The last days of summer are here—and it's all about enjoying the outdoors before cooler weather prevails.
Here are six ways to do that in Harlem and beyond. And, yes, each is 100% The Curious Uptowner-approved:
1. Catch a sunset at these three waterfront destinations. The West Harlem Piers has become the fun new summer destination with the opening of Baylander Steel Beach, a floating bar and restaurant on a decommissioned Navy ship. It joins two other uptown spots with amazing views of the Hudson.
3. Pick up a seeded watermelon from the Black Seed Brothers. Head to the northeast corner of Lenox Avenue and 139th Street and grab a sweet, seeded watermelon from this beloved Harlem street stand. Refrigerate and enjoy.
5. Head to a tree-filled local park for nature, art and more. If you live uptown, you're never too far from a park where you can take a forest bath, admire the latest art, check out a cool new basketball court mural, or see some goats.
6. Go roller skating. The outdoor skating rink at Riverbank State Park charges only $1.50 for admission, includes skate rentals, and is open every day during the summer—what more could you ask for?