Join In Summer Fitness Events in Full Swing at Washington Square Park – Yoga, Tango, Tai Chi, More

Join In Summer Fitness Events in Full Swing at Washington Square Park – Yoga, Tango, Tai Chi, More

The New York City Parks Department has been presenting fitness classes over the summer months for the last 10 years at Washington Square Park. The classes will continue through September and are free; they include yoga for adults and children, tai chi, tango, and dance/movement. You can still join in!

Tuesdays: Tai Chi, Dance/Movement, Tango

Tai Chi at Garibaldi Plaza
Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. until September 10, 2019

Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and coordination in this Taijiquan class open to beginners and experienced folks alike. This martial art, created in the 19th century in Beijing, China, is a gentle, non-impact exercise benefiting both body and mind. Practitioners Tina and Juan invite you to join them in their practice—northern Wu style—every Tuesday at Garibaldi Plaza.

Movement Class for Adults and Seniors at Garibaldi Plaza

Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., until September 10, 2019

Get your body moving this summer with fun, unique dance classes that promote strong and creative movement among adults of all ages and abilities.

Classes are led by Dances for a Variable Population founder, dancer/choreographer/teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas.

Strictly Tango at Holley Plaza

Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. until August 27, 2019

Put on your dancing shoes and learn to dance with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School. They will bring you “the authentic Buenos Aires Tango feeling.” Come with your partner, your friends, or come by yourself and find a new dancing partner!

In case of rain, the event will be canceled.

Wednesdays and Thursdays: Adults and Kids Yoga

Adult Yoga with Sacred Sounds Yoga at Garibaldi Plaza

Wednesday and Thursday mornings 8:30-9:30 a.m. until September 19, 2019
Bring your own yoga mat.

Kids Yoga with Sacred Sounds Yoga at Kids’ Playground

Wednesday and Thursday mornings 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. until September 19, 2019
Bring your own yoga mat.

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NYC Parks Department Events Page for Washington Square Park.

There is a whole “privatization watch” aspect to this … more to come on this. (I referenced it in 2018 here.)