We’re finally in July! Try and keep your thoughts away from the smell of hot garbage, the sauna on the subway and tourists! This is an amazing time of the year when the city really comes alive!
While the rest of the country are looking to escape their cities in search of that holiday vibe, we’re lucky enough not to have to travel that far. We can kick off our summer right here from home. Take a look at these hand-picked things-to-do in the city that will transform your summer into something truly special.
Secret Summer 2016
- The Foundry – 40 3rd Avenue, Long Island City, 11101
- August 14 – Unlimited tastings from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm
- Price – $95
Once you arrive via your complimentary Lyft ride, a troupe of singing buskers will welcome you into the garden wonderland of 12 rooms and a rooftop, to a stunning Midsummer Night’s Dream-themed cocktail extravaganza. Unique food and cocktails that are second to none in this amazing farm-to-bar experience. Unlimited bites and drinks from prime mixologists, all accompanied by larger-than-life theatrics and live music.
Make a Splash! Whitewater Rafting
- West 45th Street and 11th Avenue, 10036
- Whitewater rafting trip from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Price – $89
Escape the city heat with a day of whitewater rafting on the Lehigh River. Challenge yourself to two to three hours down rapids before you break for a delicious lunch. Then enjoy one more hour of rafting before you bus back to NYC.
Sunset Fridays Rooftop Happy Hour
- Hudson Terrace – 621 W 46th Street, 10036
- 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm
- Price – Free
Kick off July 4th weekend with Sunset Fridays. No better way to start a holiday weekend than with a rooftop happy hour filled with tasty drinks specials. Soak up some rays from 5:00-8:00pm complete with a complimentary drink free before 7pm. Join the list to overlook stunning water views while you reward yourself with drink specials on Budlights and 2 for 1 cocktails.
Alive After Five Sunset Cruise
- Pier 15 & John Street, Manhattan, 10006
- Boat cruise from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm
- Price – $15
Kick back with friends for a relaxing happy hour cruise around New York Harbor. Take in lower Manhattan’s iconic skyline while enjoying booze and delicious snacks. Enjoy the comfort of a state of the art yacht and close up views of Lad Liberty on Horblower’s Alive After Five Cruise.
Hudson River Greenway Ride
- Hudson River Sightseeing at Pier 78 – 455 12th avenue, Pier 78, 10018
- 9:00 am until 7:00 pm
- Price –
Explore the Hudson River Greenway, a continuous 11-mile waterfront bikeway between Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan. It’s a beautiful and safe bike path that runs along the Hudson River, all the way up to the Little Red Lighthouse underneath the George Washington Bridge.
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