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July 16, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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Sports Events in New York City This Week
City Guide's New York calendar catches all the local sports, from Knicks or Rangers games at Madison Square Garden to Nets and Islanders at Barclays Center, with Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, plus college basketball, the Liberty of the WNBA, and the Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones also on our comprehensive list of things to do in NYC.

New York Liberty vs. Washington Mystics - Madison Square Garden
July 16, 2017 - New York

The new season tips off on May 13th, and The New York Liberty basketball team is ready to own the court. Show your support for New York’s female athletes and join us at Madison Square Garden for a summer of incredible performances, awesome theme nights, and above all, world class basketball. For tickets, visit nyliberty.com

State College Spikes at Brooklyn Cyclones - MCU Park
July 16, 2017 - Coney Island

Sunday Matinee Races - Yonkers Raceway
July 16, 2017 - Yonkers

In June and July, live racing is scheduled for every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights with 7:10 PM first post. Thursdays return in August, and note that there is no live racing Monday and Tuesday, July 3rd and 4th. As always, evening simulcasting accompanies all night time programs. Sunday matinees return this weekend (June 18th, first post 12:30 PM), with the first four races of the "French Trot" variety (10 horse fields at the mile-and-a-quarter-distance). The remaining Sundays scheduled are (July 2nd, 16th, 23rd & 30th) with first post time to be announced. The ‘New York, New York Double’ returns this Sunday, tentatively including Belmont’s 3rd race (post time 2:32 PM) and Yonkers’ 7th race (post time 3 PM). Twelve races are also on the docket for Saturday night, led the highly-competitive Open Handicap Pace (8th race) for the gentlemen pacers, when a pair of Levy Series winners—Bit of a Legend N, with "Air" Jordan Stratton, driving from post 5, and Keystone Velocity, handled by Dan Dube alongside from post 6 —will collide.

17th Annual New York City Triathlon - Riverside Park
July 16, 2017 - Upper West Side

4,000 athletes will compete in the 17th annual New York City Triathlon on Sunday, July 16, beginning at 5:50 a.m. at 99th Street and the Hudson River, with athletes expected to cross the finish line in Central Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. The International Distance race is produced and presented by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company. During the event, the only International Distance triathlon in New York City, participants will swim 1.5 kilometers (.93 miles) in the Hudson River, bike 40 kilometers (24.85 miles) on the Henry Hudson Parkway, and run 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) in Central Park. Details for public viewing, please note all times are approximate: SWIM START TIME: 5:50 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. LOCATION: 99th Street at Hudson River, Riverside Park (Pedestrians enter Riverside Park at 97th St. & Riverside Drive) BIKE COURSE TIME: 6:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. LOCATION: Riverside Park between 100th and 101st Street (Pedestrians enter Riversid... (read more)

Meet & Greet with Bobby Ojeda, Former Mets Pitcher and 1986 World Champion - Empire City Casino
July 16, 2017 - Yonkers

WHO: Former Mets star pitcher and 1986 World Champion, Bobby Ojeda WHAT: Meet & Greet and photos with fans prior to Mets vs. Colorado Rockies WHEN: Sunday, July 16, 2017 | Beginning at 12:00 p.m. WHERE: Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar inside of Empire City Casino (located near Valet Entrance) (GPS Address for Valet Entrance: 560 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY) Yonkers, NY—Former New York Mets star pitcher, Bobby Ojeda, a key member of the 1986 World Series Champion Mets, will meet and greet fans at Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar at Empire City Casino on Sunday, July 16, when the Mets play the Colorado Rockies in a 1:10 p.m. game. "Bobby O." will pose for pictures with Mets zealots, and watch the game with fans at Dan Rooney's Sports Bar. The left-handed starting pitcher was one of the anchors in the starting rotation of the ’86 champs that also included Dwight Eugene “Doc” Gooden, Ron Darling, and Sid Fernandez. His 18–5 record, 2.57 ERA (second-best in the league) and 148 strikeouts – all career-bests – played a major role in the Mets championship that season. Ojeda pitched in Game 3 of the World Series agains... (read more)

MEET & GREET WITH BOBBY OJEDA, FORMER METS PITCHER AND 1986 WORLD CHAMPION - Empire City Casino
July 16, 2017 - Yonkers

WHO: Former Mets star pitcher and 1986 World Champion, Bobby Ojeda WHAT: Meet & Greet and photos with fans prior to Mets vs. Colorado Rockies WHEN: Sunday, July 16, 2017 | Beginning at 12:00 p.m. WHERE: Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar inside of Empire City Casino (located near Valet Entrance) (GPS Address for Valet Entrance: 560 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY) Yonkers, NY—Former New York Mets star pitcher, Bobby Ojeda, a key member of the 1986 World Series Champion Mets, will meet and greet fans at Dan Rooney’s Sports Bar at Empire City Casino on Sunday, July 16, when the Mets play the Colorado Rockies in a 1:10 p.m. game. "Bobby O." will pose for pictures with Mets zealots, and watch the game with fans at Dan Rooney's Sports Bar. The left-handed starting pitcher was one of the anchors in the starting rotation of the ’86 champs that also included Dwight Eugene “Doc” Gooden, Ron Darling, and Sid Fernandez. His 18–5 record, 2.57 ERA (second-best in the league) and 148 strikeouts – all career-bests – played a major role in the Mets championship that season. Ojeda pitched in Ga... (read more)

New York City ePrix - Red Hook, Brooklyn
Through July 16, 2017 - Brooklyn

Circuit guide The New York City ePrix will be the first FIA-sanctioned motorsports event to take place in any of the five boroughs of New York City in modern history. The 1.95 kilometre circuit, which features 13 turns, winding through the waterfront neighbourhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn, and will feature stunning views of the iconic Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty Driver's guide: Antonio Felix da Costa "To be the first FIA series to race in New York City is going to be amazing and the track layout looks really cool. We are going to be racing in a central part of New York City, one of the greatest cities in the world! To have a motorsports race, especially with Formula E, where we are part of the innovation of all the electric powertrains in the world, we will create awareness for all the people that have had question marks about this."

Staten Island Yankees at Brooklyn Cyclones - MCU Park
July 17, 2017 - Coney Island

NYRR Brooklyn R-U-N 5k - New York Road Runners
July 17, 2017 - New York

This race is taking place in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. If you're looking for the NYRR R-U-N 5K in Central Park in Manhattan, visit this page. Come out for Monday Run Day...at night! Challenge your friends, runners and non-runners alike—R-U-N?—to join you for 3.1 miles in Prospect Park. Afterward, head out of the park to continue your evening and enjoy refreshments with your fellow runners at a nearby establishment—a twist to your usual weeknight happy hour. Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org and in the NYRR app. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and get unofficial results right after the race!

Staten Island Yankees at Brooklyn Cyclones - MCU Park
July 18, 2017 - Coney Island

The Meatpacking District’s Sweat Sessions Wellness Schedule - Hudson River Park's 14th Street Park
July 18, 2017 - New York

The Meatpacking District’s Sweat Sessions Wellness Schedule Tuesday, July 18 WHAT: The Meatpacking District’s popular wellness program Sweat Sessions returns to New York City offering free outdoor workout classes nearly every Tuesday night, May 9 through August 29. The al fresco fitness series is a local favorite, providing three 45-minute classes at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. The Meatpacking Business Improvement District has partnered with Samsung 837 and collaborated with The Wellth Collective to create a robust wellness program. Classes are free to the public. Participant sign up and upcoming schedules can be accessed by visiting thesweatsessions.splashthat.com. Mats will be provided. WHEN: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6PM: Exhale Core Fusion Barre 7PM: 305 Fitness 8PM: Solace Body with Kenny Santucci WHERE: The Meatpacking District’s Sweat Sessions will take place at Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park, on 10th Avenue between 14th and 15th streets. About the Meatpacking District: The Meatpacking Business Improvement District (BID) is the not-for-profit business alliance of the area whose mission is to support the business community and to keep the area clean, safe ... (read more)

Popin X Physiclo Run Club Featuring Olympic Medalist, Keeth Smart - Complete Body
July 18, 2017 - New York

Get ready for a running experience you'll never forget. A new monthly running club will be led by Olympic Medalist and Physiclo Founder Keeth Smart. POPiN, a new fitness app that allows you to access premium membership-only fitness clubs paying only for time used, has partnered with Physiclo, a line of resistance athleticwear, to put on this exciting, FREE event that includes a 2 mile run followed by a HIIT-style workout. This is the first in a series of POPiN Popups that will take place in the tri-state are. Participants will need to download the POPiN app on July 17th, and POPiN will provide a special code to gain free entry to Complete Body FiDi (for meet up, cool down and access to locker room amenities). In addition to running with Keeth and getting access to the CompleteBody location, attendees will also receive a 25% off discount code for Physiclo.

New York Liberty vs. Connecticut Sun - Madison Square Garden
July 19, 2017 - New York

The new season tips off on May 13th, and The New York Liberty basketball team is ready to own the court. Show your support for New York’s female athletes and join us at Madison Square Garden for a summer of incredible performances, awesome theme nights, and above all, world class basketball. For tickets, visit nyliberty.com

Staten Island Yankees at Brooklyn Cyclones - MCU Park
July 19, 2017 - Coney Island

New York City FC vs. Toronto FC - Yankee Stadium
July 19, 2017 - New York

Broadcast: YES, TSN1, WFAN Yankee Stadium

July Mixed Doubles Tournament - Bryant Park
July 19, 2017 - New York

Ping Pong Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments. Join us for monthly mixed doubles ping pong tournaments, and prove that table tennis truly appeals to all. Pairs must be one female + one male. Pre-registration is required. Please sign up with both names in the registration name field (example: Patti Smith and John Doe). One email will suffice for each team. Register here. Are you a solo female, who needs a partner to play? Please email us at bpc@urbanmgt.com, and we will be happy to find a match. On-site registration will open at 6pm if space allows. Please check-in with host when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20pm. USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play. Part of the Tournaments program

New York Liberty vs. Connecticut Sun - Madison Square Garden
July 19, 2017 - Midtown

The Garden is the place to be for exciting hoops action all summer long! With superstar Tina Charles leading the way, along with Epiphanny Prince, Sugar Rodgers, Kiah Stokes, and head coach Bill Laimbeer, heading into the 2017 season the Liberty looks to build on back-to-back 20-win seasons and WNBA Playoff appearances, and solidify its position as one of the elite teams in the WNBA. Nothing compares to seeing the Liberty inspire the crowd in the mecca for basketball! For comprehensive coverage of the team check out www.nyliberty.com. For more information on the team, ticket plans, and MSG, call us at 212-465-6766 or email nyliberty@msg.com. DISABLED SERVICES UPDATE Madison Square Garden is pleased to offer courtside wheelchair seats for all Liberty home games. Tickets may be purchased through the Madison Square Garden Disabled Services Department at 212-465-6034, Garden box office and TicketMaster, by phone at 212-307-1000 and online at TicketMaster.com.

Staten Island Yankees vs Hudson Valley - Richmond County Bank Ballpark
July 20, 2017 - Staten Island

Pocono Raceway Night Rev up your engines for Pocono Raceway Night as the first 2,500 fans receive free tickets for a Saturday Pocono race. Presented by: Pocono Raceway first 2,500 fans

Cardinals vs Mets - Citi Field
Through July 20, 2017 - https://www.mlb.com/gameday/cardinals-vs-mets/2017/07/17/491488#game_state=preview,game_tab=,game=491488

Staten Island Yankees vs Hudson Valley - Richmond County Bank Ballpark
July 21, 2017 - Staten Island

Halfway to the Holidays Holiday Ornament Giveaway first 1,000 fans

UFC - NYCB LIVE, home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
July 22, 2017 - Uniondale

UFC makes its historic debut on Long Island when the Octagon lands at NYCB LIVE, home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on July 22, 2017. Tickets go on sale for the event on Friday, June 2. With more information to come, stay tuned to nycblive.com.

Staten Island Yankees vs Hudson Valley - Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park
July 22, 2017 - Harlem

Made in America Throughout the season, six home games will be designated as our "Made in America" games featuring a premium giveaway item made right here in the United States of America, plus special Made in America jerseys worn on-field and post-game fireworks. Star Wars Night Evil Empire Cape Giveaway first 1,000 adults Faith & Family Night

New York City FC vs. Chicago Fire - Yankee Stadium
July 22, 2017 - New York

Broadcast: YES, WFAN; NYCFC at Yankee Stadium

TCS New York City Marathon Long Training Run #1 - New York Road Runners
July 22, 2017 - New York

Gearing up to run the TCS New York City Marathon or another fall marathon? Get in some long-distance practice with these runs, featuring built-in fuel, pace-setters, and training partners. In the start corals, participants will divide into groups based on pace. There will be signs in the corals starting at 7:00-per-mile and going up each 30 seconds—please stage yourself accordingly. If you choose to run with a pace group, members of the NYRR Pace Team—you'll recognize their blue and white striped tanks—will carry signs that correspond with the marathon paces and finish times. Check back later for information on the pace groups that will be available on event day. All pacers will cover 20 miles, but individuals may shorten their distance to suit their training needs. Runners may switch between pace groups as they wish. Runners faster than 7:00 per mile may begin before the 7:00 group; however, no pace leader will be provided. The official course will close at 10:00 a.m. Water, PowerGels, and Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available on the 102nd Street Cross Drive throughout the run. This is an unscored, untimed, noncompetitive run and does not count toward qualifying for gua... (read more)

Aberdeen IronBirds at Brooklyn Cyclones - MCU Park
July 23, 2017 - Coney Island

Staten Island Yankees vs Lowell Spinners on - Richmond County Bank Ballpark
July 23, 2017 - Staten Island

Superhero Day Superhero Cape Giveaway first 1,000 kids NYPD Appreciation Night Special Olympics New York Law Enforcement Torch Run For the second year in a row, Richmond County Bank Ballpark will serve as the finish line for the Staten Island leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New York. Kids Eat Free Every kid (12 years or younger) to enter the ballpark on Sundays will receive a voucher good for a hot dog, small soda, and chips or apple slices all kids 12 & under Scooter's Kids Club Sundays To register or for more information, visit siyanks.com/kidsclub Presented by: Staten Island McDonald's Kids Club members only

Sunday Matinee Races - Yonkers Raceway
July 23, 2017 - Yonkers

In June and July, live racing is scheduled for every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights with 7:10 PM first post. Thursdays return in August, and note that there is no live racing Monday and Tuesday, July 3rd and 4th. As always, evening simulcasting accompanies all night time programs. Sunday matinees return this weekend (June 18th, first post 12:30 PM), with the first four races of the "French Trot" variety (10 horse fields at the mile-and-a-quarter-distance). The remaining Sundays scheduled are (July 2nd, 16th, 23rd & 30th) with first post time to be announced. The ‘New York, New York Double’ returns this Sunday, tentatively including Belmont’s 3rd race (post time 2:32 PM) and Yonkers’ 7th race (post time 3 PM). Twelve races are also on the docket for Saturday night, led the highly-competitive Open Handicap Pace (8th race) for the gentlemen pacers, when a pair of Levy Series winners—Bit of a Legend N, with "Air" Jordan Stratton, driving from post 5, and Keystone Velocity, handled by Dan Dube alongside from post 6 —will collide.

Kayak Polo - Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy
Through July 23, 2017 - Brooklyn

What is kayak polo? It's a mix of basketball, water polo, and kayaking and a whole lot of fun! EVENT INFORMATION We've got the equipment (kayaks, vests, helmets, paddles), you bring the body, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship (shorts/sandals, too). Your level of experience doesn't matter. We are limited to 15 participants per game, so reserve your spot for the game at 11 am. We'll put you in a team and give you a vest number on a first-come first-served basis. Dedicated players and volunteers, though, will end up being teachers to others. We focus on individual attention and kayak mentoring, and offer the best free kayak learning experience you can get in NYC. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before game time to be donned with vest, helmet, paddle, and kayak. Sunday kayak polo games are divided into three sessions: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: The first session is a Meet-Up Group Session Sign-Up Via MeetUp Here 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Walk-up Kid's and Adult Session - Kid's get preference (must be aged 11 and up) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Walk-up Adult Session Here's some important information to remember before coming down to play: - Each game is limited to 10 public participants.... (read more)

Athletics vs. Mets - Citi Field
Through July 23, 2017 - Flushing

Cage Match Nyc - UCB Theater - Chelsea
Through July 27, 2017 - New York

Welcome to the world's most dangerous Improv arena, where two mighty teams of improv gladiators will take the stage to prove who is the best of the best. Two improv teams each perform their set timed by an onstage clock, and YOU vote via secret ballot for the more dominant competitor. The team with the most votes returns as Champion the following week to face off against a new challenger. For scores, records, and stats for the current season as well as archives from the past, check out http://cage-match.com/ CageMatch is hosted by the UCBW, the UCB's own ridiculous wrestling league. Each week you'll see one REAL and intense comedy wrestling match in the ring each week featuring the stable of UCBW MegaStars. Follow along with the silly story-lines as feuds lead up to big "Pay-Per-View" Saturday night shows four times a year. Check out http://www.ucbw.info and follow http://twitter.com/UCBW on twitter!

Cookie Lavagetto Memorabilia Collection on Steiner Auctions Block - Steiner Sports
Through July 29, 2017 - New Rochelle

New York, July 12 — The memorabilia collection of fabled Brooklyn Dodgers third baseman and Oakland, California favorite son Harry Arthur “Cookie” Lavagetto is on the Steiner Auctions online auction block, and will include such vintage collectibles as a baseball signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lavagetto’s game-used baseball glove from the 1940’s, a Dodgers team autographed baseball that includes signatures of such immortals as Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese, and Lavagetto’s 1948 Oakland Acorns Pacific Coast League Championship ring. His son Ernie has put the memorabilia up for bids in the Mid-Summer Classic Auction, which continues through July 29th. Visit steinerauctions.com to bid and for more details. Lovagetto’s Silver Lifetime Pass presented by Major League Baseball, an autographed Honus Wagner photograph, and a baseball signed by legendary manager Casey Stengel are also up for grabs. Lavagetto is perhaps best known for breaking up the no-hitter of Yankees pitcher Bill Bevens in Game 4 of the 1947 World Series at Ebbets Field with two outs in the ninth inning, in what became known as the “Cookie Game.” Lavagetto’s first professional team was the Oakland Oaks in ... (read more)

New York Empire - Tennis Matches - USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Through August 02, 2017 - Flushing

New York Empire is one of six teams competing in the Mylan World Team Tennis League, featuring some of the top tennis talent in the world. New York Empire will be playing their 2017 season from July 16-August 2, with home matches being played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Kick & Play @ Jcc Harlem 12-24 Months - JCC Harlem
Through August 09, 2017 - NEW YORK,

Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months. Their experienced instructors along with their puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play – all while having a blast! For age 12-24 mos.

Body Combat - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6 Lawns
Through August 11, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Strike, punch, kick and kata your way through calories to superior cardio fitness. EVENT DETAILS: Fridays at 7 pm, July 7 - August 11 EVENT INFORMATION Martial Arts inspired cardio. Your instructor will lead you through a workout which combines upper and lower body moves using power training, muay thai and karate.

Community Ecopaddle - Hudson River Park Pier 45 and 46
Through August 14, 2017 - New York

NEW! Join Hudson River Park and Manhattan Kayak Company at the Pier 84 Boathouse for an evening of kayaking and oyster restoration. Community EcoPaddle allows participants to explore local aquatic wildlife and learn to paddle in the River.

Piyo - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 6 Lawns
Through August 16, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Build power and increase speed and leg strength. This class increases muscular endurance and stamina for competitive sports events and uses power agility training to transform muscle fiber and produce a lean, athletic shape. EVENT DETAILS: Wednesdays at 7 pm, June 21 - August 16 EVENT INFORMATION A few notes: - Registration begins at 6:30 pm before each class. - Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. - All participants must sign a waiver each night before participating.

Double Dutch - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
Through August 30, 2017 - Brooklyn Heights

Learn to double dutch in a block party environment with experienced Brooklyn based Double Dutch Empire instructors. EVENT INFORMATION Join Double Dutch Empire for OPEN ROPES a weekly double dutch jump rope session every Wednesday. OPEN ROPES is free and open to everyone of any age, skill, and jump style. Skilled instructors are on-hand to provide basic double dutch instruction in a fun block party environment.

Basketball Clinics - Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 1
Through August 31, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8-17. EVENT DETAILS: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 pm, Sundays at 12 pm, May 2 - August 31 EVENT INFORMATION Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

Basketball Clinics - Pier 2 Roller Rink
Through August 31, 2017 - Brooklyn

Join Big and Little Skills Academy for dynamic basketball clinics for ages 8-17. EVENT INFORMATION Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training.

- Bryant Park
Through October 13, 2017 - New York

Free beginner lessons with masters of this modern sport Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided. Pre-registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows. Must be 16 or older to participate. Fifth Avenue Terrace, at 41st Street Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

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