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OutdoorFest 2019, An Illustrated Recap

OutdoorFest 2019, An Illustrated Recap

Another amazing year of OutdoorFest has come and gone. This year, a cadre of illustrators, led by New Yorker cartoonist and bestselling author Bob Eckstein, attended events and drew their experiences.


The OutdoorFest VIP Party

May 29, Presented by Columbia Sportswear

Illustrated by Bob Eckstein

The festival kicked off at Columbia Sportswear with a party for all of the amazing partners and experience providers that make OutdoorFest happen.

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Hiking the Long Path

Sunday June 2nd with Upstate Adventure Guides

Illustrated by Bob Eckstein

Along with the campout, the first weekend of OutdoorFest also included the 6th year running of a hike on the Long Path - a trail that starts in NYC and heads all the way upstate!

Columbia Basecamp Series: Outdoor Survival Skills for Urban Dwellers

June 3, led by Brad Winer from Destination Backcountry Adventures

Illustrated by Madison Free

Along with adventures, our speaker series at Columbia provided free daily talks including this one led by Brad on surviving in the wilderness…and in NYC.

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Paddling the East River

June 3, with the Red Hook Boaters

Illustrated by Grace Moore

Strong winds and choppy waters were paired with sunny skies and enthusiastic paddlers at this year’s paddling adventure with Red Hook Boaters.

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Hudson River Park Estuary Lab: Shoreline Cleanup

June 5, led by Hudson River Park as a kick off to their Parks over Plastic campaign

Illustrated by Rachael Lee

The Hudson River Park Estuary Lab led a two-part night, starting with a cleanup of the park and followed by a panel talking about dealing with plastic pollution.

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The rest of the week was filled to the brim with events, though none depicted with such colors as these! Find the photos on our Facebook page.

OutdoorFest Kicks Into High Gear in NYC on June 1

OutdoorFest Kicks Into High Gear in NYC on June 1