Hi, it’s THE RIDE here again. I gotta tell you, there’s nothing quite like summer in the city. While the pace of the Big Apple never really slows down (after all, this is the city that never sleeps, no matter what the season!), there is generally a more relaxed feeling during July and August, as folks linger in the parks and at sidewalk cafes long into the evening hours. So what should you do to make the best of summer in New York? Here are my four favorites:
- Watch an outdoor movie. Yeah, I know that you probably have a sweet surround-sound set-up in your home theater. But if you’ve never done it before, let me assure you that watching a movie under the stars with hundreds of New Yorkers is an experience you won’t want to miss.
- Enjoy the panoramic productions from the New York Classical Theatre. Skip the lines and the controversy related to the Bard’s plays in Central Park this year, and instead check these unique performances where the audience follows the actors from place to place as the scenes change and the plot unfolds.
- Try canoeing, kayaking, or paddle boats. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, the Parks Department has a program just right for your next adventure.
- Sign up for THE EXPERIENCE PASS. This new package combines four not-to-be-missed New York attractions in one easy-to-use pass and includes THE RIDE, THE TOUR, THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE plus a 60-minute Hornblower sightseeing cruise around the New York Harbor. Ready for one of the best deals of the summer? You can make your reservations here.