Hunters Point Ferry Stop, Long Island City; watertaxibeach.com
Harry (Schnäck) Hawk’s seasonal snack bar opens for the season May 26, with trucked-in Jersey sand, elk burgers and turkey dogs, and a couple of flavors from Il Laboratorio del Gelato.
323 Smith St., at President St., Brooklyn; 718-246-1321
A picnic-table patio with a funky nautical motif—as its commodore, Patois’s Alan Harding, puts it, “Garage-sale chic meets Gilligan’s Island.”
Enter at Central Park W. and 69th St.; 212-396-4100
During the day, it’s hot dogs and tuna sandwiches at the snack bar; starting this weekend, after five, the staff stokes the charcoal-fired barbecue at the 100-seat café out back.