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NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K & 10K

NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K & 10K

July 4 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Governors Island
Governors Island
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All

$55

Race around Gov­er­nors Island (which was instrumental in American Independence, serving as lookout in the New York Harbor). Take a whirl­wind tour of Gov­er­nors Island including old military outposts, bunkers, and even a Castle with amaz­ing views. Compete for the  three awards for ages 9 and under, 10-14 and other age groups.

See our guide to Governor’s Island, which is open 7 am – 7 pm for the holiday.

Bajo el manto de la selva / Under the Cover of the Jungle

Immerse yourself in the Colombian rainforest with Winter Garden’s new large-scale sculptural work created by Tatiana Arocha, recipient of the 2022 Brookfield Place New York Annual Arts Commission. Made of hand-made paper, tree branches, reed, fique and wood, the work is representative of the artist’s layered relationship with the ecology of Colombia, her home country.

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Battery Dance Festival

New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival presents a range of local and international dance companies representing styles from contemporary ballet to classical Indian dance to dancers in wheelchairs, all in an outdoor park with a view of the sunset on the Hudson. Bring a blanket, sit on low stone walls, or dance along…

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Art on the Ave: Mural Painting

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Smorgasburg WTC

Sample creative global treats from 10 vendors at an open-air food market flanked by colorful murals.

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Battery Playscape

Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated…

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Nelson A. Rockefeller & Teardrop Park

Frolic on wide waterfront lawns and explore multiple playgrounds plus gardens, public art pieces, and a sheltered pavilion.

In Rockefeller Park, climb large jungle gyms with swinging bridges, netting, slides, poles and more. Ride a pedal-powered merry-go-round and dig in multiple sandboxes and a handicapped-accessible sand table. In warm weather, be sprayed by an elephant…

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