Spend the day in Long Island City, home to MoMA PS1 and the Socrates Sculpture Park. Bring the Queens theme home by binge-watching Jackie Cruz (interview on 40) in the Emmy winning Orange Is the New Black.
The latest trend to hit the coffee bar is nitro cold brew. Huntington’s Vauxhall is serving Chris Vetter’s Sail Away potion. On the east side of town, join Danny DeVito in Todd Solondz’s Wiener-Dog .
The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is home to the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, a perfect spot to literally stop and smell the roses. Quell the other senses and get to know the borough with stops at Pelham Park and Arthur Avenue (lipulse.com has our Bronx day trip tips).
Get away for a long weekend at Jedediah Hawkins Inn in Jamesport. Ride bikes, take a yoga class and visit the Wildbank Exhibit Barn Gallery one day; enjoy a cocktail at the Speakeasy, a painting class with Max Moran and wine tasting and brunch on the patio the next.
Head east on Sound Avenue en route to the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company for a summer draft by brewer Patrick Alfred. Follow with dinner at Noah’s in Greenport, where Chef Noah Schwartz, is serving Cali flair.
Dock & Dine at Dockers Waterside East Quogue. Its place on famous Dune Road makes it the perfect locale for sophisticated cocktails and nosh right on the water. Back on land,
there’s bound to be someone worth catching at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts.
Start with a visit to The Drawing Room in East Hampton for its East End exhibits and lively conversation (coverage on 36). After, boost your “rice wine” acumen with sake somm Jesse Matsuoka at Sen Restaurant in Sag Harbor. First tip: don’t call it rice wine.