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Double Your Donation to Stoked!

Stoked Mentoring Donate Volunteer Surf

Happy International Surfing Day!! Today is a good day to support two groups that respectively support your surfing environment and your local community..Surfrider and Stoked Mentoring. Renew your Surfrider membership and if you donate to Stoked before June 30th your donation will be doubled. Sweeeet.Stoked Mentoring Donate Volunteer SurfStoked Mentoring Donate Volunteer SurfStoked Mentoring Donate Volunteer Surf

Photos via Loomstate.

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Get on it!

Lava Girl Surf Rockaway Beach Surf Club

GET YOUR TICKETS! See their beautiful new stained glass doors, built by a very crafty Brandon…

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Surfrider vs Sandy

surferider nyc meeting

Surfrider is kicking into action as spring rolls in! Stop by the Tuesday, April 16th 7-8:30 meeting at Pilgrim in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (no longer at Patagonia SoHo) to get involved as things get going!! Surfrider has also another event coming up.  A meeting of the eco-minds to discuss the science behind our very disgruntled environment. This will be in Wall Township, NJ, but worth the trip (take the train to Belmar). Spend Earth Day (yes, 4.20) building a community garden in Rockaway and Sunday learning about global warming…sounds like a damn good weekend! Tree seedlings will be given to the first 100 attendees.  If you live in NY, you could probably use some more greenery.

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New York Surf Film Festival

It’s that time of year. New York Surf Film Festival takes over Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg September 19th and 20th, playing a selection of surf documentaries. They all look amazing, but at $15 a film, one is forced to be selective. Plus, the invite-only opening night filmmakers party on Tuesday and a final party on Friday hosted by badass female swimwear Calavera. More details on NYC Urchin Facebook and Instagram @nycurchin.

Balancing  City / Sea since 2011  /  NYC Urchin

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Let’s go Out to Sea a Movie

It may be rainy and dreary in NY today, but there are some awesome events going on in Rockaway today (more info) and tonight a movie screening on The Lilac steamship, parked conveniently on the water off TriBeCa. Tonight’s screening is the NY premiere of the documentary Liemba about a steamship that still serves communities of Lake Tanganyika in central Africa. Music and cash bar begin at 8pm, movie starts at 9. Hudson River Park Pier 25 (directions).

To get a feel of the rustic and authentic nature of The Lilac and her crew, here are some photos from R44 Rogan Standard Issue (awesome sustainable menswear brand) – they volunteered for a day cleaning up the ship, prepping it for the youth environmental classes that are regularly hosted aboard. Get involved.



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Waiting for the Weekend

This weekend is looking like a beauty…oh shoot it’s only Thursday! Well, Thursday’s looking good too…



ART BREWER: SURF EVOLUTION exhibit opening reception , 6-8pm. School of Visual Arts. 209 East 23rd Street. Exhibit will be open til June 30th.

Finally it’s here! The long-awaited launch party for NY’s new surf magazine WAX! Music, movie screenings, drinks, plus your very own copy of Issue #1. 9pm-2am, The Wooly, 11 Barclay Street. Rsvp@readwax.com. See ya there!
Check back for things to do this weekend too!
Balancing  City / Surf since 2011  /  NYC Urchin

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A Heavy Weekend Ahead

The upcoming weekend is alluring/distracting enough, but with Surfrider, Pilgrim, SMASH and World Oceans Day events coming up…we might as well just stay in bed and wait for it to get here.  NYC Urchin will be venturing east with Bike to the Beach, but hopefully you can make it out for these festivities.



Surf Buddies happy hour 7-8 at Point Break, 12 W 45th.

Shred Something - M.Nii + Mark Cunningham.  PARTNERS & SPADE - 40 GREAT JONES, 6-9.



Expect hula dancing, live music, & art made out of marine debris. More info.

Here’s a taste of Come Hell or High Water.



Two cleanups in one day?! Yup, RBSC will take 91st uptown to 108th and Surfrider will take 90th heading downtown towards 67th. Join both!


Watch the trailer. More info. Entrance is fo free, but you might have to try out the tarp to get in.

Balancing  City / Surf since 2011  /  NYC Urchin

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NYC Urchin Bikes to the Beach


NYC Urchin is riding to the beach this weekend with Bike to the Beach, a great organization started by friends in DC.  Hundreds of riders join forces every year in a century ride to the beach, raising funds and awareness for Autism Speaks.  The registration for the NY race on Friday, June 8th is closed, but you can still join the DC and Boston races in August!  Learn more.  Get realtime updates on our ride from Union Square out to Westhampton Beach this Friday via Instagram @NYCUrchin!


Before you start training, read up on all the safety rules in NY.

Balancing  City / Surf since 2011  /  NYC Urchin


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Galapagos Presents Ocean Size

What: Friends at gallery Kunsthalle Galapagos present Ocean Size, running Feb 18 – March 4.  The opening reception is TONIGHT, Feb 18th 6-9pm, so drift over for some good art and a good time.

Location: Kunsthalle Galapagos, 16 Main St. DUMBO, Brooklyn. (Take the F to York Street or AC to High Street).  Gallery Hours: Thurs – Sun 1-6pm

Expect: “A group exhibition of six artists who question our perceptions of reality. Their works coax us to join them in fantastical worlds of bold colors, precise lines, and mutated patterns. Distorted characters and fragments morph and fray into an ordered chaos. Disjointed narratives, found memories and alter-egos situate us, then shift our perceptions of our own state of being.  The work compels us to reach beyond our own comprehension to something bigger than ourselves, something “ocean size”.


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