From sidewalk seating to rooftop yoga, New York City is bringing alfresco activities back in the best (and safest!) way possible.
New York Botanical Garden is finally opening its new outdoor holiday experience, with thousands of lights, music, and colorful installations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photoville brings artists’ works to the forefront across the boroughs during its annual outdoor multi-exhibition festival.
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.
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.
DO: Wild Encounters at the Aquarium
Check out the interactive Aguatheater, feed the marine animals, and get a closer look at sharks!
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.
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.
HAVE: An Artsy Party at Paint ’N Pour
“Paint like Picasso; drink like Van Gogh” at this Harlem studio space (or virtual experience).