The summer scene gets off to an early start this week, with the spectacular return of the MPD's most popular garden-arboretum-cabana-lounge. Expect free-flowing bottles of Moët, lush scenery and a healthy amount of temptation.
Things to do for May 07, 2009
Crawfish, Lawn Bowling and the MPD's Summer Garden
The weekend is impervious to rain delays.
Our favorite bruschetta-peddling trattoria is joining the morning crowd with a skirt-steak-and-pancake-laden brunch menu—just in time for one of the most crucial brunch moments of the year (mom loves mimosas). Trust us: a Cava is always better than a card.
The South's favorite creek-dwelling mini-lobster will be joining us on the banks of the East River for a soon-to-be-sold-out crawfish boil. Tickets are on sale now, and sixty clams get you a shot at a thousand pounds of heavily spiced crustacean, eaten straight from the table by hand. You might even get your hands on a hurricane cocktail…
Midtown's best-kept lawn is about to see some action—the city's champion pétanque (like bocce ball, but French-ier) team is taking over Bryant Park to instruct locals in the finer points of French lawn bowling, including choosing a boule, doing the bec and getting grass stains out of your yachting slacks.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is turning its eye on the legendary eggman/walrus, with an exhibit collecting his guitars, self-portrait sketches and iconic "I Heart NY" shirt. Fortunately, Yoko has been preserved for posterity.
Your summer just got a lot more vehicular, with this FiDi stand doling out free cycles all summer long. You'll have two and a half hours before they're due at a receiving kiosk—which should give you just enough time to perfect your wheelie technique.