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Pool Parties, Kayaking, and Beach Yoga: 10 Ways to Enjoy the Water in NYC Before Summer Ends

By / August 6, 2018
   @clholle via Twenty20
   @clholle via Twenty20

Whether you prefer yoga on the sand, drinking by the pool, kayaking in the river, or singing karaoke by the ocean, there are so many ways to enjoy the water before summer ends in NYC. Soak up the sun and stay cool at these 10 refreshing events.

   Chan Plett

Not Your Mother’s Karaoke

Every Thursday through October 11, 5 PM - 9 PM

Bay 9 at Jacob Riis Park

Get weird down on Jacob Riis Beach every Thursday at this outdoor karaoke night, where you're welcome to belt out your favorite song no matter your skill level.


Summer Friday Pool Party

Profundo Day Club

Savor the last of your early Friday work escapes at a massive summer paradise party, taking place on a rooftop pool overlooking the Manhattan skyline in Long Island City.

$107 - $952 / RSVP

Coney Island Brewing Company Brews Cruise

Skyport Marina

With free pours of Coney Island Brewery beer, a full bar, a live DJ, and gorgeous views of Manhattan, this might be the best booze cruise happening on the NYC rivers this summer.

$38 - $44 / RSVP

Yoga on The Beach

August 25 and September 1, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Beach 108th Street, Rockaway Beach

Start your beach day off right with this free early morning Hatha yoga class, taught right on your towel atop the Rockaway Beach sand.

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BAE WATCH: Pool Party

House of Yes

House of Yes is turning the courtyard into an inflatable pool wonderland. Wear your favorite spandex, don a SCUBA uniform or come as a Hamptons bro to enjoy blended pina coladas and live DJs for free.


Pool Party Series at JIMMY

Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day, starting at 3PM

JIMMY at The James

Reservations are recommended for the hot weekend pool parties at The James' rooftop pool bar, where you can sip a cocktail and dunk your toes in the cool chlorinated water in the midst of the city.


Salsa Sundays

Every Sunday through Labor Day, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Orchard Beach Section 4

Join hundreds of other dancers in a 50-year tradition at this free afternoon of pure salsa dancing, backed by live DJs and the blue water of Orchard Beach.


Concert Cruise with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Rocks Off Cruise Aboard the Harbor Lights

The only time you'll enjoy hearing Some Loud Thunder aboard a boat will be at this show, where Clap Your Hands Say Yeah will certainly play songs from that album while sailing past Lady Liberty.

$29 - $35 / RSVP

Poseidons Parade

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Don your wildest sea creature costumes or classiest nautical best for this annual parade, the ultimate celebration of hot weather and cool waves rounding up the tail end of summer.


Skyline Kayak Trip

Tuesdays through Sundays in August

Mahattan Kayak + SUP

Even if you've never been on a kayak in your life, you're guaranteed a gorgeous and fun trip at this all-levels class where you'll get a gorgeous view of the skyline while paddling along the Hudson.

$0 - $60 / 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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