This summer, head outdoors for some of NYC’s most unique experiences!
Humidity and the scent of hot garbage aside, there’s no doubt that New York City in the summertime has a certain charm about it. The sun casts a warm glow on the buildings, kids are running through the streets, and everyone’s finally forgotten just how cold the winters can get. If you like staying indoors, we’ve got you covered, but for those of you who enjoy the heat: put on some sunscreen, grab your water bottle, and explore the city!
For the moviegoer:
Want to watch a movie AND enjoy the sunset at the same time? You’re in luck! Every summer, parks and rooftops host outdoor films all over the city. Tickets generally range from free admission to $20 depending on the location and the film. For all the upcoming showtimes this month, check out TimeOut’s list.
For the water lover:
Ever wanted to swim in the Hudson? Yeah, we didn’t either. But now you can kayak in it! Downtown Boathouse hosts free kayaking on the Hudson River every day of the week! Take your valuables out of your pockets and get rowing (just try not to fall in!)
For the theatric:
Have you heard of adventure theater? It’s an experience that takes you outside of the traditional theater setting and into the real world. Check out Accomplice: The Show if you want to explore downtown Manhattan in a way you’ve never seen it before.
For the carnival lover:
Since Luna Park (in Coney Island) has been revamped, it’s become all the rage! From popcorn and cotton candy to roller coasters and booth games, Luna Park is perfect for an old-school date or some classic summertime fun.
For the outdoorsy one:
Foliage in NYC? Yes, it’s a thing! If you feel like escaping traditional city life for a while, Wave Hill in the Bronx is for you. For just $8 ($4 for students & seniors, $2 for children) you get access to 28 acres of greenery less than an hour outside Manhattan.