5. Pretend you're sophisticated at the Brooklyn Museum
Starting this April, the Brooklyn Museum will feature paintings, sketches, and 160 pages of notebooks belonging to big-deal, Brooklyn-born artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Don't know a ton about art? Well, just say this and no one will be the wiser: "we basically have to go to this right?? Basquiat was of the most important figures of the early ‘80s New York art scene, a street painting activist and graffiti artist who once collaborated with Andy Warhol."
6. Kayak around the city
Manhattan Kayak offers tours for every skill level, so if you’re not an expert paddler, you can take a chilled-out tour that involves plenty of snacks (yes, please), or for those who know their back bands from their bow draws, you can sign up to paddle all the way around the city, out to the Statue of Liberty, or over to New Jersey for great views of Manhattan.