New York City is not only home to great cultural institutions, shops and events; it's also a place where there are plenty of things to do outside. If you're looking for ways to enjoy New York's beautiful summer weather, we've got some great suggestions for things you can do outdoors?from New York parks and outdoor cafes to flea markets, sporting events, and street fairs. Here are some of our favorite things to do in NYC this week that will get you out of the house!
Women's Health Presents Are You Game? - Manhattan’s Hudson River Park at Pier 46
September 18, 2010 -
Women’s Health’s annual summer festival, Are You Game? is returning to New York for the fourth year. Building on the success of last year’s events in Chicago and New York, which were attended by more than 3,000 people, Are You Game? will allow women to experience the ultimate in outdoor fun. Are You Game? will be open to the public at $10 per person with 50% of that fee going to the Event Beneficiary, FEED Foundation. Students will receive complimentary admission with their college ID. The event will offer a host of fun activities, such as: Fitness Classes; One-on-One Golf Instruction with a pro in the Oakley Golf Cage; Mechanical bull; Oasis Day Spa Chair Massages; “Workout to Knockout” Makeover Cabana with manicures, skin consultations, hairstyling, and makeup applications.; Eat Smart Cooking demonstrations; Breakfast & Snack Bar sponsored by Special K; Nutrition Counseling; Virtual Kayaking sponsored by Subaru; Fashion Shows; Happy Hour from 2-4 PM; Live DJ spinning all day; All attendees will receive a Women’s Health tote bag; The first 1,300 women on site will receive a custom Women’s Health Are You Game? eco-friendly yoga mat from Kulae WHO: Women’s Health presents Are You Game? along with sponsors: Asics, Athleta, Burt’s Bees, MGD 64, Oakley, Special K, and Subaru; Partners: Crunch, Kulae, and Oasis Day Spa; and Beneficiary: FEED Foundation. REGISTRATION: Register online at www.areyougame2010.com. Attendees will also be able to register and pay on site. Students will receive complimentary admission with their college ID.
Farm City Where Are You Growing A Celebration of Urban Agriculture - Locations throughout NYC
Through September 25, 2010 -
Over three weekends, Farm City celebrates Urban Agriculture and explores the possibilities of a new agrarian future within the current urban reality. Components include: Farm City Fair, Farm City Film, Farm City Tour, and Farm City Forum, spotlighting the work of artists, farmers, activists, planners, architects, chefs, and foodies devoting themselves to feeding the city both culturally and agriculturally. Presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), Farm City is part of the Crossing the Line fall festival, conceived as a platform to present vibrant new works by a diverse range of transdisciplinary artists working in France and New York City.
Penguins - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2010 - Norwalk
Come fall in love with the new colony of African penguins in a new outdoor exhibit, offering views above and below the water.