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Best Outdoor Events to Attend in NYC

By / July 10, 2018

Summer might be New York City’s greatest season, and we’ve got the best excuses for you to leave your sweaty apartment and get outside while the sun still shines ’til 9 p.m. Get onto the beach, into the parks, and out under the sun at these exclusively outdoor events.

Puppies n’ Pints

Coney Island Brewery

This canine-filled afternoon for charity features a puppy photo booth, plus beer for you AND your pup. It's BYODog, but you'll be able to play with & adopt a rescue if you feel so inclined.


Rooftop Yoga and Cocktails

Davines Rooftop

Bring your own mat to this yoga class and say namaste to the setting sun high above Manhattan, before enjoying a free Deep Eddy Vodka cocktail or a pour of Underwood Wine.

$0 - $10 / RSVP

Outdoor Screening of “Pick of the Litter”

Fort Greene Park

Bring your own dogs to the free screening of this awww-inspiring film, following a litter of puppies as they work towards becoming guide dogs for the blind.


Rockaway Beach Bike Ride

Unlimited Biking

Join this leisurely bike ride from the west side of Manhattan all the way to your own private beach on the Rockaways, complete with volleyball, complimentary drinks, and tons of Clif Bar snacks.

$10 / RSVP

Friday Night Lobster Boil

Friday nights through August

Riis Park Beach Bazaar Bay 9

Spend the day on the sand, then join the Red Hook Lobster Pound and Rockaway Clam Bar for a beachside lobster boil at Jacob Riis Park, complete with corn, potatoes, and good company.

$30 / RSVP

Big Ten Cornhole Tournament

Pig Beach

Represent your alma mater at this backyard cornhole tournament supporting Best Friends Animal Society, where your free wristband will snag you food and drink specials, plus dog adoption opportunities.


Fish, Brew & BBQ Party

Prospect Park Audubon Center

Learn to fish largemouth bass in Prospect Park with rods, bait, and instruction provided, then enjoy some homemade BBQ and an ice-cold drink on the dock.

$25 / RSVP

Jazz at Twilight

Green-Wood Cemetery

Pack a picnic for this relaxing evening on the beautiful cemetery lawn, where local jazz acts will croon as the sun sets over the city skyline.

$20 - $25 / RSVP
   Ben Ilegbodu

Long Beach Oyster Fest

JJ Coopers - American Restaurant & Bar

Get salty on Long Beach for JJ Coopers' annual oyster festival, where your ticket gets you three hours of unlimited oysters, beer, and live music, just a few blocks from the ocean.

$44 / RSVP

2018 NYC Pizza Run

Fort Greene Park

Lace up your running shoes and come hungry to Fort Greene Park, where you'll run a 5K and eat pizza at the same time, followed by a free drink afterwards.

$60 - $85 / RSVP


Quinne Myers is a writer, illustrator, apparel designer, and lingerie industry pundit living in Brooklyn. Loves sweaty concert dancing, eating dessert, feeling feelings, and petting every dog.

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    Very handy to have all this in one place but would be more effective if past events were removed, at least at end of the month of availability

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