Make the City Your Gym
Monday, February 22 at 6:30 pm

New York may be well known for its expansive parks, pedestrian lifestyle, and greenmarkets, but many residents also cope with food deserts, prohibitively expensive gym memberships, and limited access to well-maintained green space – as well as to quality healthcare. How can New York offer world-class health and wellness opportunities for all its citizens, not just the wealthy? Join us for a discussion with fitness writers, physicians, and leaders of the city’s public health initiatives to explore all the free and low-cost fitness resources that already exist in the city - and how best to take advantage of them. This program springs from our current exhibition, The New York City Marathon: The Great Race.


Introduction by Michael Schnall, Vice President for Community Engagement Initiatives, New York Road Runners
Anahad O'Connor, Health Reporter, The New York Times
Thomas W. Farley, Commissioner of Health for the City of Philadelphia
Adena Long, Assistant Commissioner, Public Programs, NYC Parks & Recreations
Nancy Easton
, Co-Founder, Wellness in the Schools (WITS)
Jordan Metzl (moderator), Sports Medicine Physician, Author, and Fitness Instructor, Hospital for Special Surgery  


Free for Museum members; $16 general public; $12 for students/seniors.

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New York Road Runners, Center for Active Design, Children's Tumor Foundation NF Endurance Team, Crown Heights Running Club, Dashing Whippets, Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH-NY), Fun on Foot, Galloway NYC Running Club, Harlem Run, Latinas in Motion, Nancercize: The Benchmark in Outdoor Fitness Blog, The New York Academy of Medicine, North Brooklyn Runners, Prospect Park Track Club, The Reservoir Dogs Running Club, Runstreet 

Other Upcoming Marathon Programs

Runners' Weekend: Yoga Workshop and Film Screening
Sunday, February 28 at 2:30 pm

Join us for a yoga workshop tailored to runners followed by a screening of "Run for Your Life", a documentary film about Fred Lebow.

Image credit: Queens, undated, Photograph by Dina Litovsky, courtesy Museum of the City of New York