We’re only a few weeks out from the official kickoff of summer: Memorial Day! Time to start making a list of all of your must-dos for Summer 2022, and this neighborhood is bursting with options. Enjoy your first butterbeer or plan a new hotel staycation—we’ve rounded up experiences to add to your NYC summer bucket list.
Stay at A New Hotel
The Ned NoMad, 1170 Broadway The hotel and members club The Ned NoMad will be opening this June and will feature a rooftop bar and restaurant. Located in The Johnston Building, enjoy hotel rooms designed by Soho House Designs highlighting 1920s glamor. Book your room here.
The Ritz-Carlton New York NoMad, 25 West 28th Street, (212)-404-8400
Opening this summer, The Ritz-Carlton New York NoMad will offer a luxurious experience for hotel guests. Featuring 250 rooms & suites, enjoy all-day dining, a club lounge, a spa and fitness center while being steps away from fun things to do. Book your stay here.
Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, (212) 481-0295 At Center for Book Arts participate in book-making workshops from bookbinding, letterpress printing, and book sculpture. Explore and sign up for current workshops here.
Escape Room Madness, 38 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor
Solve a mystery challenge in one of the six rooms at Escape Room Madness. Also, use this deal to take 30% off when reserving your tickets on weekdays between 12 pm to 5 pm.
The FRIENDS™ Experience, 130 East 23rd Street
Visit the two-floor immersive space and explore the world of the show, FRIENDS™. After you check out all 18 rooms, stop by the Central Perk cafe for themed treats and coffee and grab a souvenir at their store.
Harry Potter New York, 935 Broadway
Immerse yourself in the wizarding world at Harry Potter New York where you can create your own wand, sip on butterbeer, shop merch, and go on a Hogwarts VR adventure.
Il Fiorista, 17 West 26th Street, (646) 490-8240
The flower-focused restaurant doubles as a floral education center! Workshops are regularly offered at the space from designing floral arrangements to making sourdough bread. Check out current workshops here.
Ms. Kim’s Lounge & Private Karaoke, 6 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor, (646)-870-0128
Gather your friends and family for a night of karaoke fun. Sing your favorite songs, enjoy tasty food, and drinks. Reserve your karaoke room here.
Premier Indoor Golf, 1 East 28th Street 3rd floor, (646) 657-0174
Whether you’re a pro or looking for a fun experience, head to Premier Indoor Golf to practice your swing or play a full round. Book your indoor tee time here.
SPiN New York, 48 East 23rd Street, (212) 982-8802 Challenge a date, loved one, or small group of friends to a ping-pong competition. Reserve one of SPiN’s 19 tables, enjoy a couple of games, and try their food and drink menu.
Discover Museums & Galleries
Fotografiska, 281 Park Ave South, (212) 433-3686
Explore the world-renowned photography museum Fotografiska. View current exhibitions: Memoria by James Nachtwey, Light Play by László Moholy-Nagy, and Made to Last by Ethan James Green. Buy tickets here. Also, check out the museum gift shop and upcoming events.
National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, (212)-542-0566
The Museum of National Mathematics (MoMath) offers multiple interactive exhibits and activities for kids and families to learn about the fun world of math. Purchase tickets here.
Pen + Brush, 29 East 22nd Street, (212) 475-3669
The 127-year-old not-for-profit showcases the work of female artists and writers with the ultimate goal of effecting change within the marketplace. View the exhibit Right About Now on-view until May 21st. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Admission is free.
Planthouse Gallery, 55 West 28th Street, (212)-564-5502
Founded by Katie Michel, Planthouse Gallery exhibits and publishes contemporary works of emerging and established artists. View the current exhibits: Tara Greer: Strangely Blooming and Overlap, an online print exhibition. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm, by appointment. Email email@example.com to schedule your visit.
Poster House, 119 West 23rd Street, (917) 722-2439 Celebrating the art of the poster, stop by to see current exhibitions: Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property, The Utopian Avant-Garde: Soviet Film Posters of the 1920s, Experimental Marriage: Women in Early Hollywood, and Tokyo Olympiad: A Global Film. Browse their gift shop and enjoy their in-house coffee shop! Buy your tickets here.
Epic Skyline Views at Rooftops
A.R.T. NoMad, 11 East 31st Street, (212)-951-1141
Take in panoramic views of NYC at the A.R.T. NoMad, including the Empire State Building. Enjoy dynamic cocktails, bites, and a lively atmosphere at this rooftop part of the Arlo NoMad hotel.
Broken Shaker, 23 Lexington Avenue, (212)-475-1920
A tropical rooftop oasis, Broken Shaker sits atop the Freehand Hotel and offers great views of the city, handcrafted cocktails, and small plates.
Glass Ceiling NoMad, 1204 Broadway, (646)-590-3724
Featuring a retractable glass ceiling atop the skyline, Glass Ceiling NoMad is a fashionable rooftop lounge offering cocktails, appetizers, and brunch on weekends.
230 FIFTH, 230 Fifth Avenue, (212)-725-4300
The penthouse bar and restaurant offers a rooftop garden featuring a lounge atmosphere. Enjoy specialty cocktails and entrees as you take in sweeping views of Manhattan.