Summer Guide 2013


Summer means different things to New Yorkers. Stay put or get away. immerse in the city or retreat to a cooler, calmer place. Or, a combination of both.

Whatever your pleasure, we’ve created a summer guide to help you plan the next three months.

From lectures and music to getaways and activities for kids, we’ve highlighted an array of options to make your summer sizzle. If you like theater, there’s Shakespeare in the Park. If you want to stimulate your brain, there are lectures on subjects from U.S.-China relations to children’s authors. If you want to please your palate, there are food festivals and
benefits of every flavor from the traditional Feast of San Gennaro to the Central Park Conservancy Taste of Summer benefit.

If it’s music you crave, there are a wide range of places to go: Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Naumburg Concert Series, and Summer garden and MoMA Nights at the Museum of Modern Art.

When you long to get out of town, head to points north, south, or west in Westchester, Orange or Dutchess counties, Long Island, or New Jersey. An assortment of botanical gardens, historic homes, and sculpture parks await you.

Flip through our pages so you’ll be sure not to miss any of the great events of summer. We hope you’ll get out of your usual routine, and take a chance on some places to which you’ve never been. We hope you’ll search for what’s new and different for you, and enjoy every second of summer because it only comes once a year.

- The Editors