Halloween On The Esplanade
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Halloween On The Esplanade

When: Saturday, October 28th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

Where: East River Pavilion at 60th Street and the East River (up the ramp at 60th Street and York Avenue, underneath the Alice Aycock sculpture, or you can also enter at 63rd and York Avenue and cross the footbridge/walk south on The Esplanade and up the ramp to the pavilion under the Aycock sculpture. We are excited to celebrate the Pavilion's recent re-opening by NYC parks!) 

What: Join us for a Halloween celebration on The Esplanade with a free music performance by the amazing John Putnam Trio, free ice cream sandwiches by Melt (one per person while supplies last!), and kids activities :) 

All events weather-permitting. 

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MOVE(NYC) ~ Dance CANCELED
Sep
16
3:00 PM15:00

MOVE(NYC) ~ Dance CANCELED

NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO ESPLANADE REPAIRS &CLOSURE BY THE NYC PARKS DEPARTMENT.

Where: Pier90 (90th Street and The East River Esplanade)

When: Saturday, September 16 (rain date 9/17) | 12pm - 3pm 

What: MOVE(NYC) You will be amazed by this group! Free treats from COFFEED.



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John Putnam Trio
Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

John Putnam Trio

Where: Pier90 (90th Street and The East River Esplanade)

When: Saturday, June 3 (rain date 6/4) | 12pm - 3pm 

What: Encore performance by the John Putnam Trio, face painting, free treats from COFFEED, and amazing ice cream cookie sandwiches from the downtown favorite, Melt



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Esplanade Friends 4th Annual Spring Benefit
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Esplanade Friends 4th Annual Spring Benefit

EsplanadeFriends 4th Annual Spring Benefit

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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

 

 

When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | 6:30-8:30PM

Where: BarFelice, 1591 First Avenue (Between 82nd and 83rd)

What: Hors d’oeuvres and Wine will be served (all other drinks cash bar)

Tickets:

Friend: $150

Better Friend: $250

Best Friend: $300

BFF: $350

Mail checks Payable to Friends Of The East River Esplanade(60th-120th Streets) to :
**Include a note indicating the # and names/addresses /emails of guests who will attend**

EsplanadeFriends
c/o Ratner
525 E. 86th St, #8A
New York, NY  10028

Ticket contributions in excess of $26 are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Friends Of The East River Espalande(60th-120th Streets), Inc. is a New York City non-profit organization recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Special thanks to our benefit sponsor East River Medical Imaging!

Funds we raise will help with landscaping, public art, music and dance programming–and more!

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Latin Music Of Grupo Guataca
May
14
12:00 PM12:00

Latin Music Of Grupo Guataca

Where: Pier90 (90th Street and The East River Esplanade)

When: Sunday, May 14:  12pm - 3pm

What: The return of the amazing Latin music of Grupo Guataca (What's more, Pier90 will be a stop for Shorewalkers Great Saunter NYC)


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Music & Fishing
Apr
22
6:30 PM18:30

Music & Fishing

Where: Pier90 (90th Street and The East River Esplanade)

When: Saturday April 22nd (rain date 4/23) | 12pm-3pm

What: French Cookin' Blues Band followed at 3:30PM by an Environmental, Historical, FUN talk by the great raconteur Gabriel Willow. And...Another round of our Free Bait Fishing Event in conjunction with our East Harlem El Barrio Fishing Club Committee.

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Summer Sizzle On Pier90
Aug
7
10:00 AM10:00

Summer Sizzle On Pier90

When: Sunday, August 7, 2016 | 10AM-2PM

Where: Pier90 (90th Street and The East River Esplanade)

What: FREE! Featuring…

The Latin Music of Grupo Guataca!

Refreshments courtesy of our generous sponsor COFFEED

And more EXCITING NEWS! NYC Parks will open Pier90 (usually closed to the public) on Sundays 10AM-2PM THROUGH LABOR DAY!

EsplanadeFriends has worked with NYC Parks and DOT for years to get Pier90 opened…So PLEASE come out and ENJOY!

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Spring Benefit 2016
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Benefit 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016
6:30-8:30 PM
BAR FELICE
1591 First Avenue (Between 82nd and 83rd)

Hors d’oeuvres and Wine* will be served
*All other drinks cash bar

Help us raise funds for the beautification of The Esplanade–including more landscaping , gardening, programming and public art, restoration of the aging infrastructure, and the Reinvention of Pier107. And help us celebrate all of our accomplishments so far!

Purchase Tickets HERE
Friend:  $150 for one ticket OR  $250 for two
Better Friend: $250
Best Friend:  $300
BFF: $350

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Esplanade Exploration Event
May
7
1:00 PM13:00

Esplanade Exploration Event

When: Saturday, May 7 Free Tour 1-2pm followed by Free Music and Ice Cream 2-4pm

Where: Meet on The East River Esplanade at 86th Street for the tour, or join us later at 103rd Street for music and ice cream!

What: EsplanadeFriends welcomes urban naturalist Gabriel Willow, who will lead a walk from Carl Schurz Park up The East River Esplanade to 103rd Street. Along the East River Esplanade is a stretch of river known as Hell Gate. This used to be the most dangerous water around New York, with currents up to ten knots, and many dangerous eddies, whirlpools, and rocky reefs. During the mid 1800s, up to a thousand ships a year ran aground here! One such boat, the Hussar, even sank with a hold full of gold, never to be found again. Today the channel is no longer as dangerous (although it still has the second-fastest tidal current in the world, after the Bay of Fundy in Canada), thanks to a huge engineering project of the 1870s and ‘80s, when explosives were set off in the river to deepen it and clear out rocky shallows. Come join the walk to find out more about the fascinating history and ecology of this area!

Once we reach 103rd Street, we will enjoy the music of Josh Levine’s Cuarteto Guataca and free ice cream from Lower East Side Ice & Vice!

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Free Ice Cream and Latin Beat on the Esplanade!
Oct
31
11:00 AM11:00

Free Ice Cream and Latin Beat on the Esplanade!

Once again, EsplanadeFriends Presents
LATIN BEAT ON THE ESPLANADE!
Saturday, October 31, 2015
11AM-2PM
On the East River Waterfront Esplanade just south of the 103rd Street footbridgeFeaturing:

The Music of Guataca Na’ Ma’ in an Encore Performance!

The Vendy Award-winning ice cream of
ICE & VICE
The ice cream is FREE for the first 100 to stop by!Stroll, run, or pedal by and stop to listen to the for a few minutes!

Help us change the East Harlem waterfront from deterioration to a Destination…

PLEASE NOTE THAT IN THE EVENT OF RAIN OR INCLEMENT WEATHER THE EVENT WILL BE POSTPONED.

 

 

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Meet the Artist: Vicki DaSilva
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Artist: Vicki DaSilva

Join us on May 8th at 6:00 at Applebee’s, East River Plaza, for the official unfurling of the spectacular Lightshow On the Esplanade banner created by light artist Vicki Da Silva, soon to be seen on the Esplanade at 116th Street! Meet the artist! Free appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks. Please RSVP to EsplanadeFriends@gmail.com

 

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PAKA Afro-Carribbean Dance + Drum on the Esplanade!
May
2
11:00 AM11:00

PAKA Afro-Carribbean Dance + Drum on the Esplanade!

EsplanadeFriends continues to Surprise and Delight as we present …
PAKA Afro-Caribbean Dancers and Drummers

Saturday, May 2, 11AM-2PM (Raindate May 3)

Location: 103rd Street and The East River Waterfront Esplanade (just South of the 103rd St Footbridge)And don’t forget to sign-up TODAY for our Monday, May 4 Spring Benefit…
 

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