New York City is not only home to great cultural institutions, shops and events; it's also a place where there are plenty of things to do outside. If you're looking for ways to enjoy New York's beautiful summer weather, we've got some great suggestions for things you can do outdoors?from New York parks and outdoor cafes to flea markets, sporting events, and street fairs. Here are some of our favorite things to do in NYC this week that will get you out of the house!
Art Exhibit: The Artist Within - The Urge to Create - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 30, 2012 - Flushing
Art Exhibit: The Artist Within - The Urge to Create
Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing NY 11355 June 1 through September 30 Fee: Free with Garden Admission
Enjoy this diverse collection of artwork from the Jamaica Estates Association, on display in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery.
For more information, please call 718.886.3800.
Medieval Festival - Fort Tryon Park
September 30, 2012 - Manhattan
The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.
Harvest Hay Rides - Beardsley Zoo
October 06, 2012 - Bridgeport
Enjoy a hayride on weekends in October and November.