Don't let the lethargy of summer heat keep you inside.

Keep yourself busy and your schedule packed with activities, whether it's chilling by the pool, hitting an amusement park or kayaking in the East River.

Here are our NYC musts for this summer:

Celebrate pride

The annual Pride March hits Manhattan streets on
The annual Pride March hits Manhattan streets on June 25, with dozens of floats and thousands of marchers expected to participate. But, you don't have to wait until the end of June to celebrate Pride Month in the city. Check out our pride guide for more events and ways to celebrate. (Credit: Getty Images / Neilson Barnard)

Experience the Manhattanhenge

New York City's most popular sunset is a
New York City's most popular sunset is a summer must-see. Manhattanhenge, a phenomenon where the sun aligns with Manhattan's grid for only a few days of the year, is slated to take place two times in July, making for a pretty stunning photo. Use our guide to make sure you're in the right place to get that perfect shot. (Credit: Getty Images / Drew Angerer)

Eat and drink on the water

The breeze coming off the East River will
The breeze coming off the East River will cool you down while you enjoy a drink or a meal. Some of our favorite bars and restaurants to watch the sun set include Grand Banks (Pier 25), The Frying Pan (Pier 66A) and Greenpoint's The Brooklyn Barge (3 Milton St.). (Credit: Jason Burke)

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Get out on the river

Get up-close and personal with the city's waterways
Get up-close and personal with the city's waterways this season with a little kayaking. Hit up the Downtown Boathouse, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, Red Hook Boaters or Kayak Staten Island to enjoy free kayaking programs. Each location offers water activities on a walk-in basis, so no need to make an appointment when you're in the mood to get out on the river. (Credit: Brooklyn Bridge Park )

Rock out at SummerStage

For music lovers of any genre, outdoor concerts
For music lovers of any genre, outdoor concerts around the city are a summertime tradition. SummerStage's 2017 lineup will bring 150 music, dance and comedy acts to 15 local parks. Notable names like George Clinton, Elvis Costello, Regina Spektor and Def Poets are slated to perform around the five boroughs. Check out our top picks for free and ticketed events. (Credit: Jeanina Casusi)

Enjoy a scoop (or two) of ice cream

Ice cream in the city is almost as
Ice cream in the city is almost as diverse as its residents. Aside from the Mister Softee trucks manning the street corners, there's plenty of oddball flavors to eat your way through this summer. Stop by some of our favorite ice cream shops, like East Village's Sundaes & Cones, Williamsburg's Davey's Ice Cream and DUMBO's Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. (Credit: Sundaes and Cones)

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge at night

Summer nights let you finally enjoy some pretty
Summer nights let you finally enjoy some pretty spectacular nighttime city views without standing in the cold to see them. Avoid the onslaught of tourists and bikers during the day, and head to the Brooklyn Bridge for a late-night stroll, where you'll see the skyline lit up in all its glory. (Credit: Getty Images / Henny Ray Abrams)

Take your workout outside

These free workout classes in city parks like
These free workout classes in city parks like Bryant Park, the High Line and Socrates Sculpture Park may give you the motivation you need to pick up a new hobby, like fencing, tai chi or group yoga. (Credit: Angelito Jusay)

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Buy something unique at a flea market

Spend the day outside and discover something you
Spend the day outside and discover something you didn't even know you wanted. Expect to find one-of-a-kind jewelry, eclectic decor for your apartment, and some of the markets have food, too. Start with LIC Flea & Food or Manhattan's Grand Bazaar NYC, but there are plenty of spots to check out. (Credit: Grand Bazaar NYC)

Enjoy a movie under the stars

For a chill evening, head to your piers,
For a chill evening, head to your piers, parks and rooftops with a blanket and watch a movie. Classics like "Casablanca" and family favorites like "Zootopia" will hit the big screens at outdoor venues including Brooklyn Bridge Park, Randall's Island and Prospect Park. Check out our complete guide to see where to catch a viewing of your favorite flick. (Credit: Etienne Frossard)

Hit up a ball game

Grab your friends and those bleachers tickets and
Grab your friends and those bleachers tickets and cheer on the Mets or Yankees with a beer in hand. And don't forget to check out our favorite eats at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field. (Credit: Getty Images / Nick Laham)

Drink on a rooftop

There are so many amazing rooftops in this
There are so many amazing rooftops in this city, you could spend every weekend at a different one and still not see them all. Every rooftop's vibe, view and cocktail menu is different, but they all come with that natural high from fresh air, city lights and the unbeatable feeling that you're on top of the world. Here are some of our favorites. (Credit: Loren Wohl)

Cool off at a pool

Summer in the city can be sweltering, especially
Summer in the city can be sweltering, especially if you're hot, stuffy apartment lacks an A.C. unit. Thankfully, the Parks Department's 56 outdoor pools are free. No matter your borough, there's a public pool nearby. (Credit: NYC Parks )

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