Summer, SUMMER and Other Weekend Ideas

Friday, May 25, 2018

Sometimes it can be hard to figure out what to do over the weekend. In New York and the Hamptons, there are just too many options. Fortunately, AVENUE’s editors have put their collective heads together and come up with a few suggestions, ranging from a great season to, well, isn’t that enough? What unites them all is that they’re worth your time.



Not a specific event or even a season so much as a vibe. During summer, the sun pokes through the treetops; the birds chirp merrily and a tranquil languor seems to come with every day. At its high point, it seems like it really might go on for ever, that we might never be awakened from our joyous slumber. Sadly, we will. The earth will grow cold again, and all the plants will die. Enjoy!!


Friday, May 25th at 5 o’clock through Monday, September 3rd



Remember Han Solo from The Star Wars? The one who says “Never tell me the odds” and “It made the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs?” Well they made a new movie about him, with Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover. Go see it, it’ll be fun.

Most major theaters

Opens Friday, May 25th


Pollock Family Drip Painting

They say that Jackson Pollock was such a singularly unique painter that computer programs can tell the difference between his work and the work of imitators. All of which goes to say that you probably won’t be able to make millions off the drip painting you make at the Pollock-Krasner House. But you’ll be rich in spirit!

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, 830 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton

Saturday, May 26th at 10 a.m.


Dan’s Rosé Soirée

Is there any better Summer beverage than Rosé? (Well, besides Lemonade, or Sangria, or an ice-cold soda, or just plain water.) On Sunday, AVENUE‘s sister publication Dan’s Papers is hosting its second annual Rosé Soiree. Try more than 40 different Rosés, and remember—if you have a few too many, Monday’s a day off!

Southampton Arts Center, Southampton

Sunday, May 27th at 5:00 p.m.


A Free Concert

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is one of New York’s grandest spaces. The New York Philharmonic is one of the world’s finest orchestras. On Monday, the two will combine for the Phil’s annual Free Memorial Day Concert, featuring performances of works by Vaughan Williams and Camille Saint-Saëns. It’s a great way to ease back into the week.

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York

Monday, May 28th at 8:00 p.m.


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