NYC Parks Weekend Fun Guide
June 12-13, 2021
Here are some highlights of fun things to do this weekend. Visit our Events Calendar for more events.
Staying in? Check out Parks@Home!
For information about service changes in our parks, visit our COVID-19 Service Changes page.
1. Celebrate Pride Month
June is Pride Month! Join us and our partners and friends in celebrating LGBTQIA Pride this weekend at festivals, tours, and art exhibitions this weekend. View our Pride Month events
2. Head to the beach
Our beaches are open! Remember to swim only where lifeguards are present — look for the orange umbrellas! Lifeguards are on duty from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Plan a visit
3. Meet a horseshoe crab
Horseshoe crabs have been around even longer than the dinosaurs, and you can find them right here in NYC in May and June. Join the Urban Park Rangers in Pelham Bay Park this Saturday for a chance to see one! Event info
4. Go canoeing
Experience the beauty of our parks from on the water! Join canoeing adventures with the Urban Park Rangers and our partners and friends this summer. View upcoming canoeing events
5. Greet the Goats
At Van Cortlandt Park, goats are helping us clear out aggressive plant species by eating them! Meet them this Sunday and help us and the goats keep the park healthy. Event info
6. Head to the Brass Bands Festival
Stop by Brooklyn Bridge Park this Sunday for the first-ever Brass Bands Festival in the park! More info