Sad to say that Summer Fridays are coming to an end over the next couple of weeks! That being said, we need to experience them to our fullest, and you can’t find a better place to do so than right here in Manhattan!
We have found a ton of great places for you to enjoy them with your friends, family, or even for a solo mission. Whether it is maxin relaxin at an amazing spa, getting the party started, or enjoying some fun in the sun, we have you covered! Take a look.
FUN IN THE SUN
Drink and Dine on a Boat: Soak in the last of the summer sunshine with unbeatable views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade while cruising on the city’s favorite floating lounge – Spirit of New York. Featuring games like life-size jenga, foosball and shuffleboard on the rooftop deck, live DJ entertainment, freshly prepared seasonal cuisine and signature cocktails, it’s the ultimate “Summer Friday” activity to experience now through Labor Day. Prices start at $52.90 per person with brunch, lunch and dinner cruise options.
Rosé Pong in Rock Center: Celebrate the last taste of summer with Del Frisco’s Grille New York’s outdoor patio parties held every weekend in the month of August. Featuring rotating brewery sponsors and classic lawn games such as cornhole, life-size jenga and giant scrabble, guests can indulge in the Grille’s full menu of sharable appetizers and award-winning wine while playing a game of rosé pong with friends.
Picnic in Central Park: New York Hilton Midtown, located only a few blocks from Central Park, recently launched picnic baskets from their gourmet market, Herb N’ Kitchen. For $68, the baskets include items from famed local vendors including Murray’s Cheese, two sandwiches, two signature salads, New York cheesecake and a bottle of sustainable wine along with a blanket, plates, and glasses.
KICK BACK AND RELAX
Unwind at an Urban Oasis: A retreat in the heart of bustling New York City, guests at the new The Sisley Spa at The Carlyle Hotel can enjoy a Spa Classic Facial or Swedish Massage for $160 ($40 value) or 80-minute Spa Classic Facial or Swedish Massage for $210 ($85 value) if appointments are booked online at this link through September 30th. Additionally, guests who purchase any Sisley skincare product following a spa service receive an exclusive “Flower Gift Box” filled with deluxe samples; guests who spend more than $300 in Sisley products will be gifted a full-size Black Rose Cream Mask (a $162.00 value!).
Seasonal Summer Spa Day: Spend a Summer Friday with a friend at NYC’s premier destination for skincare and massage services, the Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York. Now through September 5th, book your choice of two 80-minute services in the same day to receive a $50 savings. Visitors who spend $200 will receive an exclusive La Petite Robe Noire pouch filled with select deluxe samples (while supplies last). All Guerlain Spa treatments conclude with a complimentary make-up refresh, shoe shine and garment steaming.
GET THE PARTY STARTED
Rooftop Drinks at the Library: Library Hotel, a literary themed hotel located at 299 Madison Avenue, is a book lovers paradise. Boasting 6,000 titles throughout, guests can enjoy reading their favorite titles and rare collections. Travelers can add Bookmarks Lounge – the hotel’s book themed rooftop bar – to their bucket list, which serves intriguing cocktails such as The Hemingway.
Jazz to Beat the Heat: The Kitano New York, Manhattan’s first and only Japanese-owned hotel, showcases the city’s best jazz with the supper club, JAZZ at KITANO. Located in a historic former Rockefeller Family townhouse adjacent to the hotel, JAZZ at KITANO builds upon The Kitano’s long history of presenting world class jazz performances. It features a full schedule of entertainment along with a menu of Contemporary American cuisine with a Pan Asian influence. JAZZ at KITANO serves dinner and creative cocktails daily, in addition to nightly musical performances and a Sunday Jazz Brunch.