Salsa White Party Closes Out the Summer Season at Waterside

Summer Salsa 2015

Summer Salsa at Waterside Plaza, 2015 Credit: Tobias Batz

Summer Salsa White Party at Waterside Plaza
Date: Thursday, August 27
Time: 6PM – 9:30PM
Location: Outside on the Plaza – Weather Permitting
Email: yketzis@watersideplaza.com 

Our final event of the summer is going to be white hot! Come dressed in white and celebrate in style. There will be drink and dinner specials along with face painters and cotton candy for the kids. Admission is free and there will be a cash bar for those 21+ (be sure to bring ID). Arrive early, at 6PM, for a mini Salsa dance lesson for beginners.

Family Fun on the Plaza: Free Screening of "Finding Nemo" and FDNY Fire Truck Visit

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Marlin tells Dory and Co. a story, Finding Nemo. Source: blogs.disney.com

Gather around, Waterside families and friends. Tonight, Monday, Aug 17, we’re screening one of the hands-down best family films ever made, Finding Nemo at dusk (around 8 PM). We’ll have free popcorn and some seating–additional chairs and blankets welcome!

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Living every kid’s firefighter dreams, Waterside Plaza Fire Truck visit, 2013

Come early today and your kids will get a chance to explore a real FDNY fire engine inside out 6:30-7:30PM. An “all-ages” Fire Safety Presentation with one of FDNY’s finest follows at 7:30PM (but let’s be honest, we’re all in it for the fire truck!) As always, the public is welcome.

The Best After-Work Dance Party in Town, Summer Salsa at Waterside Plaza Continues

The best after-work dance party in town, Summer Salsa at Waterside Plaza continues TONIGHT, August 13, 6-9:30 PM. If you’ve never danced salsa before, join in for a free beginner lesson 6:30-7PM, and then get your groove on to NYC’s top Latin DJ, DJ Woody. The public is welcome, and admission is free. There’s only one more Summer Salsa Party after this so don’t miss out!

Last Days of Summer Specials at Xia Spa at Waterside Plaza

Xia Spa August 2015 Specials

Summer is almost over–show off those pedicures while you can! August 2015 Xia Spa specials are: Spa Pedicure with a FREE manicure, luxury Pedicure and Manicure with 10-min massage for $28 and $18, respectively, and Xia’s heavenly boutique Signature Facial with a FREE pedicure.

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 xialeder@gmail.com for appointments.

Summer Family Fun: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2015

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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC. Credit: SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images. Source: nyconthecheap.com

Another beautiful weekend, another awesome multicultural festival in New York City. The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, which takes place on the Flushing Meadows Park lake this weekend, Aug 8-9, brings together 180 dragon-boat teams from all over the world to race for the title of “fiercest dragon.” On shore, there will be traditional food, Chinese arts and crafts demonstrations, performances from the amazing Shaolin monks, and tons of kids’ activities.

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times RACING The Dragonflies were among the 173 teams at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Each boat has a drummer, who doubles as a cheerleader.

Credit: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times RACING The Dragonflies were among the 173 teams at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Source: nytimes.com

Kids are sure to get a kick out of the fierce hand-crafted boats, complete with drums, which sail from 10AM-4PM on both days (so there’s plenty of time to rally the family to catch the show). Dragon Boat Racing has an equally cool origin story: in 3rd century B.C., the respected poet Qu Yuan drowned himself to protest the emperor’s polices. Locals raced their boats to try to save him, beating drums to keep away the fish, and thus, Dragon Boat Racing began. This is the largest festival of its kind in North America, and is totally free to watch. You can get there by car or the 7 train to Citi Field, where you can walk 15 minutes or take an MTA shuttle to the park.

Free Monday Night Movies at Waterside Plaza in August

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Who doesn’t love the way NYC turns into one giant free outdoor movie theater in the summer? You’d probably love it more if you could get seats. Luckily, Waterside has you covered in August with a stellar line-up starting this Monday, August 3–minus the unbearable crowds.

We’re showing How to Train Your Dragon (Aug 3), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Aug 10), Finding Nemo (Aug 17), The Dark Knight (Aug 24). We’ve got popcorn, seating, and a river breeze. Bring yourselves and your friends. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and the public is more than welcome. Films start at dusk (around 8PM).

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Family Fun at Waterside Community Center This Month

This month at the Waterside Plaza Community Center: Disney Movie Sing-Along, Tournament Tuesdays, Healthy Smoothie Day & Children’s Story Time. All residents are welcome! The Community Center is located on A Level in Building 40, and is open Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM.

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This Week at Waterside: Drum Circle, Sunset Yoga, Tango Salon With Grammy Nominee

waterside-plaza-summer-eventsClear your calender: Waterside has your week’s summer fun lined up. Join us TOMORROW, July 14, 6:30PM for Sunset Yoga at Waterside Plaza (you don’t know relaxation until you’ve done yoga in a private garden by the river). Back by popular demand on Wednesday, July 15, 7PM is one of our newest community events: Waterside Drum Circle. Close the week out on a high note this Saturday July 18, 6PM, with our Tango Salon, led by world-class musicians, including the Grammy-nominated Raul Jaurena. All events are free and open to the public! Details below.

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Summer Kicks Into High Gear with Summer Salsa on the Plaza!

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Rain or no rain, the show goes on at Waterside Plaza starting with the ever-popular Summer Salsa TONIGHT 6-9:30PM. Free dance lesson 6:30-7PM with Omar Martinez of Mambo101 Dance Studio, and the best after-work dance party in town continues with DJ Woody. Admission is free and all are welcome! Cash bar available. Check out our upcoming summer events here.

Awe-Inspiring Moments from the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2015 at Waterside

The most jaw-dropping Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in years, and we had the hands-down BEST view in town right on the water at 25th Street! See some of our favorite fireworks photos below–more amazing moments from Waterside’s Fourth of July Party coming soon. Thanks to all the residents and guests who came–it was a pleasure to celebrate with you!

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