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 Pool at King & Grove Williamsburg

The Pool at King & Grove Williamsburg Photograph: Alex Strada

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

Brooklyn Flea

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. East River State Park 90 Kent Ave, at North 8th St
  2. Sat Jul 12 - Sun Nov 23
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Danh Vo, We the People

  • Critics choice
  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St, at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Fri Jul 11 - Fri Dec 5
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  1. Central Park Skate Circle midpark, enter at Central Park West and W 72nd St or Fifth Ave and E 72nd St
  2. Sat Jul 12 - Sun Oct 12
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Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. Madison Square Park 23rd St to 26th St, between Fifth and Madison Aves, 10010
  2. Wed Jul 16 - Wed Aug 6
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