The beauty of summer is the bounty of fun activities at your disposal, most involving beach-worthy cocktails, outdoor views, and fresh seafood. The trouble with summer is not having enough days during the work week to fit everything in before we all flee to real beaches on the weekend. Our top picks for another action-packed week ahead, below.
Though you missed the innagural Miss Lily’s 7A Jerk Crab Boil, you haven’t missed them all. Adding Jamaican flare to this East Coast tradition, Executive Chef Adam Schop will be serving bowls of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, corn, potatoes, and Jamacian festivals for $38 per person (not including tax & tip). Drink specials are available as well as crab bibs and mallets. Finish it all off with some banana pudding! Reservations can be made on Open Table or by calling (212) 812-1482. Mondays, 5 -11 p.m., 109 Avenue A at 7th Street
What better way to celebrate Tiki Tuesday than with a free rum drink?! There isn’t. Which is why the people of Good Passports have teamed up with Zacapa Rum for a summer full of great cocktails and tasting events. Don’t miss out on your chance. Buy your Good Cocktail Passport here.
If your life is a little more competition and a little less hakuna matata, then you will probably want to find yourself at TG Whitney’s for Disney Trivia this Wednesday. Questions will focus on Diseny’s classic animated films, from 1937’s Snow White to modern-day Frozen. There is a $20 minimum per person, so everyone is asked to have something to eat and drink. Reservations for this event can be made here. 244 E 53rd St
Italians believe that “Happy Hour” extends far past afterwork drinks and instead affirms the link between food and drink, serving to “open” the palate as dinner approaches. Every day from 5-7 p.m., head over to Rossopomodoro and enjoy an Apertivito, which includes red, white, rosé, prosecco, beer, or Aperol Spritz along with a Cicchetti board of five rotating snacks or a Margherita pizza for only $15. Saluti! 118 Greenwich Avenue
If you haven’t already visted, it’s time you went to Brooklyn Bridge Park. This year, 18 new sculptures by Danish artist Jeppe Hein were added to its massive playground and waterfront gardens. Hein’s art is about more than just looking. He welcomes visitors to engage with it, even play with it! Walk around seven-foot-tall water-jet walls he has set on a timer so you don’t get drenched. This is the perfect spot to sit back and relax on this summer Friday.
Grab a friend and your sunglasses and head out to Pier 96 for free kayaking. No better way to enjoy a little sunshine with a friend while not busting your weekend budget. Pier 96 at 56th Street, Hudson River Park.
Summertime is the perfect time for summer brunch dates! Check out the Bitches guide to brunch dates here.