NYC Public Pools Open for the 2011 Season Tomorrow, June 29!

Red Hook swimming pool

One more reason to love Red Hook: the biggest damn swimming pool you've ever seen.

Everybody in the pool!

Today was the last day of NYC public school — which means Pre-K and First Grade are officially history at our house. (Sniff, sniff. Those moving-up ceremonies are some serious kind of emotional business, aren’t they?)

The next few days will be a wild flail of packing for a month for four people, ad hoc meal prep, last-minute errand-running, and, oh yeah — dealing with the kids, who are no longer conveniently deposited at P.S. 295 from the hours of 8:30 am – 3:15 pm. Which means….

There’s a good chance you can spot us at the Red Hook or Douglass and DeGraw pools before we head out of town — NYC public pools open for the season tomorrow, Wednesday, June 29.

Here’s more on the best swimming pools in New York City, public and otherwise — plus the lowdown on the rules (don’t forget your lock for the locker room, etc.) FYI, outdoor pool hours are 11 am – 7pm, with a break for cleaning from 3 to 4 pm.

And, besides pools, here are 15 of the best places for kids to get wet in NYC. On the list: Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6.

No more school — keep it real and stay cool, peeps! Happy summer!


1 Response to “NYC Public Pools Open for the 2011 Season Tomorrow, June 29!”

  1. 1 monica June 28, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks for posting this… saves me the effort of looking up Red Hook opening times! Can’t wait to get in that water, hope to see you there… Monica

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