18. NYC’s Colorful Pop Up Pools

Photo courtesy Manhattan Park Pool Party by Tim Williams

If you haven’t been to visit some of the city’s artistic, colorful pop-up pool yet, August is the month to get out there! The Manhattan Park Pool on Roosevelt Island, is one of our favorites, sporting new designs each year by a different artist. Two years ago, HOT TEA created a psychedelic, fluorescent ombre pattern and last year Andrew Farris went for a subtler, pastel concoction. This year, artist Gregg Emery has added more figurative flourishes with the work entitled “Waves of Roosevelt Island,” covering the 8,000 square foot pool and deck.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Pool is another colorful pop-up pool to check out, designed by Marc Gordon of Spacesmith.