Weekend Fun Guide

August 18 – 19, 2018

Here are some highlights of free and low-cost things to do in our parks this weekend. For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

1. Head to Summer Streets

Guests bike, walk, run, and roller blade on car-free park avenue

This Saturday, nearly seven miles of streets, from Brooklyn Bridge Park to Central Park, will be car-free and open to the public to walk, run, bike, explore and enjoy fun activities from art workshops to zip lining! Summer Streets Event info

2. Head to the Blues BBQ Festival

a crowd looks on as a band plays on stage at the Blues BBQ Festival

Enjoy some NYC’s best barbecue eats and dessert favorites while checking out the lineup of blues and roots performances at this free concert at Hudson River Park! Blues BBQ Festival info

3. Chill at our Cool Pools

Guests enjoy the new lounge chairs and bright new colors at Douglass and DeGraw Pool in Brooklyn.

With cabana-style shade, new lounge chairs, and new vibrant colors, our Cool Pools are the ultimate chill spots! Find a Cool Pool near you

4. Watch free movies under the stars

families and friends gather on a lawn and in lawn chairs to watch a movie on a mobile screen

Showing this weekend: Guardians of the Galaxy, Coco, The Emoji Movie, Rampage, Despicable Me 3, and more! View movie locations & showtimes

5. Explore NYC’s waterfront from Hallet’s Cove

from Hallet's Cove you can see Randall's Island

This Sunday, join the LIC Community Boathouse for free kayaking and canoeing off this cove, just north of Socrates Sculpture Park! Kayaking & Canoeing with LICCB info

6. Lie down under the ‘stars’ and hear crickets chirp

guests hang out on a synthetic turf under a dome in the middle of a plaza surrounded by skyscrapers

Visit dusk.space, a pop-up field with a countryside feel. Use your cell phone to call up the sounds of crickets chirping while you lie under twinkling LED stars at dusk. Share your experience with #DuskSpace! Learn more about the dusk.space artwork

7. Plan a beach day

Beachgoers lounge in their beach chairs at a beach where a lifeguard is on duty

Pack your beach towel, sunscreen, and some snacks for a fun and relaxing day at the beach! Find a beach near you

8. Find your NYC summer house

exterior of Alice Austen House

Spend a summer day at your local historic house! Step inside, explore the grounds, and join us at fun events, from concerts to food festivals. Find your NYC Summer House (Photo: Alice Austen House)

9. Fly kites with your kids at Riverside Park South

kids fly kites at the waterfront of a park

Bring your own kites (or kids can make their own on-site for free) and enjoy a Saturday afternoon of kite flying and music with Summer on the Hudson! FlyNYC event info

10. Join our park rangers’ super hike through Forest Park

pine trees in a forest

Discover the beauty of this Queens Park while learning about nature! Forest Park Hike info

Source: Weekend Fun : NYC Parks