Tue Aug 11 2009
Washington Square Hotel
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If you have an afternoon You may think of summer heat as icky and gross; we prefer to see it as sensuous and libido-boosting. Regardless, embrace the sweat at a Samba Fusion class at the Long Island City School of Ballet (44-02 23rd St between 44th Ave and 44th Rd, studio 216, Long Island City, Queens; 718-781-1169, licsb.com; Sat 1--2:30pm; $15). Once you’re both good and glowing, snag a seat on the patio overlooking Manhattan at The Creek and the Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave at 11th St, 718-706-8783). Order a pair of the resto’s classic margaritas ($7 each) and share a serving of spicy jalapeo poppers ($4.95) to keep things hot.