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May: Tips & Tricks from deVivre Concierge

We started deVivre Concierge to help New Yorkers have a better work-life balance. A part of that means sharing our favorite tips and tricks with all of you so that you can enjoy your free time and take advantage of all NYC has to offer. This month, we're sharing how to make the most of a coveted NYC benefit - Summer Fridays

It's almost Memorial Day, which for most NYCers means SUMMER FRIDAYS!! Getting a head start to your weekend and/or feeling like you have a 3-day weekend EVERY weekend is truly a luxury that everyone should have during the hot summer months. 

Pencil it in: Being a bit of a workaholic, I find it important to schedule something each Friday afternoon so that I stop working. Whether it be catching a matinee, relaxing in Sheep Meadow, or grabbing a glass of rosé with girlfriends, having something on my calendar ensures that I make time for myself to enjoy the city. 

Use it wisely: Because it is a luxury, treat it as one! Take advantage of the extra day and jump on a flight or grab a train when you leave work so that you have a full weekend somewhere. Sign up to Scott's Cheap Flights to get the most bang for your buck or check out Metro North's Getaway Deals to stay closer to home.

Be a Tourist (in Your Own City): I think most of us often forget how lucky we are to be in a cultural epicenter. Use your extra day to check out Free Fridays at The Asia Society, The Frick, MoMA and Neue Galerie. Try your luck at Rush Tickets for Book of Mormon and Wicked. Beat the crowds and put your name in for dinner at walk-in only restaurants like The Spotted Pig, Kazunori, Upstate, or Roberta's.

And as always, if you need help with finding the coolest things happening each weekend, let us help!