Your Ideal Week
Happy Thursday, everybody, and welcome to another installment of Your Ideal Week. I should warn you all that I am fresh off a nearly two-week vacation in Scandinavia, which was incredible and beautiful and eye-opening in so many ways. I think it’s fair to sum up my brief experience since I returned at the end of last week thusly: Wow, it is hot and humid, and good lord this subway situation is not going to get better, huh?
Before you do anything else today, I suggest taking a gander at this astonishing collection of excerpts from a NYT interview with our President, wherein he states that he made “the greatest speech ever made on foreign soil by a president,” among other reckless untruths and the expected word salad. I read it very early this morning (thanks, jet lag) and was even more shocked by what we are dealing with than I usually am. Luckily, I have a distraction--apparently this is the the summer in which I am going to tear through all six of Tana French’s published crime fiction novels, which are fantastic if you are an Anglophile or have any interest in police procedurals.
The main focus of this week, though, should be keeping yourself comfortable and cool. I bought some raspberries at the farmers’ market earlier this week and whipped up a batch of these popsicles and I must say that they’ve been an excellent portable breakfast when the thought of eating anything else just makes me hot. I also highly recommend registering for the free lap swimming sessions at the various NYC Parks outdoor pools around town--it’s the only exercise that feels possible to me when it’s this warm outside. Can you play hooky tomorrow and head to the Rockaways? If it’s at all a possibility, now is the time! Soon enough it will be 15 degrees outside and dark at 4pm, ya know?
Otherwise, take a look at the wide array of stuff we’ve rounded up for you to do this week and start making your plans. It may not be the most comfortable or olfactorily pleasant time of the year, but it’s certainly jam-packed with action. Stay cool y’all, and we’ll see you back here next week!
Thursday, July 20 FAR ROCKAWAY Hooked on Edgemere Farm Dinner, 6pm, tickets $50↠
Saturday, July 22 BEACON The Total Beacon Immersion, noon-6pm, tickets $15-25↠ • NORTH BROOKLYN WATERFRONT Brooklyn Bike Rave, 6pm tickets $25-45↠ • RED HOOK Grand Neptune Ball, 8pm tickets start at $50↠
Tuesday, July 25 GOWANUS The Butterfly Effect pre-launch listening party, 8pm tickets $10↠
Wednesday, July 26 PROSPECT PARK The Sandlot, music starts at 7pm, FREE↠