Weekend Fun Guide

August 4 – 5, 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

For three consecutive Saturdays, starting Saturday, August 4, 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

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2. Play Glow-in-the-Dark Volleyball

men play volleyball on the beach at Coney Island

We’re inviting teens and adults aged 16 and older to participate in our Glow-in-the-Dark Volleyball Tournament this Saturday at the Brooklyn Beach Sports Festival on Coney Island Beach. There’s no pre-registration; sign up onsite. Brooklyn Beach Sports Festival

3. 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: Star Wars: Coco, Black Panther, Paddington, Escape to Witch Mountain, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets! View movie locations and showtimes

4. 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

5. 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)

6. Plan a beach day

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

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

7. Head to the 11th Annual Great Jazz on the Great Hill

a man and woman dance to jazz music being performed on a stage in the park

Bring a planket, picnic food, and dancing shoes to Central Park this Saturday for an afternoon of live jazz, featuring award-winning musicians. Great Jazz on the Great Hill event info

8. Learn how to fish

a park ranger teaches a girl how to fish at a lake

Whether you’ve never went fishing before or you’re just a beginner, join us this weekend for free lessons and learn more about caring for our waterways and wildlife. Find an upcoming fishing event

9. Check out the Queensboro Dance Fest

dancers perform at the Long Island City waterfront facing the Manhattan skyline

Queens-based dance groups present an afternoon of performances at Lost Battallion Hall Recreation Center this Saturday! Queensboro Dance Festival event info

10. Join free canoeing at Baisley Pond Park

three people use a park ranger canoe on a lake

Experience the park from the lake while canoeing with the Urban Park Rangers! Canoeing event info

Source: Weekend Fun : NYC Parks