Holiday Decorating, Momentos and Celebration – December at the Community Center

At the Community Center, we have joyous holiday-themed activities for you and your kids:

Today is:

Seasonal Decorating Day (For Kids)

Friday December 8th
Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM

Join us to create decorations for the season. Bring your imagination and help us create a festive atmosphere with your artwork!

Craft Items for Holiday Decorations - Seasonal Decorating Day (For Kids) at Waterside NYC's Community Center

And, coming up, we have:

Make Your Own Holiday Momento (For Kids)

Friday December 15th
Time: 3:00PM-4:30PM

Children ages 3-10 are invited to create their very own Holiday Momento to present to their family and friends for the holidays. Materials will be provided. Bring your creative imagination!

Crafts - Make Your Own Holiday Momento (For Kids) - at Waterside NYC's Community Center

Hot Cider & Celebration (for Adults)

Friday December 22nd
Time: 2:30PM to 3:30PM

Everyone is invited to share in the holiday festivities. Enjoy warm Apple Cider and Holiday Snacks.

Holiday Drinks - Hot Cider & Celebration at Waterside NYC's Community Center


Our Community Center has year-round events for Waterside kids & adults – including Tournament Tuesdays and Matinee Movie Wednesdays.

We look forward to seeing you at any of our December activities, games and movie showings!

Xia Spa – at Waterside – December Specials

Xia’s December specials are designed to make gift-giving – to yourself or others – effortless.

December’s specials at Xia Spa are all about package deals.  (Simply use by February 25th, 2018.)

  • Manicure & 15 Minute Massage
    Purchase five for $80 (Regular price $130)
  • Manicure & Pedicure & 20 Minute Massage
    Purchase five for $180 (Regular price $250)
  • Gel Manicure & Pedicure
    Purchase five for $175 (Regular price $250)
  • Spa Manicure & Spa Pedicure
    Purchase three for $163 (Regular price $228)

Treat yourself or a friend to these happiness-inducing holiday specials!

Hands getting a pretty manicure - December Specials at Xia Spa at Waterside NYC

Free Strength and Tai Chi Classes + Special Offer – Health Club in December

Two free classes for you to try and love! This December, at Waterside Swim and Health Club you can sample “Strength and Body Conditioning” Tuesdays at 7:30am and “Tai Chi” Saturdays at 10:15am. These classes are free to non-members – and, of course, members are also welcome to take them.

Strength and Body Conditioning is a total body workout designed to challenge your cardio-respiratory and muscular endurance and improve your core strength and flexibility. Fun and effective for all ages and fitness levels!

(Instructor: Stu Lupoten)

Tai Chi is a class that involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. The class is a self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching.

(Instructor: Cindy Chwang)



Waterside Dental Care – Fall Specials

Of course, dental care is essential. We all know that. But few people adore going to the dentist. And many don’t make the time for it. So equally important is both the “care” aspect of Dental Care – that your dentist be considerate and caring – and it helps if your dentist is in convenient location. How about consistently liked by their patients – and located right outside your door?

At Waterside Dental Care,  at 10 Waterside Plaza, Drs Clara Lee and Jean Furuyama take the best care of you (and your teeth and gums). And they’re currently offering 10% off for Waterside residents and 15% off for students!

  • Waterside Dental Care strives to make their office as efficient as possible.  You can visit their site for their hours, payment options and appointment scheduling. You can even email a request for an appointment through the site.
  • Their site is designed to provide you with us much information as you desire. Their “Patient Education” section enables you to learn about tooth care, dental problems and many more oral health topics.
  • Their doctors “spend most of their time listening to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. Dr Clara Lee and Dr Jean Furuyama‘s experiences and passion for dentistry are coupled with their genuine concern for their patients. Everyone on our team is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention.”
  • Long-term patients have rated and reviewed them very positively, with comments such as: “The dental care I received was excellent”; “They are very friendly and explain everything. I feel very comfortable using their services!”; and “Friendly, extremely competent dentist who always gets the job done right. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

Smiling Woman with Great Teeth - Waterside Dental Care - at Waterside, NYC

3 Exciting New Restaurants in Kips Bay

Our Kips Bay neighborhood has a plethora of delectable food options – more and more every day.

Here are three exciting restaurants which have recently opened nearby!

Flame Downtown (381 3rd Avenue. Between 27th and 28th Avenue)

Craving some excitement with your dinner? “Flame was born with the idea of merging entertainment and the casual dining experience. Perfect for families, corporate events or friends. Find your fun at Flame.” Flame is a Hibachi restaurant which is “a form of Japanese BBQ performed with fire tricks and entertainment.”

Hibachi Chef - Flame Downtown Restaurant in Kips Bay
“Not your normal night out to dinner” ( From Flame’s Instagram @flamenewyork )

Local Leaf (440 3rd Avenue. Between 30th & 31st Street)

Looking to eat especially healthy? Local Leaf “is committed to providing fresh, chef-crafted food made from responsibly sourced ingredients. We are focused on reimagining common menu items and offering a healthy and delicious approach to all-day dining. From signature and customizable lettuce wraps, to platters, hydrating drinks, and breakfast crepes, this is delicious gourmet fare in a fast casual environment.”

Local Leaf has made Urban Daddy’s list for “6 Best Fast-Casual Lunch Spots“.

Lettuce Wrap at Local Leaf in Kips Bay
“Upstater Lettuce Wrap: Wild grain mix, slow-roasted pork belly, maple roasted brussels, apple, sauteed mushrooms, and caramelized onion dressing.” (From Local Leaf’s Instagram: @eatlocalleaf)

Dynasty Dim Sum (381 3rd Avenue. Between 27th and 28th Avenue)

In the mood for variety? Dim Sum is the perfect option. Dynasty Dim Sum “presents a home cooking tradition coupled with an elevated experience presented to China’s elite royalty throughout the ages. Each handmade dumpling is prepared daily with choice ingredients thoughtfully selected by our chefs.”

Dynasty also has soups to sooth your cold weather chill.

Soup at Dynasty Dim Sum in Kips Bay
(From Dynasty Dim Sum’s Instagram: @dynastydimsum)