As restrictions disappear and we’re finally starting to be able to put the trials of this past year behind us, it’s time to look forward to the joys of being outdoors and, yes, even being around other people again. After a year that was chockfull of so much isolation, you may not know where to start. Don’t worry; we have you covered. Brooklyn in the summer is a place alive with lots of fun things to do, and we’re here to help inspire you.
Arts in the Park
Prospect Park will once again become a hub of all things art this summer, and that includes a rotation of installations and outdoor concerts. The best part? It’s all free! Details are still a little sparse, but events are starting to roll out and we’re excited to see what’s in store. Sign up for the Prospect Park Alliance newsletter to stay updated with the latest developments.
Walk the Bridge
If you haven’t walked the Brooklyn Bridge at least once in your life, you’re truly missing out. The iconic bridge is home to some of the best panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline you’ll find anywhere. Fair warning: The Manhattan side is notoriously packed with tourists and vendors, but crowds are significantly more thinned out on the Brooklyn half.
Take a Dip
That’s right! New York City’s outdoor public pools are slated to open back up on June 26. The closest to our community is the Douglas and DeGraw Pool. Make sure to brush up on some of their rules before you show up; things like food and glass bottles are not allowed. Oh, and if you have little ones, there are free swim classes you can sign them up for!
Stroll the Boardwalk
Coney Island is the quintessential Brooklyn tourist attraction, but it’s just as fun for residents. Hop on the train (or call an Uber to get there even faster) and spend the day strolling the bustling boardwalk that has everything you need for a complete, carefree afternoon: carnival-style rides, games, shops selling random tchotchkes, and best of all, so much food. Between juicy sausages, classic burgers, buttery popcorn, and cheesy slices of pizza, the hardest decision will be deciding where to start.
Brooklyn in the summer is rich with things to do, and now that we’re on the fast track to returning to some semblance of normalcy, this year is shaping up to be a season worth celebrating and enjoying to its fullest.