Life at The Chatsworth means indulging every day in its bespoke amenities, but with an added bonus only Upper West Side residences in NYC can provide: easy access to Riverside Park, a swath of green running parallel to the stately Riverside Drive from 59th Street to 155th Street and the glacier-cut Hudson River to the west. Here, you’ll find a plethora of warm-weather activities—from Pilates to Shakespeare to film noir, all under the New York sun.


With tranquil breezes from the river and a host of park-sponsored classes and activities, you can break a sweat without hitting a fluorescent-lit boot camp class. On Sundays, try your hand—and balance—with the Chinese martial art Tai Chi at 89th Street and Riverside Drive, or elongate and tighten your limbs with Pilates in the Park every Tuesday at the Plaza at 66th Street. And, of course, there’s always Citi Bike for a quick pedal by the river.


School may be out for summer, but you and your family can still sneak in some interactive learning at the park as well. You can satisfy your inner-astronomer (or the family’s younger NASA astronauts-in-training) with the help of the Amateur Astronomers Association during Sun Gaze on Saturday, July 23, where you can view the sun and the summer sky through a telescope that will filter out any rays that could damage your eyes.


Fans of French cinema will be très pleased with the French Embassy’s screening of the Jean-Pierre Melville detective classic Un Flic on July 15th at Pier I near 70th street—part of the park’s Films on the Green series.
And if all this activity seems a little taxing for you on a lazy summer day, there’s always the simple pleasure of walking out of The Chatsworth and watching the tangerine-painted sunset over the Hudson River blue.