Kayak Hudson River

Kayak Hudson River

Places and schedules for kayaking:

Pier 40:                     Far East Houston Street on the Hudson River, Manhattan
                                  Weekends and Holidays (from May 19th)
                                  From 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
                                  Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Pier 96:                     Clinton Cove Park, Westside Highway and 56th St, Manhattan
                                  Weekends and holidays (from May 19th)
                                  From 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
                                  Weekdays from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

72th Street:              Riverside Park and 72 St.
                                  Weekends and holidays (from May 19th)
                                  From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Red Hook Boaters:   Louis Valentino Jr. Beach Pier Park, Coffey and Ferris St, Red Hook. 
                                  From 1:00 a 5:00 pm (from May 27th) 
                                  Thursdays night from 6:00 to 8:00 pm (from June 28th)

Between June and mid-October is possible to do some free kayaking on the Hudson River, through an NGO called The Downtown Boathouse who wants to help new yorkers and its tourists to enjoy this program. This NGO works primarily at Piers 40, 96 and 72th Street. But you can also found them in Central Park and Dumbo (Brooklyn).

At the east edge of Houston Street on the Hudson River, take the Metro to get to Houston Street 1/9 A, C, or E to Canal St and walk east to the river and 5 blocks north over esplanade. Pier 96 has good views of the city, with a cute little park where you can rest after exercise. On 72th street, there is less crowded than other places, and another park next to the river to rest. The dock is located on the walkway next to the water in Riverside Park, almost on 72th street; Climbing the stairs of 72nd Street to the park and follow the path that leads to the river.

Our advice:

If you include this activity in your visit to New York, you just have to have a lock and clothing, in each of the piers you would find a locker, where you can change and store your stuff while touring the Hudson River.

Do not forget your bathing suit or comfortable clothes, shoes that can get wet, and some clothes that you can change later. Some sites have lockers, but you need to bring your own padlock.

Kayak use is limited to 30 minutes, but if no one is waiting, the ride can be extended.

You don’t have to be an expert, in several places classes are offer for free, if you are interested.

Wednesday Night Skating

Skating Wednesday night

Date:            Between April and October

Schedule:      Starts the meeting at 7:45 p.m.

                    It begins at 8:00 p.m.

                    Return to the starting place at 10:00 p.m.


The Wednesdays night the skater fans who love to skate through the streets of New York will make a distance of about 12 kilometers, where about 50 people do on cold nights and 80 when the weather is warm, it is a nice feeling roll on the streets, meet people and feel the thrill of skating by the five districts, routes are planned to ensure that they are safe with road conditions and that will be pleasant for the skaters, they will have several rest stops and the will have an opportunity to talk with colleagues that are familiarized with the routes and  that are willing to obey the rules, going slow in yellow light, red light stop, keep the crosswalks free, stay in single lane traffic and away from sidewalks. Every week the organizers choose a new route that leads through different parts of the city.

Night Skate is organized by a team of experienced skaters who volunteer their time and energy to ensure that it runs safely.



Skate´s Night meets at the southern end of Union Square Park (14th Street), near to the stairs. Traffic in the Union Square area can be heavy, so if you arrive by car, try to park in the general area. If you will take the subway please take 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W to 14th Street Station Union Square.

It is totally free and open to the people who love skates and want to have fun fun, only basic equipment are required like: skates, helmet, wrist guards, protecting knees, elbow pads, flashing light fitted to the helmet, backpack and visible clothing. Know that you do it at your own risk, those who will not or can´t agree with our simple safety rules should refrain from participating in this event.

If the streets are wet, the activity is canceled because it is too dangerous to skate as a group in the rain and its replaced with a meeting with all the participants to share drinks and food and have a great night.

Let's all do our part to make sure Wednesday Night + Skate, is a fun and safe event during the whole season.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Dates:    From April 28 to September 24, 2015 
Days:     Tuesdays and Thursdays
Hours:   7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Tai Chi is an exercise to increase strength, flexibility and balance. Because of Its positive effects on energy is a popular exercise for people, it's an accessible sport  to all levels of physical condition and it's easy to learn.

Our advice:

You can find free Tai Chi classes at Bryant Park. For more information on schedules click here.

April 25th is World Tai Chi Day.



New York is one of the best places in the world  to practice Yoga. If you would like to experience Yoga, there are several places that you can visit.

Free places to practice yoga

Bryant Park:           In the summer until September
                                Tuesdays 10:00 am and Thursdays 7:00 pm

Socrates Park:        Saturdays 9:30 am and 11:00 am
                                Sundays 10:00 am

Fort Tryon Park:     During the summer
                                On the lawn of Abby

Gantry Park
plaza State:            48 Avenue and East River - Long Island City
                                During the summer -Second Sunday of each month
                                10:00 am

Places to Practice Yoga By Donation

Prospect Park
Brooklyn:                Sundays 9:30 a.m.

East Village /
San Marcos Place:   Between Second and Third Avenue
                                 In 12th Saint Marks 2nd Floor
                                 Mondays to Fridays 7:00 a.m. the last 9:00 p.m.


Some sessions accepts donation and some of them are free, there are several types of classes, all for a better experience.

Our advice:

Classes incorporate postures, breathing and meditation.

Go with comfortable clothes and bring a towel, water and a yoga mat.

On the next page you'll find more information on yoga classes http://yogatothepeople.com/new-york/

Kayak Hudson River
Wednesday Night Skating
Tai Chi