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NYC Beaches Will Officially Open Memorial Day Weekend!

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

NYC Beaches Will Officially Open Memorial Day Weekend!

Summer in the city is going to be amazing!

With so many New Yorkers vaccinated (and appointments now open for all), Coney Island reopening, and now the news that beaches will officially open Memorial Day Weekend, summer 2021 will be one for the books.

Mayor de Blasio shared the news today, saying:

Summer is right around the corner, and we’re gearing up for an on-time pool and beach season. These beautiful outdoor spaces mean so much to New Yorkers, especially after the year we’ve all had. We’ll continue to follow health guidance to ensure the safety of everyone. Stay cool, stay safe and have fun!

All NYC beaches (Orchard Beach in the Bronx; Coney Island and Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn; Rockaway Beach in Queens; and Midland Beach, South Beach, Cedar Grove Beach, and Wolfe’s Pond Park Beach on Staten Island) will open Memorial Day Weekend, with lifeguards on duty daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Outdoor pools across the boroughs will open for the season on June 26, right after school gets out. Out of the 53 NYC pools, all will be open except for five due to construction.

Masks and social distancing guidelines will still be in place.

“Get ready to make a splash this summer, New York! After last year’s unprecedented challenges, we are so excited to announce that our outdoor pools and beaches will be opening on time this season,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP.  “We want all New Yorkers to stay cool while keeping safety first. Remember to only enter the water in designated areas during lifeguard hours and continue following health and safety guidelines.”

featured image source: Facebook / Coney Island

See also: Our 10 Best Beaches In NYC

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