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All the Fun Things to Do This Summer in Riverside Park North of 120th Street

Updated: Jun 7

Aerial view of the lawns at Riverside Park North at 145th Street
The 145th Street lawn in North Riverside Park.

It's going to be a fun summer in North Riverside Park.

From a brand new outdoor gym to movies on the waterfront, there's lots to see and do this season in the park from 120th to 181st Streets.

The latest features and programming are the results of the Riverside Park Conservancy's North Park Initiative, first launched in 2009 to bring upgrades to the park's upper section, an area that had seen years of disinvestment.

Here are some highlights to keep you coming back this summer:

Summer on the Hudson in North Riverside & Fort Washington Parks

Jazz in the Park at Ralph Ellison Sundays in May at 2pm, Ralph Ellison Island at 150th St

Everybody Tango! Wednesdays in June & July 6:30pm-8:30pm, Pier at 125th and Marginal Sts

Sunset Yoga Thursdays from June-Sept at 6:30pm, 145th St Lawn

Jazz Foundation Presents: Sunset Sounds Friday, June 14 & Saturday, June 22 at 7pm, 125th and Marginal Sts

Harlem Moves with Limón Dance Company Fridays June 21, July 19 & August 16 at 6pm, 125th and Marginal Sts

Birding Walks Saturday, June 1 at 9am, meet at 157th St and Broadway

World Fish Migration Day Saturday, June 1 1:30pm-3:30pm, Fort Washington Park at 172nd St Beach

Movies on the Waterfront Aug 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 8pm, 145th St Lawn

Little Red Lighthouse Festival Saturday, September 28 noon-4pm, Fort Washington Park at 181st St

Check out the full calendar here.

New Outletics Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Riverside Park and 151st St

Donated by Outletics, this brand new Swiss-designed exercise equipment includes machines for building strength, cardio, balance and more.

New Outletics Outdoor Fitness Equipment in Riverside Park North
The park's new outdoor gym at 151st Street. Photo: Riverside Park Conservancy

Riverside Getaway NYC

April 27-September 29; Saturdays & Sundays noon-11pm

Bottom of the 151st St Entrance (take the ramp or stairs down from Riverside Drive or cross the 151st St pedestrian bridge)

This new seasonal concession at the bottom of Riverside Park's 151st Street entrance includes international food, drinks, games, and live music. The grand opening is Memorial Day Weekend.

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