Drink Like a Flapper at the Jazz Age Lawn Party
June 16-17 and August 25-26
Michael Arenella’s Jazz Age Lawn Party is now in its 13th year, and the trip to Governors Island is worth it for the outfits alone. There are plenty of drinks to be had as you take in music, dancing and entertainment throughout the day. Some tickets include said drinks, and you can buy a tent for you and 15 of your closest friends for a cool $5,000 if you want access to an open bar.
Attend the Ultimate Wine and Cheese Party
Cheese lovers, listen up: The best day of your life is on the horizon. The Cheesemonger Invitational brings together the best cheesemongers in the country for a day of education, competition and the most cheese you’ve ever seen in one room. A general admission ticket costs $80 and gets you all-you-can-eat cheese, charcuterie, fondue, grilled cheese, mac and cheese, ice cream, beer and wine.
Go on a Rockaway Beach Bar Crawl
This beloved Queens beach town pops off from Memorial Day to Labor Day every year, and it’s easy to see why. Accessible by the subway, it’s easy to get to and offers a cool respite from the oppressive city heat. There are plenty of places to get great drinks, but we suggest starting at Caracas at Beach 106 Street for frozen Sangria before hitting Low Tide Bar at Beach 97 then Rippers at Beach 87. When the sun goes down, head to Rockaway Beach Surf Club or Rockaway Brewing Company for more drinks and delicious eats.