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8 Things To Do In and Around NYC Before Summer Ends

Summer’s come—but it’s not yet gone! With only weeks left of NYC’s warmest season, we wanted to make sure you had time to get out and enjoy all the summery activities our fair city has to offer. Check below for 8 activities you can do before fall and winter roll around!

Carl Shurz Park / 0 – 3 years old

Billed as “music exploration for the next generation,” this unique program is part class, part live show—with kids in the starring roles! At each session, FunikiJam-certified teaching artists (Agents of JAM) invite the group to Sing-A-Long, Dance-A-Long, and Play-A-Long with globe-spanning musical adventures—all while enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Hands on Hoops
Riverside Park / St. Catherine’s Park / 2 – 7 years old

Hands On Hoops (HOH) is a program where children can develop new basketball and life skills without feeling the pressure to be perfect. Coaches understand that kids need to be free to make mistakes, so they can learn through trial and error in a safe, empowering, and supportive environment.

Jam with Jamie
Carl Schurz Park / Central Park East / Riverside Park / Washington Market Park / 
0 – 10 years old

Get ready for a serious jam session that will get everyone up and dancing! Performers come armed with a guitar, parachute, bubbles, shakers, scarves, and more. Jam out to traditional children’s songs, rock n’ roll oldies, and today’s hits. Come ready to ROCK!

Juliette & Ella’s Play Date: Baby Music & Ballet
Central Park East / 3 months – 5 years old

These unique classes use the art of storytelling to introduce babies to music theory, ballet technique, and sign language. Classes are also full of fun surprises, like bubbles, balls, parachutes, and puppets, to keep your little one engaged and smiling!


Kostal Paddle
Port Washington / 10 – 17 years old

Kostal Paddle is much more than just stand up paddle boarding! This paddling experience transforms your physical well-being, promotes a healthy lifestyle, and opens your mind. Classes are challenging, unique, but most importantly, fun!

Pineapple Explorers Club
Marcus Garvey Park / 0 – 3 years old

The Pineapple Explorers Club reinvents the classic ‘mommy & me’ class. In this 45-minute activity, you and your little one will travel through time and journey around the globe by dancing, singing, playing instruments, and rocking to music.

SwimUrban Aquatic School
Brooklyn / 0 – 6 years old

You’re only one swim away from a good mood! At SwimUrban Aquatic School, water safety instructors offer an enjoyable training swimming experience. They take pride in creating a comfortable and safe environment for learning. Among their specialties is special education for children with learning disabilities. And the best part is, this pool is outside!

Water Park Splash
Rockaway Beach / 8 – 17 years old

If you’re looking to cool down this summer, head to Rockaway Beach for this water park experience unlike anything else in the city! Jump, swing, dive, and swim your way through the hotter days of the year, all while having a blast!

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