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6 Ways to Enjoy the Last Days of Summer in Harlem and Beyond


6 Ways to Enjoy the Last Days of Summer in Harlem and Beyond
The free outdoor pool in Jackie Robinson Park.

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.

2. Cool off in a big, blue pool. Looking for an outdoor pool with river views, a fun look, or even newfound movie fame? Uptown's got 'em all.


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.


The Black Seed Brothers stand on Lenox Ave and 139th Street.

4. Walk to a neighborhood ice cream spot. Is there anything more summery than a leisurely stroll to get an ice cream? Most of the destinations on TCU's list make their own.


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?


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