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Tuesday, May 19
 

7:00pm

Pre- OutdoorFest Mappy Hour: Where to Kayak in NYC
Limited Capacity seats available

This is our pre-OutdoorFest Mappy Hour which will take place at NY Distilling Co in Williamsburg. Join us to hear from Brooklyn Kayak Guides on paddling in & around NYC and tips on getting on the water this summer. Plus, drink specials from the distillery.

WHEN 

May 19th, 2015 

WHERE

NY Distilling Co. 

405 Leonard St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Brooklyn Kayak Guides promotes kayaking and paddlesport in and around New York.  We provide guided trips as well as individual and small group instruction in kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding.


Tuesday May 19, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Brooklyn
 
Friday, May 29
 

6:00pm

Campout on Staten Island (+ Free ticket to trail run!)
Limited Capacity seats available

Camping! Night Hikes! S'mores! Stargazing! Morning Joe (literally)! Morning Yoga! 

We'll be spending the first night of OutdoorFest under the stars. Head out to camp in Staten Island with us. 

Before sunset we'll be setting up campsites, doing tent set-up demos, and meeting our camping crew for the night. Special guests the Amateur Astronomers Association will be joining us with telescopes and close up views of Saturn! 

Watch (or run) the 5k trail run, cook, make s'mores, look at the stars and sleep outside to kick off your NYC Summer.

****FINAL WEEK BONUS: REGISTER FOR THE CAMPOUT AND GET 1 FREE SPOT IN THE 5K TRAIL RUN (just shoot us an email at contact@outdoorfest.com once you register for camping and we'll enroll you in the run!)

Saturday morning: group yoga (you do not need to register for yoga - it's included!)

GEAR: You can rent all of your gear IN NYC! Check out REI, Gear to Go Outfitters, Traverse Outfitters and Tent & Trails.  Here's a quick guide of what to bring.

Check it off your bucket list: Camping in New York City is an experience you'll be talking about all summer. 18+ only.

A few notes:
Transportation:
OvR will be doing a shuttle from the Staten Island ferry to the campsite! This will be first come, first serve. The ferry takes about 30 minutes and the shuttle will be about 20 minutes - so please plan accordingly. The OvR bus will pick up from the Staten Island Ferry (on the SI side) at 7:15, 8:10, 9:20. You will walk out and look for a large white bus that says OvR on it!

There is also an MTA bus option

Arrival/Check-in:
Henry Kauffman Camp grounds - there is a main entrance across the street from the Susan E. Wagner High School. You will enter through the parking lot and walk up a gentle incline past a lake on your right. We'll have check-in there! 

Bring:
Any camping supplies (tent, sleeping bad, sleeping bag, headlamp etc.) you'll need including those to cook meals (stove, pots, food). There will be a clean water supply + bathrooms for everyone to use. Please note: to limit our impact there will be designated cooking areas.

We will have ground coffee - if you have a french press bring it along! 

Location: Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Staten Island. 
Check out the Google Map here!

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
avatar for OvRride

OvRride

OvRride is a collective of snowboarders, skiers & outdoor enthusiasts from around the world who’ve come together in NYC to create the first and only rider owned and operated tour company in the Metro area. Lead by NYC’s most experienced outdoor sports industry veterans, the OvR team helps our guests escape the concrete canyons of NYC by bringing access to the pristine peaks of America’s North East and beyond. Our goal in... Read More →
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Joe Coffee NYC

Joe is a local, family-owned coffee shop in New York City and Philadelphia dedicated to making flawless coffee served with warm hospitality.



Friday May 29, 2015 6:00pm - Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00am
Staten Island

8:00pm

5K Trail Race
Limited Capacity seats available

We're starting the festival of with a bang! Run over roots, rocks, and up and down the natural terrain of the Staten Island Greenbelt. We'll start as the sun sets and navigate through the woods until we come out headlamps ablaze to our lighted finish line. 

Race will begin at 8:45PM. You must have a headlamp and you must finish registration by 8:30 to be on the start line in time.

Great intro to trail running but not for beginner runners. 

Location: Henry Kaufman Campground in Staten Island. 
Check out  the Google Map here!
 

Transportation:

OvR will be doing a shuttle from the Staten Island ferry to the campsite! This will be first come, first serve. The ferry takes about 30 minutes and the shuttle will be about 20 minutes - so please plan accordingly. . The OvR bus will pick up from the Staten Island Ferry (on the SI side) at 7:15 and 8:10. You will walk out and look for a large white bus that says OvR on it! There is also an MTA bus option

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
avatar for King of the Mountain

King of the Mountain

There’s nothing quite like being outside on the trails. With your sneakers tied tight, and a beautiful, scenic trail in front of you, you are ready for anything that comes your way.  | | Whether you choose one of our many Trail runs or Challenges you will not be disappointed!  King of the Mountain Events is the place for you to keep up with and participate in Great Trail/Adventure Events.

Sponsors
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92.3 AMP Radio

New York’s 92.3 AMP Radio is owned by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States. Found at 92.3FM, the station and its personalities have served New York area listeners with hit music since May 2014 through interviews with artists, live and local events, music discovery, concerts and contests.
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BioLite

BioLite designs off-grid personal scale energy products for cooking, charging, and lighting. Perfect for camping, fishing, tailgating, power outages, and more.
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CLIF

CLIF® Organic Trail Mix Bar is made for mixing it up and discovering all the good stuff the day has to offer. Combining simple and organic ingredients that are good for both our bodies and the planet, our trail mix bar comes in flavors for just about every occasion no matter where the trail takes you.
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Salomon

Salomon
Designed for Freedom | | Mountains are a state of mind. Running is a state of mind. Salomon brings those states of mind together.
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Suunto

Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.


Friday May 29, 2015 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Staten Island
 
Saturday, May 30
 

9:00am

Explore Inwood: NYC's last natural forest
Limited Capacity seats available

Join New York City WILD! to explore Manhattan's last natural forest. 

We start under the sprawling branches of a New York City Great Tree—a magnificent ginkgo—a block from getting off the A Train! Then we head for Inwood Hill Park. This glorious Manhattan forest, many trees dating from the Revolutionary War, is in its first late spring flush of green-ness. Colossal oaks, tulip and cottonwood trees and another grandfather ginkgo, are stunning. The literally treetop views from the top of this northern ridge overlooking the valley below contrasts eloquently with the “skyscrapers” of the southern tip of Manhattan. The traditional site where Mannahatta was purchased in 1626 from the Lenape is commemorated. Bring your lunch to eat while taking in the panoramic views of the New Jersey palisades. Resident Cardinals, Blue Jays, Chickadees and Woodpeckers seem like exotics in this very un-Manhattan-y northern part of Manhattan.

Meet at the last stop (207th Street station) of the uptown A Train, up on the street, on the northwest corner of the intersection of 211th Street, Isham Street and Broadway. Approximately 3-4 mile walkincludes a gentle though dramatic rise (and descent) in elevation. Return to your destination by the A Train (207th Street) or the #1 Train (215th Street). 

Check out the Google Map here!  

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
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New York City WILD!

New York City WILD! Walks led by Keith Michael, Urban Naturalist | | KEITH MICHAEL is a self-taught urban naturalist and photographer, an avid birder and a dedicated explorer of New York City's five boroughs. Watching birds drives his focus, but the wealth of vistas, trees, wildflowers, grasses, mushrooms, butter- flies, dragonflies, as well as scaled, slithery and furred fauna that can be observed within the city is truly remarkable. Mr... Read More →


Saturday May 30, 2015 9:00am - 2:15pm
Manhattan

9:00am

Volunteer: Canoeing on the Bronx River
Limited Capacity full

What happens when adventure + service combine? NYC ICO!

Be an adventure volunteer today by joining ICO to bring 4th and 5th grade students from CS 211 in the Bronx out on the Bronx River for a full day of canoeing.

This price also covers two students spots! 

Wear river-ready clothes (avoid cotton or jeans) and bring along a change of clothes for after! 

If you can't come to this event but would like to volunteer with this organization or donate for future trips, please find more information here.  

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
avatar for NYC Inspiring Connections Outdoors

NYC Inspiring Connections Outdoors

ICO is the Sierra Club’s community outreach program for children and adolescents who face the challenges of growing up in cities such as lack of exposure to our country’s great outdoor spaces and childhood obesity. We’re a 100 percent volunteer-run organization working to provide young people with outdoor recreational opportunities, leadership training, positive group experiences and environmental education, while imbuing in... Read More →


Saturday May 30, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bronx

10:00am

Bronx Birding & Yoga
Our five borough yoga series comes to the Bronx this morning with a free Vinyasa Yoga Class starting at 10:00AM at the Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park. 

If you can get up early - you're in for a treat.... at OutdoorFest we love birds so we're partnering with the Audubon for a morning bird walk! 

Birding - no registration neccesary, starts at 8:00AM
Guides: NYC Audubon, Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy
Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center.
Check out the Google Map Here!

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free.

After the bird walk, join the folks from Outdoorfest for a free yoga class, held just outside of the Nature Center.

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 

Partners
avatar for NYC Audubon

NYC Audubon

New York City Audubon champions nature in the City’s five boroughs through a combination of engaging and entertaining programs and innovative conservation campaigns. NYC Audubon is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with the National Audubon Society. Through its efforts, NYC Audubon protects many species of birds living in the 30,000 acres of wetlands, forests, and grasslands of New York City.
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Pop Up Yoga NYC

OutdoorFest's Official Yoga Partner, Pop Up Yoga brings yoga to urban spaces. Live life better, stronger, and happier


Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Bronx

10:00am

Morning Yoga on the Greenbelt
Limited Capacity seats available

Welcome to the Greenest Borough. We'll take over the campground with sun salutations together to wake-up and begin our day.

This yoga class is for everyone (you don't have to have camped out!) and will promise a great start to your weekend. Come to this refreshing outdoor Vinyasa Flow class.

Note: If you are camping out you do not have to purchase a separate yoga ticket. 

Location: Henry Kaufman Campgrounds in Staten Island. 
Check out the Google Map here!

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Community
avatar for Pop Up Yoga NYC

Pop Up Yoga NYC

OutdoorFest's Official Yoga Partner, Pop Up Yoga brings yoga to urban spaces. Live life better, stronger, and happier

Speakers
avatar for Talia Ram

Talia Ram

A longtime lover of dance and rock climbing, Talia believes yoga is present in all forms of movement. A yogi before a climber, she has come to realize the lessons learned through a yoga practice are directly applicable to the sport of rock climbing. One needs a steady, easy mind, a flowing breath, and a strong will to move with grace on the rock - not to mention a strong core and precise movement. All of which are... Read More →


Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Staten Island

10:00am

Northern Central Park Bouldering Tour
Limited Capacity full

Join The Cliffs at LIC at one of the world's most unusual climbing areas, Central Park. We will be there to give you beta on New Yorks best test pieces and get to know you, the climbing community. After exploring Rat Rock last year, this year we're heading north to Worthless Boulder and Shit Rock.

Note: Though this confirms your ticket, you must reserve the exact time here (please do NOT reserve a time until you have purchased this ticket).

There are three tours:
Beginner: 10:00 - 11:30AM (Meet at 9:50)
Intermediate: 12:00 - 1:30PM (Meet at 11:50)
Intermediate: 2:00 - 3:30PM (Meet at 1:50)

Location: We will meet you at 110/Malcolm X Boulevard 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. If you're late, you can find us here.

Dress comfortably and if you own climbing shoes please bring them.

How do I know my level? Here's a quick guide:

Beginner: You never climbed / climbed outside before
Intermediate V0-V4+

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
avatar for The Cliffs Climbing Gym

The Cliffs Climbing Gym

The Cliffs is NYC's largest climbing gym, boasting a variety of terrains for every climbing style + ability. | | As climbers, we understand that climbing is immensely fun and rewarding, but also challenging, physically and mentally. And it is from these challenges that we grow as athletes and as people. We want to share our passion and bring the benefits of climbing to as many people as possible. So come on in and bring your friends or make new... Read More →


Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00am - 3:30pm
Manhattan

11:00am

Governors Island Day
Head over to Governors Island today (see ferry schedule here) and join us on Colonel's Row for a day of sunshine and the great outdoors.

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11:30AM Fearless Living Writing Workshop

Spread out on the grass with a notebook and get ready to change your life.

The Fearless Living Workshop is designed for those of us who love to explore, stretch ourselves in new ways, and are ready to release a fear that’s been holding us back. Writing creates a space for us to process our experiences in a way that we hadn’t before and uncover new insights. We’ll enjoy interactive activities, and learn how to release our travel related fears through our bodies and out onto paper.

In this workshop we will:
– Clarify our fear through guided writing activities
– Explore where we are holding fear
– Uncover insights about our past and present experiences
– Create a new vision of what’s next 

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12:30 - 5:00PM Free Fitness Outdoors 

12:30 Running
2:00 Boot Camp
3:30 Yoga

Come and go as you please. Bring a yoga mat. Running groups will be a moderate/easy pace for tours of the island. Boot Camp is for everybody and it will be FUN! Yoga is a 60 minute vinyasa class by Angelica Olstad of Pop Up Yoga NYC. All levels.
If nothing else, come by and have a picnic. Take your shoes off. Play in the grass. Sit under a
tree. Relax... living in NYC doesn't mean you can't enjoy the great outdoors.

Bring a notebook + pen, yoga mat, sneakers water, and frisbee for a full afternoon on one of NYC's largest open space area: Governors Island.


Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
avatar for Pop Up Yoga NYC

Pop Up Yoga NYC

OutdoorFest's Official Yoga Partner, Pop Up Yoga brings yoga to urban spaces. Live life better, stronger, and happier
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Pink Pangea

Pink Pangea is the community for women who love to travel.  Get travel | information from women just like you who want to see the world and are | already doing it. Share your experiences, get inspired and join us on | retreats throughout the world. We can’t wait to meet you! Connect with | us at pinkpangea.com.
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The Rise

The RISE is an on-going fitness boot camp dedicated to transforming participants from fitness beginners to all out warriors.

Sponsors
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Salomon

Salomon
Designed for Freedom | | Mountains are a state of mind. Running is a state of mind. Salomon brings those states of mind together.
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Suunto

Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.


Saturday May 30, 2015 11:00am - 5:00pm
Manhattan

12:00pm

Learn to Boulder
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to boulder or challenge your bouldering skills at one of the largest indoor rock climbing gyms in the city! The Rock Wall at the Sports Center at Chelsea Piers features a bouldering wall and a bouldering cave, offering plenty of challenges for newbies, experts and everyone in between. Rock Wall staff will be on hand to provide instruction and tips.

Please bring your own rock climbing shoes or rent from us for $6.

Location: The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers, 20th Street & Hudson River Park New York, NY 10011.

Check out the Google Map here.

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
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The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers

The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers is arguably the most unique full service gym and fitness club in New York City. With more state-of-the-art sports facilities than any other club in the area and programs taught by many of the country's top sports and fitness instructors, come see why the Sports Center is recognized as New York City’s most inspiring gym! | | The Sports Center is home to one of the largest indoor rock climbing gyms in... Read More →


Saturday May 30, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Manhattan
 
Sunday, May 31
 

10:00am

Hike the Long Path (starting from the GWB!)
Limited Capacity full

Ready to explore the recreational possibilities that are literally at your doorstep? The Long Path runs from Fort Lee, NJ (the other side of the George Washington Bridge) all the way up to the Adirondacks!

Join Upstate Adventure Guides for a 6 mile hike on the Long Path (via the A train - no car required). Throughout the hike, you'll both explore and discuss the Long Path it's history, it's current state and the "walk" from New Jersey to the Adirondacks. You'll also learn about other hikes accessible by bus or train to outdoor enthusiast in the NYC metro area. 

From big mile thru-hikers to newer hikers looking to explore nature this event will cover a little bit for everyone that loves to get out and explore.

MEET: We will meet at the NW corner of 177th st. & Cabrini Blvd. We will then proceed across the GWB to the beginning of the LP in Fort Lee Historic Park. Check out the Google Map here!

BRING: Bring layers and wear appropriate footwear for 6 mi. walk, and bring water and a snack.

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
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Upstate Adventure Guides

Upstate Adventure Guides LLC was founded by Will Soter & Alex Marra two friends with a shared passion for the outdoors and decades of combined experience. Both Soter & Marra are NYS DEC licensed guides Additionally, they serve as Trails Chairs for the NY/NJ Trail Conference in the Southern Catskills, overseeing the maintenance of roughly 120 mi. of trail. Soter is also a Director at Large for the New York Outdoor Guide... Read More →


Sunday May 31, 2015 10:00am - 4:30pm
Manhattan

1:00pm

Guided Bike Tour up the "Old Put"
Limited Capacity filling up

NOTE: MTA has cut the #1 train for the weekend above 96th. We will instead be meeting at the end of the #4 Train in Woodlawn. 

You must bring your own bike!


Enjoy a day ride on the "Old Put" - an old railroad line in Westchester and the Bronx which is now a beautiful, car-free bike path! Ride up to 28 miles with one of our guides who can tell you more about the history of this rail line. This ride will also be "vehicle supported" meaning that a car will follow the group with water and snacks, and can help any rider who has a breakdown issue with a bike. Please bring your own bike.

BRING: Snacks and water will be provided, but eat lunch first before you arrive. The first segment of the ride is a dirt pathway, so road bikes with skinny tires should exercise caution on this portion of the ride. The ride also ends at the subway station so you can either go back, or have dinner at any of the nearby restaurants. Street parking near the tour start/end is also usually available if you want to drive.

Ride is for beginners + intermediate riders

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
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Gotham Bicycle Tours

Gotham Bicycle Tours specializes in 2 and 3-day overnight bicycle tours to really nice destinations near the NYC Metro region. All tours start and end at commuter rail stations, so nobody needs a car to participate. Just take your bike on the train and begin your ride, while we carry all your gear and luggage in our van. All rides are "fully supported", with breakdown assistance, meals and camping accommodations included. If you don't have a... Read More →


Sunday May 31, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Bronx

4:00pm

CITYTRAIL Run: Brooklyn
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Regina Baker of Backroads & Pinetrees for a mixed road + trail run starting in Gowanus and going through Park Slope to Prospect Park.

Join Regina Baker, creator and author of Backroads & Pine Trees for a social 4 mile miex road + trail run starting in Gowanus and going through Park Slope to Prospect Park. We’ll discuss basic trail running tips, the best areas for trail running outside of New York City, all whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery of Prospect Park. All paces welcome!



Afterwards join in on the evening schedule of climbing talks, a competition and a party! 

Location: Meet at Brooklyn Boulders (575 Degraw)
Check out the Google Map here!

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 

 

Community
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Brooklyn Boulders

Brooklyn Boulders Brooklyn is a dedicated rock climbing facility and dynamic creative community. We are an eclectic mix of lifestyles, born and bred from the unique and multifaceted forces of NYC. Since opening our doors in September of 2009, we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing a fun and challenging climbing experience for people of all ages and experience levels. With 22,000 square feet of climbing surface and a dedicated... Read More →

Partners
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Backroads & Pine Trees

A do-it-yourself guide to accessing the outdoors from New York City. Backroads & Pine Trees features: destinations, local events, resources, and guided trips for the outdoor enthusiast.

Sponsors
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Salomon

Salomon
Designed for Freedom | | Mountains are a state of mind. Running is a state of mind. Salomon brings those states of mind together.
avatar for Suunto

Suunto

Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.


Sunday May 31, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Brooklyn

5:00pm

Open Climbing + Adaptive style Climbing Challenge + Meet the Pros
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hang out at Brooklyn Boulders, climb with an awesome crew, meet some pro-athletes, and help raise money (and awareness) of the Adaptive Climbing Group.

We'll be climbing together all afternoon then eating, drinking and relaxing while we watch the PRO v. PRO competition with sponsored athletes Delaney Miller and Julia Sikut.

Throughout the afternoon try out various Challenge Stations we'll have set up including: Climbing Blind, one legged bouldering, and hands only.

The adaptive style climbing challenges are for all climbers (especially able-bodied climbers) to see /experience real life challenges that adaptive athletes face. Plus proceeds are sending Adaptive Climbing Groups climbers to paraclimbing nationals! 

Plus, EVERYONE WILL WALK AWAY WITH SWAG FROM ADIDAS! They have sent so many prizes for everyone - because you're all awesome for supporting this cause! 

Location: Brooklyn Boulders 575 Degraw St Brooklyn, NY 11217.
Check out the Google Map here!

This ticket also gets you access to the Startup Rock Climbing Roundtable Ethics Discussion

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Speakers
avatar for Delaney Miller

Delaney Miller

Delaney Miller is an Adidas Outdoor sponsored professional climber and full time student at Colorado State University. She travels and climbs competitively year round while representing the US in international competitions. During the school year, she works to earn her Undergraduate degree in Health and Exercise Science. She is currently the top ranking lead climber in America and has climbed 5.14a outside. Born: April 6... Read More →
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Julia Sikut

January of 2011 not only brought with it a new year for 19 year old student Julia Sikut, but a new way of life. While merging her vehicle onto the highway on her way to work, Julia was struck by an 18 wheeler. The impact of the crash had broken seven ribs, punctured a lung, but most importantly, severed her spinal cord completely at the T-11 level, leaving her permanently without sensitivity or function from the waist down.  | It had been... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Brooklyn Boulders

Brooklyn Boulders

Brooklyn Boulders Brooklyn is a dedicated rock climbing facility and dynamic creative community. We are an eclectic mix of lifestyles, born and bred from the unique and multifaceted forces of NYC. Since opening our doors in September of 2009, we’ve dedicated ourselves to providing a fun and challenging climbing experience for people of all ages and experience levels. With 22,000 square feet of climbing surface and a dedicated... Read More →
avatar for Adaptive Climbing Group

Adaptive Climbing Group

Adaptive Climbing Group is a community for people with disabilities to have opportunities to inclusively participate in the sport of climbing. Adaptive Climbing is taking the already existing abilities of a person and helping them participate in the sport.

Sponsors
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Adidas Outdoor

In 1978, adidas developed a light trekking shoe for Reinhold Messner’s Mount Everest expedition. Since then, it is our goal to provide Outdoor athletes with products that enable them to push the limits and achieve their personal best. | When looking back at our debut now, we are proud that in the meanwhile Thomas and Alexander Huber, Bernd Zangerl, Beat Kammerlander, the DAV Summit Club, Barbara Zangerl, Michi Aschaber and many... Read More →


Sunday May 31, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Brooklyn
 
Monday, June 1
 

6:00pm

CITYTRAIL Run: Central Park
Limited Capacity seats available

Live in the city, love the outdoors? Try a new route and refresh your running starting from City Sports at 48th Street and continuing for a loop through Central Park.  Demo shoes, snacks, prizes and 10% off for all attendees!

City Sports will provide a secure space for belongings. 

City Sports: 64 West 48th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave). Check out the Google Map here. 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
avatar for City Sports

City Sports

City Sports is the premiere destination for urban athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts. Founded in Boston in 1983, City Sports offers a comprehensive assortment of performance footwear, equipment and apparel all focused on outfitting the athlete who participates in running, triathlons, training, cycling, swimming, yoga and tennis.

Sponsors
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Salomon

Salomon
Designed for Freedom | | Mountains are a state of mind. Running is a state of mind. Salomon brings those states of mind together.
avatar for Suunto

Suunto

Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.


Monday June 1, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Manhattan

7:00pm

Iphoneography class with photographer Yuxi Liu
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to take great photos with your smartphone from photographer and entreprenuer Yuxi Liu.

The beautiful places are only part of our grand adventurers - what about the people we go outdoors with, or those we discover along the trail?

Today Yuxi Liu will talk about capturing the human element and expressing larger experiences through portraiture. You don't need a fancy camera for this class, we're focusing on using your smartphone to take great pictures.

Location: Pudge Knuckles, 184 Kent Ave #1, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Check out the Google Map here!

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Speakers
avatar for Yuxi Liu

Yuxi Liu

Founder, CreateNYC
Yuxi, a serial entrepreneur & the photographer behind Instagram project @CreateNYC, a dynamic @humansofny style project that highlights entrepreneurs & creators in New York City.

Partners
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Pudge Knuckles

Pudge Knuckles was opened in 2012 by outdoor enthusiasts Ivan Greene, a former professional rock climber and author of the bouldering guidebook for the shawangunks, and Hartje Andresen, a model and nutritionist, a year after they started roasting their own coffees in Brooklyn, New York. | | Coffee has played an essential part in their lives, combining the social aspect of having coffee with friends as well as being a wonderfully effective and... Read More →

Sponsors
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TripPix

TripPix by Shutterfly is a NEW app that turns your iPhone photos into a rad travel book. Combine your top photos with TripPix’s unique map and fun icon features, and you’ll have a super sweet 6x6 book to remember all your crazy-fun adventures. So now you can bring your adventures to life in minutes without breaking your wallet. 


Monday June 1, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Brooklyn

7:00pm

Gear Swap

Need to do a little spring cleaning of your gear closet? Looking for a great deal on some new gear? Bring in any outdoor gear (climbing, hiking, camping, etc) to be sold, traded or given away.

Location: The Cliffs at LIC11-11 44th DrLong Island City, NY 11101
Check out the Google Map here!

Make sure to sign the Cliffs waiver before you enter: https://app.rockgympro.com/waiver/esign/thecliffsvalhalla/6ceed94e-7633-4b51-901b-340ab058de40 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
avatar for The Cliffs Climbing Gym

The Cliffs Climbing Gym

The Cliffs is NYC's largest climbing gym, boasting a variety of terrains for every climbing style + ability. | | As climbers, we understand that climbing is immensely fun and rewarding, but also challenging, physically and mentally. And it is from these challenges that we grow as athletes and as people. We want to share our passion and bring the benefits of climbing to as many people as possible. So come on in and bring your friends or make new... Read More →



Monday June 1, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Queens
 
Tuesday, June 2
 

5:00pm

Happy Hour at Whole Foods

Enjoy pub grub and over 100 different beers, inside Whole Foods Market Columbus Circle? Yeah, you heard it right. Visit On Tap, a unique event space and restaurant, to hang out with fellow OutdoorFest participants during the 10 day run of activities.

Stop in from 5-7pm, check in with an OutdoorFest rep (and show your Eventbrite ticket) and get $2 off your pint on behalf of Whole Foods Market. 

Location:
Whole Foods Market The Shops at Columbus Circle10 Columbus CirNew York, NY 10019
Check out the Google Map here! 

Eat, drink & love the outdoors! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Sponsors
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Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market has 8 stores in Manhattan + 1 in Brooklyn bringing you all kinds of delicious + healthy products.


Tuesday June 2, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Manhattan

6:00pm

CITYTRAIL Run: Battery Park
Limited Capacity seats available

Work's over, time to get outdoors on a run. A 3-5 mile loop with epic views. Demo shoes, snacks, prizes and 10% off for all attendees!

City Sports will provide a secure space for belongings. 

City Sports: 50 Broadway. New York, NY 10004 Check out the Google Map here. 

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
avatar for City Sports

City Sports

City Sports is the premiere destination for urban athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts. Founded in Boston in 1983, City Sports offers a comprehensive assortment of performance footwear, equipment and apparel all focused on outfitting the athlete who participates in running, triathlons, training, cycling, swimming, yoga and tennis.

Sponsors
avatar for Salomon

Salomon

Salomon
Designed for Freedom | | Mountains are a state of mind. Running is a state of mind. Salomon brings those states of mind together.
avatar for Suunto

Suunto

Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.


Tuesday June 2, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Manhattan

6:00pm

The History of the Conservation Movement in NYC
Limited Capacity seats available

Rob Gorski is a New York City based adventurer and conservationist. He is also the co-founder and owner of Rabbit Island, a 91 acre forested island in Lake Superior three miles east of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. Rabbit Island has been preserved as a wilderness area in perpetuity, and plays host to a diverse selection of international artists in residence each summer. Rob will be discussing the project's roots in New York City as well as the strong historical connection between urban centers and wilderness preservation. Wilderness, after all, is a very civilized idea. 

Location: Threes Brewing 333 Douglass St Brooklyn, NY 11217.
Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 

Speakers
avatar for Rob Gorski

Rob Gorski

Rabbit Island
Rob Gorski is a New York City based adventurer and conservationist. He is also the co-founder and owner of  Rabbit Island, a 91 acre forested island in Lake Superior three miles east of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. The island is composed of a native ecosystem standing upon solid bedrock and has never before been developed or subdivided. Along with protecting the land, Rob runs an artist residency on the island in the summer.

Partners
avatar for Threes Brewing

Threes Brewing

Threes Brewing is a brewery, bar & event space located in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Open 7 days a week with food, drink and programming.


Tuesday June 2, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Brooklyn

6:15pm

The Man Who Mapped the Trees
Limited Capacity filling up

Did you know that almost every tree in Central Park has been mapped by a local expert? Today, Central Park Nature's Ken Chaya will take you on a walk through his Central Park: a place with over 19,600 trees and 170 species. You will explore and identify bird and tree species and learn about the natural history of Central Park including the significant contributions of the park's designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.

A walk with Ken is never predictable, but we will plan to visit the areas of Strawberry Fields, the Lake, and the Ramble on this tour. To take part in this unique experience, wear comfortable walking clothes and bring along binoculars if you have them. 

Meet at Park entrance at West 72nd Street and Central Park West
Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 


Speakers
avatar for Ken Chaya

Ken Chaya

Ken Chaya is a New York City artist, designer and urban naturalist. He spent over two and half years walking every acre of Central Park in order to map its many trails, highlight its stunning architecture and landscape features, and most importantly, locate and identify thousands of its magnificent trees. The result was “Central Park Entire,” a profusely illustrated map detailing the park’s varied topography and featuring the... Read More →


Tuesday June 2, 2015 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Manhattan

7:00pm

Mappy Hour: Scuba Diving
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring your maps, grab a drink and learn from an expert. Tonight is the first of two official OutdoorFest Mappy Hours at Best Made.

Tonight, master scuba diver Sebastian Perlman will discuss underwater navigation, his diving experiences on the West Coast and the geologic history of Catalina Island (with Oreos!) 


Location: Best Made Company 36 White St New York, NY 10013
Check out the Google Map here!


Mappy Hour: a happy hour for outdoor enthusiasts 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 

Sponsors
avatar for Best Made

Best Made

Best Made Company is dedicated to equipping customers with quality tools and dependable information that they can use and pass down for generations. We seek to empower people to get outside, use their hands and in doing so embark on a life of fulfilling projects and lasting experiences.
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Sixpoint

Beer is culture


Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Manhattan

7:00pm

Capturing Adventure: Travel Writing Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Travel Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed for both frequent travelers as well as those of us who don’t always get to hop on a plane, but absolutely love to explore. Writing creates a space for us to process our experiences in a way that we hadn’t before, and uncover new insights. We’ll read compelling pieces, enjoy interactive activities, and process our own experiences on paper.

In this workshop we will:

  • Understand our urge to write
  • Explore some of the best travel writing
  • Uncover insights from our past travel experiences
  • Capture the sights, tastes, smells, and sounds that stimulate us
  • Feel the impact our words have on other travelers
After completing workshops, participants have written for major publications, launched their own blogs, or continued to write in their journals. Others have simply enjoyed trying something new. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to learn about how to get your travel writing published.

Location: Pudge Knuckles, 184 Kent Ave #1, Brooklyn, NY 11249.
Check out the Google Map here!

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Community
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Pink Pangea

Pink Pangea is the community for women who love to travel.  Get travel | information from women just like you who want to see the world and are | already doing it. Share your experiences, get inspired and join us on | retreats throughout the world. We can’t wait to meet you! Connect with | us at pinkpangea.com.

Partners
avatar for Pudge Knuckles

Pudge Knuckles

Pudge Knuckles was opened in 2012 by outdoor enthusiasts Ivan Greene, a former professional rock climber and author of the bouldering guidebook for the shawangunks, and Hartje Andresen, a model and nutritionist, a year after they started roasting their own coffees in Brooklyn, New York. | | Coffee has played an essential part in their lives, combining the social aspect of having coffee with friends as well as being a wonderfully effective and... Read More →


Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Brooklyn

7:00pm

Outdoor Entrepreneurs: How to Build Offline Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

Many modern entrepreneurs are focused on building communities to boost page views, downloads and conversion rates. We've brought together some of NYC's action sports entrepreneurs to discuss something a bit more visceral - how to build offline communities in 2015. 

Location: DUMBO Startup Lab 68 Jay St #718 Brooklyn, NY 11201
Check out the Google Map here! 

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Community
avatar for Tyler Breuer

Tyler Breuer

Founder & Chief Producer, SMASH Productions
Born and raised in New York, Tyler grew up surfing the beaches of Long Island with his older brother Jamie. He was forced to memorize surfers styles on VHS at the tender age of 7. Due to the lack of surf, Tyler and his brother absorbed and collected surf magazines, books, video and anything else they could get their hands on, reading and watching everything over and over again. Tyler spent 7 years on the road traveling and surfing until he... Read More →
avatar for Angelica Olstad

Angelica Olstad

Founder, Pop Up Yoga NYC
Angelica Olstad is a writer, traveler, and founder of Pop Up Yoga NYC. With Pop Up Yoga NYC, Angelica has produced over 50 outdoor and indoor yoga events all over New York City. As a writer she focuses on health and wellness tips and is a contributing writer for The Culture-ist, an online travel magazine.
avatar for Lance Pinn

Lance Pinn

Co-Founder and President, Brooklyn Boulders
Lance Pinn is the Co-Founder and President of Brooklyn Boulders (BKB): the premier designer and operator of climbing community facilities in the United States. With locations in New York, Boston and Chicago, Brooklyn Boulders offers convenient climbing access to more people than any other company in the industry. 

Partners
avatar for DUMBO Startup Lab

DUMBO Startup Lab

Authentic, independent coworking for authentic, independent workers. We are conveniently located in the heart of Brooklyn's digital district. Our coworking space features abundant natural light and expansive views to inspire creative thinking and big ideas. Work alongside top designers and developers in our bright, open loft. Amazing customer service and a friendly, collaborative community set us apart.


Tuesday June 2, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Brooklyn
 
Wednesday, June 3
 

2:45pm

Sailing on the Hudson
Limited Capacity full

Head out to Pier 25 and join us for a jam-packed sailing session with Atlantic Yachting. Get ready for an "all hands on deck" experience - you'll be part of a crew of a small sailboat helping to do everything from steer to rig the mast.  

Location: Pier 25 225 West St New York, NY 10013
Check out the Google Map here!

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 

Partners
avatar for Atlantic Yachting

Atlantic Yachting

Atlantic Yachting is a boutique, family-run sailing company. In its eight short years, Atlantic Yachting has grown to become Manhattan's premier sailing provider, offering everything from private sailboat charters, to group and private sailing lessons for adults, and New York City's first summer sailing camp for kids.


Wednesday June 3, 2015 2:45pm - 4:30pm
Manhattan

4:00pm

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding
Limited Capacity full

60 minutes of fun SUP! 

In this session MKC instructor Jules will introduce you to the world of SUP. There will be a 10 minute show and tell of the different types of boards, equipment and applications for SUP’s. This will be followed by a 10-15 minutes primer on basic techniques and board control for 30 minutes. We will conclude with Q&A and group picture! 

MKC is located on Pier 84 on the Hudson River (at 44th Street). Check out the Google Map here.  

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 


Partners
avatar for MKC

MKC

Manhattan Kayak Company is the premier paddle sport company for NY kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) tours and instruction in New York City.


Wednesday June 3, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Manhattan

4:00pm

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding
Limited Capacity seats available

60 minutes of fun SUP! 

In this session MKC instructor Jules will introduce you to the world of SUP. There will be a 10 minute show and tell of the different types of boards, equipment and applications for SUP’s. This will be followed by a 10-15 minutes primer on basic techniques and board control for 30 minutes. We will conclude with Q&A and group picture! 

MKC is located on Pier 84 on the Hudson River (at 44th Street). Check out the Google Map here.  

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 


Partners
avatar for MKC

MKC

Manhattan Kayak Company is the premier paddle sport company for NY kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) tours and instruction in New York City.


Wednesday June 3, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Manhattan

4:15pm

Sailing on the Hudson
Limited Capacity full

Head out to Pier 25 and join us for a jam-packed sailing session with Atlantic Yachting. Get ready for an "all hands on deck" experience - you'll be part of a crew of a small sailboat helping to do everything from steer to rig the mast.  

Location: Pier 25 225 West St New York, NY 10013
Check out the Google Map here!

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.  

Partners
avatar for Atlantic Yachting

Atlantic Yachting

Atlantic Yachting is a boutique, family-run sailing company. In its eight short years, Atlantic Yachting has grown to become Manhattan's premier sailing provider, offering everything from private sailboat charters, to group and private sailing lessons for adults, and New York City's first summer sailing camp for kids.


Wednesday June 3, 2015 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Manhattan

5:00pm

Happy Hour at Whole Foods

Enjoy pub grub and over 100 different beers, inside Whole Foods Market Columbus Circle? Yeah, you heard it right. Visit On Tap, a unique event space and restaurant, to hang out with fellow OutdoorFest participants during the 10 day run of activities.

Stop in from 5-7pm, check in with an OutdoorFest rep (and show your Eventbrite ticket) and get $2 off your pint on behalf of Whole Foods Market. 

Location:
Whole Foods Market The Shops at Columbus Circle10 Columbus CirNew York, NY 10019
Check out the Google Map here! 

Eat, drink & love the outdoors! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Sponsors
avatar for Whole Foods

Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market has 8 stores in Manhattan + 1 in Brooklyn bringing you all kinds of delicious + healthy products.


Wednesday June 3, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Manhattan

6:00pm

Maritime Tour + Happy Hour on a Sailboat!
Limited Capacity seats available

Hop aboard the F/V Sherman Zwicker, a wooden, auxiliary fishing schooner and home to the Grand Banks Oyster Bar.

We'll grab one of their signature nautically themed cocktails and then get a tour from a member of the Maritime Museum highlighting boat building and the history of sailing in NYC. 

Afterwards we'll hang out in a special OutdoorFest section of the bow and enjoy the sunset. 

 Location: Pier 25 225 West St New York, NY 10013
Check out the Google Map here!

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 

Partners
avatar for Atlantic Yachting

Atlantic Yachting

Atlantic Yachting is a boutique, family-run sailing company. In its eight short years, Atlantic Yachting has grown to become Manhattan's premier sailing provider, offering everything from private sailboat charters, to group and private sailing lessons for adults, and New York City's first summer sailing camp for kids.


Wednesday June 3, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Manhattan

6:00pm

Fishing on the Hudson River
Limited Capacity filling up

Fish on!  Nothing beats catch-and-release fishing on a summer night. Unwind with a pole in hand at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 and learn fishing basics from trained Park staff.

Location: Pier 25 225 West St New York, NY 10013
Check out the Google Map here! 

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
avatar for Hudson River Park

Hudson River Park

Hudson River Park, a nearly 550-acre riverside park and estuarine sanctuary, extends four miles from Chambers Street to 59th Street along Manhattan’s West Side.  The Park began construction in 2000 and is now more than 70 percent complete. To date, it includes 16 reconstructed piers, ballfields, boathouses, beach volleyball courts and dozens of landscaped acres offering respite and recreation.  The Park also provides valuable... Read More →


Wednesday June 3, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Manhattan

6:00pm

Fire without Flint
Limited Capacity seats available

Bow drill, hand drill, and flint and steal! Rhett Godfrey (Sustainability Director at Loomstate) will present on wilderness survival skills with a focus on fire. He will cover everything from types of materials to use to different methods to produce an ember.

Location: Grand Army Plaza. Look for Loomstate sign.
Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
avatar for Loomstate Sustainable Apparel

Loomstate Sustainable Apparel

Loomstate is an organic cotton clothing brand based in New York, committed to working with truly sustainable organic cotton farming communities with a transparent supply chain.


Wednesday June 3, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Brooklyn

6:30pm

Wilderness Survival Skills
Limited Capacity full

Make a fire without matches, build shelter from natural materials and practice map, compass & land navigation skills. Learn the Psychology of Survival, including task prioritization, risk evaluation, needs assessment, using all available resources creatively & effective decision making under pressure. Hear badass stories of Survival and play with fire!

Location: Prospect Park: Meet on the corner of 6th Ave & 15th St in Park Slope
Check out the Google Map here.

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
avatar for Destination Backcountry Adventures

Destination Backcountry Adventures

We love sharing with you the most wild and beautiful places in NY! Day & Overnight Adventures Hiking, Backpacking, Holistic Adventures, Canoeing, Survival School and more. Transportation to/from NYC--your choice of B'klyn or Manhattan!--gourmet meals and experienced, knowledgeable, friendly guides, pros at creating a relaxed, welcoming & supportive experience for novice to experienced adventurers. 


Wednesday June 3, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Brooklyn

6:30pm

out of place? create your own space: reconstruct travel photography
Limited Capacity seats available

Join [wherever]: an out of place journal to learn from and reconstruct travel through the art of collage with vintage travel images from archived National Geographic magazines.

Guided by Beril Gulcan, artist in residence at Pure House, attendees will sift through a vast array of National Geographic magazines, cutting and pasting new landscapes and outdoor scenes together to create something new.

Liz Tokatlilar, [wherever] contributor will assist attendees in creatively assembling collages with travel photographs.

At the end of the session, there will be a presentation of the collages created, and a selection committee from Pure House along with the workshop instructors will collectively decide on which creation will be featured on [wherever] magazine’s social media accounts.

Location: The Kitchen at Pure House 473 Grand StBrooklyn, NY 11211
Check out the Google Map here! 

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Sponsors
avatar for [wherever] Magazine

[wherever] Magazine

[wherever]
[wherever]: an out of place journal is a print magazine of travel literature, travel culture, and travel politics.  we assemble writing and artwork that are germane to movement, connections, transitions, and the general transience of the people, places, and things of the world. outside of the print publication we live in the out of place society – the real-world outpost of the magazine and its manifestations, in which we will run a... Read More →



Wednesday June 3, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Brooklyn

7:00pm

CITYTRAIL Run: National Running Day
Limited Capacity seats available

It's National Running Day! Head to Eastern Mountain Sports Soho for a 4 - 6 mile run. We'll have two main groups around 7:00 minute mile and a 9 minute mile so various levels are welcome! 

Plus, swag, prizes, snacks, and more await you.
If you've been planning on doing a group run all year - join OutdoorFest & EMS for National Running Day!  

Location: Eastern Mountain Sports 530 Broadway New York, NY 10012
Check out the Google Map here!


Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
avatar for Eastern Mountain Sports

Eastern Mountain Sports

Outdoor gear and equipment for sports and adventure. Get back to nature with online deals for outdoor clothing and accessories at Eastern Mountain Sports.

Sponsors
avatar for Salomon

Salomon

Salomon
Designed for Freedom | | Mountains are a state of mind. Running is a state of mind. Salomon brings those states of mind together.
avatar for Suunto

Suunto

Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.


Wednesday June 3, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Manhattan

7:00pm

Creative Hiking Options via Public Transit
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you know every inch of Central Park and are looking to get on some real trails? Have you already left the city and are hoping to do find trails other then Breakneck Ridge?

This hour long presentation will cover the basics to the obscure hiking options via NYC Public Transportation.  

Location: Rockaway Brewery
46-01 5th St, Long Island City, Queens, 11101
Check out the Google Map here!

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Baer

Bill Baer

Bill Baer is currently the Director of NYC's newest and largest climbing gym, The Cliffs.  Originally from S. California, as a avid climber and hiker Bill new moving to NYC was going to present unique challenges if he want to continue these outdoor activities .  After 10 years in the city, all without a car, learning to commune with nature via public transportation turned out to be a great adventure that he hopes to share with you.

Partners
avatar for The Cliffs Climbing Gym

The Cliffs Climbing Gym

The Cliffs is NYC's largest climbing gym, boasting a variety of terrains for every climbing style + ability. | | As climbers, we understand that climbing is immensely fun and rewarding, but also challenging, physically and mentally. And it is from these challenges that we grow as athletes and as people. We want to share our passion and bring the benefits of climbing to as many people as possible. So come on in and bring your friends or make new... Read More →


Wednesday June 3, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Queens

7:00pm

Mini Film Fest: Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright in Sufferfest 1 + 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Mini Film Fest: Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright in Sufferfest 1 + 2 presented by The North Face

Head to the North Face Broadway for a screening of Sufferfest 1 (2013) and Sufferfest 2 (2014) together! 

Grab a beer, relax and watch rock climbers Alex Honnold & Cedar Wright take on adventure in a big way.

SUFFERFEST 1
USA, 2013
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 17 minutes
Filmmaker: Cedar Wright


Follow Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright on an ambitious human powered adventure to summit all of California's 14,000 foot peaks via technical climbing routes, with no ropes! New to the sport of biking, and having underestimated the scope of the challenge, Alex and Cedar soon spiral down a rabbit hole of sunburn, suffering, and a seemingly endless test of their mental and physical endurance.


SUFFERFEST 2: DESERT ALPINE

USA, 2014
Filmmaker: Cedar Wright
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 26 minutes


Put on your Helmets, throw on some lycra, buckle your harness, and check your knots because this trailer is Sketchy, and the only thing sketchier... and more awesome... and hilarious, is the full short film that is coming to a film festival near you! Less than a Year after enchaining the fifteen tallest peaks in California, by bike, Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright have forgotten that it was their worst trip ever and for god knows what reason... they are at it again, this time attacking an ambitious goal to climb 45 of the American Southwest's most iconic Desert Towers, via their most difficult routes.. in an epic and scenic bike journey that takes them through Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. This movie has it all, including: gale force winds, hard climbing, snow in the desert, a puppy, huge phallic towers, loose rock, and Alex Honnold's bare ass. What more could you ask for?

Location: 2101 Broadway (at 73rd). Google Map here.

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Sponsors
avatar for The North Face

The North Face

The North Face was founded in 1966 with the goal of preparing outdoor athletes for the rigors of their next adventure. The brand creates athlete-tested, expedition-proven products that help people explore and test the limits of human potential. They protect outdoor playgrounds and minimize our impact on the planet through programs that encourage sustainability. The North Face is headquartered in California on a LEED Platinum-certified... Read More →



Wednesday June 3, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Manhattan
 
Thursday, June 4
 

4:00pm

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding
Limited Capacity full

60 minutes of fun SUP! 

In this session MKC instructor Jules will introduce you to the world of SUP. There will be a 10 minute show and tell of the different types of boards, equipment and applications for SUP’s. This will be followed by a 10-15 minutes primer on basic techniques and board control for 30 minutes. We will conclude with Q&A and group picture! 

MKC is located on Pier 84 on the Hudson River (at 44th Street). Check out the Google Map here  

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
avatar for MKC

MKC

Manhattan Kayak Company is the premier paddle sport company for NY kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) tours and instruction in New York City.


Thursday June 4, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Manhattan

4:30pm

Explore the NYC Harbor by Sail!
Limited Capacity full

Kick the shoes off your sea legs, bring some drinks and snacks and enjoy the most spectacular 90 minutes on the water. Our skilled captain will take 6 guests on a beautiful sail on the Hudson River, embarking from Pier 25 in Lower Manhattan.

What to bring/wear:
Drinks and snacks 
Personal bottle of water
Comfortable and warm cloths
Shoes - any shoes with rubber soles would work, no flip flops, no black soles
Windbreaker
Non drowsy Dramamine - if you think you need it - make sure to take a pill 30 minutes before the sail

Location:

Pier 25 - 225 N Moore Street, New York, NY 10013. West of the West Side Highway. Meet us to the south (WTC side) of the big GOLF sign. 
Check out the Google Map here!

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
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Sailors NYC

Sailors NYC offers sailors in the New York Metro Area an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy recreational sailing on medium size vessels (25'-30′).​ The club is a warm and welcoming community for sailors at all levels to improve their skills and enjoy the camaraderie and companionship of other members. It is New York's only recreational sailor's club with mid-sized boats. All vessels have galleys, bathrooms and coolers so members can host... Read More →


Thursday June 4, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Manhattan

4:30pm

Circumnavigate Governor's Island
Limited Capacity filling up

Hop into a kayak and join Red Hook Boaters for this 2 hour paddle around Governor's Island. Wine, cheese & sunset on the beach upon return.

This event will meet at Valentino Pier. Check out the Google Map here! 

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
avatar for Red Hook Boaters

Red Hook Boaters

Red Hook Boaters is a boat house located on Valentino Pier in Red Hook Brooklyn. On the weekends they offer free 20-30 minute paddling sessions for beginners in the cove.


Thursday June 4, 2015 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Brooklyn

6:30pm

Learn to take amazing photos with your iphone!
Limited Capacity seats available

Amazing view and forgot your camera? Never fear, your iphone is here! 

In tonight's Capturing Adventure Workshop hear from famous NYC Instagramme MC_Gutty on the basics of iPhoneography - how to go from just a photo to a finished product and the best apps and editing options out there.

Mike will also tell his story of how his photography (both via his iPhone and DSLR) for Instagram have turned him into a social influencer and the potential of the platform in the future. 

Be inspired: instagram.com/mc_gutty

Location: Pudge Knuckles 184 Kent Ave #1, Brooklyn, NY 11249.
Check out the Google Map here!

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.



Speakers
avatar for Mike Gutkin

Mike Gutkin

Photographer, Mike Gutkin Photography
Mike Gutkin was born and raised in New Jersey. He's been in NYC for four years now exploring photography and working as a research scientist at Weill Cornell Medical College.  | | Along with 7+ years as a scientist and an MS in Microbiology, Mike is a prolific instagrammer with 50K followers. His photography clients include Dos Equis, Budweiser, UrbanStems, Daniel Wellington Watches, Toyota/Scion, Hornblower NY, Harry's... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Pudge Knuckles

Pudge Knuckles

Pudge Knuckles was opened in 2012 by outdoor enthusiasts Ivan Greene, a former professional rock climber and author of the bouldering guidebook for the shawangunks, and Hartje Andresen, a model and nutritionist, a year after they started roasting their own coffees in Brooklyn, New York. | | Coffee has played an essential part in their lives, combining the social aspect of having coffee with friends as well as being a wonderfully effective and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for TripPix

TripPix

TripPix by Shutterfly is a NEW app that turns your iPhone photos into a rad travel book. Combine your top photos with TripPix’s unique map and fun icon features, and you’ll have a super sweet 6x6 book to remember all your crazy-fun adventures. So now you can bring your adventures to life in minutes without breaking your wallet. 


Thursday June 4, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Brooklyn

6:30pm

Wilderness Survival Skills
Limited Capacity filling up

Make a fire without matches, build shelter from natural materials and practice map, compass & land navigation skills. Learn the Psychology of Survival, including task prioritization, risk evaluation, needs assessment, using all available resources creatively & effective decision making under pressure. Hear badass stories of Survival and play with fire!

Location: Prospect Park: Meet on the corner of 6th Ave & 15th St in Park Slope
Check out the Google Map here
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Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 

Partners
avatar for Destination Backcountry Adventures

Destination Backcountry Adventures

We love sharing with you the most wild and beautiful places in NY! Day & Overnight Adventures Hiking, Backpacking, Holistic Adventures, Canoeing, Survival School and more. Transportation to/from NYC--your choice of B'klyn or Manhattan!--gourmet meals and experienced, knowledgeable, friendly guides, pros at creating a relaxed, welcoming & supportive experience for novice to experienced adventurers. 


Thursday June 4, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Brooklyn

6:30pm

Outdoor Photography Opening
Limited Capacity seats available

Curated by [wherever] Magazine this month long exhibit at Fjallraven Mott Street features local artists inspired by the outdoors and the pursuit of adventure.

Join us for the opening to meet the artists and be the first to see their work. 

Location: Fjällräven 262 Mott St New York, NY 10012
Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 



Speakers
avatar for Ediz Anavi

Ediz Anavi

Born in Istanbul, Turkey, Ediz received his B.A in Industrial Engineering, later recognizing his passion for fusing technology and creativity. He started his career in advertisement companies, and through this realized that creativity comes from knowledge, and knowledge comes from traveling. This pushed him to leave his career in Istanbul to explore new stories and travel the world.  At this point he puts a different meaning to... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Boll

Alexander Boll

Alexander Boll is a Brooklyn based composer and audio engineer with a lifelong passion for photography. Fascinated with the interplay of audio and visuals, especially the way a music score can help guide the interpretation of a film, Alexander began working with film production companies in 2011 to produce both original music and still images. As an on-set photographer, he has captured images to be used in marketing, as well as serving as... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Buda

Gregory Buda

Gregory J. Buda is a New York City based photographer specializing in bar industry photography and travel photography.  He is an enthusiastic traveler and outdoor adventurer, documenting the places he visits and the people he meets, and using photography as a means by which to explore the world.  He got his start learning the technical aspects of scientific imaging, including both science photography and microscopy, while earning his... Read More →
avatar for Mark Lakin

Mark Lakin

Mark Lakin is a noted fine art travel photographer and the Co-founder of Epic Road, an experiential travel design company that creates bespoke once in a lifetime journeys for curious global nomads combining luxury, experiential travel, and extraordinary access to world most rare and majestic animals and tribes. Lakin’s passion for travel, photography, and philanthropy galvanized a journey across all seven continents that continues today... Read More →
avatar for Silvie Snow-Thomas

Silvie Snow-Thomas

Bostonian in Brooklyn by way of Peace Corps Panama. Avid storyteller. Serial wanderluster. Director of the social good communications division at Mfa, Ltd. Marketing & PR. Always in search of: good whiskey, great people, beach vibes, the right composition, and figuring out how we can collectively change the world. Photographer and writer of http://silandhercamera.tumblr.com/, and http://somethoughtshere.tumblr.com/.
avatar for Chris Swoszowski

Chris Swoszowski

Photography is, for me, the study of moments. They can be exciting, strange, or even mundane, but always they define the world around them. To sift for these moments, through the blur of a million colors, noises, and characters, that is my passion. I don’t believe photography needs to be intrusive. Not everyone appreciates a camera pointed their way - which is why I chase a light touch. My approach is always to keep moments intact... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Fjallraven

Fjallraven

Founded in Sweden over 50 years ago, Fjällräven has made extremely functional, yet responsible outdoor products.

Sponsors
avatar for [wherever] Magazine

[wherever] Magazine

[wherever]
[wherever]: an out of place journal is a print magazine of travel literature, travel culture, and travel politics.  we assemble writing and artwork that are germane to movement, connections, transitions, and the general transience of the people, places, and things of the world. outside of the print publication we live in the out of place society – the real-world outpost of the magazine and its manifestations, in which we will run a... Read More →


Thursday June 4, 2015 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Manhattan

6:45pm

Yoga on a Rooftop Farm
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunset yoga on a rooftop farm? 

Join us at the Brooklyn Grange for a night on the rooftop.

Class will start promptly at 7:00PM. Bring a yoga mat and water. 

Photo by http://fortgreenefocus.com/

Please read these directions in advance! How to get to the farm: 

Location:
Enter the navy yard at Clinton Ave and Flushing Ave, and tell the guard at the gate (who will want to see your photo ID) that you're headed up to Brooklyn Grange at Building 3.  Then make a hard left out once you're through the gate so that you're essentially walking and/or driving on Flushing Ave, but on the Navy Yard side of the fence.  Our building is the third one you'll pass on your right -- it's the huge white and brown one with the loading dock that wraps all the way around it.  The entrance is right in the center of the building, on the Flushing Ave side.  Take the elevators up to 11, then make two rights, and head up the stairs for the farm. 

Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
avatar for Brooklyn Grange

Brooklyn Grange

Brooklyn Grange is the leading rooftop farming and intensive green roofing business in the US. We operate the world’s largest rooftop soil farms, located on two roofs in New York City, and grow over 50,000 lbs of organically-cultivated produce per year. In addition to growing and distributing fresh local vegetables and herbs, Brooklyn Grange also provides urban farming and green roof consulting and installation services to clients... Read More →
avatar for Pop Up Yoga NYC

Pop Up Yoga NYC

OutdoorFest's Official Yoga Partner, Pop Up Yoga brings yoga to urban spaces. Live life better, stronger, and happier



Thursday June 4, 2015 6:45pm - 8:15pm
Brooklyn

7:00pm

CITYTRAIL Run: Prospect Park
Limited Capacity full

REI Run Club in Prospect Park! 

The Run Club is open to participants of all running abilities but will maintain a 10:00-11:00/mile pace or slower for the average runner.

Location: Meet at Prospect Park (15th street location, meet at Bartel-Pritchard Square)
Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 


 

Community
avatar for Prospect Park Alliance

Prospect Park Alliance

The non-profit Prospect Park Alliance partners with the City of New York to preserve and maintain ProspectPark for the enjoyment of millions of visitors.The Alliance was founded in 1987 to restore and maintainProspect Park after a long period of steady deterioration and decline. We preserve the natural environment, restore historic design and provide public programs and... Read More →

Partners
avatar for REI

REI

At REI, we love to get outside and play, and we know first-hand the importance of quality outdoor gear.  Each year, REI donates millions of dollars to support conservation efforts nationwide and sends dedicated teams of volunteers—members, customers and REI employees—to build trails, clean up beaches, restore local habitats and more.... Through responsible business practices across the company, we strive to reduce our... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Salomon

Salomon

Salomon
Designed for Freedom | | Mountains are a state of mind. Running is a state of mind. Salomon brings those states of mind together.
avatar for Suunto

Suunto

Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.


Thursday June 4, 2015 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Brooklyn

7:00pm

Mappy Hour: Fly Fishing near NYC
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring your maps, grab a drink and learn from an expert. Tonight is the first of two official OutdoorFest Mappy Hours at Best Made.

Jake Feitelson is an avid fly fisherman who’s continued search for trout along the Metro-North railroad has lead him to a whole host of prime wilderness spots within easy reach of New York City. He’ll be joining us to share some of his favorite spots just off the train. 

Location: Best Made Company 36 White St New York, NY 10013
Check out the Google Map here!

Mappy Hour: a happy hour for outdoor enthusiasts 

Mappy Hour is a monthly gathering of outdoor enthusiasts around maps, guidebooks, beer, and adventure stories. Join us to meet other hikers, climbers, skiers, cyclists, surfers and outdoor enthusiasts and start planning your next adventures.

WHO

All adventurers, nature lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts living in urban environments

WHY

We want to create a space that enables outdoor enthusiasts to come together and share their passion for adventure, offer insider info on trip locations, trade books/maps, and be inspired.

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 

 

Speakers
avatar for Jake Feitelson

Jake Feitelson

Jake Feitelson is currently working on compiling a map and information guide about where to fly fish, hike, eat, and camp off the Metro North Railroad. He is also awaiting his license to be a Fly Fishing Guide through the New York State Department of Conservation. He has over 200 hours experience hiking and fly fishing the Croton Watershed, as well as the Esopus River and it’s tributaries in Catskills State Park.

Sponsors
avatar for Best Made

Best Made

Best Made Company is dedicated to equipping customers with quality tools and dependable information that they can use and pass down for generations. We seek to empower people to get outside, use their hands and in doing so embark on a life of fulfilling projects and lasting experiences.
avatar for Sixpoint

Sixpoint

Beer is culture


Thursday June 4, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Manhattan

7:00pm

Ice Climber Will Gadd + Filmmaker Les Guthman at the Explorers Club
Limited Capacity filling up

Tonight hear from Red Bull athlete and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Will Gadd and Filmmaker Les Guthman. 

In January 2015, Will accomplished an historic climb as the first person to ascend New York's own Niagra Falls.  Hear from Will on his experienecs as an ice climber and his ascent of Niagra Falls.

The night will begin with a reception on the terrace of the Explorers Club where you can grab a drink and meet Will and Les. Next we'll head to the famous Trophy Room. to hear their stories.

Location: Explorers Club 46 E 70th St New York, NY 10021
Check out the Google Map here!

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

 

Speakers
avatar for Will Gadd

Will Gadd

Ice Climber
National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and Red Bull athlete Will Gadd is a legend.  He did the first ice climb of our home state's Niagra Falls, has won every major title from the World Cup to the Winter X Games, and has set a paragliding distance record. Along with being an athlete he is a speaker, tv show host, and mountain guide.

Partners
avatar for Explorers Club

Explorers Club

The Explorers Club was founded in New York City 1904 by a group of the world’s leading explorers of the time. It is a multidisciplinary, not for profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club's members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first... Read More →



Thursday June 4, 2015 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Manhattan
 
Friday, June 5
 

4:00pm

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding
Limited Capacity filling up

60 minutes of fun SUP! 

In this session MKC instructor Jules will introduce you to the world of SUP. There will be a 10 minute show and tell of the different types of boards, equipment and applications for SUP’s. This will be followed by a 10-15 minutes primer on basic techniques and board control for 30 minutes. We will conclude with Q&A and group picture! 

MKC is located on Pier 84 on the Hudson River (at 44th Street). Check out the Google Map here  

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
avatar for MKC

MKC

Manhattan Kayak Company is the premier paddle sport company for NY kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) tours and instruction in New York City.


Friday June 5, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Manhattan

5:00pm

Circumnavigate Governor's Island
Limited Capacity filling up

Hop into a kayak and join Red Hook Boaters for this 2 hour paddle around Governor's Island. Wine, cheese & sunset on the beach upon return.

This event will meet at Valentino Pier. Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 

Partners
avatar for Red Hook Boaters

Red Hook Boaters

Red Hook Boaters is a boat house located on Valentino Pier in Red Hook Brooklyn. On the weekends they offer free 20-30 minute paddling sessions for beginners in the cove.


Friday June 5, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brooklyn

6:00pm

CITYTRAIL: Riverside Park
Limited Capacity seats available

Finish your week off strong - head to Eastern Mountain Sports Upper West Side for a 4 - 6 mile run.

Plus, swag, prizes, snacks and more await  you. 

Location: Eastern Mountain Sports 2152 Broadway New York, NY 10023
Check out the Google Map here!

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
avatar for Eastern Mountain Sports

Eastern Mountain Sports

Outdoor gear and equipment for sports and adventure. Get back to nature with online deals for outdoor clothing and accessories at Eastern Mountain Sports.

Sponsors
avatar for Salomon

Salomon

Salomon
Designed for Freedom | | Mountains are a state of mind. Running is a state of mind. Salomon brings those states of mind together.
avatar for Suunto

Suunto

Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.


Friday June 5, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Manhattan

6:00pm

Training for Altitude
Limited Capacity seats available

We live close to sea level but we adventure far, wide, and high. How do we as New Yorkers train for our trips, races and travels to mountainous places? Tonight, Coach Hammond will teach us all about altitude and how we can prepare. We'll also have an opportunity to actually feel what's happening by pulling on the altitude mask (thanks Hypoxico Systems!) and trying out a few jumping jacks - at a simulated 10,000 feet. 

Tonight's presentation will include:
  • The physiological changes that occur at altitude. Why you are affected
  • How the body acclimates
  • Influences on training
  • How to prepare both mentally and physically
  • Q and A
  • Trying out the Hypoxico system

Location: Fontanas at 105 Eldridge Street New York, NY 10002
Check out the Google Map here!

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Hammond

Patrick Hammond

Co Founder & Head Coach, Educated Running
Coach Hammond earned his Masters Degree in Sports and Performance Psychology from the University of the Rockies and is a USA Track and Field Level 1 certified coach. | | As a runner in college he competed at Western Kentucky University, where he helped his team win a Division IA Cross Country Sun Belt Conference Championship. | | After graduation Patrick went on to compete in triathlons. He also became the Assistant Coach at a high school... Read More →

Partners
avatar for Hypoxico Systems

Hypoxico Systems

Altitude training, also known as hypoxic training, involves exercising in, living in or otherwise breathing oxygen reduced air for the purpose of improved athletic performance, pre-acclimatization to altitude and/or physical wellness. Traditionally, individuals had to travel to or live at high elevations to obtain the benefits of this phenomenon. Circa 1995, the patented technology of Hypoxico Inc. eliminated this hardship by allowing... Read More →


Friday June 5, 2015 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Manhattan

6:00pm

Summer Friday Fishing + Happy Hour on the East River
Limited Capacity filling up

Tired of the old noisy after work happy hour? Head down to the Ecology Center to finish off the week with views of the East River as the sun sets and the light turns "magic."

Tonight is Summer Friday fishing and hanging out on the East River with the Ecology Center. Bait, tackle, and refreshments will be provided (or bring your own), plus basic fishing instruction and other activities to explore the estuary and discover the Ecology Center's environmental education and stewardship opportunities.

Enjoy beer from Lagunitas flowing for the night! 

Location: East River Park promenade at Grand Street
Check out the Google Map here.
Note: Cars can not enter the park, so expect a 15 - 20 minute walk from the subway. The closest entrance to the park is the pedestrian bridge at Delancey St and the FDR service road.

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
avatar for LES Ecology Center

LES Ecology Center

The Ecology Center works toward a more sustainable New York City by providing community-based recycling and composting programs, developing local stewardship of green space, and increasing community awareness, involvement and youth development through environmental education programs. Check out their summer programming here.

Sponsors

Friday June 5, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Manhattan
 
Saturday, June 6
 

9:00am

Hike Mount Loretto
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Probably most New Yorkers know no more about Staten Island than an occasional trip on the Ferry with visiting out-of-towners—if that. Staten Island is another world—with more designated parkland than any other borough. On this trip, as well as drinking in the humbling panorama of the world-renowned New York harbor from the Staten Island Ferry, we'll see forest, swamps, fresh water ponds, sandy beaches, rocky Atlantic coast and bluffs, and amazingly, open grasslands. We’ll begin walking through the North Mount Loretto State Forest (acquired in 2008) and then proceed to the sky-full vistas of Mount Loretto Unique Area on Staten Island's south shore. The rich greens of late spring should be spectacular. Resident songbirds are already nesting and raising families – the woods should be lively with their songs. Bring your lunch to enjoy on the beach if the weather is cooperative (swimming may be possible, though the water may be cold and the beach is pebbly!)

 

Meet at 8:30 am at the Manhattan Staten Island Ferry Terminal at South Ferry for the 9:00 am boat. (Check the MTA Weekender for any connecting subway weekend service changes. #1 Train to South Ferry or R Train to Whitehall Street/South Ferry.) Meet at the top of the escalators in the main waiting room of the Terminal. (Ferries leave every 1/2 hour so don't be late!) Staten Island Railway (SIR) to Richmond Valley. Approximately 5 mile walk. Return on the SIR to the St. George Ferry Terminal, and Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan. Plan on a full day outing – we will try to be back to Manhattan by 4:00 pm, but depending on train and ferry connections, it may be later! 

Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
avatar for New York City WILD!

New York City WILD!

New York City WILD! Walks led by Keith Michael, Urban Naturalist | | KEITH MICHAEL is a self-taught urban naturalist and photographer, an avid birder and a dedicated explorer of New York City's five boroughs. Watching birds drives his focus, but the wealth of vistas, trees, wildflowers, grasses, mushrooms, butter- flies, dragonflies, as well as scaled, slithery and furred fauna that can be observed within the city is truly remarkable. Mr... Read More →


Saturday June 6, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm
Staten Island

9:00am

Beach Day in the Rockaways
It's Beach Day in the Rockaways  (note: you must also register for individual events you wish to attend!)

Today we're heading to the Rockaways for a full day of surfing, yoga, running, a beach cleanup, surf film, and then after party! 

Full list of events here: https://outdoorfest2015.sched.org/tag/beach+day#.VTe56pTF-NQ 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 

Sponsors

Saturday June 6, 2015 9:00am - 11:00pm
Queens

11:00am

Empire State of Slackline
It's back! One of our most popular events, Empire State of Slackline, will be going down on the roof/courtyard of the Manhattan Plaza Health Club. 

Come join Becky Hahn and her team of NYC Slackliners for an afternoon of slackline at Manhattan Plaza Health Club.* You'll learn how to get on the line, walk your first steps plus a good number of thrilling tricks.

*This event will be taking place as part of the Empire State of Climb, feel free to stay, climb, watch, and hangout. 

Slacklining is a challenging urban and outdoor activity. You can practice it in parks between poles or trees in the city (slackline, longline) as well as above water (waterline) and above cliffs (highline) for the boldest! 


Today we'll have an open line, a series of classes, giveaways, a raffle, open climbing, and a demo. 

Schedule:
11:00 - 1:00PM - Open Slacklining
1:00PM - 2:00PM - Level 1 Slacklining Class 
2:00PM - 3:00PM - Level 1 Slacklining Class
3:00PM - 4:00PM - Level 1 Slacklining Class
4:00PM - 5:00PM - Level 1 Slacklining Class
5:00PM - 5:30PM - Demos
5:30PM - 7:30PM - Open slacklining

Note:
This ticket includes:
-Access to the slackline area which will have one open line from 11AM to 7:30PM
-Access to the bouldering area inside MPHC (gear not included - bring your shoes!)
-Access to the "after" party with beer, raffles, music and fun
-ONE Slacklining workshop (you must register for the slot here to reserve the time. If it is full, please choose another time, or plan on coming for "open" slacklining - we WILL be checking tickets). 

Location: Manhattan Plaza Health Club 482 W 43rd St New York, NY 10036
Check out the Google Map here! 
 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.



Saturday June 6, 2015 11:00am - 7:30pm
Manhattan

12:00pm

Beginner Surf Lessons
Limited Capacity filling up

Welcome to NYC's beach town: Queens. Head out to the Rockaways and learn to surf. The certified instructors of Skudin Surf will start with an on land class followed by time out in the ocean.

Surfboard is included. Bring beach stuff, towel sunscreen, drinks & wear a bathing suit.

Meet on the beach at 67th Street - look for the Skudin Tents.
Check out the Google Map here! 

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
avatar for Skudin Surf

Skudin Surf

Skudin Surf
Skudin Surf is New York’s premier surfing school, offering summertime kids surf camps and adult surf camps, and year-round surf lessons and stand-up paddle lessons at our four Long Island and New York City locations. 


Saturday June 6, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Queens

12:00pm

Empire State of Climb: Clinics
Today we'll have two main clinics going on all day: one for TOTAL beginners and one for more advanced climbers.

Please note: while signing up here is step 1 of reserving your spot - step 2 is picking the exact time you'll be participating in the clinic by going to the link here. Just to reiterate - signing up here gets you a ticket while reserving here gets you a specific time slot. 

Clinic 1:

Learn to Climb:

This is perfect for the complete newbie - you’ve heard about how awesome rock climbing is but the idea of tying your own figure eight knot and climbing up to the top of a route is still elusive. In this semi-private class, MPHC’s highly trained staff will work with groups of 4 to learn the basics of climbing so you’ll be able to come back to the gym and feel safe and ready to go!

Register for your Learn to Climb slot here. Note: you must purchase this ticket here AS WELL as sign up for a time slot. If it's full - sign up for a different slot or plan on coming to the open climbing at 6:00PM.

Clinic 2:  Pushing your limits with bouldering:

You’ve been climbing for a while now and can do V3s after a few tries. But V5s have the tiniest holds and you have no idea how you’re supposed to get strong enough to push yourself further. From form and balance practice to how to use the campus board, this class will teach you the tricks of the trade to becoming a stronger climber.

Register for the Bouldering Class slot here. Note: you must purchase this ticket here AS WELL as sign up for a time slot. If it's full - sign up for a different slot or plan on coming to the open climbing at 6:00PM. 

This ticket includes:
-Access to the slackline area which will have one open line from 11AM to 1PM and 5:30PM to 7:30PM
-Gear for the day
-Access to the bouldering area inside MPHC 
-Access to the "after" party with beer, raffles, music and fun
-ONE climbing clinic 

Location: Manhattan Plaza Health Club 482 W 43rd St New York, NY 10036
Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
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MPHC Climbing Gym

5000 square feet of climbing nirvana in the heart of Manhattan!


Saturday June 6, 2015 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Manhattan

1:15pm

CITYTRAIL Run: Rockaway Beach
Morning run on the beach? Followed by YOGA!

Join local running group Rockapulco for a casual run on the beach.

Meet-up  at Beach 67th and Beach: https://www.google.com/maps/dir/40.5878631,-73.7957015//@40.58935,-73.7958517,17z
 
Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 

Partners
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Rockapulco Run Club

Running group with monthly races based in Rockaway, Queens

Sponsors
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Salomon

Salomon
Designed for Freedom | | Mountains are a state of mind. Running is a state of mind. Salomon brings those states of mind together.
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Suunto

Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.


Saturday June 6, 2015 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Queens

1:30pm

Beginner Surf Lessons
Limited Capacity full

Welcome to NYC's beach town: Queens. Head out to the Rockaways and learn to surf. The certified instructors of Skudin Surf will start with an on land class followed by time out in the ocean.

Surfboard is included. Bring beach stuff, towel sunscreen, drinks & wear a bathing suit.

Meet on the beach at 67th Street - look for the Skudin Tents.
Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.
 


Partners
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Skudin Surf

Skudin Surf
Skudin Surf is New York’s premier surfing school, offering summertime kids surf camps and adult surf camps, and year-round surf lessons and stand-up paddle lessons at our four Long Island and New York City locations. 


Saturday June 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Queens

2:00pm

Beach Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

When was the last time you did yoga on a beach? What about on a beach in NYC? 

Join us for some sun salutations in the sand at Rockaway Beach. Afterwards go for a swim, surf or join any of our other awesome Beach Day events. 

Location:   67th Street and Beach in Rockaway
Check out the Google Map here! 

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
avatar for Pop Up Yoga NYC

Pop Up Yoga NYC

OutdoorFest's Official Yoga Partner, Pop Up Yoga brings yoga to urban spaces. Live life better, stronger, and happier


Saturday June 6, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Queens

2:00pm

Orienteering in Prospect Park: Basic Compass Skills
Limited Capacity seats available

Knowing how to use a compass is a critical skill when venturing into the wilderness and while gps devices are a great tool, they do not replace basic navigation skills.

This course, an abbreviated version of our Orienteering Course, will teach you how to use a compass as well as magnetic deviation, pacing, and finding your way with just a compass. Be prepared to venture into the woods, confident that you can navigate to your destination and return safely!

This class is perfect for beginners.

Location:Gear To Go Outfitters 217 Garfield Pl Brooklyn, NY 11215
Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Partners
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Gear to Go Outfitters

Gear to Go Outfitters is Brooklyn's outfitter. They rent and sell gear, do community outdoor education and offer guided hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing trips that include everything from transportation to gourmet meals. Their newest initiative, Trail Taxi, will offer New Yorkers an even easier way to get out into the great outdoors.


Saturday June 6, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Brooklyn

4:00pm

Beach Cleanup

Join the NY chapter of Surfrider Foundation for a beach cleanup in Rockaway! Trash swept in from the ocean and scraps left over from beach goers tend to collect on this beautiful spot. Gloves and bags will be provided on site. After the cleanup we will hang out on the beach and then head over to the Rockaway Beach Surf Club for the film.

DETAILS:

All ages are welcome, but children need to be accompanies by an adult.

Notes for attendees: Bring shoes appropriate for the sand and gloves if you have them handy (gloves will be distributed on the site if you don't). Don't forget sunscreen! Please bring any water/food you might need or visit the nearby concession stands. Public restrooms will be open on the boardwalk.

Meet: Rockaway Beach @ 67th Street Beach Front Road and 67th StreetQueens, New York 
Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.
 


Partners
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Surfrider

The Surfrider Foundation USA is a U.S. 501 grassroots non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world's oceans, waves, and beaches


Saturday June 6, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Queens

6:00pm

Open Climbing + Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Can't make it for a slackline or bouldering workshop? Head over to MPHC for the "after party" which starts with open climbing (booze free) and then will morph around 8:00PM into a party (climbing free).  

 Location: Manhattan Plaza Health Club 482 W 43rd St New York, NY 10036
Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
avatar for MPHC Climbing Gym

MPHC Climbing Gym

5000 square feet of climbing nirvana in the heart of Manhattan!


Saturday June 6, 2015 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Manhattan

6:30pm

Photography Walk on the Beach
Limited Capacity seats available

Join professional photographer Andreea Waters on an iphonography walk in the Rockaways. Andreea will talk about how to capture the moment when you ony have your smartphone around. She'll talk lighting and motion as well as speak to her background as a surf photographer.

Location: Meet on the beach at the 90th Street Jetty
Check out the Google Map here!

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Speakers
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Andreea Waters

Andreea Waters photography captures the mood, atmosphere and art of surfing. She puts herself in the elements without reservation. When you least expect it she is on the beach, resulting in powerful and authentic photographs that represent timeless moments. Currently she is working with Schiffer Publishing to release a photography book titled, Surf NYC - a visual story and celebration of ocean community, passion and New York surfer soul. ... Read More →

Sponsors
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TripPix

TripPix by Shutterfly is a NEW app that turns your iPhone photos into a rad travel book. Combine your top photos with TripPix’s unique map and fun icon features, and you’ll have a super sweet 6x6 book to remember all your crazy-fun adventures. So now you can bring your adventures to life in minutes without breaking your wallet. 


Saturday June 6, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Queens

8:00pm

Surf Film + Party
Tonight we'll be heading to the Rockaway Surf Club to watch a surf film, hang out and relax after a jam-packed beach day! 

Not only will we be screening Acrtic Swell but we have a special, never before scene interview with Chris Burkard! 

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club 302 Beach 87th St Queens, NY 11693
Check out the Google Map here! 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.
 

Partners
avatar for Rockaway Beach Surf Club

Rockaway Beach Surf Club

Rockaway Beach Surf Club is a cultural event space, restaurant and bar devoted to promoting the love of surfing, conserving the environment and supporting its local neighborhood. Unique to Rockaway Beach is the convergence of surf and urban culture. Our mission is to inspire the community and its residents through surfing and be a fun and positive destination for visitors to the peninsula. We believe in supporting everything the community has to... Read More →



Saturday June 6, 2015 8:00pm - Sunday June 7, 2015 1:00am
Queens
 
Sunday, June 7
 

10:00am

Backyard Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

The last day of OutdoorFest we're starting with an invigoring vinyasa flow class led by Pop Up Yoga Founder, writer, and yogi Angelica Olstad.

We'll be giving out snacks and refreshing drinks so you can start off your morning strong. Hop out for a quick bite and then head back for our final expo starting at 1:00PM! 

This event will take place at Hostelling International. Enter at 104th and Amsterdam in Manhattan.

Speakers
avatar for Angelica Olstad

Angelica Olstad

Founder, Pop Up Yoga NYC
Angelica Olstad is a writer, traveler, and founder of Pop Up Yoga NYC. With Pop Up Yoga NYC, Angelica has produced over 50 outdoor and indoor yoga events all over New York City. As a writer she focuses on health and wellness tips and is a contributing writer for The Culture-ist, an online travel magazine.

Partners
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Hostelling International

Our international hostel in New York City has made us world renowned as a traveler's hub, providing the perfect mix for bringing people together. I
avatar for Pop Up Yoga NYC

Pop Up Yoga NYC

OutdoorFest's Official Yoga Partner, Pop Up Yoga brings yoga to urban spaces. Live life better, stronger, and happier


Sunday June 7, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Manhattan

1:00pm

NYC Outdoor Recreation Expo
Limited Capacity seats available

Wondering how to balance living in the city and loving the outdoors? Join us at our final expo to meet community partners, organizations and other people who will help you get outside.

Bike Touring Workshop!

Hiking & Backpacking Workshop! 

Salomon Demo Shoes + Run in Central Park!

Grilled Cheese Food Truck!

Where to SURF in NYC Workshop!

Awesome photobooth!

Raffle of over $5000 in outdoor gear! 

TripPix by Shutterfly will be giving out an REI Outdoor Schools Weekend Trip to Climb/SUP for two! 

Later in the afternoon.... beer samples from Ommegong! 

If you'd like to stay after 5:30PM for our party (full of beer, famous speakers, and music) - please register here

Location: Hosteling International New York 891 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10025
Check out the Google Map here! 

Speakers
avatar for Emilie Lee

Emilie Lee

Emilie Lee is a classically trained painter working in the tradition of the Hudson River School. Drawing on her background as a rock climber and adventure athlete, she travels to remote locations to study landscapes that are critical in the field of conservation. Without the use of photographs as reference material, she creates drawings, notes, and plein air paintings while on location which she later uses to inform her large-scale canvases in... Read More →

Partners
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Destination Backcountry Adventures

We love sharing with you the most wild and beautiful places in NY! Day & Overnight Adventures Hiking, Backpacking, Holistic Adventures, Canoeing, Survival School and more. Transportation to/from NYC--your choice of B'klyn or Manhattan!--gourmet meals and experienced, knowledgeable, friendly guides, pros at creating a relaxed, welcoming & supportive experience for novice to experienced adventurers. 
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Hostelling International

Our international hostel in New York City has made us world renowned as a traveler's hub, providing the perfect mix for bringing people together. I
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Appalachian Mountain Club Young Members

The AMC Young Members group is geared towards those who are interested in the outdoors and are in their twenties and thirties. The group plans outings and socials every month, and offers opportunities for outdoor leadership training.
avatar for Pop Up Yoga NYC

Pop Up Yoga NYC

OutdoorFest's Official Yoga Partner, Pop Up Yoga brings yoga to urban spaces. Live life better, stronger, and happier
avatar for Gear to Go Outfitters

Gear to Go Outfitters

Gear to Go Outfitters is Brooklyn's outfitter. They rent and sell gear, do community outdoor education and offer guided hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing trips that include everything from transportation to gourmet meals. Their newest initiative, Trail Taxi, will offer New Yorkers an even easier way to get out into the great outdoors.
avatar for Skudin Surf

Skudin Surf

Skudin Surf
Skudin Surf is New York’s premier surfing school, offering summertime kids surf camps and adult surf camps, and year-round surf lessons and stand-up paddle lessons at our four Long Island and New York City locations. 
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Gotham Bicycle Tours

Gotham Bicycle Tours specializes in 2 and 3-day overnight bicycle tours to really nice destinations near the NYC Metro region. All tours start and end at commuter rail stations, so nobody needs a car to participate. Just take your bike on the train and begin your ride, while we carry all your gear and luggage in our van. All rides are "fully supported", with breakdown assistance, meals and camping accommodations included. If you don't have a... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Brewery Ommegang

Brewery Ommegang

Brewery Ommegang opened in 1997 to craft-brew fine Belgian-style ales. Ommegang brews eight ales year-round, as well as an extensive and imaginative range of seasonal and specialty ales. The beers have won a national following by connoisseurs of fine beer and are distributed in 43 states and internationally. Ommegang is located on a 136-acre farmstead in Cooperstown, New York and offers free daily tours and inexpensive tastings as well as a... Read More →
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CLIF

CLIF® Organic Trail Mix Bar is made for mixing it up and discovering all the good stuff the day has to offer. Combining simple and organic ingredients that are good for both our bodies and the planet, our trail mix bar comes in flavors for just about every occasion no matter where the trail takes you.
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Salomon

Salomon
Designed for Freedom | | Mountains are a state of mind. Running is a state of mind. Salomon brings those states of mind together.
avatar for Suunto

Suunto

Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.
avatar for TripPix

TripPix

TripPix by Shutterfly is a NEW app that turns your iPhone photos into a rad travel book. Combine your top photos with TripPix’s unique map and fun icon features, and you’ll have a super sweet 6x6 book to remember all your crazy-fun adventures. So now you can bring your adventures to life in minutes without breaking your wallet. 
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Victorinox Swiss Army

In 1884, Master Cutler Karl Elsener opened a cutlery shop in Ibach, Switzerland. There, he and the cutlers’ union he formed produced the finest steel cutlery, finished with the now-famous proprietary edge preferred globally by professional and home cooks. In 1891, Karl supplied the Swiss Army with its standard issue Soldier’s Knife and in 1897 with the Officer’s Knife. In 1921, after the death of his mother... Read More →
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Vita Coco

Vita Coco is a refreshing, natural coconut water that’s picked, cracked, and packed to fit in the palm of your hand.



Sunday June 7, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Manhattan

2:00pm

Skyline SUP Tour
Limited Capacity full

A special SUP tour for OutdoorFest. MKC will be taking us on their kayaking "Skyline" trip but on SUPs! This is a guided tour and will include an informative intro before even getting on the boards. Then your trusty MKC guide will take you out of the embankment and out onto the Hudson River.

MKC is located on Pier 84 on the Hudson River (at 44th Street)

Check out the Google Map here 

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.

Partners
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MKC

Manhattan Kayak Company is the premier paddle sport company for NY kayaking and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) tours and instruction in New York City.


Sunday June 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Manhattan

6:00pm

Final Party
Limited Capacity seats available

The final event of OutdoorFest we'll be celebrating with beer (Lagunitas + Ommegang), music and inspiration for everyone! 

We'll hear from the world's strongest female climber Ashima Shiraishi on what it means to live in the city, and love the outdoors. 

Live music, free beer, and photos from the week. Come celebrate the end to an amazing 10 days. 

Location: Hosteling International New York 891 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10025
Check out the Google Map here! 

Speakers
avatar for Ashima Shiraishi

Ashima Shiraishi

Rock Climber
Ashima Shiraishi, one of the strongest female climbers in the world grew up climbing on the boulders in Central Park.

Partners
avatar for The Travelers

The Travelers

Originally from Philly, the Travelers are a soul/jazz/hip-hop band that includes: | | Jon Hagen [vx] | Parker St. Charles [bass] | Justin Hazelton [flute + vx] | James Margolis [gtr + drums + vx] | Kyle Hazelton [gtr + vx + photoshop] | Mark Falcone [drums]

Sponsors
avatar for CLIF

CLIF

CLIF® Organic Trail Mix Bar is made for mixing it up and discovering all the good stuff the day has to offer. Combining simple and organic ingredients that are good for both our bodies and the planet, our trail mix bar comes in flavors for just about every occasion no matter where the trail takes you.
avatar for Salomon

Salomon

Salomon
Designed for Freedom | | Mountains are a state of mind. Running is a state of mind. Salomon brings those states of mind together.
avatar for TripPix

TripPix

TripPix by Shutterfly is a NEW app that turns your iPhone photos into a rad travel book. Combine your top photos with TripPix’s unique map and fun icon features, and you’ll have a super sweet 6x6 book to remember all your crazy-fun adventures. So now you can bring your adventures to life in minutes without breaking your wallet. 



Sunday June 7, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Manhattan