Rooftop Cinema Club: I recently watched an open air movie on a rooftop in Brooklyn through the Rooftop Cinema Club and it was such a cool experience. I took my friend Liz and we saw American Psycho! You get to sit in these cute striped lawn chairs and they give you headphones so that you can really zone in on the movie and not get distracted by anything. An extra bonus? The view of the city skyline at dusk is incredible.
Smorgasborg: The Seaport Smorgasborg reopened this past May and although I have been to a couple of the other locations, I haven’t gotten down there yet to check it out. Some of the vendors include Fletcher’s BBQ, Home Frite and Red Hook Lobster Pound. YUM! Check out the locations here!
Rooftop Pools: There are a handful of really nice rooftop pools in New York open to the public and I’ve been to a few of them, but would recommend McCarren Pool in Willimasburg and the Dream Hotel in the Meatpacking District. The fee for non guests at McCarren runs anywhere from is $15 Monday through Thursday, and $65 Friday to Sunday. And at The Dream, passes for non-guests are $60 apiece, Monday through Friday from 11am to 5pm. It’s the perfect way to still be outside but beat the summer heat!
Summer Restaurant Week: There are so many amazing restaurants in New York but they aren’t always exactly cheap and that can be frustrating depending on what you’re willing to spend on a meal. So I think restaurant week is a great way to try some of the spots you’ve had on your list without breaking the bank, because there is a prix fix that is (usually) reasonable, which allows you to get a nice sampling of what their menu has to offer. I have been wanting to try this place for while, and this place looks great for brunch. Restaurant week runs through August 19th.
I would love to know where your favorite spots are in New York during the summer or how you escape the heat. Let me know if the comments below! xo