Summer is right around the corner, and if the Farmer’s Almanac speaks the truth, it’s going to be a hotter one than ever. If you’re seeking a quick escape outside the concrete jungle, there is an island you can saunter off to to beat the city heat. No, not Nantucket; this one is just minutes away. Located on the East River and bordered by Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens, Randall’s Island’s is your one-stop East Side escape for all recreational activities that scream "summer." Plus, it’s home to a massive, sold-out music fest that you may have heard about — called Governor’s Ball.
Grab your picnic basket, update your weekend playlist, and break out the athletic gear, because we have an action-packed list of 15 things you must do this summer on and near Randall’s Island.