OutdoorFest- 10 Days of Adventure in NYC

From Friday May 29th through June 7th OutdoorFest will help connect New Yorkers to local outdoor resources in all five boroughs. Their mission is to encourage a healthier, active and more adventurous lifestyle to us city dwellers. 

Check out our list of of the Bronx events.  For the entire schedule check out OutdoorFest. Remember to hashtag your pics with #OFNYC 

Have fun!!

Volunteer: Canoeing on the Bronx River 

Saturday, May 30 9:00AM-5:00PM

What happens when adventure + service combine? NYC ICO! 

Be an adventure volunteer today by joining ICO to bring 4th and 5th grade students from CS 211 in the Bronx out on the Bronx River for a full day of canoeing.

This price also covers two students spots! 

Wear river-ready clothes (avoid cotton or jeans) and bring along a change of clothes for after! 

If you can't come to this event but would like to volunteer with this organization or donate for future trips, please find more information here.  

 Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


NYC Inspiring Connections Outdoors

ICO is the Sierra Club’s community outreach program for children and adolescents who face the challenges of growing up in cities such as lack of exposure to our country’s great outdoor spaces and childhood obesity. We’re a 100 percent volunteer-run organization working to provide young people with outdoor recreational opportunities, leadership training, positive group experiences and environmental education, while imbuing in... Read More →

Saturday May 30, 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm 

  Orange (30 dollars)


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Bronx Birding & Yoga

Saturday, May 30 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Our five borough yoga series comes to the Bronx this morning with a free Vinyasa Yoga Class starting at 10:00AM at the Nature Center in Van Cortlandt Park. 

If you can get up early - you're in for a treat.... at OutdoorFest we love birds so we're partnering with the Audubon for a morning bird walk! 

Birding - no registration neccesary, starts at 8:00AM
Guides: NYC Audubon, Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy
Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center. 
Check out the Google Map Here!

The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free.

After the bird walk, join the folks from Outdoorfest for a free yoga class, held just outside of the Nature Center.

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community. 


NYC Audubon

New York City Audubon champions nature in the City’s five boroughs through a combination of engaging and entertaining programs and innovative conservation campaigns. NYC Audubon is an independent non-profit organization affiliated with the National Audubon Society. Through its efforts, NYC Audubon protects many species of birds living in the 30,000 acres of wetlands, forests, and grasslands of New York City.


Pop Up Yoga NYC

OutdoorFest's Official Yoga Partner, Pop Up Yoga brings yoga to urban spaces. Live life better, stronger, and happier


Saturday May 30, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am 


Guided Bike Tour up the "Old Put"

Sunday, May 31 1:00PM- 5:00PM

NOTE: MTA has cut the #1 train for the weekend above 96th. We will instead be meeting at the end of the #4 Train in Woodlawn. 

Enjoy a day ride on the "Old Put" - an old railroad line in Westchester and the Bronx which is now a beautiful, car-free bike path! Ride up to 28 miles with one of our guides who can tell you more about the history of this rail line. This ride will also be "vehicle supported" meaning that a car will follow the group with water and snacks, and can help any rider who has a breakdown issue with a bike. Please bring your own bike.

BRING: Snacks and water will be provided, but eat lunch first before you arrive. The first segment of the ride is a dirt pathway, so road bikes with skinny tires should exercise caution on this portion of the ride. The ride also ends at the subway station so you can either go back, or have dinner at any of the nearby restaurants. Street parking near the tour start/end is also usually available if you want to drive.

Ride is for beginners + intermediate riders

Want to meet other New Yorkers who live in the city and love the outdoors? Join us at our Final Expo on June 7th for an epic day of celebrating the NYC outdoors community.


Gotham Bicycle Tours

Gotham Bicycle Tours specializes in 2 and 3-day overnight bicycle tours to really nice destinations near the NYC Metro region. All tours start and end at commuter rail stations, so nobody needs a car to participate. Just take your bike on the train and begin your ride, while we carry all your gear and luggage in our van. All rides are "fully supported", with breakdown assistance, meals and camping accommodations included. If you don't have a... Read More →


Sunday May 31, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm 

  Orange (30 dollars)