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2021-07-08 00:00:00 Avenue Magazine 5 Things to do in New York This Weekend (and All Summer)

5 Things to do in New York This Weekend (and All Summer)

Sun's out, fun's out
Photo by Andy Henderson, via Unsplash

Looking for last-minute plans to make the most of the long weekend? Or perhaps you’re the organized type, looking ahead this season. However you choose to schedule your time, be sure to fit these activities in to your summer.

1. Set sail

The Mark Hotel is once again offering its sailboat experience for the summer. Spend two hours on the water in New York Harbor, near the Statue of Liberty, dining on a menu designed by Jean-Georges Vongerichten aboard a 70-foot Herreshoff sailboat. The boat can accommodate up to 25 people.

Getting hitched? Florals, decor, and a wedding officiant are also available upon request.

Photo courtesy of The Mark

The sailboat experience for two adults is $7,000 including food and beverages. Additional guests are $205 per person. Prices for the wedding officiant and decor are available upon request. Contact for bookings or more information.

2. Dine out

Rockefeller Center is opening up its most lavish setting to the public for the first time. This summer 620 Loft & Garden will be hosting a series of pop-up restaurant experiences featuring Pebble Bar (a seafood-centric menu from the teams behind Grand Army, Celestine, The Smile, and the Jane Ballroom); Atogirl, a play on the NoMad restaurant Atoboy, featuring an à la carte Korean-inspired menu; and a prix-fixe menu from Brooklyn restaurant Olmsted.

Pebble Bar oysters
Photo by Max Flatow Photography, courtesy of Dine at 620

The pop-ups will take place Monday through Thursday on select weeks throughout the summer. Click here to make reservations.

3. Catch a movie

NYC Parks and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment announced the return of Movies Under the Stars, the annual free outdoor film screening series that takes place in parks across the city.

All films begin at dusk. Click here to find the entire schedule and keep up-to-date with screenings.

4. Take a Dip

Skipping the city for the Hamptons? On July fourth, Veuve Clicquot is hosting a champagne pool party at Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton. Food and dancing are also on the docket. But be sure to book your reservation fast — tickets are extremely limited, and going quickly.

Tickets range from $200 to $2,000. Click here to book a reservation.

5. Try a New Spot

Be the first to snag a table at chef Angie Mar’s latest Greenwich Village “it” restaurant, Les Trois Chevaux. Labeled an “ode to the great French restaurants of eras past,” Mar has gone out of her way to create a chic dining experience. The space features art by Picasso and Banksy, and is filled with floral arrangements by Raul Avila, the florist and event designer for the Met Gala. She even tapped Christian Siriano to design the staff’s uniforms.

FYI, there’s a jackets only policy for men. But don’t fret if you forget yours at home — Mar has a closet full of vintage YSL jackets guests can borrow.

Photo by William Hereford, courtesy of Les Trois Chevaux

Les Trois Chevaux is now open at 283 West 12th Street. Click here to make a reservation.

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