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Top Gun Day!
The best volleyball courts in NYC
Mark your calendars: May 13th is Top Gun Day.
Don’t believe us? There’s even a website with an official countdown to prove it.
In honor of all things Maverick-y, get yourself to one of these outdoor volleyball courts and play a few games, shirtless, of course.
Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park features three regulation-size sand volleyball courts. And since the lighted courts open at 6 a.m. and don’t close until 1 a.m., there are 19 hours of available playtime each day, according to our office calculator. And you can replenish burned calories at the nearby rooftop bar and food court.
Hudson Hand Ball
Pier 25 at Hudson River Park is the best place to ensure you get to play when you want — reservations are required. If you don’t have a team (read: no friends), you can play in community volleyball on Saturdays from 11 to 3 (for a recommended donation of just $5). Reserve your court here.
Central Park is huge. That’s how it can afford to house five free courts (one sand and four asphalt). They're open year-round and operate on a first-come, first served basis. All you need to do is show up with a ball — and a net if you’d like to play on the asphalt. Seriously, don’t forget a net.