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Last-Minute Planners, Students, Workaholics, and the Jitney-Averse


Take advantage of subway-accessible motorboat rental at Smitty’s Fishing Station on Jamaica Bay, next to the Broad Channel stop on the A line.   Hipster
Classical music? Floating industrial behemoth? Enjoy Bargemusic, a barge–auditorium off Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn.   Hipster


Take advantage of the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s innovative “bike valet” system at its Thursday-evening showings of classic movies like Strangers on a Train (July 20).   Hipster


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Learn how to gulp down a sword at the Sideshow Skills School in Coney Island.   Hipster

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Watch Bloc Party, Sonic Youth, Neko Case, and others in the most Williamsburgian of venues, McCarren Park’s abandoned pool.   Hipster
Join the Miracle Garden (East 3rd Street between Avenues A and B) in order to exploit its brand-new barbecue pit.   Hipster
Enjoy the River to River Festival’s impressively hip and satisfyingly free lineup of indie artists like Belle and Sebastian, Hot Chip, and Ted Leo.   Hipster
Pick up sandwiches at the Time Warner Center’s Bouchon Bakery and picnic highbrow-style while Audra McDonald sings and Joan Didion reads at SummerStage.   Fop
Learn about such subjects as“rigging and derigging” and “important knots” at Manhattan Sailing School’s week- or weekend-long sailing lessons on the Hudson   Fop
Have Thursday-night happy hour afloat in New York Harbor on the Circle Line’s new luxe catamaran, the Zephyr yacht.   Fop
Savor the spectacle of exuberant yelping and vigorous shaking taking over the normally staid Lincoln Center Plaza at the Midsummer Night Swing salsa dance (through mid-July).   Fop

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Host a garden party, even if you don’t have a garden, by renting Red Table Catering’s private space on Leonard Street in Williamsburg.   Fop
Hunt down rare screaming-child-free public swimming spaces like the lap lanes at the Red Hook public pool (Bay Street between Clinton and Henry Streets) or Manhattan’s Dry Dock on Avenue D and East 10th Street.   Student With Loans
See if America’s great competitive eating hope, Joey Chestnut, can dethrone five-time champion Takeru Kobayashi at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.   Student With Loans
Give your dog a way to cool off, besides slobbering all over everything, at Prospect Park’s fence-enclosed “dog beach” (no people allowed).   Student With Loans
Root for your aspiring-actor friends in Les Halles Brasserie’s Bastille Day waiter’s race, in which wait staff from all over the city attempt to run down John Street with full trays.   Student With Loans

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