Summer is finally here! And if you haven’t been out and about in NYC you need to ask yourself, why not? I have decided to maximize my summer by going out at least once a week for cocktails, dinner, both, or just to explore. My waist line may suffer, but I will at least have some stories for the nursing home.
Cocktails and Canvas
First up is Cocktails & Canvas at Le Pain Quotidien. At this belated birthday gathering for my friend we were each given a canvas with a pre-drawn Mermaid, a cocktail, and an appetizer. This definitely was not Paint Nite, you create your Mermaid unguided. After our fear subsided of going at it alone we had a great time creating our masterpieces. It was also Happy Hour! After a few mimosas and some awesome hummus we thought we were calling it a night until we headed to P.J. Clarke’s Sidecar. We limited ourselves to one drink after our wallets screamed for mercy. I loved the ambiance and the cute bartender, “hey boo.” They are known for great burgers and I definitely want to go back to try one. Some of the Mermaid creations below.
Then it was graduation time. Congratulations to all the graduates of 2016! I was invited to a lovely dinner at Burger & Lobster. This was my first time there and I was impressed with the food and the concept. There are only three menu choices, a burger, lobster, or lobster roll and it comes with fries and a salad. The best part is the price tag of each choice, $20. They even have larger lobsters for sale in a tank by the front of the restaurant. After you should take a short walk to Eataly for an affogato.
Thankfully, my friends and I joined a walking challenge at our job that started in the month of June. Hopefully, this will counter all of the cocktails and food I have been having. One of the best ways to walk over 10,000 steps is to go to the Museum Mile Festival dubbed as NYC’s largest block party. I usually go by myself, but this year one of my friends joined me and I finally got into the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum. It was a little crowded because this is the day you can get into the museums for free, but I recommend you stop in. The museum has some retro, modern, and interactive pieces.
Pride and Perfume
NYC in the summer not only includes festivals, but week long events and one of my favs is Pride Week. The Met Roof Top is one of my fave places to take in NYC. I am trying to use my one year ID NYC membership before it is up. Sangria was my drink of choice and even though it was delicious I opted not to get a second because of the $15 price tag. Yikes! One of the highlights was a gallery conversation of flowers and fragrance. A perfumer interpreted a Monet painting using scents. It was lovely and you felt like you were in the painting.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
And my final stop in June was a Yankee Game. I should be ashamed because this was my first time in the new Yankee stadium. It was a lot of fun, but I did leave early because of the summer showers.
Can’t wait for what the rest of July has in store for me. I want you to get out there and play. Remember you are Single Not Lonely! And please comment below on your best summer outings so far.
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