Fun Activities To Do This Spring

When you think of Spring weather and outdoor activities, what’s the first local activity that comes to mind? Emmons Avenue offers many fun and exciting activities to share with friends and family. Here is a list of the best Spring indoor & outdoor activities in our community.

Start with a coffee and homemade bagels at Emmons Bagels and walk along the Sheepshead Bay Piers while enjoying the sunshine and seaside aromas and sounds. Get the kids out of the house and away from their virtual reality headsets. Enforce an electronic device timeout to enjoy some family fun and watch your kids laugh as they feed the ducks & swans at the Sheepshead Bay Piers.

Did you say Yee-haw? Go horseback riding at the Jamaica Bay Riding Academy, which is a short drive away from the Emmons Avenue and Knapp Street on the BQE.

Take it slow and, like Otis Redding’s song, sit on “the dock of the bay watchin’ the tide, roll away…wastin’ time” at the famed Ocean Avenue foot bridge and any of the water-front benches.

Bike the Shore Parkway Greenway Trail: Many locals enjoy walking or biking the eastern portion of the trail, starting near the intersection of Emmons Avenue and Brigham Street. From there, the trail goes east along Shore Parkway and soon enters Brooklyn Marine Park, a wildlife preserve with grassland and salt marsh habitats.

The 27th Big Bay Fest 🎉

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The 27th annual Big Bay Festival is being organized by the Bay Improvement Group, Media Explode and This year’s event is being held on Sunday May 20th 2018 on Emmons Avenue from East 27th Street to Ocean Avenue. Brooklyn’s largest waterfront celebration will be a fun-filled event for all, running all day and everything is FREE! There will be live music, delicious foods, fireboat displays, FDNY smokehouse, arts & crafts, giant bouncy houses and much more. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE, call us at (212) 744-2070 to become a sponsor.

Take a Nautical Tour of NYC

Charter a boat trip around Manhattan from the Venice Marina and Rockfish Charter.

Dining Outdoors

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Go on a romantic date at one of the local cozy outdoor restaurants like Karver, Blu Bar & Grill, Opera, Rocca, Falada Lounge and Next Door to name a few.

Catch-up with friends after work for some much needed drinks and good food at Emmons Palace, SoupNBurger, Randazzos Clam Bar and Lotus Cafe & Grill

Fishing Season is Coming!

Those who fish in NY say that April, May and June is prime-time for fishing. With so many options including the Ranger VI, Seaqueen VII, Midnight FleetCaptain Dave Fishing the only challenge will be choosing between fishing for Porgies, Striped Bass and Bluefish.

We hope to see you around the Bay this Spring! Join and get access to Brooklyn’s #1 destination at where you can share photos, reviews, experiences and discover upcoming events. Whichever way you choose to start your Spring, if you live in the Sheepshead Bay you won’t have to travel too far to find some outdoor fun. Head to Emmons Avenue and enjoy!

After you’ve tired of all the fun nearby, here are some other favorite NYC Spring activities for the next few weeks:

  • The annual New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show🌸
  • Watching the sunset at Brooklyn Bridge Park 🌇 🌉
  • The Bloody Mary Festival at the Grand Prospect Hall : ) 🍹
  • Jogging by the Marine Park Creek 🏃🏻‍♀️
  • The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Cherry Blossom Festival 🌹
  • The St. Patrick’s Day Parade 🍀