Just in time for Earth Day, nature has dressed the Plaza in its glorious springtime best! Springtime in New York is always wonderful but it’s even better when it “springs” in your own backyard. Post your best Waterside Plaza spring shots in the comments, on Facebook or message us at @watersideplaza on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #watersidespring.
A New York City tradition that is over 100 years old, the annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival takes place this Sunday, April 20, 10AM-4PM, along Fifth Avenue between 49th – 57th Streets. It’s a testament to New Yorkers’ creativity that this parade is one of city’s best spectacles despite not showcasing any floats or music–although we can’t take all the credit. People (and pets!) from all over the world come be-ribboned and extravagantly hatted to dazzle parade spectators with their Easter Sunday best. The best place to catch the show is near St. Patrick’s Cathedral. See below for a few parade highlights over the years.
One of our most popular kids’ events at Waterside Plaza, our annual Kids’ Easter Pool Party, featuring our famous underwater egg hunt is this Saturday, April 12, 11AM-1PM! Admission is FREE but contact the Health Club to reserve a space for your child as this event fills up fast!
It may not feel like it but spring is indeed here and it’s time to pamper yourself after a long winter! Treat yourself to Xia’s most popular services: her luxury manicure, spa pedicure and Signature Facial, and for this month only, a FREE 10-minute foot reflexology session is included!
Xia Spa is located at 25 Waterside Plaza, and is open Tues-Sat 10AM-8PM, Sun 10AM-7PM. Visit the website and contact the spa at (212) 689 0691 or email@example.com for appointments and details.
They don’t call it “the future of fitness” for nothing.
Say goodbye to feeling like a hamster on a wheel; the revolutionary Life Fitness Discover cardio machines at the Health Club let you live your life while you work out. Here are 10 awesome features you didn’t know about on the Health Club’s NEW cardio machines.
1. Hook Up Your SmartPhone
Plug in your smartphone (iPhone/Android) and access your own library of videos, music, and apps. Forgot your adapter? You can borrow one at the Health Club front desk.
2. Get Social
What’s the point of working out if you can’t brag about it? Tweet/pin/post your workout progress and connect with your friends, fitness coaches, and trainers to get motivated.
3. Create Your Own Workouts
Sign up for LFConnect to create your own personalized workouts that you can access from your machine. (You can also choose from a selection of preset workouts.)
4. Track Your Progress
Through the LFConnect app, you can set fitness goals and track your progress any time. You can even track outdoor and strength training workouts through the app.
4. Work Out Around the World
Feel like a bike ride through the French countryside? Go for it. Work out in varied terrains around the world through Lifescape’s interactive outdoor courses.
5. Surf the Web
Stay connected to the world while you work out using Discover’s internet capabilities. You can visit any website, play games, stream videos.
6. Listen to Streaming Radio
Tired of your playlists? You can tune into any genre of music on your machine’s console and stream music as well as watch the music videos. (Bluetooth headset capable.)
7. Watch TV in Real-Time
No need to miss your favorite show because you’re working out. You can tune into any local TV station through the console.
9. Catch Up On Your Shows On-Demand
Nothing on TV? You can catch up on TV shows on-demand. Tune into your favorite show and forget you’re even working out.
10. Personalized Workout Experience
Work out your way. Log in to your machine with your LFConnect account and have your favorite shows, music, workouts, websites, and display settings at your fingertips.
It still feels like winter outside but spring is abloom inside Macy’s Herald Square. Macy’s Spring 2014 Flower Show: The Secret Garden offers its usual bouquet of floral installations and themed events, including Floral Seminars and Beauty Scene Blowouts with chances to score free samples. The exhibition runs March 23 – April 6, and is free and open to the public.
In the month of April 2014, the Waterside Plaza Swim & Health Club offers their new Therapeutic Yoga class FREE for members and non-members. Therapeutic yoga focuses on stress reduction and balance for the mind and body with supported poses, hands-on-healing, and guided meditation. It’s especially recommended for those recovering from illnesses and injuries.
Currently on view at one of our favorite neighborhood parks, Madison Square Park, the winter 2014 Md. Sq. Art. site-specific art installation, Ivan Navarro’s “This Land is Your Land” takes one of ubiquitous symbols of the New York City skyline, the water tower, and uses it to explore the experience of immigration in America. As home to one of the most diverse communities in Manhattan, we feel especially compelled to highlight this playful and poignant work.
The three water towers that comprise the installation are lit from within by neon reflections featuring words such as “me”/”we”, which seem to repeat infinitely due to the structure of the towers. Ivan Navarro, a Chilean artist based in Brooklyn, takes the title of the exhibition from the beloved Woody Guthrie folk song that speaks to the pull America has for immigrant populations; a truth never more so evident as it is in NYC. The exhibition is open Feb. 20-Apr. 13, 2014.
It’s almost time for flip flop weather and Xia Spa has got you covered. FREE flip flops and paraffin with any pedicure, manicure for only $9, mani/pedi for $27, and FREE oxygenating with any facial. Oxygenating facial treatments apply pure oxygen and an anti-aging serum to your face through an airbrush, leaving you with smoother skin that is easier to apply makeup to. Unlike with other facials, makeup can be applied right away!
Visit the Xia Spa website and contact the spa at (212) 689 0691 or firstname.lastname@example.org for appointments and details.