Limits on social gatherings will not keep neighbors of one New York City park from enjoying the fun of public programming. Nearly every day in June, as part of the virtual Summer on the Hudson series, neighbors of Riverside Park will have a virtual event to enjoy.
Tens of thousands of people visit Riverside Park every year to participate in over 250 free Summer on the Hudson Programs – which range from weekly Zumba classes, to ecology education workshops, to the popular silent discos on the Pier.
As a result of the COVID-19 crisis response, with all in-person programs suspended, the Summer on the Hudson team saw an opportunity to pivot to digital events that include concerts, dance parties, exercise classes, and educational programming. Starting on June 1st, they will be available on Zoom.
“It’s been, to say the least, a choppy start to our programming season,” said Dan Garodnick, President & CEO of Riverside Park Conservancy. “That said, we’ve got a lot of fun virtual stuff coming down the pike.”
“Summer on the Hudson’s mission is to offer quality cultural programming to the public at no cost,” said Whitney Dearden, Director of Programming for the Conservancy. “We’re thrilled to continue providing this service to New Yorkers by pivoting to virtual events during this time, and look forward to seeing our audience online!”
The current lineup includes weekly children’s events, as well as the full roster of health and wellness classes. For information on these programs and more, please visit the Summer on the Hudson webpage for the schedule, streaming details, and registration instructions.