Outdoor Adventures on the UWS

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There are many ways to explore and appreciate nature on the UWS. From hiking through Central Park’s lush trails to paddling your way up the Hudson River, there are plenty of summer activities to keep you busy! Read on for some suggestions.

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Car Free Central Park

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Parks

A car free Central Park is now a reality!  After previously banning cars from roads above 72nd Street in 2015, they are now banned south of 72nd Street as well.

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Spring Central Park Activities For Kids!

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Children, Events, Parks

This is the beginning of a long-stretch of Central Park greatness. This includes quiet Sunday afternoons, concerts, and taking the little ones to the many playgrounds in Central Park. Over the next week or so, there are three free Central Park activities for kids (and adults) dedicated to the creatures who inhabit our urban backyard.

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Where to Go Drinking with your Dog on the Upper West Side

Posted by in Bars & Nightlife, Diners, Family, Food & Drink, Locals, Parks, Pets

Upper West Siders love their dogs! We have one of the highest populations of dogs in NYC, and you cannot walk down any street without passing by a furry friend. Many people struggle with determining which local restaurants and stores are pet friendly, so here are some dog friendly spots on the UWS!

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Nature Tours in Central Park

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Events, Family, Parks

Whether you’re new to the Upper West Side or you’ve been here for years, nature tours in Central Park are a great way to discover (or re-discover) the gem in our backyard.

Some of the tours on this list will repeat throughout the year, but here are some awesome activities going down in the next month or so!

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Central Park Dance Skaters

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018 in Other, Parks

You’ve seen them before. Or you’ve at least heard about them. When it’s too warm to go ice skating in Central Park, The Central Park Dance Skaters Association can be seen (and joined!) on weekends between April and October at the Skate Circle in Central Park. The Skate Circle (also known as Dead Road) is located just north of Sheep Meadow and West of the Bandshell.

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Morningside Heights

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Morningside Heights has tons of great restaurants, eclectic shopping, an impressive academic presence and beautiful parks and churches. Many Upper West Side residents consider it to be part of the neighborhood. Learn more about Morningside Heights in NYC!  

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Central Park Ice Skating

Posted by in Children, Community, Other, Parks

You can enjoy Central Park ice skating at two locations this winter! Wollman and Lasker Rinks are both wonderful outdoor destinations for locals and tourists alike. This is a wholesome and healthy activity for the whole family. Read on for more info about the two ice skating rinks in Central Park!

More in winter sports: the best skiing near nyc!

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Best Parks in NYC

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Other, Parks

In one of the most crowded cities in the world, it can be difficult to find a moment for yourself. Fortunately, the Big Apple has plenty of green spaces where one can recharge and reconnect with nature. Read on to find out about the best parks in NYC!

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21st Annual Central Park Holiday Lighting

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Community, Events, Other, Parks

The Central Park holiday lighting 2017 is happening on November 30th and is a must-do event for families. The official ceremony includes a live ice carving, caroling, an even appearance from Santa Claus. There’ll also be plenty of fresh baked cookies and delicious cups of hot cocoa to keep everyone warm through the evening. Read on for a more detailed look into the scheduled activities!

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