Category Archives: Recreation
North Brooklyn has one of the most low cost fitness options in the city. The McCarren Play Center opened on June 28, 2012 and with this center, comes a wide variety of recreational activities for Brooklynites and New Yorkers alike. They are currently selling memberships that are $150 per year for adults with pool access and $100 without pool. Kids under 17 are free to access all of the 33 recreation centers including all 12 indoor pools.
Today’s Daily Deal, is all about taking care of your mind, body and soul with Yoga classes at Dahn Yoga & Tai Chi. The city that never sleeps can get you run down quickly so why not take the time to relieve some stress at a great price. With today’s deal, get 5 Yoga classes valued at $100 for only $25.
The 42nd running of the ING New York City Marathon was held today. There was over 47,000 people in the race that took to the streets to accomplish what probably would mark an epic moment in each one of their lives. Every runner had their own reason for taking on the challenge of the New York City marathon and all appeared to be very proud of it.
In its seventh season, Citi Pond is the center of attention during Bryant Park’s winter season. It is Manhattan’s first and only free admission ice skating rink. The rink is open daily from October 27, 2011 – February 26, 2012. A trip to the park during the the holidays includes the Fetes de Noel Annual Holiday Shops at Bryant Park.
The New York City Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the world, that includes over 47,000 runners. Two million plus New Yorkers are expected to line the 26.219 mile course that passes through all five New York City boroughs, starting on Staten Island near the approach to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge ending in Central Park in Manhattan. This years marathon will be run on November 6, with the Professional Woman starting at 9:10am and the Professional Men following 30 minutes later at 9:40am.
The Gotham Girls Roller Derby Championship is all set, as the Bronx Gridlock get ready to battle it out with the Brooklyn Bombshells in search of taking home the “Golden Skate”. The championship bout which is the finale to regular league play, will take place on October 29 at the Nat Holman Gymnasium.
It’s time to get those ice skates sharpened and head out to the ice rink at, The Rockefeller. The 2011 season of the ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center opens today and will remain until April 2012. Enjoy one of New York City’s most celebrated attractions that charms New Yorker’s and tourist’s alike.
The US Men’s soccer team is set to take on Ecuador in its first match ever in the Red Bull Arena. The team is lead by ex-National Team Coach of Germany Jurgen Klinsmann. Get a chance to see Jozy Altidore, Steve Cherundolo, Tim Howard, Landon Donovan, and Clint Dempsey in this match that the US are using to build a strong team and momentum for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. The friendly exhibition match will be played on Tuesday October 11.
The 2011 Brooklyn Fishing Derby kicked off at midnight on October 1 and will continue until sundown on November 5th. The Derby is a competition in which any entrant with $40 (if you enter the all tackle division) and a fishing rod can enter. Started by the infamous Dr. Claw (aka Ben Sargent) 3 years ago, the winner of the derby has to catch the biggest striped bass or bluefish on the East River which spans from Red Hook to Long Island City.
Enjoy as much sun as possible this Labor Day and take advantage of Free kayaking, canoeing and row boats at Pier 1 at the Brooklyn Bride Park. From 11am to 4pm, you can paddle around in a DUMBO cove and receive assitance from an experienced guide. You do not have to have any previous experience and all spots are on a first come first serve basis.