Submerge your body in a cool pool for ultimate relief from the sweltering heat! All outdoor pools in all five boroughs will reopen to the public for lap swimming, open swim hours, plus free learn to swim programs. Admission to NYC’s public pools is always free, and this year there’s a bonus: Sunscreen. Slather on some complimentary SPF 50, courtesy of a city partnership with the American Academy of Dermatology’s SPOT Skin Cancer program. And don't skip Roosevelt Island’s Manhattan Park pool, which has been beautifully painted by Brooklyn-based artist, Melissa Dadourian.
It's the dog days of summer in NYC — the heat index this week is hovering around 100 degrees and weather officials have issued an excessive heat warning for the next few days and New Yorkers are looking for ways to keep cool.
If your apartment has good air conditioning, it's easy to stay inside to avoid the sun but NYC has a lot of fun ways to keep cool so that you don't need to become a hermit when the mercury rises. And if your apartment traps heat, fear not: There are great places to escape to across the boroughs.
Below, we've recommended 29 fun ways to cool off in NYC during this wicked heatwave. And remember: Stay cool and stay inside whenever possible!
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