For when you get tired of cleaning out your closets!

No matter how much we would like you to be organized; we know that all work and no play makes every New Yorker rather cranky, so for those well deserved times off, here’s a bit of fun and free things to do in NYC.

With all the sunbathing, free concerts, and hundreds of outdoor activities at the park along the 850-foot long Pier 45 in Greenwich Village is NYC’s most picturesque pier for sunbathing and free activities.

Pier 46 also has free fishing for all ages with Big City Fishing, as well as educational programs. Heat up, then cool down using Pier 45’s super interactive water feature -enjoy a spritz of fresh water right when you need it.

The Hudson River Park Trust also sponsors free events on Pier 45 in the summer!

Movies on the Hudson!

Location: Pier 54 at 14th St.
When: Wednesdays, movies begin at dusk (generally around 8:30 PM) Seating is available. Free popcorn. Beverages and Snacks are for sale. Closed Captioning available.

Theme: I Know What You Saw Last Summer! Watch all of your favorite blockbusters

from 2008 on the big screen, again! This time around, they’re all FREE and out under the stars. From superheroes to gossiping gals, Hudson River Park’s RiverFlicks has all of last years favorite summer hits!

  • July 8 – Iron Man (PG13)
  • July 15 – Vicky Cristina Barcelona (PG13)
  • July 22 – The Dark Knight (PG13)
  • July 29 – Hancock (PG13)
  • August 5 – Tropic Thunder (R)
  • August 12 – Sex and the City: The Movie (R)
  • August 19 – Pineapple Express (R)

Kids Movies: Fun for the Whole Family

Location: Pier 46 at Charles St.
When: Fridays, movies begin at dusk (generally around 8:30pm.) Free popcorn. Beverages and Snacks are for sale. Closed Captioning available.
What: Join us at Hudson River Park’s Pier 46 as we screen new and classic films for the whole family!

  • July 10 – Wizard of Oz (G)
  • July 17 – Kung Fu Panda (PG)
  • July 24 – Ghostbusters (PG)
  • July 31 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)
  • August 7 – Muppet Movie (G)
  • August 14 – Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)
  • August 21 – Curious George (G)

Dance Away at Hudson River Parks

Location: Pier 54 at W. 14th St.
When: Sundays. Free dance lessons begin at 6:30pm courtesy of Dance Manhattan. Live bands go on at 7pm.
What: Whether you’ve been dancing for years, or want to learn how to boogie like a pro, Hudson River Park’s MoonDance is your chance to strut your stuff under the stars! No experience necessary. Featured styles include swing, tango and salsa.

  • July 12 – George Gee Big Band
  • July 19 – Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango Orchestra
  • July 26 – Los Hermanos Colon
  • August 2 – Nu Guajiro
  • August 9 – David Berger Jazz Orchestra

Hudson River Park’s Free Concerts

Location: Pier 54 at W. 14th St.
When: 3 Thursdays at 6 PM.
What: All concerts are free!

  • July 9 – Matt and Kim featuring Flosstradamus and Team Robespierre
  • July 23 – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists featuring Extra Golden and Radio 4
  • August 13 – Yeasayer featuring Amazing Baby

Hudson River Park’s Stars of Tomorrow

Location: Pier 45 at Christopher St.
When: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
What: Enjoy music from Bach to BeBop on Tuesday nights, as students from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and Mannes College The New School for Music perform on one of Hudson River Park’s most beautiful piers. Performances begin on June 2nd.

  • June 2 Sarah Charles Quartet
  • June 9 Samuel Mortellaro Trio
  • June 16 Classical Brass Trio
  • June 23 Classical Woodwind Trio
  • July 7 Classical Brass Trio
  • July 14 Shrimrit Shoshan Trio
  • July 21 Darrell Smith Trio
  • July 28 Classical Woodwind Trio
  • Aug 4 Amanda Ruzza Trio
  • Aug 11 Erika Kapin Trio
  • Aug18 Classical Brass Trio

Watch the Sunset on the Hudson

Location: Pier 45 at Christopher St.
When: Fridays at 7:00 pm

Every Friday from June 5th through August 21st (except July 3rd), enjoy the gorgeous sunset and mellow sounds of New York’s acclaimed Guitar Man David Ippolito from this spectacular grass covered pier that stretches 900 feet into the majestic Hudson River.