Nothing beats summer in New York City. If you’re looking for something to do in the next few months, consider these events around town.
Shakespeare in the Park
When: May 27–Aug. 23
Where: Central Park
What: Public Theater stages this theatrical program every year to great acclaim, and has featured performances from celebrated actors like Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington.
Jazz Age Lawn Party
When: June 13–14 and Aug. 15–16
Where: Governors Island
What: The Jazz Age lives on nearly 100 years later through New York’s annual Lawn Party on Governors Island. The party looks like it’s straight out of The Great Gatsby, except much more family friendly.
When: June 26–Sept. 4
Where: MoMA PS1
What: Held in the MoMA PS1 courtyard, Warm Up is the museum’s month-long concert series that brings a wide spectrum of forward-thinking artists. Past performers include Blaqstarr, Laraaji and Derrick May.
4th of July Fireworks
When: July 4
Where: East River
What: Macy’s has the biggest fireworks display over the East River, in addition to ones in Jersey City and Ellis Island. For the best seats, head to Berry Park or Brooklyn Bridge Park.
When: July TBA
Where: Central Park
What: Pretty self-explanatory — like Songkran in Central Park, come armed with a water gun and cool off from the New York Summer.
When: Aug 12–28
Where: Various venues
What: Spread across more than 20 stages and several neighborhoods, FringNYC is an offbeat multi-arts festival that has served as an incubator for alternative artists and off-Broadway productions.
You can win a trip to New York this summer by entering the 2016 PetSafe Photo Contest sponsored by United Airlines and Sofitel!
Visiting a new city for the first time can be overwhelming. With so much to see, a walking tour can be an effective way to see a city’s landmarks and learn a thing or two. These U.S. cities offer a variety of walking tours, whether you want to see popular attractions or hidden gems.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
Martinique’s artisanal rum scene has been making waves in recent years, with the tiny island nation earning a reputation for producing the best rhum agricole in the Caribbean. The next time you’re in town, be sure to swing by these stops on the Route de Rhums.
Summer is already the season of soaking in the sun, enjoying warm weather with friends and family and skipping off to far-off destinations for vacation. Just add some R&R time at the spa and you have the ultimate reset button. Combine your love of travel and relaxation with a wellness-focused retreat.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.