Happens every year – MWC’ers celebrate summer early and late and are often in and out of the City on their jaunts. But may of us take classic NY “staycations” and enjoy the truly mind-bending amount of summer-only activities on hand. I know more than just a few die-hard New Yorkers who wouldn’t dream of leaving the City in the summer.
If you’re planning a day and would like some company, please drop a line to: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you’re up to. With your approval, we’ll email the MWC Staycationers and those who are in town for the moment – and see if there are others who would like to join you.
Some of the items on my list for Summer city-time includes the following:
“CAMP” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
GOVERNOR’S ISLAND – Dying to check out their new oyster bar restaurant and take a bike ride to see the upclose and gorgeous view of the Statue of LIberty.
NEW NYC FERRY SERVICE – Time to check out the City’s new ferry system, no? What better way to get to Brighton Beach, the Rockaways or Jacob Riis Park, all of which are worth a visit in their own right. But, you know, maybe it’s a good idea just to sit for a full loop on the ferry and take in fantastic city views from the water and enjoy some sun and sea breeze.
ANIMATED MOVIES – Hey, summer’s supposed to tap into your inner child, no? I’m always a fan of the artistry inherent in animated movies and this summer Pixar and Disney have dusted off two classics – with updated technical wizardry – with TOY STORY – 4 and THE LION KING.
MAH JONG Instruction – If you’re hoping to join the MWC’s MahJong, Too! group this coming Fall but need some basic how-to, get yourself over to Honors Bridge where they’re offering many sessions of instruction. Take a few lessons and then join us in September!
BARGEMUSIC – On Summer Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays New York’s very own and unique barge – situated in Brooklyn Heights in the water almost at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge – offers up great musical classics from the masters. – And offers the most magical river and skyline view as well, not to mention terrific acoustics.
NEW NYC PARKS – Time to see some of New York City’s new parks, don’t you think? Never in a million years, as one who was introduced to New York in the depressed and depressing 1970’s, would I have guessed that there would be multiple new park spaces developed in NYC. I’m thinking the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Domino Park, Hudson Park & Boulevard, the Saint Vincent Triangle, with others on the way.
NYC RESTAURANT WEEK – It’s a bit of a misnomer because it’s actually from July 22nd to August 16th – but it’s a great way to check out some of NYC’s most exclusive restaurants for less than an arm and a leg – for $26!
But this is just a off-the-top-of-my-head list – bet your ideas are better! So, send in your ideas or plans for an outing – and let us know when you’re going and if you’d like to have others join you!