Although NYC starts to slow down in late August, there are still lots of ways to wring a season's worth of fun from these steamy days. Three of our August GoList items are finally on deck this weekend: the 240th commemoration of The Battle of Brooklyn at various spots around the borough, the FREE US Open kickoff at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the final FringeJR theater productions at the 14th Street Y. More fun can be found at the massive Brighton Jubilee street fair, Wave Hill's Snakes of New York workshops, a Soap Box Derby in South Slope, FREE outdoor films, and the season's final Boogie on the Boulevard in the Bronx.
If none of those ideas float your boat, check out our Summer Guide for tips on watery fun, including beaches and pools, water parks, sprinklers and splash pads, and places for FREE boating around the city. Our best bets for this weekend in NYC (August 27-28) are below, and you can always find more options in our jam-packed Event Calendar.
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