leisure 05.31.17

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58 Things To Do with Visitors This Summer

It's that time of year when people start showing up in town and asking you what to do. We've given you 58 suggestions (in no particular order) so you can create a short list for your visitors.


1 The Hot Sardines are in the house, June 5-26, at the Blue Note

2 A weekend afternoon on Sheep Meadow


3 Fleet Foxes has added a second show at Prospect Park Bandshell on August 2

4 Inside You starring probiotics! Opens June 24 at AMNH

5 47 puppets and hundreds of other Jim Henson artifacts at a major new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image, opening July 22

6 Cookbook hunting at Kitchen Arts and Letters and Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks

7 A visit to the 911 Memorial

8 Fela Kuti tribute with Seun Kuti and Roy Ayers at SummerStage, July 16

9 MoMA celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive from June 12

10 Eleven Madison Park closes for summer renovations on June 9. But they're opening an East Hampton pop-up, EMP Summer House. The next round of reservations will be released tomorrow (June 1) at noon.

11 Impossible tickets but worth it: Hello, Dolly and Hamilton. Worth it but not impossible: A Doll's House, Part 2 and Sweat

12 Pre-theater…wine, cheese, stuffed peppadews and other irresistible nibbles at Casellula

13 Miami, Schmiami—we've got 14 miles of beaches

14 The Phil in the Parks, June 13-18



15 Rei Kawakubo designs at The Met

16 Bargemusic: chamber music with a view and a sway

17 Some of the old razzle-dazzle is on the lunch menu during the Broadway in Bryant Park performances, Thursdays starting July 6, 12:30pm


18 Modern art on the q.t. at the Fisher Landau. Lorna Simpson on view through August 7

19 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens at the Whitney, a three-year project by Sibyl Kempson, marking each solstice and equinox through 2018

20 Manhattanhenge, Four Freedoms Park, July 12

21 The 1% and the 99%: Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914, starting June 23, at South Street Seaport Museum


22 June 15-18 at BAM, the opera Three Way, which is described as Sex and the City meets Black Mirror

23 A cold one at the city's oldest beer garden: Bohemian Hall

24 Tacos from Los Tacos No. 1 in Chelsea Market

25 Comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade

26 How does TED meets Coachella sound? If yes, Ozy Fest, July 22, Rumsey Playfield

27 Indie films outdoors, under the auspices of Rooftop Films

28 Breakfast at Barney Greengrass

29 Take a street photography tour with James Maher


30 At ICP, Magnum Manifesto—a must-see for shutterbugs

31 Thrill seekers should seek out Coney Island's Luna Park and make room for the (return of) Feltman's Hotdogs

32 Three Lives, the quintessential and much-loved bookstore

33 Make your moves at Midsummer Night Swing

34 American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times opens June 23 at New-York Historical Society


35 Storm a castle or two

36 The whisper gallery, Agern and trains, too, at Grand Central. (Model train lovers should alight at the Red Caboose, not far from GC).

37 Fountains and sprinklers

38 Learn The Way of Tea at the Urasenke Chanoyu Center

39 What's not to love-love about the U.S. Open, August 28-September 10 in Flushing Meadows?

40 Three Saturdays in August, Summer Streets, when 7 miles of city thoroughfares become playgrounds for adults and kids

41 Books of Wonder for kids


42 The Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum will give guests a different perspective.

43 A lobster roll outside at Riverpark's Little River Beer Garden

44 Shop for unusual beauty and personal care products at New London

45 Pizza from Roberta's

46 American Songbook classics selected by longtime series fans June 26 at 92Y. Also check out The Greatest Songs of the Great American Songbook

47 Annual vineyard dinner at Bedell, June 25


48 Olfactory treats for your proboscis at Aedes

49 Snug Harbor, the cultural jewel of Staten Island

50 River to River Festival, June 14-25: dance, music, theater and visual arts

51 Take a class, toast the results: The Bartender's Garden: Cocktails from the Greenmarket, July 26 at the Astor Center

52 They do tell tales: Historic Trolley Tours at Green-Wood Cemetery

53 Need to get your guests out of your hair for a day? offMetro to the rescue

54 Stock up swanky old threads at New York Vintage


55 Modern Middle Eastern cooking courtesy of Meir Adoni at Nur, a new hot stop for foodies.

56 You may not sleep well, but kids will love their Night at the Museum sleepover


57 Bring them to MoMA design store for a stylish take-home


58 Or they can take home a vintage scene from the Old Print Shop












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