Summertime and the living is easy, goes the old Gershwin (Ella Fitzgerald/Janis Joplin) song, but easy or not, let’s face it, summer is about to end. With only a short time left until Labor Day, which is the practical (if not official) end of the season, there are still summery things you can do — visit the 14 miles of beaches within the city limits, for example — and things you’ve been meaning to see or do that are about to end.
Shakespeare in the Park, and its production of The Bachae, ends Sunday, August 30th.
Once closed off to the public, this island between Brooklyn and Manhattan, and accessible by free ferry from both boroughs, offers weekend exhibitions and concerts, including Mos Def on September 12th and Lupe Fiasco on September 19th.
New York City Downtown Boathouse — free kayaking classes until October 12th.