Wake up, New York! It is time to come out of hibernation. Soon, your apartments will be too hot to hide away in and you will be forced to once again have a life. If only our bank accounts understood, the summer is for exploring and the winter is for Seamless. I have come up with a list of things to ease you into the daylight hours (wouldn’t want a sunburn day 1).
The best thing about living in New York City is all of the air-conditioned museums you can get into for a “suggested donation” ($1).
The Butterfly Conservatory is open at the American Museum of Natural History until May 28th.
The Irving Penn: Centennial exhibit is open at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until July 30th. If you follow my Instagram, I posted a few stories and pics from this exhibit.
Chihuly exhibit is open at the New York Botanical Gardens through October 29th.
Unfortunately this exhibit is not $1, but there is a lot of hype around this exhibit. There are also Chihuly Nights where the instillation comes to life as the work is illuminated. The Chihuly Nights are Saturdays from April 29-July 24, Thursdays from July-August, and Thursdays through Saturdays from September through October starting at 6:30pm and ending at 10:30pm. The website also specifies food and tequila available for purchase (sounds like a party to me). Tickets to the Chihuly Nights are slightly more expensive than a regular visit to the gardens at $35 for adults. Tickets for the exhibit during the day are $23 for adults on weekdays and $28 on weekends and Monday holidays. I think this exhibit will be well worth paying to see at night.
The best event of the summer is back in full swing! Smorgasburg Saturdays in Williamsburg! (sorry Sundays in Prospect Park, but you’re too far away) It runs every Saturday from 11am-6pm. If you want the food you’ve seen on Instagram, get there early! (the tourists have found it) The lines get long and the popular Instagramable food sells out fast!
If you want to find a good food event in Manhattan, Mad. Sq. Eats in Worth Square in the Flat Iron District offers bites from some of the best restaurants in the city. The Spring Market runs from May 13th – June 9th. I will definitely be checking out what they have to eat!
This is just the beginning of everything NYC has to offer this summer. (start out slow, with SPF 50, and water) Get ready for a fun summer in the city!
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