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Last Minute Summer Spots: Things to Do in NYC Before Fall Hits

Monday, August 20th, 2012

 

 

 

Visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, open Tuesday through Sunday until November 4th

Where/How to Get There: 2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway—Brooklyn Museum station; B or Q to Prospect Park station; 4 or 5 to Franklin Avenue; S shuttle to Prospect Park station. (The B train does not run on weekends)

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Blue Flower Square Cufflinks

 

Visit Carl Schultz Park (and bring your dog!):

Where: 1st Ave/East End (On the East River) in between 80th-94th Streets

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The Carl Schurz Park Conservancy is the oldest community-based volunteer park association in the city of New York. In the 1970s, concerned parents banded together and organized a funding campaign to supplant drastic parks budgetary cuts and save the Carl Schurz Park playground from further ruin.  Working in close partnership with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Conservancy has become the citizen caretaker of Carl Schurz Park, allocating its operational and capital funds as the City and the Conservancy assess the state of the park, and the programs the community will enjoy and value.

Go to the Top of the Rock in the evening:

Where? Between 48-51st streets and 5th avenue. Note: you must buy tickets

Top of the Rock, NYC

Sit outside at as many restaurant/cafes as possible.
That’s right! The restuatrants pay for that extra sidewalk space, so use it while it’s still warm out. Go around the entire city and find your favorite outdoor spots. Ours is centered around Yaffa Cafe on St. Marks and 1st Ave and Cloister Cafe on 9th between 2nd and 1st avenue.

Run around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

Where? Central Park, 96th Street closer to 5th avenue

Take a ferry to Governor’s island

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Where? Off the coast of Manhattan, a 5 minute ferry ride away. Governors Island is open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Monday (Memorial Day and Labor Day) from May 26-September 30.

Governor's Island

Take a ferry to Staten Island and back (Just for the boat ride. don’t get off at Staten Island. That would be…you know…)

Do the free kayaking at the Chelsea Piers:

The Downtown Boathouse is an all volunteer-run nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free public access to the harbor in New York City through public kayaking programs. Our mission is to encourage safe public use of the harbor waters of New York City and thereby provide residents of this space-constrained city with increased recreational opportunities. We support our operations exclusively through volunteers and with your public donations.

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SAILBOAT WHEEL CUFFLINKS

Pier 40 offers Walk up Kayaking every weekend and holiday from 9AM until 6PM with the last boat going out at 5:30, and Thursday evenings from 5PM-7PM with the last boat going out at 6:30PM. Check the Calendar for more details. Pier 40 offers has lockers, a changing room and shower and hose to rinse off with. We have limited number of locks available, Please bring your own lock.

Go to the last leg of the Summer Stage Festivals at Central Park and other locations around the city

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Central Park, Summerstage

Click HERE for more information about Summerstage, including the calendar of events