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

NYC Parks logo on a Pride flag

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

guests enjoy sunbathing, swimming, and wading in the water at 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 

a horseshoe crab hangs out on the shore

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

a group of kids canoe on a river

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

goats in the park

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

a group of musicians with brass instruments perform in the park

Stop by Brooklyn Bridge Park this Sunday for the first-ever Brass Bands Festival in the park! More info

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