Summer's here (weeeee!), which means you're itching to get out of town—or actually, maybe you're itching to stay right here! New York City during summertime is a magical place (even when it's humid as hell)—it's somehow quieter, more manageable, and jam-packed with so many freakin' awesome things to do that it's almost overwhelming. That's why we've put together a slew of trips that don't require a passport, a plane ticket or any advance planning whatsoever. (They also don't necessitate spending big bucks.) Whether you've been dying to skip off to Miami, China or the land Down Under, we've got your relaxing, culture-filled, oh-my-god-I-can't-believe-this-exists-in-New-York trips of your dreams.
This week we've also got interviews with Kanye protege Hudson Mohawke—who hits town this week—and writer/actor/New Yorker Jesse Eisenberg, whose play The Spoils is currently in previews. And you can step into Frida Kahlo's world with a pictorial of her immersive new exhibit at the Botanical Garden, find the best places to eat and drink outdoors starting right now and choose your own adventure during OutdoorFest, which features 10 days of action-packed fun for all, from camping out to hanging ten.
Find all that and much more (World Science Festival, legendary shoegaze band Ride, The Tempest at Shakespeare in the Park...shall we go on?) in this week's issue. See where you can pick up free copies of the magazine here and in the map below!