Summer Programs: UWS & Riverside Park

So much awesome free summer music, classes and more we had to break it down by neighborhood, starting with the UWS. Riverside Park has an immense amount of programming for all ages plus a nice river breeze. Or get some culture (and great gelato) at Lincoln Center.

See our free summer programs day by day for lots of options, plus our weekly events listing for one-time happenings.


Central Park & Upper East Side | Bryant Park & High Line | Tribeca to Mad Sq | Lower Manhattan

Summer Programs: Upper West Side & Riverside Park


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September 6 – September 27
Thursday, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Riverside Park, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive

Every Thursday afternoon in September, watch or participate in life-size team sport chess. Play as your favorite game piece and navigate the chess board from inside. All levels welcome.