Catch the free ferry (from Manhattan or Brooklyn) to this retreat, which opens for the season on Saturday 26. Rent a two-wheeler—or if you’re feeling silly, a tandem cycle—from
Bike and Roll’s kiosk (prices vary), and go cruising around the island. Be sure to stop at Picnic Point, at the southern end, where you can get cozy in a hammock and enjoy the view. 212-440-2200, govisland.com. Sat, Sun 10am–7pm; through Sept 30.
This is no time to be cooped up indoors: This season, get outside in the fresh air at some of the city’s best outdoor venues. These al fresco summer dates in New York include a trip to the recently reopened Governors Island, as well as film screenings on cool rooftop venues.
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