Sayonara Summer! 7 Things to Do Before the (Unofficial) End of the Season

Whether we want to believe it or not, Labor Day Weekend is actually upon us! It's the unofficial "end of summer", which means our summer pastimes are about to slip away.

Basic autumn activities are around the corner and #PSL are in sight, but you can still take advantage of the last few days of summer in New York City.

Eat, drink, soak in the rooftops and warm weather, sail on a boat, and make a splash around New York City.

Below are seven activities and things to do in NYC during this last week of summer. There's one for each day of the week, so gear up for your best week of summer yet!


1. Eat, Drink and Sail with North River Lobster Company


Cruise the waters with your friends! Pier 81 offers spectacular experiences aboard the North River Lobster Company. North River Lobster Company, NYC's only floating lobster shack, will offer discounted $5 sail passes as well as $5 beers and $20 buckets.

Sails are available everyday except Tuesday and will be open until the weather says its time to close. So sail soon!

2. Get your fill of Rooftop Happy Hours

Summer and rooftops are pretty much synonymous in NYC, especially for the happiest hour of the day. Grab rounds of drinks at your favorite rooftop bar or lounge, such as Mr. Purple at Hotel Indigo LES, The Roof at Park South, Westlight at the William Vale, and any others where the drinks are strong and the prices are cheap(er).

3. Summer Grill Menu at Osteria Morini


New Yorkers can now enjoy an evening of summer grilling with Osteria Morini’s Summer Grill menu. Guests can enjoy a four course grilled seafood + meat inspired menu, complete with a dinner of salumi and formaggi, shellfish boil, a meat grill platter, and gelato sandwiches. 

But most importantly, diners have the opportunity to enjoy the last bites of summer without having to actually grill (who even has space for an at-home grill in the city, right?). The Summer Grill Menu is available every night until Labor Day. 

Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance by calling 212-965-8777.

4. Watch the Pros at the U.S. Tennis Open


Tennis aficionados, your two weeks of sporty fun has arrived in Queens! Grab tickets to the 2017 U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium until September 10th, and watch the pros hit balls while you sip champagne with your pinky up.

5. Ride the Coney Island Cyclone


Summer is not complete without a trip to Coney Island. While you're there, you have to ride the iconic Cyclone roller coaster. It's 90 years old and will leave you out of breath! Plus, proceeds from Cyclone tickets will go to the N.Y. Police and Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund, known as Answer the Call for short, in honor of fallen NYFD Captain Vincent Giammona.

6. Head to The Beach at Dream Downtown

Set between the trendy Meatpacking District and stylish Chelsea, The Beach at Dream Downtown is complete with white imported sand where guests will feel as if they are at a true beach club. 


Private cabanas are available for rent and Cote d’Azur inspired chaises lounges are available on a first come, first serve basis. The pool features a semi-translucent bottom, visible from the lobby lounge below. Guests can dine at the café which features a casual lunch and dinner menu with stand-out large scale cocktails such as a fresh Watermelon Fruit Keg and a 10-pound version of a Moscow Mule.

7. Take a quick trip to Mykonos... Blue Rooftop


Just recently opened at the new Hotel Hayden in NYC’s Flower District, the Mykonos Blue Rooftop offers a unique rooftop experience that will make you feel as if you've stepped off the elevator straight onto the Greek island. 

This Mediterranean oasis in northern Chelsea is perfect for Grecophiles (plus has impeccable views of the Freedom Tower) with a Mykonos-inspired design, a menu of Mediterranean small plates, and a curated drink menu featuring cocktails made with Greek spirits. Opa! 

[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] 

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