August ends in less than a week, so the OMG-summer-is-over-and-all-I've-done-is-watch-Netflix panic should be setting in. All the concerts in Prospect Park are over, there are no more Manhattanhenges, and there's only one weekend left before Labor Day, so it's time to start cramming in as much summer fun as possible, every single day. Hit up an outdoor movie, bike to all of the season's best public art, relax in a hidden garden, and get out on the waterthere are dozens of places where you can kayak, paddle board, jet ski, sail, and surf on the waterways of New York City. Some may turn their nose up at splashing around in the Hudson and East Rivers, but let's be real: are public pools really any cleaner? And the open waters are much more relaxing than an overflowing McCarren Pool on a sunny day (just watch out for that barge), so here are 17 places where you can take to the
high seas harborsometimes for free!and pretend like summer is never going to end.
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Note: this map only includes places that regularly host water sports and paddling trips, so seasonal excursions hosted by groups like Open House New York are not included.Read More