1. McCarren Park
Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents hit this North Brooklyn green space, which is sprawling with grassy knolls and canopies of oak and eastern redbud trees, among others. There’s also a ¼-mile track for runners and power walkers looking to burn some energy before they feast. On Saturdays visit the park’s Greenmarket (open 8am to 3pm) that hawks baked goods, juices and more picnic-friendly fare.
Snag some Stella: The Turkey’s Nest (94 Bedford Ave), George & Jack’s Tap Room (103 Berry St), A Bar Brooklyn (597 Manhattan Ave)