It’s summer in New York City and you should be making the most of it. It’s when the days are longer, dresses are shorter and options are endless. Here is our to-do of things you must do before summer ends:
See an outdoor movie screening:
In the winter we sit on our couches and watch every movie on Netflix. In the summer we sit under the starts and watch movies screened on projectors at a fancy rooftop. It’s why we love summer so much. The Rooftop Film Club offers all of your favorite old-school movies for you to enjoy whilst relaxing in your lounge chair. It is located on the modern YOTEL rooftop. This means endless food and drink options. It’s all-together the perfect night out you can’t miss this summer.
Eat out during Restaurant Week:
Ready, set, eat! The reservations for this summer’s Restaurant Week are finally being taken. Between July 20th and August 15th New York foodies can indulge in three-course lunches for $25 and dinner for a mere $38. All of the city’s finest establishments participate, allowing those whom otherwise not have had the funds to try them, a chance to afford it. It’s restaurant heaven.
Get cultured with outdoor art installations:
Of the many outdoor installations to see in the city this summer, one specifically caught our eye. Jeppe Hein’s “Please Touch The Art” in Brooklyn Bridge Park is bought eye-catching and insightful. You can find the series of 18 outdoor sculptures in the scenic Brooklyn Bridge Park. Hein’s work encourages you to play with it in an interactive that are only made possible by the sun of a summer’s day. Highlights include seven-foot-tall water-jet walls and a mirror labyrinth.
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights
Try an insane Ice cream:
Summers are made for Ice Cream lovers. As with most things in the city, you can find this cold treat on almost every corner. We think if you’re going to indulge in an ice cream it might as well be ridiculously delicious. The new parlour Ice & Vice offers just that with options like a Salted Caramel, Bacon Butter and Praline combo called Three Little Pigs. Whether this sounds like our kind of vice, just make sure you treat yourself to at least one ice cream treat this summer.
221 E Broadway
Practice outdoor yoga:
Summer is usually the time when you’re body should look it’s best. More often than not it is the time when you end up feeling it’s at its worst. That’s okay, because the city is filled with awesome outdoor Yoga classes to get you back on track. What better way to get in shape, relax, and enjoy the beautiful summer air. You have tons of options but one of our favorites is rooftop yoga at the James Hotel.
Witness Shakespeare in the Park:
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and it will be way better than Cats. Shakespeare in The Park is a perfect evening outing for people looking to do something a little different. Few things are better than seeing world-renowned actors for free in Central Park. The backdrop of park trees and the sun setting is also unparalleled. It is a truly unique and charming experience that should not be missed this summer or any after it.
The Delacorte Theatre
Enter at 81st St & Central Park West or 79th Street & Fifth Avenue
Have a haute picnic:
On the rare chance that you find a free day where you haven’t made fabulous plans, have a fabulous picnic. It’s an easy way to enjoy the sun and spend the day with good food and friends. Of course, putting together a picnic might not be your forte. Don’t fret, there are now businesses that put together picnics for you. The Wayfarer assembles a two-person basket with items like club sandwiches, chocolate biscotti and mint lemonade. Also known as perfection.
101 W 57th St
Go to Smorgasbord:
When the sun is shinning, New Yorkers take full advantage and spend every second they can outdoors. This includes for eating. There is only one way to fully immerse yourself in the phenomenon that is outdoor eating in the city. This is none other than Smorgasbord. You have tons of vendors with artisanal and gourmet eats calling your name. From fries to falafel and ice cream sandwiches the options are limitless. We recommend trying the fan favorite Homme Frites.
90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn
Have a weekend in the Hamptons:
What would a New York summer be without a weekend in the Hamptons? This summer hotspot just keeps getting hotter as it draws in more fabulous city socialites. It’s a beautiful contrast from the concrete jungle with white sand beaches and resorts. We recommend hiding out at Gurneys Montauk Resort for a luxurious five-star weekend away.
290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk
Check out a rooftop:
You have limitless rooftop options to check out during the summer. Finally you get to enjoy the sun without it being obstructed by other buildings. New Yorkers flood these rooftops during the summer for cocktails, sunsets and nights that end with the sunrise. There are a few rooftop staples every social New Yorker should try including the infamous Wythe Hotel and Le Bain at The Standard.
Go to one MoMa PS1 Party:
We know you don’t have unlimited days off and it’s hard to decide how to spend it. If you’re decision is between something artsy and something boozy we found the perfect way to accomplish both; MoMa PS1. You’ll be surrounded by contemporary art whilst drinking and dancing the night away with friends and other cool looking people. Who said you have to compromise? After all, it is New York City!
22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City
Dance on a Sunday with Mister Sunday:
Summertime Sundays are when the cool kids come out of their caves for the infamous Mister Sunday weekly party. If you’re keen on famous underground DJs, beautiful people and outdoor disco balls then you’re keen on Mister Sundays. It’s a daylight to nighttime situation that will have you losing track of time the way you should during summer. Go out and play, even if just for one Sunday.
241 37th St, Brooklyn