4 Ways To Spend Summer In The City

Happy summer, Violets! The warm weather has rolled in and it’s finally time to kick back and relax. For some of us, that means reorienting our sleeping schedules, while for others, it’s catching up on all the TV shows we missed during the semester. And, if you want to take a break from your Netflix binge — for which I recommend One Day At A Time — be sure to check out some of the amazing events happening in the city this summer!



It’s basically an NYU rite of passage to attend Smorgasburg in Brooklyn at least once, but during the chaos of the school year it can be hard to make time to head across the river to this weekly food festival. Smorgasburg is at Williamsburg’s East River Park (Kent Ave. and North 7th Street) on Saturdays, and Prospect Park’s Breeze Hill on Sundays. Every weekend, tons of vendors offer amazing choices for you to snack on while you take in the gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline. Be sure to bring cash since some vendors are cash-only! Smorgasburg is open April through October and the summer months are definitely the perfect time to soak up some sun and good eats.



Now that we’ve all recovered from this year’s incredible red carpet at the Met Gala (for more, check out our article), it’s time to head uptown to the museum to check out the exhibit itself. Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination runs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until Oct. 8 and features famous works of fashion intertwined with and inspired by the Catholic Church. Some pieces include Papal garments from the Sistine Chapel’s sacristy which have never been seen outside the Vatican City before. When you’re done viewing the exhibit, take some time to wander around the rest of the Met — admission is pay what you can with your NYU ID!



Every year, NBC’s Good Morning America invites some of the biggest stars in music to perform free concerts every Friday in Central Park. Admission is free and first-come-first-serve, and the concerts start at 7:00 am. This summer’s lineup includes Camila Cabello, Fall Out Boy, G-Eazy, The Chainsmokers and tons of other amazing artists that are just a quick train ride away from NYU! For more information on directions and the lineup, check out Central Park’s



Every summer, The Public Theater puts on two productions of Shakespeare plays in Central Park. Tickets are free and available a couple of different ways –– you can enter a digital lottery or head to Central Park at noon on any day there is a performance to try and score a ticket in line. You can learn more about your options on The Public Theatre’s website. This year’s season’s plays are Othello, which ran till June 24 and Twelfth Night, running from July 7 through Aug. 19. Shakespeare in the Park is a New York City classic and a great way to spend a summer night with friends!

Remember that with your NYU ID, you have free or discounted admission to museums and events all across the city, and summer is the perfect time to check out things you didn’t have time for during the school year. Of course, these events are just a few amazing options to keep you entertained, and we would love to see what else you Violets are doing with your summer, so be sure to share your plans with us on Instagram @NYU.FASHION. And whether you’re in the city or abroad, out and about or kicking back with a book, we at NYU.FASHION wish you a very restful and happy summer!

Written by: Gabrielle Roehr