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The Best Post-Brunch Activities in NYC

There’s nothing worse than a post-brunch activity lull. There you are in food coma with no plans and nothing to do. Don’t worry – we won’t let that happen to you! Here are our top recommendations for fun things to do right now following your NYC brunch.

Hit the Pool, It’s Your Last Chance!

Courtesy: NYC Parks

Summer in New York is brutal and not everyone can take a city break. A little insider secret is that New York has 50 outdoor public pools and you can find all of them here. While fall is creeping up and you may already be dreaming of pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters – pump the brakes! Late summer is arguably the most important time of year to get your pool time in. Gotta get your fill of vitamin D before the long winter ahead!

The Bitches recommend hitting up:

  • Astoria Pool located in Astoria Park at 19 St. between Astoria Park South and Ditmars Blvd, pool hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with free admission. Boasting a large pool on the waterfront with views of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.
  • McCarren Park Pool located in Greenpoint’s McCarren Park, pool hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with free admission. Lots of poolside space means it perfect for groups of people to lounge.
  • Lasker Pool located in Central Park at 110th Street and Lenox Avenue, pool hours are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with free admission. Perfect location if you’re already in Central Park or Uptown.

Pools will be closing for the season on September 8th, so get a dip in quick!

Continue The Party


If you’re not looking to kill the brunch vibe yet – and if heading to the pool for a splash doesn’t tickle your fancy – then why not continue on to a bar with a vacation vibe? Luckily for you, we’ve already written you the ultimate guide to bars with vacation vibes. Cheers!

Get Your Kayak On

Did you know that you can go kayaking on the Hudson River for free? That’s right! On weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Downtown Boathouse offers free kayaking. All you have to do is get there, sign a waiver, and get fitted up with a life jacket.

Located at Pier 26 in Tribeca off the 1 train at Franklin Street or the A/C/E at Canal Street.

More information, here.

Show Tennis Some Love

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Arguably one of the most renowned and anticipated grand slams is America’s own U.S. Open. Score tickets to games through Sunday 9/8 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadow Corona Park in Flushing, Queens. Watch the world’s best tennis players battle it out on the court. To get there, take the 7 train to the Mets-Willets Point station.

More information and tickets can be found, here.

Alex Gillies

NYC Associate Food Editor

A self-proclaimed "Southern Hemisphere Belle" originally from Melbourne, Australia who traded in flip flops for snow boots. She can often be found wandering the streets of New York listening to a podcast or tackling the city one diner, biscuit café, and Bloody Mary at a time.

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