Free & Cheap Upper West Side Events: 7/9/13

Free and cheap events in the neighborhood on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013… Kids Eat Free At Big Nick’s Big Nick’s Burger & Pizza Joint (2175 Broadway, between 76th & 77th) All Day Kid’s 12 & under eat free (dine-in only, kids menu, minimum $10 check with adult) Central Park Fitness Class Great Lawn, Central Park [...]

THURSDAY 7/4: 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show Along The Hudson River

Tomorrow night marks the 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show, which will once again take place along the Hudson River. The official start time for the show is 9:00 pm, although it generally tends to be closer to 9:20ish. The fireworks run approximately 25 minutes.

FRIDAY 6/21: 55 Free Concerts On The UWS; Part Of 7th Annual “Make Music New York” Festival (1000+ Concerts Throughout NYC)

Tomorrow is the the 7th Annual Make Music New York Festival, a city-wide event that includes over 1,000 free concerts throughout the day. The Upper West Side will get its fair share of performances — nearly 60 are scheduled throughout the neighborhood — starting at 10 am and running through the evening.

TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS: Free Pilates & Yoga Along The Hudson In Riverside Park South

Have previously mentioned the free fitness classes in Central Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the free Zumba and Tai Chi classes in Riverside Park on Saturdays & Sundays. If neither of those strike your fancy, you might be interested in the free Pilates and yoga classes in Riverside Park South on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. [...]

JUNE 1 – 16: “Sing For Hope” Pop-Up Pianos Return To New York City & The Upper West Side

Sing For Hope, the popular art installation of “pop-up” pianos that allows anyone to sit down and play music, returns to New York City for a 16-day run starting this weekend. From 6/1 to 6/16 there will be 88 pianos located throughout NYC, with eight here on the Upper West Side.

MONDAY 5/27: NYC’s Official Memorial Day Ceremony In Riverside Park With Mayor Bloomberg

Over the years, Memorial Day has come to signify the unofficial beginning of summer. It’s BBQs, beaches, vacations, and an excuse to binge on food an booze. But let’s not forget its true meaning: Memorial Day is a national day of remembrance to commemorate the men and women who have died in service to our [...]

SUNDAY 5/19: Free 10th Annual UWS Mamapalooza Festival In Riverside Park South (RAIN OR SHINE)

Good free family event in the neighborhood today (rain or shine) — the 10th Annual Mamapalooza Festival is taking place at Pier I in Riverside Park South (Hudson River & 70th). There will be food, live music, kids activities, crafts and more.

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.

UWS Photo Of The Day: Sunset From Riverside Park South

Nice sunset shot snapped by @PictureMeinNYC in Riverside Park South last night (mid-60s). If you’re not familiar with this strip of the neighborhood, you can see the remains of the historic 69th Street Transfer Bridge, as well as Pier I jutting out into the Hudson at 70th Street. Those steel beams in the foreground are [...]

UWS Dog Runs: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

If you’re an Upper West Side dog owner (or thinking about becoming one), DNAinfo has a nice overview of the six dog runs in the neighborhood. There’s a great quote from the owner of a Golden Retriever talking about how his dog likes to socialize with a wide variety of breeds at the apparently extra-large [...]