SATURDAY 1/25: Winter Jam NYC In Central Park — Free Skiing, Snowboarding & More

If yesterday’s snowfall has you itching to get your ski on, you’re in luck: Winter Jam NYC — the annual winter sport festival organized by the Parks Department — takes place this Saturday (1/25) in Central Park. The event will feature free skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, exhibition events and more. There’s even the “Iams Doggie Bowl” [...]

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: NYC MulchFest 2014 — Tree Recycling & Free Mulch

Nothing says “early January” like a bunch of dead Christmas tree piled up on the sidewalk (or a temporary increase in people at the gym, swearing this year is going to be different). If you’re still clinging to your tree and trying to figure out what to do with it, take note that MulchFest 2014 [...]

FRIDAY & SATURDAY (7/12 & 7/13): Manhattanhenge Returns To New York City

It’s that time again: The uniquely New York phenomenon of Manhattanhenge — when the setting sun is in perfect alignment with the NYC street grid — is back both tonight and tomorrow (7/12 & 7/13). Tonight is the “full” sun at 8:23 pm and Saturday is the “half” sun at 8:24 pm (both times are [...]

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY (5/28 & 5/29): Manhattanhenge Returns To New York City

It’s that time again: The uniquely New York phenomenon of Manhattanhenge — when the setting sun is in perfect alignment with the NYC street grid — is back both tonight and tomorrow (5/28 & 5/29). Tonight is the “half” sun at 8:16 pm and Wednesday is the “full” sun at 8:15 pm (both times are [...]

SATURDAY 5/18: Free “On A Wing Festival” In Central Park

One more event of note tomorrow (Saturday, 5/18): The Central Park Conservancy is holding their free annual On A Wing Festival. Activities include interacting with various birds of prey, bird shows, and bird walks.

SATURDAY 5/18: UWS West 75th Street Block Association Planting Day

If you’re looking to exercise your green thumb, the West 75th Street Block Association is holding their annual Planting Day on Saturday (5/18). Projects will take place on W. 75th between Columbus and Central Park West, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

ROW BOAT FAIL: Couple Falls Into Central Park Lake, Drawing Large Rescue Response

Well this must have been more than a little embarrassing… A couple fell out of a row boat and into the Central Park lake yesterday afternoon, drawing a rather large FDNY and NYPD response, including helicopters, to the scene.

SATURDAY 5/18: Volunteers Needed In Riverside Park For “It’s My Park Day” Projects

If you’re looking to for a volunteer opportunity and aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty, the Riverside Park Conservancy is looking for people to help out with various projects this Saturday (5/18) for It’s My Park Day. Volunteers are needed between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm at various locations around the park.

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Free Fitness Classes In Central Park

RELATED:  SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS: Free Zumba & Tai Chi Classes In Riverside Park If you’re looking to get in shape this summer but don’t like being stuck indoors at the gym, the Central Park Conservancy is offering free bi-weekly fitness classes in the park from now through August. The classes make use of various park [...]

I SHIT YOU NOT: Killer, Air-Breathing “Fishzilla” Found In Central Park’s Harlem Meer

New York News | NYC Breaking News It sounds like something out of a cheesy horror flick: A killer fish with the head of a snake and jagged teeth that devours everything in its path and — gasp! — breathes air and can live on land. Except… it’s real. And apparently it’s invading the waters [...]