All things must pass, and summer is no exception. But while fall is fast approaching, there are still a few weeks left to enjoy the city’s warm-weather activities. 

From swimming to Shakespeare in the Park, here’s when the five boroughs’ slate of summer attractions will wrap up. 


The city’s 14 miles of beaches will be open for swimming through Sunday, Sept. 11, with lifeguards on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, according to the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. 

Up until then, beachgoers should still check the department’s website for any changes to swimming and surfing rules at individual beaches.


The city’s free “Olympic- and intermediate-sized” outdoor pools will close after Sunday, Sept. 11, the parks department’s website says. “Mini” outdoor pools will shutter on Monday, Sept. 5. 

New Yorkers can find out whether their local pool qualifies as an Olympic, intermediate or mini one and check hours of operation on the department’s website


The City Parks Foundation hosts a range of concerts and cultural events at Central Park and other green spaces as part of its annual SummerStage program. 

This year’s calendar of shows runs through Saturday, Oct. 1, with a handful of events still set to take place.

Shakespeare in the Park

Free Shakespeare in the Park marked its 60th anniversary at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park this summer, with performances of “Richard III” and “As You Like It.” 

And while the “Richard III” cast took their final bows on July 17, “As You Like It” is still running through Sunday, Sept. 11, according to The Public Theater’s website

There are several ways to secure tickets, including a digital lottery, in-person distributions at The Public Theater and in Central Park and a standby line at the venue. 

Bronx and Queens Night Markets

The Bronx Night Market at Fordham Plaza and the Queens Night Market at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park both offer foods and drinks from dozens of vendors, as well as a bevy of cultural events. 

The Bronx Night Market will take place on the last Saturday of every month from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. through November, according to its website

The Queens Night Market paused for this year’s U.S. Open, but will be back each Saturday from 5 p.m. through midnight, Sept. 17 to Oct. 29, its website says

Movies Under the Stars

Cinephiles still have a chance to catch free outdoor movie screenings at parks across the five boroughs. 

The parks department’s “Movies Under The Stars” series is offering more than three dozen viewings through Friday, Sept. 30, including showings of “Encanto,” “West Side Story,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “In The Heights,” “The Goonies,” “Moana,” “Grease” and “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Free Summer Concerts

Five borough residents who haven’t made it to one of the parks department’s free summer concerts yet need not despair. 

The department’s summer concerts series runs through Thursday, Sept. 29 this year, according to its website. The lineup includes a “Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis” performance at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on Wednesday, Aug. 31 and a “Staten Island Philharmonic” performance at the Great Lawn in Conference House Park on Sunday, Sept. 4. 

Rise Up NYC

The city’s new free summer concert series has a few events left on its schedule. 

Stevie B, Lisa Lisa and other artists are set to perform on Staten Island on Thursday, Sept. 1; Gilberto Santa Rosa will perform in the Bronx on Wednesday, Sept. 7, and a slate of yet-to-be-announced artists will perform in Times Square on Monday, Sept. 12, Rise Up NYC’s website says