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Best of Brooklyn: Top 5 Free Summer Activities

Whether you're a local or just passing through, these real-deal Brooklyn experiences will keep your spirits soaring without emptying your pockets.
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Summer's here, and the livin' is easy – especially in Brooklyn! While the sun is shining and the vibes are high, dive into the coolest free activities that'll make your summer days hotter than a sidewalk in July:

Movies Under the Stars at Prospect Park - Park Slope's Alfresco Cinema Magic

Grab your popcorn and a cozy blanket, because Prospect Park is turning into your open-air movie theater. Every summer, they roll out the red carpet for Movies Under the Stars. Imagine watching a classic film under the twinkling stars, surrounded by nature's embrace. Pack your favorite snacks, pick a spot on the lush Long Meadow, and get ready to enjoy blockbuster fun without the blockbuster prices.

Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk - Sun, Surf, and Sandy Bliss

When the summer heat hits, nothing beats a day at the beach. Coney Island's iconic boardwalk and sandy shores are calling your name. Catch some rays, take a dip in the refreshing waves, and unleash your inner thrill-seeker with a free front-row seat to the legendary Coney Island Cyclone. From the bustling boardwalk to the amusement park magic, it's a summer day well spent – and wallet-friendly!

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 2 Roller Rink - Rollin' and Groovin' with a View

Strap on your roller skates and groove your heart out at Pier 2 Roller Rink in Brooklyn Bridge Park. With epic views of the Manhattan skyline, you'll be gliding through the day with a smile on your face. Don't have skates? No worries! Rentals are available at a reasonable price, so you can show off your moves without breaking the bank. 

Smorgasburg - Foodie Paradise at East River State Park

Foodies, this one's for you! Head to Smorgasburg at East River State Park for a culinary adventure that'll tickle your taste buds. Sample delectable bites from a wide array of food vendors, from mouthwatering BBQ to artisanal sweets. With the Manhattan skyline as your backdrop, it's a feast for both your senses and your Instagram feed. Note: Entry is free but food and drinks are available for purchase.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Nature's Haven in Crown Heights

Escape the concrete jungle and immerse yourself in the lush oasis of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Every Friday morning, you can enjoy complimentary admission and explore the stunning landscapes, tranquil ponds, and vibrant blooms. It's the perfect spot for a serene summer morning stroll or a peaceful picnic getaway.

Brooklyn's summer scene is bursting with free activities that'll have you soaking up the sun and savoring the city's vibrant energy. So, ditch the wallet, gather your crew, and make the most of these fabulous free adventures. Your summer in Brooklyn just got a whole lot hotter – and budget-friendly!


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