Submitted by ub on Fri, 06/20/2014 - 08:21

Join NYC Parks and Backpacker Magazine as we turn the Big Apple into the country’s largest urban adventure playground at the 10th annual Adventures NYC, a celebration of all things outdoors. Adventures NYC brings together more than 25,000 outdoor enthusiasts for a wide range of outdoor activities and exciting demonstrations for all ages to experience, including rock climbing, slacklining, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fly casting and, outdoor gear exhibits. This year, the festival is expanding to include a second day out in Marine Park, Brooklyn, for an entire weekend of adventure!

DETAILS: Highlights of this year’s event in Central Park include:

• The Slackline World Championships by Gibbon Slacklines, in its American debut, with professional slackliners competing, and ground-level slacklines for beginners

• Climbing walls

• Kayaking instruction and rides with Wheel Fun Rentals

• Stand-up paddle-boarding and fly fishing lessons with expert guides from the L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools®

• Learn to snowboard clinics with instructors from Ski Vermont and Burton Snowboards

• Health & Fitness classes with some of the activities available at NYC Parks’ recreation centers, including Shape Up fitness demonstrations, spin bike mini classes, speedminton and wheelchair basketball

• Mountain Bike Obstacle Course for kids

• Free Bike “Valet Parking” Service

• Bike Helmet Giveaway, courtesy of the NYC Department of Transportation

Sunday in Marine Park will offer:

• Hiking, biking, paddle boats and kayaking around the park and in Jamaica Bay

This event is FREE and open to the public.