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Top 10 Ways to Keep Cool

  1. Pop-Up Pool
  2. If you’re looking to beat the heat, pop by our Pop-Up Pool, a 30 X 50 foot oasis, open for park-goers from 10 am to 6 pm, all summer long.
    ©Alexa Hoyer

  3. Water Lab
  4. Experiment at the Water Lab, the park’s most popular playground, which features a water-jet field designed to dazzle kids (and their parents).
    ©Julienne Schaer

  5. Lizzmonade
  6. Squeeze in a few minutes to try Lizzmonade at the Pop-Up Pool beach and enjoy ice cold, made-to-order lemonades - and after six at night … sangria, wine, and craft beers.
    ©Etienne Frossard

  7. Ample Hills Creamery
  8. There’s an ample amount of frosty deliciousness at Ample Hills Creamery, located at Pier 5, a must-visit destination for ten flavors of ice cream.
    ©Etienne Frossard

  9. Bargemusic
  10. If the breeze off the East River is music to your ears, then you’ll be singing the praises of Bargemusic, a floating concert hall moored at Fulton Ferry Landing.
    ©Julienne Schaer

  11. East River Ferry
  12. For a cool way of getting around, the DUMBO stop on the East River Ferry is conveniently located at Pier 1.
    ©Etienne Frossard

  13. Kayaking
  14. Join us at the Pier 2 dock on Thursdays and Saturdays for our free public paddles. Hop in a kayak and enjoy a cool float on the East River.
    ©Etienne Frossard

  15. Fishing
  16. Catch a few windswept hours on the waterfront - and maybe something more - when you cast out from Pier 5. There are bait preparation and fish cleaning tables at the end of the pier.
    ©Julienne Schaer

  17. Pier 1 Playground
  18. Catch a cool breeze off the East River as the kids play, slide and climb at this playground located at the edge of Pier 1.

  19. Picnic Peninsula
  20. You’ll be made in the shade with our water resistant umbrellas at Pier 5 grilling and eating headquarters - it’s perfect for summer barbecues.
    ©Etienne Frossard

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