Plus, the best live theater to stream this week!
Time Out No. #14 | Fri 21 August, 2020 
The most stunning outdoor dining in the city
A ceiling of floating umbrellas? A rustic lodge with skyline views? A japanese rock garden? You can find all of these attention-grabbing details and more at these amazing outdoor dining set-ups. If you’re looking for a fun spot to have your next meal that’s a bit more elevated than the curb on your corner, check out our full list of the most stunning spots to dine in NYC now.
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Bao Ong
Food and Drink Editor
Chelsea Market just opened one of the largest outdoor dining venues in the city with plenty of socially-distanced tables. The most difficult part is deciding what to order: Tacos? Hand-pulled noodles? One more lobster roll before summer's over?
Sipping a Honey Deuce (or two) is one of the best parts of watching the U.S. Open. But even though the world's largest tennis tournament won't have spectators this year, Grey Goose has launched an at-home kit so you can make the refreshing vodka cocktails in a commemorative cup.
Before Harlem Week wraps up at the end of the weekend, there are plenty of chances to take part: jazz performances, a "virtual village" to support small businesses and even an online film festival.
The best theater to stream this week
You’re going to want to bookmark this page. Our comprehensive roundup of the best live theater streaming every day is now organized in an easy-to-use weekly format. Whether you’re looking for something to watch on a specific night or want to know more about programs offering limited runs, you’ll find it here. This week's highlights include a live screening of the Broadway musical Newsies, dance performances, virtual variety shows and more.
Hit the water on these cool boat bars
Sometimes the best spot for dining with waterfront views is literally on the water. Check out our full list of boat bars in the city that are now open to see where you can enjoy a maritime escape from NYC without having to set sail. Here are two of our fave picks:
Off Brooklyn Bridge Park, you’ll spot the yellow-and-white striped awning on this schooner with an alluring oyster bar. The refreshing cocktails are more elevated than you’ll find on most boat bars in the city and the vibe is more laidback.
North River Lobster Company
Nothing says summer has arrived more than a lobster roll devoured while you’re on a boat. This lobster shack docked on the Hudson River offers a menu that feels like peak summer status with a variety of lobster rolls and refreshing frozé.
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12 new excuses New Yorkers can use when canceling plans
One silver lining to this crazy year? New Yorkers have many, many new excuses they can use if they’re looking to cancel plans and free up an evening. From a scheduled Zoom call with your family to a shortage of nearby Citi Bikes, here are 12 new timely excuses you can deploy at will. You’re welcome.
Fotografiska announces opening date
One of the city’s newer cultural institutions, Fotografiska, has announced when they’ll be reopening their doors. The photography museum, which just opened in NYC in December, displays a wide range of works from grand masters to emerging talent. You’ll be able to see the collection for yourself next week Friday, August 28 . But you’ll want to get your ticket in advance! Like most other museums, Fotografiska has implemented timed entry and is operating at 25 percent capacity.
NYC politicians on why it’s more important than ever for women to vote this year
This week marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote. Across New York, there are a number of happenings marking the milestone, including a virtual conversation from the Museum of the City of New York and the unveiling of a new Central Park statue depicting Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. To celebrate the anniversary, we spoke with some female NYC politicians on why it’s so important for women to vote now.
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One last thing before we go…
Did you catch that faint smell of sugar in the air? Krispy Kreme is opening its Times Square Flagship in NYC on September 15.
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