Hard to believe we are already into the last weeks of summer, but there is still time to get out and make the most of the sunshine. We compiled a list of a few of our favorite free things to do in the warm weather if you happen to be staying in the city.
Kayaking. You can take a kayak out at the Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 2, every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Experience amazing views of the Brooklyn Bridge and explore the water for 20 minutes. 18 years and older can take a Kayak out on their own, 14-17 years old must have guardian permission and under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. A life vest is provided. Visit www.bbpboathouse.org for more details.
Stargazing on the High Line. Summer nights are just as good as summer days and stargazing at the High Line makes them even better. The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York lead these star-spotting expeditions which take place at sunset at the High Line location at 14th Street and 10th Avenue. Click here for more details.
Shakespeare in the Park. Shakespeare in the Park offers free outdoor productions at the Delacorte Theater, located near the Turtle Pond. The outstanding shows have grown increasingly popular because of their star power. Through August, Shakespeare in the Park will bring back Twelfth Night as a musical adaptation. Visit www.newyorkclassical.org for more details.
A Day in Central Park: The activities are endless from a simple picnic in one of the many spots throughout the park to a game of frisbee in Sheep’s Meadow. The north end of the park has the North Woods, a more remote, lush area that will make you feel like you’ve left the city. Check out TimeOut’s best picnic spots in Central Park, click here.
Outdoor Cinema: Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, McCarren Park in Brooklyn, Jackie Robinson Park in Manhattan, and Paradise on Earth in the Bronx are just some of the many venues hosting free movies under the stars throughout August. Movies start after sunset. Click here for more details.
What are some of your favorite (FREE) things to do in the summer? Let us know below!