OutdoorFest aims to create a community of New York's urban-based outdoor enthusiasts.
Live in the city, love the outdoors
Campout | Night Trail Race | Live Music | Yoga
5K Trail Run by CLIF
Hiking with Lowa Boots
Filson Fly Fishing Series
Where to Go Fishing Near NYC
Join a Fly Fishing Mappy Hour by Filson. This event is dedicated to learning the the best places to try fly fishing near the city and explore maps of rivers and inlets near and far.
6:30 - 8:30PM | Manhattan | Free
Fly Casting Lessons at the 2017 Campout
Ready to learn fly tying and fly casting? Head over to the Filson Fly Fishing area at the OutdoorFest 2017 Campout for a hands-on experience with expert guides from Freestone Expeditions. Fly tying is ongoing and fly casting classes run every 30 minutes, come on over to sign up!
4:00-8:00PM | Staten Island | $55+
Fly Fishing 101
Wondering why everyone's obsessed with fly fishing? Head over to Filson NYC to learn the basics of getting started with fly fishing this summer in the birthplace of American Fly Fishing... the Catskills! The expert guides from Freestone Expeditions will be leading FREE sessions on everything from fly tying and knots to gear to reading the water. Head over for a night full of fun with beer provided by Sierra Nevada.
6:30-8:30PM | Manhattan | Free
Mappy Hours at Best Made
Fly Fishing Weekend Getaway in the Catskills
The culmination of the Filson Fly Fishing Series will bring together everything you’ve learned on a full weekend trip upstate. Guided by Freestone Expeditions get out of the city and enjoy backpacking, camping, and of course fly fishing in the Catskills. Freestone will pick you up in the city, drive you upstate, and hike you into the backcountry where you’ll receive personalized instruction in the traditions of Adirondack woodcraft and Catskill fly fishing. You’ll channel your inner fly fishing Brad Pitt on a pristine Catskill streams and receive tutorials in primitive fire making and bushcraft. Freestone has all the gear covered, all you need is sleeping bag, a backpack, some extra clothes, and some giddy-up. Trip will depart Saturday morning from the Filson flagship store in NoHo and return on Sunday afternoon/evening. A moderate level of fitness is required.
Full Weekend Adventure | Upstate | $395
Hike the Greenbelt at the 2017 Campout
No car? No problem. Tonight we'll be joined with gear experts from Lowa and Paragon Sports to learn how and where to find the best hiking near NYC, car optional. Plus, meet some adventure buddies for an awesome summer outdoors.
Nature Namaste: Hike & Yoga Escape
Outdoor Academy: Trip Planning
The outdoor professionals of Destination Backcountry know that the success of a trip depends first and foremost on what you do long before you hit the trail. Putting in the right preparation means not only a safer trip, but more quality time in the woods. In this class, you’ll learn how to choose the best destinations, plan your route, pack for comfort and weight, plan a menu for taste and nutrition, and much more.
Outdoor Academy: Survival Skills
Tonight, grab a beer and learn from the pros. The guide's of DBA will cover Psychology of Survival; covering topics such as Effective Decision Making Under Pressure, Needs Assessment, Risk Evaluation & Management and Utilizing Available Resources Effectively. Which, you might have noticed, are pretty valuable skills in everyday life, too!
The Rise NYC Workout
You could be doing two things on a Wednesday night: (1) sitting at home alone listening to angsty music from the early 2000s, or (2) enjoying a FREE kick-butt workout with The Rise NYC! Okay..maybe those aren't your only options, but I guarantee the workout beats whatever else you had planned!
Vinyasa Flow in the Woods
Join in for an one hour Vinyasa Flow in the peaceful setting of the Kaufman Campgrounds in Staten Island. Then join trail running, guided hikes, survival skills & more.
Yoga Flow at Crotona Park
Details coming soon.
Nature Namaste: Hike & Yoga Escape
Wolfe's Trail Pond Trail Work and Rides
National Learn-to-Row Day
Sailing: The NYC Harbor Excursion
I Am Adaptive Vol. 3
Central Park Nature Walk
Evening Stand Up Paddleboarding
Ladies Night: Women's Bike Meet-Up at Paragon Basecamp
This is an opportunity for females who are looking to connect with women's bike organizations in and around NYC, to hear about all the cool things these organizations do. Stop by for some beer and learn about all things biking, happening right in your backyard.
Shell-ebrate Oysters: Restoration on the Hudson
Sunset Hike in Inwood Park
Fishing + Happy Hour on the East River
Plumb Beach Horseshoe Crabs Full Moon Photography and Nature Walk
Outdoor Academy: Backcountry Cooking
Learn the nutritional and logistical aspects of menu planning in the backcountry. You’ll learn what your body needs while on adventure, including replenishing calories and fulfilling nutritional needs. You’ll learn how weight, storage, and cooking method will impact your menu planning and packing, the pros and cons of pre-packaged meals, and the type of gear you will need for your backcountry kitchen.
Jump your City: Parkour
Join The Movement Creative to blend the ethos and practice of parkour with skills and lessons from other movement disciplines, including yoga, martial arts, dance, movnat, crossfit, and more. We make the outdoors our gym, with classes all over Manhattan, and use our city to make us stronger.
Kayak Around Governors Island (Friday Trip)
Hiking the Long Path
Explore Staten Island's North Mount Loretto
Putting Conservation Back on the Map
Yoga for Cyclists
A twist on our one hour classic Vinyasa Flow specifically for cyclists. Practice yoga and then learn to mountain bike (free bikes to use!)
Mountain Biking Women's Trails Day
Rail-trail bike tour to Captain Lawrence Brewery
Mountain Biking in Highbridge Park
NYC Parks Run Challenge: Run with TMIRCE!
The greatest, funnest, and best-looking group of (wannabe) runners in NYC. Well, at least 1/3 of that is true. And we can definitely guarantee fun. Come join us for a workout, a run, a bRUNch, or just come and hang out! We encourage runners of all abilities -- especially if you think you are slow -- to come join us for a fun run. We run, eat a lot of food, make friends, and never take anything too seriously.
Hike & Scramble Breakneck Ridge
Beach Day: Surfing in Rockaway with Skudin Surf
10:00AM & 12:00PM | Beach 67th
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.
Beach Day: Reiki & Meditation
10:00AM | Rockaway Summer House @ 68th Street
On June 11th Buddhist Insights will work with local Reiki healer Jae Schapp to provide you a wonderful opportunity to restore your inner balance.
Beach Day: Beach Clean-Up
11:00AM | Beach 90's
We're joining Surfrider for their 2nd Beach Clean-up of the season to officially kick off summer. Just bring yourself, sunscreen, reusable water bottle for the day
Beach Day: Group SUP Tour
12:00PM | Thai Rock @ 92nd Street
Ready to go for a Stand Up Paddleboard Adventure? Join A Team Paddleboarding in Jamaica Bay!
Beach Day: Mega SUP Tour
1:00PM | Thai Rock @ 92nd Street
Explore Jamaica Bay by MEGA SUP. A Mega SUP is an oversized paddleboard that holds up to 7 people paddling at the same time.
Beach Day: Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga
9:00AM & 11:00AM | Thai Rock @ 92nd
Balance and center yourself practicing yoga on a Stand Up Paddleboard amid water and nature.
OutdoorFest Closing Party: Sunset Slack Jam at Riverside Park
Map & Compass Class
Beach Day: Kayak Tour
3:00PM | Thai Rock @ 92nd Street
Explore Jamaica bay (on a guided tour) on a Kayak with a group of awesome people.
Vinyasa Yoga & Slacklining
Yoga, slacklining, slack-yoga and everything in between. This class is completely free.
Sunset Yoga at Rooftop Reds (Rain Date!)
Practice with Pop Up Yoga as the sun sets. Finish your class and do a wine tasting as you look over at views of the Manhattan Skyline.