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A New York August: Outdoor Activities

Summer days are melting away! We’ve got the secret to making your summer last.

Summer’s slipping away– enjoy it while we still can! Here are some outdoor activities around New York City to keep you soaking in the sun while it’s shining.


Hudson Kayaking
Along the West Side Highway (Pier 26 and more) | Free

Explore the Hudson through this free kayaking program! You provide your curiosity; they’ll provide instruction, lockers, changing rooms, and sunblock.

Visit the beautiful venus flytraps
Visit the beautiful venus flytraps

Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Tuesday-Friday | 8AM-6PM | Saturday & Sunday | 10AM-6PM
150 Eastern Parkway | $6 (students) | $12 (adult)

Beautifully ‘scaped, the Botanical garden’s treasures range from rare grass to the most beautiful rose bushes. Explore the greenhouse and take a stroll through the Japanese garden.

Ferry Play
Ferry Play

Ferry Play by This Is Not A Theatre Company
Arm yourself with an mp3 and some headphones before you march off to the Staten Island Ferry for a site-specific, sensory experience. This production allows for a personal, public, and dynamic relationship in the site-specific and immersive experience– much like our own relationships with the rest of New York City.

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
August 21-August 23 | Free

A musical celebration of jazz and Charlie’s saxophone: Parker’s influence of modern music still resonates today. Performers include King Solomon Hicks Trio, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Bird Calls, and more. Click for the lineup and stage schedule! 


Shakespeare In The Park: Cymbeline
August 10-August 23 | 8PM
Delacorte Theater, Central Park

This fun carnival of a fairy tale boasts poisons, sword fights, evil villains, and cross-dressing genders in its journey to victorious love. Visit the website to see how you can get a free ticket!

major hour

Magic Hour feat. Wolf + Lamb & The Get Down’s Tasha Blank

Saturday, August 22nd | 5pm-8PM
LeFrak Center, Prospect Park East | 171 East Drive | All ages | $14 (includes rental)

Roller disco at it’s happiest and hippest: welcome to the ultimate nostalgic fantasy. Lace up those skates and roll over to Lefrak for an evening of pure disco colored fun. Presented by Flavorpill. Click here to buy tickets. 


Rooftop Film Series at Industry City

Goodnight Mommy | Friday August 14th | 8PM
220 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232

Outdoor rooftop film series til the end of August will keep your Friday nights alive! They usually screen a nicely curated selection of interesting, funny, and entertaining flicks. They’ll be hosting Guardians of the Galaxy at Coney Island on Monday, August 17th!


NYC Summer Streets

August 15th | 7AM-1PM
The last weekend for NYC Summer Streets, where you can take advantage of playing outdoors in the city streets! , Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish.

When you’re not frolicking about town, join us for any of our weekly events.

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