By Marjorie Flannigan MacLachlan, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
'Tis moonlight, summer moonlight, all soft and still and fair; the solemn hour of midnight breathes sweet thoughts everywhere. ~Emily Bronte
With just under six weeks of the summer season remaining, there is still time to get out and about in the Big Apple and enjoy its warm weather, natural beauty, and various cultural offerings and events.
Here is my roundup of things to do in the city for the remainder of the season.
Spend Time Outdoors
Central Park's Summer Stage Festival has a variety of shows planned through October. If you want to do more than listen to the music, hop on over to one of the Dance Parties at Lincoln Center's Oasis, which is getting everyone on the dancefloor for disco. merengue, Lindy-Hop, Zydeco, salsa, and more.
If you are in Midtown and get hot, you can splash around a fountain at Rock Center--it is also an art exhibit, so you can feel cultured while you cool off. Outdoor movies are also on tap for summer nights. Here are the 15 best places to see them. Finally, did you know that New York has great beaches? Jones Beach (my forever favorite) always makes the best beaches on Long Island list.
Immerse Yourself in the Arts
Visit the Met and experience the beauty and movement of the ocean through Winslow Homer's Crosscurrents, get style inspiration at the American Anthology of Fashion, or have a date night with art, music, food, drinks, and rooftop dancing.
MoMA has many new works in all their collections, including Matisse's The Swimming Pool, created in 1952. Additionally, the Whitney Biennial is back! This amazing exhibit brings together 63 contemporary artists and collectives reflecting on the American Experience, which--very timely--is all about change.
Here are all the free Summer in the City events at Lincoln Center.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Restaurant Week runs from July 18 to August 21, offering prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner at close to 600 restaurants across the five boroughs for $30-$60. Here are 20 participating restaurants that won Wine Spectator's 2022 Restaurant Awards.
Feeling chic? See the Vogue Guide to outdoor dining, or choose among Conde Nast Traveler's 19 most beautiful restaurants in New York. For the crème de la crème, there is always the World's 50 Best List. As of July 18, THE top dining in the world is the City's Korean "stunner" Atomix, according to the list. Restaurant Week aside, did you know that the city is home to the three most affordable Michelin-starred restaurants in the U.S.?
Take your pick of these 40 stunning rooftop bars or some from the World's 50 Best. Not surprisingly,NYC is home to the best bar in North America, Attaboy. Of course, we also have romantic bars, dive bars, and bars you can dance in.