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Weekend Fun Guide

July 21 - 22, 2018 

Here are some highlights of free and low-cost things to do in our parks this weekend. For more upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

1. Find your NYC summer house

exterior of Alice Austen House

Spend a summer day at your local historic houses! Step inside, explore the grounds, and join us at fun events, from concerts to food festivals. Find your NYC Summer House (Photo: Alice Austen House)

2. Chill at our Cool Pools

Guests enjoy the new lounge chairs and bright new colors at Douglass and DeGraw Pool in Brooklyn.

With cabana-style shade, new lounge chairs, and new vibrant colors, our Cool Pools are the ultimate chill spots! Find a Cool Pool near you

3. Go hiking with our park rangers 

a lakeside view of a forested area in Van Cortlandt Park

Explore NYC's beautiful parks with our Urban Park Rangers. This weekend, our park rangers are offering free hiking adventures in Van Cortlandt Park on Saturday and Highland Park on Sunday!

4. Enjoy summertime in the Rockaways

A lifeguard looks out to swimmers in the water at Rockaway Beach

Head to Rockaway Beach this summer - make a day of it: plan a beach day and find out about fun events, from yoga on the beach to concerts and movie nights. Find an event at Rockaway Beach

5. Learn how to tango in Stuyvesant Square

Couples dance in a park

Stuyvesant Square Park in Manhattan is offering free tango lessons followed by an evening of dancing on Sundays through July 29. Join us! Register for Tango at Stuyvesant Square

6. Head to a free comedy show in Tompkins Square Park

a group of park guests share a laugh in the park

Get ready to laugh your head off at the this free comedy show with NY Laughs on Sunday! Comedy show event info

7. Check out the Queensboro Dance Festival

Four dancers perform a routine at the waterfront space which features a view of the Midtown Manhattan skyline.

This festival of Queens-based dance companies is coming to parks in Queens this summer. Up next: Juniper Valley Park! Queensboro Dance Festival schedule

8. See this adaptation of Antigone 

a poster of a woman's eyes and text that reads Antigone by Sophocles

Classical Theatre of Harlem's Antigone is an Afropunk-inspired work featuring the voice of a defiant woman that challenges patriarchal society. Antigone event info

9. Watch free movies under the stars

families and friends gather on a lawn and in lawn chairs to watch a movie on a mobile screen

Showing this weekend: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Edward Scissorhands, Mrs. Doubtfire, Brave, and more! View movie locations and showtimes

10. Come to our Rollerblading Party at Orchard Beach

A woman rollerblades on an asphalt court in the park at sunset.

Boogie-down in the Boogie Down Bronx! Join us this Saturday for the family session at 4:30 p.m. or come to the adult session at 7:00 p.m.! Rent skates for free or BYO skates. Rockin' Rollerblades party info

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