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Photo Credit: DUMBO Bid

We can’t believe June is here! And you all know what that means…school’s almost out (well, not really, but we can at least pretend that long days running through sprinklers are ahead). There’s no better place to embrace your inner kid than New York City this summer, and here at Red Antler, we’re starting by exploring our own backyard: DUMBO.

It’s time to dig up your rollerblades (and helmets and knee-pads…be safe for Mom), because a rollerskating rink just opened on Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. With a beautiful view of the river and the wind in your hair, you might even forget it’s exercise. Pier 2 also offers recreation courts for basketball, handball, shuffleboard and bocce, along with swings, picnic tables, and fitness equipment.

Summer-thingsPhoto Credit: Ice cream cone by Henry Hargreaves, Lobster Roll from Red Hook Lobster Pound, Graphic Bantam Skateboard by Globe, Rollerskate by Moxi.

And because exploring is unacceptable without a delectable treat to look forward to, of course DUMBO’s Smorgasburg location is a stop on our ideal June day. Around the corner on Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, you can find all that’s delicious here at Brooklyn Flea’s all-food market, from drool-worthy Blue Marble ice cream, to decadent Red Hook Lobster Pound lobster rolls. You’ll satisfy every summer craving and probably discover some dangerous new ones…and a bib will definitely be in order.

Once you’ve recovered from your food coma, an outdoor movie is the only logical end to a hot NYC summer day. While we’re waiting for the Brooklyn Bridge Park outdoor movie series to start on July 11th, Thrillist has graciously provided a list of Every Summer Outdoor Movie Screening in NYC. Watching Frozen out in the open (anyone who’s not a fan doesn’t have a heart) will be oh-so-enjoyable in 75 degree weather.

So when you’re at the outdoor showing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in the beautiful Brooklyn twilight, relishing the light breeze and a heavenly strawberry ice cream cone, don’t be alarmed if something doesn’t feel quite right; after all, it’s a rare moment that a true New Yorker can’t think of anything to complain about.

The DUMBO Improvement District

Every Summer Outdoor Movie Screening in NYC, Now in One Calendar
By Christine Fischer for Thrillist