan tales and gives a delightful new spin on the beloved children’s classic. The Darling children leave home behind to follow Peter Pan to Neverland for the adventure of a lifetime. When the cunning Captain Hook turns Peter’s pals Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell against him, the children team up with the Never Boys to save the day, learning the true value of forgiveness and friendship!

Opening Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Tuesday – Friday 10:30am & 11:30am
Saturday & Sunday 1pm

Special Schedules
February 19 – 23 11am, 1pm & 3pm
April 2 – 4 11am & 1pm
April 5 – 6 11am, 1pm & 3pm

More info here – The City Parks Foundation.

Central Park Midnight Run & Fireworks 2018

Kick off the New Year at the Midnight Run! Join the fun and celebrate with music and dancing (starting at 10:00 p.m.) as 2017 comes to a close. With a countdown to midnight beginning at 11:59 p.m., the four-mile run will begin on the stroke of midnight, as will a spectacular fireworks display to light up the night and the start of 2018.

For more information about the Midnight Run, or information about how to register, please visit New York Road Runners’ 2018 Midnight Run page.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

10:00 p.m.11:59 p.m. 

Rumsey Playfield i

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Pelleas et Melisande at the Swedish Cottage Theater in Central Park

City Parks Foundation’s Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and SummerStage Festival present Pelleas et Melisande this weekend – a commissioned, site-specific work directed, choreographed, and designed by Luca Veggetti. A theatrical puppet experience that tells the story of doomed love based on Maurice Maeterlinck’s symphonic poem. Set to a composition by Arnold Schoenberg, the audience is taken on a journey of love and its consequences told through puppetry.

We caught the initial performance Wednesday evening and it was a magically evocative combination of puppetry, choreography and stage production.  It is a very special piece that should not be missed – and one which happily demonstrates the possibilities that a brilliant imagination and inspired performances can bring to the iconic theater.  We look forward to more “adult oriented” production in the future.