The last days of summer are here—and it's all about enjoying the warm weather while you can.
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. Pick your favorite waterfront view, starting with the one on a decommissioned Navy ship moored in the West Harlem Piers.
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 supersweet seeded watermelon from this beloved Harlem street stand. Refrigerate and enjoy.
5. Listen to free jazz in the park. Jazzmobile's annual Summerfest—which includes free evening concerts on Wednesdays in front of Grant's Tomb and Fridays in Marcus Garvey Park—runs this year through August 30.
6. Go roller skating. The shaded outdoor roller rink at Riverbank State Park charges only $2 for admission, offers skate rentals ($6), and is open six days a week through the summer—what more could you ask for?