Weekend Fun Guide NYC Parks

July 7 – 8, 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. Chill at a cool pool

View from the deck of lounge chairs and brightly-painted walls at Douglas and Degraw Pool

With cabana-style shade, new lounge chairs, and new vibrant colors, our cool pools are the ultimate chill spots! Come chill at a cool pool. Find a cool pool near you (Photo: Douglas and Degraw Pool in Brooklyn)

2. Step inside the Little Red Lightouse

guests visit and hang around a little red lighthouse under a bridge at the water's edge

This Sunday is your next chance to step inside NYC’s iconic lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge! Little Red Lighthouse’s Open House info

3. 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

4. Party at our silent disco this Saturday night

a girl dances while listening to music on headphones

Dance to your own beat at our Silent Disco at Riverside Park South! Bring your friends! Silent Disco event info

5. Celebrate the piping plovers

a piping plover and its chicks hang out on a beach

Beach season is nesting season for these endangered birds. Join us at Plover Day Festival to learn how you can help protect our visiting friends at Rockaway Beach! Plover Day Festival info

6. Make your historic house your summer house

exterior of Alice Austen House

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 (Photo: Alice Austen House)

7. Go canoeing with our park rangers

guests enjoy paddling in a canoe

This weekend, join our park ranger at some of our prettiest lakes for basic canoeing for free! Canoeing and kayaking events at NYC Parks

8. 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, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Greatest Showman, The John Coltrane Documentary, and more! View movie locations and showtimes