Places to Picnic and BBQ in NYC 2017

Picnic and BBQ Outdoors at one of NYC's Many Parks

WHERE TO PICNIC, BBQ PITS AND OUTDOOR GRILLING IN NYC

Below, find a partial list of NYC Parks where you can picnic and/or barbecue.

To see a complete list of over 40 parks where you can fire up the grill, click here https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/barbecue

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PICNIC AND BBQ AT PARKS IN MANHATTAN

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Summerstage Performances-Assorted Venues/Parks throughout NYC to bring a picnic and watch a show

http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage/


Picnic and Sunbathing Area at Pier 45

Hudson River Park, Christopher St and West Side Highway
https://www.hudsonriverpark.org/explore-the-park/activities/sunbathing-at-pier-45


Picnic on the Bryant Park Lawn

42nd St between Fifth and Sixth Ave
http://www.bryantpark.org/


Picnic in Central Park

Great Hill: West Side from 103rd to 107th St
Great Lawn: Mid-Park from 79th to 85th St
Sheep Meadow:West Side from 66th to 69th St
http://www.centralparknyc.org/


Picnic in Fort Tryon Park and BBQ at Inwood Hill Park’s Dyckman Fields

(immediately north of Fort Tryon) or at the 203rd Street End Park and the Harlem River
Broadway, 190th St to Dyckman St
https://www.forttryonparktrust.org/events/planning_an_event.html


Picnic and BBQ at Fort Washington Park

West 158th Street on the Hudson River
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fort-washington-park/facilities/barbecue


Picnic at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

Roosevelt Island, sitting on the East River with views of Manhattan
http://www.fdrfourfreedomspark.org/


Picnic at Governors Island

Take the ferry from lower Manhattan or Brooklyn to Governors Island where you can rent bikes, walk the island and head to Picnic Point where you can see the Statue of Liberty
https://govisland.com/activities/food-1


Picnic and BBQ at Highbridge Park

W 155 St and Dyckman St, Edgecombe Av & Amsterdam Ave
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/highbridge-park


Picnic at Madison Square Park

Between Fifth & Madison Ave, 23rd & 26th St
https://www.madisonsquarepark.org/


Picnic and BBQ at Morningside Park

Morningside Ave and 121st St
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/morningside-park


Picnic and BBQ at Randall’s Island Park and Ward’s Island

BBQing at multiple designated picnic areas
https://randallsisland.org/visit/general-information/faq/#bbq


Picnic and BBQ at Riverside Park

Riverside Park, 145th Street on the Hudson River to BBQ
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/northernriversidepark


Picnic at Riverbank State Park

Riverside Dr and 141st St
http://nysparks.com/parks/93/details.aspx


Picnic at Rockefeller Park: North end of Battery Park City, west of River Terrace

and…
Wagner Park: Just north of Historic Battery Park
http://bpcparks.org/whats-here/parks/rockefeller-park/

 

PICNIC AND BBQ AT PARKS IN BROOKLYN

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Picnic and BBQ at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Picnic at various Piers. BBQ Pits at Pier 5, Furman and Joralemon St
http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/places/picnic-areas


Picnic East River State Park

90 Kent Ave, Williamsburg
http://nysparks.com/parks/155/details.aspx


Picnic and BBQ at Fort Greene Park

Myrtle Ave between North Portland Ave and St. Edwards St
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fort-greene-park


Picnic and BBQ Kaiser Park

Neptune Ave., Bayview Ave from 24th St. to 32nd St, Coney Island
http://www.friendsofkaiserpark.com/


Picnic and BBQ Manhattan Beach Park

Oriental Blvd. between Ocean Ave. and Mackenzie St.
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/manhattan-beach-park


Picnic and BBQ in Prospect Park

Designated Areas Throughout the Park, Prospect Park West and Flatbush Ave
https://www.prospectpark.org/visit-the-park/things-to-do/barbecues-and-picnics/

 

PICNIC AND BBQ AT PARKS IN QUEENS

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Picnic and BBQ at Alley Pond Park

Winchester Boulevard & Grand Central Parkway
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/alley-pond-park/history


Picnic at Astoria Park

19th St and Ditmars Blvd
http://www.astoriaparkalliance.org/


Picnic and BBQ at Cunningham Park

73rd Ave and Francis Lewis Blvd
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/cunningham-park


Picnic and BBQ at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Multiple BBQing spots throughout the park. Grand Central Pkwy., Whitestone Expwy. between 111 St. and College Point Blvd., Park Drive E.
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/flushing-meadows-corona-park


Picnic and BBQ at Forest Park

Myrtle Ave and Park Lane South
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/forest-park


Picnic at Gantry Plaza State Park

4-09 47th Road, Long Island City, Queens
http://www.gantrypark.com/default.aspx


Picnic and BBQ at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk

O’Donohue ParkSeagirt Blvd. between Beach 15 and Beach 17 St
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/rockaway-beach-and-boardwalk

 

PICNIC AND BBQ AT PARKS IN THE BRONX

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Picnic at New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd
http://www.nybg.org/


Picnic and BBQ at Crotona Park

Crotona Park East & Charlotte St (Indian Lake)
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/crotona-park


Picnic and BBQ at Pelham Bay Park

BBQing at multiple designated picnic areas (north picnic area and south picnic area), Bronc County Line and Middletown Rd
http://pelhambaypark.org/


Picnic and BBQ at St Mary’s Park

146th Street & St. Ann’s Ave
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/st-marys-park


Picnic and BBQ at Van Cortlandt Park

BBQing at multiple designated picnic areas, Broadway & Vancortlandt Park S
http://www.vcpark.org/


Picnic at Wave Hill

between 2nd and 3rd Ave 
https://www.wavehill.org/

 

PICNIC AND BBQ AT PARKS IN STATEN ISLAND

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Picnic and BBQ at Clove Lakes Park

Clove Road & Victory Blvd
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/clove-lakes-park


Picnic and BBQ at Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk And Beach

Midland Avenue and Lincoln Ave
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fdr-boardwalk-and-beach


Picnic at Silver Lake Park

Victory Blvd and Forest Ave
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/silver-lake-park


Picnic and BBQ at Willowbrook Park

Eaton Place Entrance
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/willowbrook-park


Picnic and BBQ at Wolfe’s Pond Park

Cornelia Avenue and Luten Ave
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/wolfes-pond-park

 

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