Outdoor Adventure

Your Guide to Outdoor Fun in NYC!

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

WATCH: Intralia, the Weird Park

Experience the world premiere of this outdoor audio play and sound walk in Prospect Park.

Photo by Sayaka Ueno

CLIMB: The Vessel in Hudson Yards

Ascend the interactive art piece for an unforgettable view of the city and river from 1,100 feet in the air.

Photo courtesy of Hudson Yards New York/Facebook

PICK: Apples at Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm

Ring in the fall season with a fruitful walk through this Yorktown Heights orchard.

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

DO: A Weekend-Long Shopping Spree

Support more than 100 food vendors and local shops at the (outdoor!) Greenpoint Terminal Market.

ADMIRE: Thousands of Hand-Carved Pumpkins

Buy tickets to next season’s Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. (Hurry! These sell out fast.)

Photo courtesy of the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze/Facebook

RIDE: To the Rooftop Films Drive-In

Take a drive to the New York Hall of Science for a showing of fantastic long- and short-form filmmaking.

TRY: Glamping in the Catskills

Head for the mountains in upstate New York for a private cabin experience—firepit, outdoor shower, and hammock included.

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Photo courtesy of Eastwind/Facebook

HOST: A Perfect Picnic in Central Park

A special dining experience awaits—boasting pillows, parasols, and checkered blankets.

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.

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Photograph by Francesca Magnani @magnanina/Courtesy of Museum of the City of New York

TRY: Outdoor Yinyasa With Yo Yoga NYC

Work on your flexibility, body alignment, and relaxation (and feel seriously zen) at this Upper East Side studio.

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Photo courtesy of Yo Yoga/Facebook

HAVE: An Artsy Party at Paint ’N Pour

“Paint like Picasso; drink like Van Gogh” at this Harlem studio space (or virtual experience).

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Photo courtesy of Paint ’N Pour/Facebook

VISIT: The New York Botanical Garden

Stop and smell the daylilies, hydrangeas, water lilies, and lotuses inside NYBG’s 250 acres of gardens and collections.

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Photo courtesy of New York Botanical Garden/Facebook

We can help plan your next outdoor NYC adventure!