Plus, a sneak peek at The Met's new Roof Garden commission
Time Out No. #16 | Thu 27 August, 2020 
First look at The Met's new Roof Garden commission
It’s hard to imagine a New York without the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And starting this Saturday, we’ll no longer have to! After closing its doors in March, the Met finally plans to welcome back visitors this Saturday . On top of its permanent collection, a number of high-wattage exhibitions will be opening for the first time along with the museum, including this summer’s annual Roof Garden commission. We got a first look at the timely installation on the Central Park rooftop, Héctor Zamora’s "Lattice Detour". 
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Collier Sutter
Associate Things To Do Editor
Is your at-home turkey sandwich starting to make you feel empty inside? Head to French luncheonette La Cantine in Bushwick—a hidden gem in the NYC lunch game. Try the cauliflower cutlet sandwich with homemade mayo, the jambon buerre sandwich on a baguette, or, if you can snag a slice before they sell out, their Brioche bread pudding.
It’s almost the weekend right? Order a bottle of natural wine from one of the top wine shops in NYC, Stranger Wines in Williamsburg. Andrew Tarlow, the restaurateur behind the shop, helms popular joints, Diner and Achilles Heel. If you don’t know much about natural and organic wine, here’s your chance to learn something new.
Support local businesses this weekend like Greenpoint gift-shop oasis, Feng Sway. Here, you can shop local for kooky vintage clothing, antique furniture, eclectic chachkies and exotic plants. It's a great way to keep your work-from-home setup enticing.
This is not a test: Shake Shack now has pizza burgers
But they only have them for today! The burger chain is offering a limited-time-only collaboration with one of the city’s best pizzerias for $10.49. The Mama’s Too Burger features fluffy homemade focaccia (dotted with Parmesan, mozzarella and rosemary) holding a double cheeseburger with stretchy stracciatella cheese, spicy nduja tomato sauce, bitter greens and crispy garlic. (So, you know, it’s not exactly a hard sell.) If you want to grab one for dinner tonight, you have to order ahead at the Madison Square Park location.
The best live theater to stream every single day this week
We’re back today with another comprehensive rundown of all of the theater you should be catching online this week while the city’s theaters remain closed. You can check out the full list here, but here are a few highlights:

Thursday, 7pm: The New Group: The Jacksonian
The New Group revisits its 2013 Off Broadway premiere of Beth Henley’s The Jacksonian in the latest installment of its Reunion Reading Series. Set in 1964 Mississippi, Beth Henley’s drama moves back and forth in time at the seedy hotel where a drug-addled dentist has taken up residence apart from his wife.

Saturday, 1:30pm: Mermaid Parade 2020: The Tail-a-Thon
The beloved annual Mermaid Parade is a no-go this year, but its organizers hope to make a virtual splash with a mock telethon that will include live and pre-recorded performances.

Sunday, 2pm: SummerStage Anywhere: Brooklyn Dance Festival
SummerStage continues its virtual offerings on Instagram Live with an afternoon of dance, curated by Tamia Santana and hosted by longtime Ailey étoile Dwana Smallwood.
Five reasons you should grab a drink at Time Out Market New York
Not sure if you heard, but our gorgeous waterfront Market in DUMBO has officially reopened! We’ve spent a bit of time highlighting the awesome food options you can get from the seven currently open eateries, but today we’re talking drinks. So we’ve rounded up  five important reasons why you should join us for a drink ASAP. (Other than, of course, the most important one: They taste great!)
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Hit the beach
A scenic shoreside view, calming sea breeze and refreshing beer will do wonders for the soul. We’ve teamed up with Stella Artois to bring you this guide to the best places to sunbathe and splash around this summer, from theme park-adjacent spots to secluded gems.
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New York Fashion Week is officially happening.
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The first monument to real women has been unveiled in Central Park.
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New York dedicates East River State Park to LGBTQ activist Marsha P. Johnson.
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A space shuttle food truck is up for sale in Astoria.
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Mayor De Blasio suggests indoor dining may not return to NYC until 2021.
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One last thing before we go…
The upcoming election is closer than you think! Here’s how you can get an absentee ballot to vote in New York. (It takes two seconds. You should really just do it right now.)
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