Summers in New York City are always exciting and fun-filled – this year will be no different. The city boasts different energy and, given the struggles the pandemic ushered in over the course of the past two summers, this one is expected to be twice as good.
New York City is the place you can do it all and it’s especially great for bettors as New York gambling is legal and has gone live.
Apart from betting, there will be plenty of fun activities during summer 2022, including free dance parties, music festivals, rooftop movies, and more. Let’s check some of the coolest activities on offer out.
Central Park launched a new musical and theatrical experience at its own Wollman Rink following the introduction of the groovy roller skating rink at Rockefeller Center. This newer attraction, named The DiscOasis, will stick around until October 1.
Folks in NY can take advantage of multiple programs and theatrical performances with live DJs and special guests while this attraction lasts, with open skate sessions taking place throughout the day while food and beverage will be available too.
Famous musician and producer Nile Rodgers has put together a special playlist of tracks for the local DJ who shows up every night to play for skaters and dancers.
UpDating is a comedy show which has become quite popular around the United States. It focuses on the problems people experience with dating but is also quite a romantic experience.
The show, which puts two people together on stage for a blind date, is the brainchild of New York comedian Brandon Berman and dating blogger Harrison Forman. While it could turn out to be a disaster for the pair involved, it’s a pretty humorous experience.
Date Night at The Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has put together a Date Night that has done well to redefine dating. It’s definitely something you’ll want to check out with your partner if you’re close. Date Night hands participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with artwork via informal gallery chats, as well as the luxury of listening to live music all while enjoying cocktails.
This activity will be hosted at the American Wing Cafe from 5 PM to 9 PM on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Cyberpunk-inspired Asian Food Hall
The new food hall and beer garden at Flushing’s Tangram were inspired by the lively night markets in Asian cities. It’s a cyberpunk-themed space but also has an organic industrial look, offering food such as Cruncheese, Na Tart, Qing Shu, Zaab Zaab, and Da Wei Mei Shi, among many other delicacies.
The location was designed with the aim of recreating the nightlife shown in Netflix docuseries Midnight Asia and BHDM Design principal Dan Mazzarini’s experiences in places such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Taipei.
Behind the Scenes of ‘The Walking Dead’
The Museum of the Moving Image “Living with The Walking Dead” has been open since late June and presents visitors with multiple costumes, props, concept art, scripts, storyboards, and prosthetic makeup instruments somewhat detailing the origins of the popular show.
There are 500 objects, which include more than 300 props and production materials.
Of course, visitors will be privy to many screenings and public events if they’re interested in learning more about how things work behind the scenes.
Puppy Brunch is now a thing at HOWM Cocina + Cocktails, with the activity kicking off on July 10. The Chelsea restaurant has been opening its doors to people with pets and caters to both them and their owners.
Patrons could enjoy avocado toast with pickled onion and chili oil, pan dulce French toast, a lox tostada with everything seasoning, and churro bites, while their dogs could dine in style, with doggy meatballs and a puppy frosty on their menus.
The package includes an entree and dessert for humans, the dog menu, and a complimentary doggy bag with treats to take away.
Crazy Golf at Swingers
Crazy Golf is a British thing but there is a crazy mini-golf course and entertainment complex at Swingers NoMad which includes three nine-hole golf courses across 23,000 square feet below 20-foot high ceilings.
As noted right above, this variation of mini-golf is from the UK but it’s for folks who are 21 and up as craft cocktails are served by caddies. Six cocktail bars serve signature cocktails from London and D.C, plus 12 cocktails made especially for Swingers NoMad.
There are also private rooms available for rent, a luxurious clubhouse, and four gourmet street food vendors.