♫ I like to be in America ♫
It's the last week of August - some may be headed back to school, but we're still relishing the warmth of the summer sun..
Treats & Eats
1. I get transported back to my childhood everytime I happen upon a street festival in NYC. The rides..the games..the people-watching..and the food. Of course the food! You can't walk past any of the vendors without looking at (and drooling over) their specialties. This weekend, there's an opportunity to have half a mile of these goodies at your fingertips by visiting the 39th annual Brighton Jubilee Festival. The festival, from 10a-6p on Saturday 8/26, runs along Brighton Beach Avenue and turns down Coney Island Avenue straight to the beach. Grab a corn dog and some funnel cake and enjoy your childhood favorites.
2. Nothing is more American than football. And there's nothing New York sports fans love more than a NY vs NY game. This Saturday, when The Jets meet The Giants, you'll have another opportunity to eat some of your favorite foods, guilt-free at a preseason NFL game at MetLife Stadium. Some stadiums, you'll want to stay away from the food, but not here. Grab a hot dog or a burger (both available gluten-free), and of course as many craft beers as you can handle.
Sights & Sounds
1. Release your inner child into a giant adult size ball pool! From now through September 21st, Pearlfisher, a UK-based creative design and advertising agency, is offering grown-ups the chance to book a 30 minute appointment, during office hours, to "JumpIn" to the ball pool, which is filled with 81,000 balls! The ball pit is free, but each jumper is requested to make a $5 donation, which goes to multiple charities. Act fast! Appointment times are filling up quickly!
2. The Metropolitan Opera's 2015 Summer HD Festival kicks off this Friday 28th, with one of my all-time fave movie musicals, 'West Side Story'. co presented with the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Apparently, the movie is largely set in the neighborhood where Lincoln Center now stands! 3,100 free seats for each screening are available and tickets are not required. The festival comprises of 10 screenings of performances, featuring the company’s leading artists in a varied selection of operas by Bartók, Bizet, Gounod, Mozart, Offenbach, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, and Verdi. It runs on consecutive nights from August 29 through September 7.
As always, if you need us to book tickets or don't have time to plan your weekend, let us help!