Must-Do Events This Summer
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Matt & Ben: Damon and Affleck Parody by The Office's Mindy Kaling
Roy Arias Theatre
Before she was a star on NBC's The Office and author of the acclaimed comedic memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Mindy Kaling co-wrote Matt & Ben. A parody play penned with friend Brenda Withers, Matt & Ben imagines the story behind Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's rise from Beantown nobodies to Hollywood golden boys thanks to Good Will Hunting.
Through August 12
Music, Art and Cocktails at NY Botanical Gardens' Monet Evenings
The New York Botanical Garden
What better place to enjoy an elegant night out than at the New York Botanical Garden? Enjoy a cocktail while viewing the Monet's Garden exhibit, which showcases seasonally changing interpretations of the idyllic garden in Giverny, France that inspired Claude Monet's iconic art. Afterward, head outside to the the Conservatory Lawn for a live concert under the stars. Picnic dinners, beer, wine and other refreshments will be available for purchase.
Monthly through September
Celebrate Bacon at the 1st Annual Bacon Bash 2012
Arena Event Space
Indulge your cravings for the "candy of meats" in the heart of Times Square at this two-and-a-half-hour festival. Featuring bacon-centric and bacon-inspired foods, treats, drinks and souvenirs, this first-time event will take place at the popular Arena Event Space and celebrate all things bacon. Plus, there'll be bacon vodka shots and craft beer specials to quench your thirst, while rubbing elbows with fellow bacon enthusiasts.