Get outdoors in NYC: Events and things to do outdoors this summer

Your guide to getting outdoors to the best beaches, pools, parks, outdoor bars and restaurants, and classic fresh-air New York events this summer



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The idea of another New York summer might send you fleeing to the nearest air-conditioned LIRR car for a getaway, but hold up! There are so many great reasons to get outdoors this season—poolside cocktails, a cool night market, tacos on the boardwalk, rooftop parties and much more—that you'll want to spend every weekend in town, exploring the best the city has to offer. Come on out, the weather’s fine!

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Things to do outdoors this week

New Year's Eve at Times Square

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Times Square Broadway, between 42nd and 47th Sts
  2. Wed Dec 31 - Thu Jan 1
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  1. Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Sixth Ave, between 40th and 42nd Sts
  2. Thu Dec 25 - Sun Mar 1
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  1. Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave, at North 11th St, 11211
  2. Wed Dec 31
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Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year's Day Swim

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Coney Island Beach Surf Ave, between Ocean Pkwy and W 37th St
  2. Thu Jan 1
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