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Sports Events in New York City This Weekend - July 21-July 23

July 17, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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NYC is home to the Knicks, the Yankees, the Jets, the Rangers, the Mets, the Nets, and the Islanders, so you can bet that there are sporting events happening in the city no matter the season. (There's also soccer, minor league baseball, marathons, and all kinds of college teams.) Find out what sports events in New York City are happening this weekend on City Guide's roundup and then snag some tickets for a game you'll never forget.

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.

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

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)

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 - 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.

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.

- 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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