Your Guide to Outdoor Fun in NYC!

Friday, December 11, 2020
From sidewalk seating to rooftop yoga, New York City is bringing alfresco activities back in the best (and safest!) way possible.

WATCH: A Double Feature With Rooftop Films

On March 26, visit the Queens Drive-In for a showing of two classic American films: Thelma & Louise and Desperately Seeking Susan.
Photo courtesy of Rooftop Films/Facebook

WELCOME: To Moynihan Train Hall

The brand-new $1.6 billion transit hub is now open for commuters (and those who love art and architecture!).
Photo by Tom G./Yelp

SEE:Viewfinder”: Best Seen After Dark

NYC- and L.A.-based artists showcase their perspectives on 2020 through their latest photographic works, on view in the Seaport District.
Photo courtesy of Seaport District NYC

DO: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Tour in Manhattan

Turn back the clock to 1950s New York City for a tour of locations used in the popular show (and learn a few insider secrets!).
Photo courtesy of On Location Tours

LIGHT UP: Chinatown for a Good Cause

Go admire the vibrant lanterns lighting up the streets of Chinatown and then support its many local businesses.

GO: A Gallery Walk on Columbus Avenue

Businesses and storefront owners come together to help spotlight local artists with Art on the Ave, from West 68th to 77th Streets.
Photo courtesy of Art on the Ave

EXPLORE: Industry City’s Winter Wonderland

Before happily wishing 2020 goodbye, check out this Brooklyn hub's colorful roller rink, candy-topped hot cocoa, firepits, and more.
Photo courtesy of Industry City

SKATE: The Skyline in Williamsburg

Practice your toe loops (or just admire the Manhattan views) while skating the William Vale's rooftop rink.

DO: A Jazzy Date Night in Harlem

This Sunday support a small business and grab front-row sidewalk seats to the Grange Bar & Eatery's weekly live jazz show.
Photo by Chris Bair/Unsplash

DO: Happiness Blooms at the Floral Escape

Get lost in Queens County Farm Museum's many flowery art installations—guaranteed to punch up any Instagram page.
Photo courtesy of the Fall Escape

GO: Hudson River Park's Pier 26 Finally Opens

Visit Tribeca's new pier, with a multiuse recreation area, five native ecological zones, and the 15,000-square-foot Tide Deck.

SEE: Naima Green’s Newest Exhibition

The Brooklyn artist's photography collection “Brief & Drenching” will be on view at Fotografiska.
Photo courtesy of Fotografiska New York/Facebook

DO: Wild Encounters at the Aquarium

Check out the interactive Aguatheater, feed the marine animals, and get a closer look at sharks!
Photo courtesy of New York Aquarium/Facebook

VIEW: The MCNY Exhibition “New York Responds”

The Museum of the City of New York tells the stories of 2020 through photographs in its newest outdoor installation.
outdoor fun in NYC Photograph by Francesca Magnani @magnanina/Courtesy of Museum of the City of New York

HAVE: An Artsy Party at Paint ’N Pour

"Paint like Picasso; drink like Van Gogh" at this Harlem studio space (or virtual experience).
outdoor fun in NYC Photo courtesy of Paint ’N Pour/Facebook

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