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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 outdoorsy activities you can do before fall and winter roll around!

Hands on Hoops at Sol Bloom Playground
Upper West Side / 3 – 5 years old

Come shoot some hoops! Hands On Hoops 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.

Liberty Cruise
Financial District / 0 – 12 years old

When the city streets are sweltering, a boat ride on the river is the perfect escape! Cruise the New York Harbor while getting a close look at the Statue of Liberty and the iconic Manhattan skyline right from the water. Kids under 4 ride free.

Jam with Jamie
Carl Schurz Park / Central Park East / Washington Market Park / 0 – 5 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 in one of NYC’s beautiful parks!

Juliette & Ella’s Play Date
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!

baby boy playing maracas outdoors

Pineapple Explorers Club
Carl Shurz Park / Central Park West / 0 – 3 years old

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

Queens County Farm Museum
Floral Park / 0 – 16 years old

Take your kids to the farm–without leaving the city! Queens County Farm Museum occupies New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State! The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden.

Ramblin’ Dan’s Freewheelin’ Band Outdoor Music Class
Central Park West / Birth – 2 years old

Ramblin’ Dan’s high energy and engaging classes are driven by playful musicality and skillful guitar work. His priorities are having fun, providing a pressure-free and comforting atmosphere, and helping kids gain confidence. At a Ramblin’ Dan music class, you’ll hear everything from Rock ‘n’ Roll, Reggae, Funk, Hip-Hop, Folk, to Bluegrass.

Unlimited Biking (and Rollerblading!)
Hell’s Kitchen / 0 – 17 years old

Unlimited Biking is NYC’s premier bike club, offering one-day rentals as well as monthly and yearly subscriptions for bike enthusiasts! Come rent a top-of-the-line Cannondale Bike, complete with helmets, locks, and baskets, OR try your hand at rollerblading!

Looking for more ways to enjoy the last days of summer in the city? Here are 8 things to do in NYC before summer ends.  And if you want to discover and book even more fun, check out all upcoming activities across the NY Metro area. 

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