Weekend Fun Guide

June 30 – July 1, 2018

Here are some highlights of free and low-cost things to do in our parks this weekend. For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

1. Head to the pool

Guests play and swim at the floating pool in the Bronx

Our free outdoor pools are open this weekend and all summer long from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.! Find a free outdoor pool near you and know what to bring (Photo: Floating Pool in the Bronx)

2. Plan a relaxing beach day

view from the water of people wading and swimming at Coney Island Beach.

NYC beaches are open for the summer! Swim or wade only where lifeguards are on duty. Lifeguards are on duty daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Learn more about our beaches (Photo: Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn)

3. Make your historic house your summer house

exterior of Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Spend a summer day at your local historic house! Step inside, explore the grounds, and join us at fun events, from concerts to food festivals. Find your NYC Summer House

4. Go kayaking on Staten Island

guests paddle out from the waterway at the park's waterfront

Join Kayak Staten Island on Sunday for free kayaking along Staten Island’s south shore! Free kayaking with Kayak Staten Island event info

5. Head to a free comedy show in the park

guests in the park laugh during a stand-up comedy performance

This weekend, Bonnie McFarlane from the “My Wife Hates Me” podcast headlines Laughter in the Park at The Battery! Check out Laughter in the Parks’ lineup

6. Enjoy summertime in the Rockaways

A lifeguard looks out to swimmers in the water at Rockaway Beach

Head to Rockaway Beach this summer – make a day of it: plan a beach day and find out about fun events, from yoga on the beach to concerts and movie nights. Find an event at Rockaway Beach

7. Watch free movies under the stars

families and friends gather on a lawn and in lawn chairs to watch a movie on a mobile screen

Showing this weekend: Wonder Woman, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Black Panther, and more! View movie locations and showtimes

8. Bring the kids to Bikes on the Foodway

kids learn how to ride their bikes at a greenway in the park

Head to the Foodway in Concrete Plant Park this Saturday for free bike riding lessons for kids, as well as a bike repair workshop, a bike course you can test, and more! Bikes on the Foodway event info

9. See a Shakespeare play in Brooklyn

promotional image of two people embracing each other in the seating area on the mta train platform

This weekend, Smith Street Stage brings Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to Carroll Park! FREE! Event details for Midsummer Night’s Dream performances at Carroll Park

10. Check out this jazz show in Marcus Garvey Park

A band which includes a trombone player, saxophonist, drummer, and pianist performs indoors at a recreation center

The Phil Young Experience brings a night of old-school jazz to the amphitheater this Saturday! Phil Young Experience show info

Source: Weekend Fun : NYC Parks