The long weekend is here! Can you believe it? Whether you are planning on turning your backyard into the most impressive water park ever, or you’re planning on spending your weekend in the great outdoors, we support you. Make the most of that extra day off!

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Visit the LeFrak Center at Lakeside
The LeFrak Center at Lakeside has reopened for boating, biking, roller skating and Splash Pad, with food and drink available for takeaway from the Bluestone Café. Event details

Visit the 1885 Tall Ship Wavertree
South Street Seaport Museum has opened the 1885 tall ship Wavertree to visitors with timed entry. Entry is free and includes access to the ship’s outdoor areas, including the main deck and raised rear deck. Pre-reserved tickets are required. Sat.-Sun. Event details

The Hellgate Farm Stand Is Poppin’
The farm stand features fresh seasonal local produce and small batch goods like honey and hot sauce. Stock up on the taste of summer. Sat. Event details

Outdoor Summer History Series
The Queens Historical Society is hosting outdoor events throughout September for young friends from age 7–12. Learn history through the fun of a range of games and activities. Sat. Event details

Back to the Future at the Drive-In
The New York Hall of Science may be closed temporarily, but that doesn’t mean you can head over for some family fun. The Queens Drive-In will feature excellent views of the sunset over the park, the Hall’s famous rockets and a double feature of family-friendly flicks. Sun. Event details

Get Yourself a Haircut
Whether your family is heading back to school in person, or remotely, we have a feeling at least one person in the house is in need of a haircut, stat. With NYC in Phase 4 of reopening, hair salons are open, albeit with new safety precautions, online booking, masks and reduced capacity. Find our favorite kid salons here

—Kate Loweth

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