OutdoorFest Kicks Into High Gear in NYC on June 1
May 7, 2019 - New York, New York — New York City will celebrate the unofficial start of summer on June 1 with OutdoorFest NYC, the 10-day outdoor extravaganza that gives city dwellers plenty of reasons to get outside. Now in its 6th year running, OutdoorFest has fine-tuned the art of enticing New Yorkers to experience the outdoors and partners with local guides, nonprofits and businesses across the five boroughs to create an itinerary unlike any other. The festival releases its full schedule of events today.
The fun begins on June 1st with an overnight Campout on Staten Island. For the second year in a row, Salomon will bring epic amounts of trail running to the festival with a 6-hour Ultra Run for the truly intrepid, in addition to bringing back the popular 5K Headlamp Trail Race for another year. Campout attendees can also unwind with yoga, slacklining, and campfire stories, or disconnect from the city by peering into a telescope at the night sky. Of course, all can be enjoyed with a cold Sierra Nevada beer in hand while the evening’s entertainment, Bridges & Tunnels, kicks up a dance party.
“We’re thrilled to host OutdoorFest NYC for the sixth year in a row,” says OutdoorFest NYC Founder, Sarah Knapp. “This city is home to a vibrant community of outdoor enthusiasts and I’m glad our event can help bring more people into the fold.”
For the third year in a row, Columbia Sportswear in the Meatpacking District will act as OutdoorFest’s Basecamp. Starting on June 3rd, Columbia Sportswear will host a Speaker Series in which local outdoor experts will discuss the micro-adventures of New York, hear stories from those that have lived the nomadic lifestyle and learn invaluable survival skills. Beyond Manhattan, Red Hook Boaters will guide a group of kayakers around Governors Island; NYC WILD! will lead an evening exploration on Plumb Beach for horseshoe crabs; the Gowanus Dredgers will host a canoe paddle on the Gowanus Canal; the LES Ecology Center will teach urbanites to cast a line in the East River; and Skudin Surf will have attendees riding the waves on Rockaway Beach. Other events include hiking in Manhattan, bouldering in Brooklyn, and much, much more!
Visit www.outdoorfest.com/schedule for more details.