It’s been real Summer 16. As we celebrate the contributions and achievements of American workers, many also enjoy some much needed time off before it’s back to school. It’s a weekend to gather with family and friends and enjoy one last summer gathering before we’re planning pumpkin picking and Christmas shopping. Whether you’re enjoying a simple BBQ or looking to go and enjoy activities on the water, we’ve gathered a short list of ideas to help you plan.
Celebrate Monarch Weekend at Wave Hill. Say goodbye to the monarch butterflies as they begin their long journey south to Mexico for a well-deserved winter rest. Tour the gardens in search of monarchs and other butterflies, make monarch-inspired art, and plant milkweed seeds for the next generation of monarch migrants.
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
Hit up Roberto Clemente State Park for one last summer hurrah. Enjoy the swimming pool, baby pool, awesome sprinkler area, and even a diving board pool. Adults $2, Children $1
301 West Tremont Avenue
Create a Back to School Whiteboard at Home Depot on Saturday September 3rd. You and your child get to work on a mini whiteboard with a pen tray they can use for school work or play time. Once the whiteboard is built, your child can paint it in their favorite color.
All Home Depot Locations
Hit the Bronx River with Rocking the Boat at Riverside Park. This is the last weekend for free community paddling for the season, so last chance to enjoy!
Hunts Point Riverside Park
Lafayette Ave. and Edgewater Road
Thanks to Tropical Storm Hermine, NYC beaches will be closed on Sunday September 4th– and possibly Monday. So head over to Orchard Beach Saturday for some end of summer swimming. But don’t forget, beaches are now open until September 11th- so there’s still a week to enjoy beach time (even if you sneak a beach day in while the kids are in school!)
On Long Island Sound in Pelham Bay Park
Host a Seafood Boil with friends and family at home or in the park. Have everyone bring something to add to the pot, cover a picnic table with newspaper, and enjoy!
Your backyard, the park, or even your balcony!