Shake up your weekend with some outdoor activities, all while reducing your carbon footprint. Be sure to leave us a comment if we left out something in the NYC Metro area.
Bird Walks in the Bronx – Early birds (no pun intended), this one is for you! Saturday, August 13, at 8:00 a.m.
Hang out on the High Line – Chelsea’s elevated park provides a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Not to worry, the High Line features an array of food trucks, so you can grab a bite while enjoying the greenery. Open Daily from 7:00 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival – You won’t want to miss this day-long cultural gathering in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Sunday, August 14, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mini Golf at Pier 25 – We’re not sure this counts as exercise, but hey, it’s fun and it’s outdoors! (And if you are looking to work up a sweat, you can always bike or run there via the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.) Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m – 10 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays – Los Soneros de Oriente – What better way to end your weekend than by attending a free jazz performance on the waterfront? Sunday, August 14, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Volleyball at Pier 25 – For a mere $30/hour, you and your friends can chip in to enjoy a few friendly (or competitive!) games of volleyball. Reservations can be made online. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Walk the Brooklyn Bridge – Sometimes our schedules are so hectic that we forget to stop and look around. Remind yourselves how lucky you are to live in this bustling metropolis by walking over the Brooklyn Bridge and checking out the iconic skyline. The best part? It’s free! (Remember to stop over at Brooklyn Bridge Park and take part in one the of many summer festivities happening there.)