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OutdoorFest aims to create a community of New York's urban-based outdoor enthusiasts through our ten-day festival of outdoor adventure events in all five boroughs.

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OutdoorFest Community Guide Part I

OutdoorFest Community Guide Part I

We hope you had as much fun as we did during the inaugural OutdoorFest! We know that 10-days is not enough so below we've created a short guide to connect you with the awesome community organizations who participated in OutdoorFest.

 

Aloha Surf School


All ages surf lessons available at Aloha NYC Surf School. Come join in the fun. Book before July 4th and receive a $10 off coupon.

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Appalachian Mountain Club


We hope to see you at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Open House on June 23rd from 5:30 to 6:30, in the AMC's NYC Program Center on 5 West 63rd Street. You will learn about our hundreds of local activities taking place this summer and local facilities, including the Fire Island Cabin and Mohican Outdoor Center.

If you sign up before July 1, you will be able to get 20% off individual or family memberships with the AMC. 

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Ava Chin - Author of Eating Wildly


OutdoorFest foragers get a free autographed bookplate just by ordering  Eating Wildly. Simply fill out the Contact Form on www.AvaChin.com and let us know that you've made your purchase. Sign up to our email list to find out more about Eating Wildly, urban foraging and foraging-related events.

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Brooklyn Boulders


Had a blast at BKB? Now's your chance to save big during our annual SUMMER SOLSTICE SALE! First in line gets a FREE 4 MONTH PASS! Click the link for more details!


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Central Park Nature Associates 


"Central Park Entire" is the most detailed, complete, up-to-date, and attractive map available of the world's most visited urban park. New York City naturalist and graphic designer Ken Chaya, walked more than 500 miles and spent over two years creating it. Contact Ken to purchase a map (digital version here) and for more information about our public and private park nature tours. 


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The Cliffs at LIC


Queens' newest climbing gym! Check out our world class facility and incredible classes in the heart of LIC. Just a hop, skip and jump from the E, M, G, 7, N and Q trains."

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Cyclones Cycling


Join us for our next social group bicycling ride on June 21st! Sign up here: www.cyclones.cc/join

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DUMBO Startup Lab


Join our email list and follow @DUMBOStartupLab so we can keep you posted on future events.

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Eastern Mountain Sports


Storewide Upgrade Your Gear Sale this weekend! June 21st and 22nd we're having a special sale for AMC members and a chance to join Appalachian Mountain Club at a discount in store. Check our Facebook pagefor events.

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Gear to Go Outfitters


We can help you escape the urban jungle with Sales, Rentals, Guided Trips, Classes, and our brand new TRAIL TAXI.

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Greenbelt Conservancy


Summer is the season to be outdoors and the Greenbelt, 2,800 acres of parks and trails in central Staten Island, offers a spectrum of recreation, cultural, nature, family and environmental education programs. Go for a hike or trail run within NYC limits and feel as if you're in the Catskill mountains! Return for one of our seasonal trail races, nature walks, theatre, music and dance performance, pumpkin festival, blue jean ball - events that take place throughout the season.

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Hudson River Park


The Hudson River is calling! Come to Hudson River Park on Manhattan's Westside for fishing, guided nature walks, waterfront orienteering and bike repair workshops. October 5th 11am-3pm Hudson River Park and New York Hall of Science are hosting SUBMERGE!: NYC Marine Science Festival - a free, day-long science extravaganza devoted to raising awareness about our coastal waters at Pier 26.

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The Lower East Side Ecology Center


Coming up, summer 2014 with the Lower East Side Ecology Center: e-waste recycling events, fishing clinics, composting workshops, kayaking, environmental education, East River Park stewardship, gardening, and more! Visit our website to learn more, and email info@lesecologycenter.org to participate - volunteers are always welcome!

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Nancercize // Green Gym Day


Stay up to date on northern Manhattan parks outdoor fitness events, get fitness tips, learn how to do it yourself with "Nancercize: 101 Things to Do on A Park Bench" video, book, or trainings. Get the downloadable map of the Giraffe Path and Fitness Guides to parks. Please consider making a donation to the Green Gym Day featured partner, Moving for Life: http://www.movingforlife.org/hike-a-thon.htm

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NYC Wild!


Are you ready for the NYC Wild! 2014-2015 Walk Schedule: destinations in the five boroughs? Sign up here to receive up to date info on free hikes!  Plus Left Bank is holding a Silent Auction of Keith Michael's "Birds of NYC photographs" through June 21 with 25% of proceeds will benefit Friends of Hudson River Park!

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NY Outrigger 


In the spirit of Outdoor Fest, New York Outrigger is proud to offer FREE Stand Up Paddling (SUP) lessons and FREE outrigger canoe lessons on the following dates

Sun July 6th – Brooklyn Novice Session (Pier 4, Brooklyn)
Sun Aug 10th – Brooklyn Novice Session (Pier 4, Brooklyn)
Sun Aug 17th – New York Novice Session (Pier 66, Manhattan)
Sat Sept 13th - New York Novice Session (Pier 66, Manhattan)


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NYC Audubon


Get outdoors this summer with NYC Audubon and visit the City's wild side! See our full schedule of birding and wildlife-watching trips at www.nycaudubon.org/local-trips-and-classes. Register for our Sunday Harbor Herons Sunset Ecocruises at www.nywatertaxi.com/tours/audubon.

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NYC Bouldering


Want to know more hidden places in the city? Get your own copy of the NYC Bouldering guide, available from all major retailers (including local spots like Eastern Mountain Sports & REI) or online!

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REI Outdoor Schools


Get outdoors this summer with REI Outdoor School. Join REI Instructors for classes in Climbing, Cycling, Hiking & Camping, Navigation, Outdoor Photography, Paddling, and Wilderness Medicine. Learn something new while meeting other outdoor enthusiasts in a public class or organize a private class for your group!

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Row New York


Learn more about our adult learn-to-row classes or our youth summer camp programs. No experience is required to participate!  Row New York empowers young people from New York City’s under-resourced communities to build strength, gain confidence, and pursue excellence through the unique sport of rowing.

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SS Brooklyn

Head to our site and join our mailing list so we can keep you posted on future deals and events. S.S. Brooklyn designs and manufactures classic beach gear inspired by urban fashion. 

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Sailors NYC


Special deal from Sailors NYC, New York's best sailing club: Comprehensive Sailing Class with Beautiful NYC Views - at up to 47% off! Come aboard one of our 30-foot sailboats with our friendly instructors and crew and learn the basics of sailing.

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Sierra Club's NYC Inner City Outings


If you love the outdoors and would love to help introduce NYC Youth to the outdoors through hiking, rafting, camping, skiing, and more, we'd love to have you as a volunteer! Please email sierraclub.nycico@gmail.com if you'd like to find out the date and location of the next New Volunteer Orientation! As a self-funded organization, we're also always looking for financial support to help us afford simple costs like transportation, food and equipment (donate here). 

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Skudin Surf


SKUDIN SURF is New York’s premier surfing school, offering kids surf camps and adult surf camps, and year-round surf lessons and stand-up paddle lessons at our four Long Island and Rockaway, Queens locations. Learn to surf in New York with renowned surfing instructors Cliff Skudin and Will Skudin. The Skudin brothers are internationally ranked big wave surfers who bring their life-long passion for the sport to surf camps and surf lessons and new for 2014, Surf & XTreme Fun full day program.

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Transportation Alternatives


Registration is now open for Transportation Alternatives' 7th Annual Tour de Queens — a fun-filled, family-friendly 20 mile bike tour, held on Sunday, July 6th. Proceeds from the Tour de Queens benefit Transportation Alternatives and the fight for better bicycling, walking and public transit in NYC. Visit BikeNYC.org for a full calendar of upcoming bike events.

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Traverse


At Traverse we take pride in providing our customers with the highest quality fleet of rental camping equipment in NYC. We offer the best because your backcountry adventures deserve equipment that's resilient, reliable and ready for whatever you are. We aim to be more than your local outfitter; our goal is to be an integral part of your outdoor community.

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Without Walls


Without Walls balances design and technology so that you can get sweaty without looking like the next person. 

Follow the adventure on Twitter and Instagram @gowithoutwalls #GetMovingHaveFun

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Outdoor Events: 6/17 - 6/23

Outdoor Events: 6/17 - 6/23

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