Friday, June 8, 2012

Sweet Summer Social — Hannah's 101

Today's Sweet Summer Social guest post is by Hannah of Hannah's 101. She's one of my best friends who I've known since high school. She's quite possibly the nicest person on the planet, extremely driven, and goal-oriented. Her blog chronicles the 101 things she hopes to accomplish in 1001 days. 

Hello!  My name is Hannah and I’m a huge fan of Allison and Cirque du Sweet.  Although extremely amateur, I also keep a blog where you’ll find me rambling about my immediate bucket list.   One way I’ve challenged myself is to get out and take advantage of the opportunities around me.  Since Allison is always sharing her best finds, I figured I would do the same!

Summer is one of the best times to be in New York City.  Everything comes alive and there’s so much to do that is fun and affordable. Whether you're a local or just visiting, these summertime activities are pretty sweet.

Photo via Gothamist

Outdoor Movies Watching a movie outdoors is hands-down my favorite summer activity. Once the sun sets, portable screens are set up in some of the most picturesque spots around.

Photo via MoMa

Warm Up at PS1 A summer afternoon at Warm Up is a classic New York experience: artsy, fun, and diverse. PS1 is an extention of the MoMa and features alternative arts such as large outdoor fixtures and DJs. As the day goes on, it basically becomes one big dance party.

Photo via Glenwood NYC

Kayaking In the summer you can Kayak on the river for free! You get a quick lesson and then take off padding around the Hudson. 
Photo via The Met

Top of the Met During the warmer seasons, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its rooftop bar. The admission to the museum itself isn't that cheap worth it to check out the galleries, then enjoy cocktails afterwards. The view from the roof is a-ma-zing and the vibe is completely relaxed. 

Governor's Island The ferry to Governor's Island is free and worth the quick journey just for the views of iconic New York City sights. Once you arrive, you can hit up a concert (the lineup is usually pretty stellar), rent bicycles, or just stake out a spot to picnic and sunbathe.

What are the must-dos for summer in your city?

Thanks for being a part of the Sweet Summer Social, Hannah! She is a fantastic tour guide and has got me craving another NYC trip to visit her. Be sure to check out Hannah's 101


Kelli Long said...

Hannah - Great post! I would love to visit New York in the summer, looks like such a great time. Looking forward to checking out your blog :)

Aspiring Kennedy said...

And here I thought everyone ditched the city in the summer. Looks like the perfect time to hang around!