We are on a mission to expand your summer horizons, prying you away from the beach or the A/C in your bedroom and into a few of our must-see, obscure, or even secret New York City summer favorites. The first-ever ARTLOG Summer Art Guide, presented by Appleton Estate Rum, features everything you need from museums to galleries, to festivals, to concerts, to food, to nightlife. We even created a Summer Art Pass, a single ticket getting you into a dozen parties and events in NYC, the Hamptons, and the Hudson Valley.
In the Guide, check out our favorite museum exhibitions like Keith Haring at the Brooklyn Museum and Taryn Simon at MoMA, lesser know museums like the Museum of Moving Image, and gallery shows like Richard Avedon at Gagosian and Marxism at 303 Gallery.
For the party people, meet other art lovers at museum events like the Young Members Party at the Met and the weekly dance parties at MoMA PS1. Need something even livelier? Take a look at our festival picks like the Fringe Festival or music performances, including Hot Chip at Celebrate Brooklyn and Passion Pit at Governor’s Ball. Once you’re all cultured out, take a break at one of our favorite munching spots like ACME in Nolita or let loose at our nightlife picks like INGA in the Lower East Side. If this is a summer of love, ring a date for a bike trip to the Cloisters or find someone while sipping on Himalayan-themed cocktails at the Rubin Museum. If you plan to get out of NYC for the weekends, then take a break from the concrete jungle with one of our day trip ideas in the Hamptons or up the Hudson River.
With all the action, don’t forget about your loved ones: the surprise of a unique gift can go a long way towards keeping you warm this winter. Check out GREY AREA and Kiosk in SoHo.
Follow our lead and the Summer of 2012 will be one you’ll neither forget nor regret.