The Autumnal Equinox is coming on September 23rd, leaving us just under one month of summer left. It's been a surprisingly pleasant season marked by disarmingly cool temperatures and garbage piles that have smelled just a little bit less wretched. What have you done with it? Below, some items to check off your Summer Bucket List before the next polar vortex hits.

GET YOUR HAMMOCK ON
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(Photo by Tod Seelie/Gothamist)

Sadly, Governors Island is a seasonal oasis that we are banished from during the cruel winter months. So before the river waters surrounding it become an impassable moat, get on that ferry and explore. This is one of the few places in the city with hammocks, but there's also plenty of history, old buildings, picnic lawns, and bikes to explore it all on.

EAT FRIED CLAMS ON CITY ISLAND
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Also drop by the Harlem Yacht Club, which isn't as pricey as it sounds. (Photo by Sam Horine/Gothamist)

Had enough of Governors Island? Then head to City Island in The Bronx, where you'll find fantastic (and inexpensive) seafood options, as well as the the summer home of Royal Tenenbaum and his family. Here's our full guide to the Island, so you can take your own little walking tour... just make sure to stop by Johnny's Famous Reef Restaurant for some fried clams, savor the sunset with wine at the Harlem Yacht Club, and try to spot the famed Rat Island.

ROLLERSKATE ON THE BROOKLYN WATERFRONT
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This summer Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park opened, complete with bocce, shuffleboard, an astroturf lawn, basketball courts, fitness equipment, and rollerskating. This is some warm weather stuff, so put on your short shorts and knee socks and head over there. Afterwards, you can take refreshment at the Pier 2 pool bar.

HOP ABOARD A SAILBOAT ON THE HUDSON RIVER
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(Photo by Sam Horine/Gothamist)

If you don't own a boat, or, like us, have not managed to make friends with anyone who owns a boat in this city... then Manhattan By Sail can help you out. They've got two gorgeous sailboats: the Clipper City and the much smaller Shearwater. We've been aboard both, and highly recommend the larger Clipper City. (The Shearwater is lovely but not for these group things—it's small, and you'll find yourself unable to move around, and always feeling in the way.) They offer all sorts of sails, from brunch to sunset to craft cocktails, ranging in price.

SEE THE STATEN ISLAND YANKEES PLAY ON THEIR GORGEOUS HOME FIELD
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The Staten Island Yankees still have some home games on the docket, and the borough has the most gorgeous stadium in town (and always has—the NY Times called the stadium there in the late 1800s "one of the best parks in the country"). You'll find your standard ballgame fare there, from Cracker Jacks to funnel cake fries to footlong hot dogs. Bonus: you'll be able to take the most romantic ferry there.

BRING YOUR BOOGIE BOARD TO ROCKAWAY
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Rockaway has a lot of things to offer in the summer: arepas, waterfront bars, sharks, the beach, wine bars, Patti Smith's bed, EVERYTHING. But after this summer boogie boarding may be banned, so this could be your last chance to try it out without getting ticketed.

PICNIC BY THE CLOISTERS
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(Photo by Stefan Georgi)

The Cloisters are beautiful in the winter, too, but if you head there while it's still warm you can pack a picnic and enjoy Fort Tryon Park, as well. Stroll by the Heather Garden and breathe in the hybrid musk roses, hydrangeas, and irises before they all freeze over.

DRINK A BOURBON ICED TEA AT THE CROW'S NEST
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Maybe you spent all summer drinking boxes of VRAC in the park, and that is perfectly fine, but if you want to treat yourself before the sun starts setting at 4 p.m., check out The Crow's Nest. Offering sweeping views of Brooklyn and Queens, it's one of the only waterfront spots on the East River in Manhattan. Buckets of beer, frozen margs, bourbon iced teas, and watermelon juice spiked with vodka will help you soak up the rest of summer. And to help soak up those drinks: lump crab cakes and tuna steaks.

PLAY PITCH & PUT IN FLUSHING MEADOW PARK
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Right by the Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, you'll find the Golf Center, which includes an 18-hole PItch & Putt and a mini golf course with waterfalls and bridges. No need to be an expert, and the courses are even lit up at night, if you want to stay out of that sweet summer sun. Bonus: there is beer.

LISTEN TO REGGAE ON THE CONEY ISLAND BOARDWALK

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Carter Van Pelt, who co-hosts the indispensable Saturday morning Jamaican music show Eastern Standard Time on WKCR 89.9, brings his giant sound system out to Coney Island for one last Reggae on the Boardwalk on Sunday August 31st. Count on Van Pelt and company to spin the deepest, choicest cuts of dug reggae, dancehall and rocksteady, all amplified through a sound system so huge you can enjoy it while bobbing in the Atlantic ocean. Van Pelt recently announced that he's retiring from Eastern Standard Time and moving to Nebraska, so this is you chance to bid him a fond farewell. The vinyl spins from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday on the Boardwalk at West 21st Street. (John Del Signore)

SPEND FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKING WHITE WINE SANGRIA AT PIER I CAFE
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Sure, the Boat Basin Cafe is an Upper West Side waterfront dining institution, but just a half mile south, at West 70th Street, Pier i Cafe has terrific food plus delicious drinks—like the white wine sangria. Sweet and refreshing, with blueberries, melon and more, it's the perfect accompaniment to whatever you're eating, from a perfectly grilled cheeseburger and fries to the light yet filling watermelon, feta and farro salad. On a recent Friday night, I spotted a group of girlfriends sharing a pitcher ($35; a cup is $9), and, a few tables over, a group of construction workers had also gone through a pitcher. (Jen Chung)

VISIT TANGLEWOOD

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If you can get out of town next weekend but don't know where to go, get your hands on a car and head north up the Taconic State Parkway (a lovely, bucolic drive) to the Berkshire mountains, where the Boston Symphony Orchestra spends its summer on the idyllic grounds of Tanglewood. The last weekend's program does not feature the full symphony, but it does have Josh Groban, who'll join the Boston Pops, conductor Keith Lockhart, and chorus to close out the season on Saturday night. $20 gets you a seat on the lawn, where you can unpack a picnic, uncork a bottle of wine, and wonder why you don't just live up in Lenox next summer. (John Del Signore)