Four Things To Do In NYC Before It Gets Too Cold
posted by Kristina Ortiz, Dean of Admissions
Ah—nothing beats summer in the city. New York City is a particularly magical place any time of year; trust us, we know. LIM College, located right in the heart of Manhattan, is close to so many amazing shops, events, performances, parks, everything. Here are five of our favorite summertime things.
Spending a day in the Garment District. You’ll never run out of things to do in New York’s historic Garment District. There’s food, theaters, yoga studios, and more than 90 artists' studios. And, of course, it’s the nexus of American fashion. Get inspired at a fabric store, take in the history at the Fashion Walk of Fame, and find amazing deals at designer sample sales.
Watch a free movie at Bryant Park. Oh, Bryant Park, how we love thee. Just a five-minute train ride (or 15-minute walk) away from LIM, Bryant Park is the place to watch classic movies outside—for free. Lawn’s open at 5 p.m. and show’s at sunset (with a pre-show entertainment at 6!), so grab a blanket, some snacks, and your best pals to watch some films under the stars. Here’s their 2017 lineup, with “Dirty Dancing” closing out the summer.
Go kayaking (for free!). Lots of places in NYC offer free kayaking. The Manhattan Community Boathouse lets you ride on the Hudson for about 20 minutes. But you can also find free-kayaking spots in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Red Hook and Long Island City.
Cool off at the Museum of Modern Art. Sometimes those hot days get the best of us and staying inside is just what we need. We love the MoMA—and with your LIM College student I.D., you get free admission there, so take advantage of it! Textiles, sculptures, designs, paintings—take a stroll through the galleries and get inspired by one of the most famous contemporary art museums in the world. It’s open every day and you can practically see the building from our campus.
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