March 1st, 201933 views
Although we’re on the way of entering into spring, March is unpredictable weather-wise and it’s possible to be stuck with some weekends of not-so-nice weather. If a rainy or snowy weekend gets you down, consider checking out one of the many fun indoor activities offered in the local Roosevelt Island area. If you’re lacking some inspiration, check out the listings near The Octagon below.
Indoor Rock Climbing at Brooklyn Boulders – Get in a workout while also having fun at Brooklyn Boulders, New York’s largest climbing gym located in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The gigantic gym features more than 22,00 square feet of bouldering and climbing walls, which includes a 30-foot replica of the Brooklyn Bridge! If you’re new to climbing, introductory classes are offered at the facility that ranges from $49 – $79. For more information, check out the site below.
Explore the New York Public Library Map Room – if you’re a nerd for all things history, you should check out the Map Room of the New York public Library, Spend time getting lost in the massive room taking in a collection of over 450,000 sheet maps and 16,000 atlases. The library’s collection contains German army maps from World War II, a 1782 British Headquarters map used during the Revolution, and over 20,000 maps of New York, including a 1610 Dutch atlas. See how history has changed over time looking through the lens of changing territories of the evolving world map.
Spend time at the Barcade – Head into Williamsburg to visit Barcade, a bar where you can enjoy your favrotie brews while playing a variety of arcade games. Take your turn at one of the 35 classic quarter machines games, like Donkey Kong, Galaga, and Contra, while enjoying some delicious brews. If you visit during happy hour (Monday – Thursday 4pm – 7pm and Friday from 2pm – 7pm), enjoy $1 off all beer, wine, and well drinks.
575 Degraw Sreet Brooklyn, NY 11217
New York Public Library
476 5th Avenue New York, NY 10018
388 Union Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 302 – 6464
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