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.

DO: Let It Glow, Let It Glow, Let It Glow!

New York Botanical Garden is finally opening its new outdoor holiday experience, with thousands of lights, music, and colorful installations.

Photo by Ben Hilder/Courtesy of NYBG

DO: A Jazzy Date Night in Harlem

This Sunday support a small business and grab front-row sidewalk seats to the Grange Bar & Eatery’s weekly live jazz show.

GO: Light the Night on Randall’s Island

Buy tickets to this year’s LuminoCity Festival, so that you and the family can walk among a wonderland of lights and magic.

Photo by Yunkai/Courtesy of LuminoCity Festival

WALK: Through a Picturesque NYBG Forest

Visit the Thain Family Forest for its rich fall foliage, historic hunting trails, and trees dating back to the late 1700s.

Photo courtesy of NYBG

WATCH: Sunsets and Cinema in SoHo

On November 6, Citizens of Soho will be there for you when it takes diners back to the ’90s for a Friends marathon date night.

Photo courtesy of Citizens Collective

DO: Workout? Dance Party? Why Choose?

It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro or suffer from two left feet, anyone can follow DanceBody’s sweat-inducing outdoor class.

Photo courtesy of DanceBody

DO: Happiness Blooms at the Floral Escape

Get lost in Queens County Farm Museum’s many flowery art installations—guaranteed to punch up any Instagram page.

Photo courtesy of the Fall Escape

GO: Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 Finally Opens

Visit Tribeca’s new pier, with a multiuse recreation area, five native ecological zones, and a 15,000-square-foot Tide Deck.

Photo by Sayaka Ueno

PLAY: Outdoor Fun at the Carreau Club

Work on your boule tossing at this pétanque courtyard in Brooklyn, where you’ll also find wine, snacks, and social distancing.

Photo courtesy of Carreau Club

VISIT: NYC’s Premier Photo Destination

Photoville brings artists’ works to the forefront across the boroughs during its annual outdoor multi-exhibition festival.

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

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.

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

We can help plan your next outdoor NYC adventure!