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Every Monday, we’ll pick the week’s must-do summer activities—from outdoor yoga and fitness classes (many of which are free) to races and healthy outdoor dining. Most can be found in our Healthy Summer Guide, while others are newbies. Check back for each week’s top picks!

Monday, June 18 to Sunday, June 24

Tuesday, June 19 @ 6:30 p.m.
Skip the after-work cocktails and grab your mat instead for a free class led by Reflections Yoga. Rain or shine, classes take place in Firefighters Memorial Park on 48th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. Donations welcome (to benefit Fire House, Engine Company 54),

Saturday, June 23 @ 12:30 p.m.
Let the soft grass padding underfoot embolden you to try this tough Brazilian practice, which combines dance, self-defense, acrobatics, and music. It’s held in Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, every Saturday through September 30. Free.

After a long day at work, head to one of these 10 healthy hot spots with sweet outdoor seating or windows and walls that let the summer sun in. There are options from the Upper West Side to the East Village and over the bridge in Brooklyn.

And just a reminder, this Wednesday is Solstice in Times Square, an annual day-long yoga event. We explain why it’s worth heading there deliberately—and with your yoga mat.

Need details on these events or more choices? Download your free Healthy Summer Guide today! And share it with a friend.