INTREPID SUMMER MOVIE SERIES – TOP GUN
Kick off the summer season (and the arrival of Fleet Week in NYC) at an outdoor screening of TOP GUN that takes place on the flight deck of the Intrepid Museum. Pack a picnic, you’re allowed to bring in food and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as lawn chairs and blankets and head down to the water, access to the deck begins at 7pm and the movie begins at sunset.
GOVERNORS ISLAND OPENS
New York City’s favorite summertime haven reopens for the season this weekend! Take a short ferry ride from lower Manhattan and you’ll find yourself on an island with no cars, hammocks to lay in, food trucks to sample, and artist residencies to peruse. For more information on how to spend your trip to Governors Island take a look at our blog post here!
PUBLIC BEACHES OPEN
Dig up the old bathing suit and take advantage of the high temps at one of New York’s public beaches, which re-open to the public this weekend. Find a coveted spot at Coney Island or Rockaway Beach, two of the more popular options, both of which have a bustling boardwalk with shops and restaurants, or step off the beaten path at Brighton Beach or Manhattan Beach. All public beaches have lifeguards on duty daily, from 10am to 6pm, starting this weekend.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
One of New York City’s most beloved treasures, Shakespeare in the Park started performances of their first summer production, The Taming of the Shrew, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park earlier this week. Now is one of the best times to get tickets, before the rest of the city figures out it’s actually started, so grab blankets and snacks and post up in the park with your friends for the morning! Free tickets are distributed at noon every day there is a performance for that evening’s show, snagging tickets might be time consuming but seeing the show is a treat that’s well worth it!
Through June 26
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
New York City is home to not one, but FIVE different Memorial Day parades, spread throughout the boroughs. The biggest is definitely the Kings County Memorial Day Parade in Bay Ridge, now in its 149th year. Starting at 11am at 78th Street and Third Ave, salute veterans as well as FDNY and NYPD marching in the parade, backed by Brooklyn high-school bands and followed by a 21-gun salute by the U.S. Army at Fort Hamilton.