There are festivals, barbecues and events of all kinds held all summer, but the weekend-long Jazz Age Lawn Parties are can’t-miss affairs (June 14, 15; Aug 16, 17). New Yorkers do their best Jay Gatsby impressions, while dancing and lounging to the sounds of Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra.
Green and red and relaxing all over
Perhaps the most exciting additions to the 30 new acres
of parks are Hammock Grove, a space with 50 red lounge-ready slings; the Play Lawn, home to two natural-turf ball fields; and the art-filled Liggett Terrace. Look for more pastures, including the Hills area’s rolling slopes, in 2015.
Mark Handforth’s “Sidewalk Island” collection includes a giant twisted coat hanger and a 30-foot-tall branchless bronze tree with a phone hanging off of it. Susan Philipsz’s large-scale sound installation Day Is Done will play every day at 6pm (your cue to leave).