NYCRUNS Firecracker 5K & 10K
July 4 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Suggested Ages: All
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.
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.
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…More info
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…More info
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…More info