Plus your guide to eating and drinking in the Rockaways
Time Out No. #3 | Mon 24 August, 2020 
Back in the High Line Again
With the return of many indoor spaces delayed indefinitely in New York, the city’s outdoor spots are more important than ever. Thankfully, one of NYC’s most popular parks is welcoming visitors once again. This marks the first weekend in months that the High Line will be open to the public. Things won’t look exactly the same. You can expect a lot of changes when you arrive , including limited entrances, timed tickets and tiny social distancing dots that kind of resemble an IRL game of Pacman.
The Weekend Lowdown
“It's the weekend! In the wise words of Sheryl Crow, it’s time to soak up the sun. Hop on a ferry to just-opened Governors Island for epic free activities to do outside. For New Yorkers heading out for a beach day in the city, cool off with a drink at Jacob Riis Beach Bazaar . Or save up for sunset, and spend the evening taking in unobstructed panoramic views at Greenpoint’s Top of the Box (a gorgeous wedding venue that just converted into a massive rooftop bar.)”
Collier Sutter
Associate Things To Do Editor
Picture-perfect day trips
Need a brief escape from the city? Why not take a spontaneous day trip this weekend? You could head to gorgeous Fire Island (shown above) for a beach day or set off on one of our other 19 picks for the best day trips from NYC.
Your guide to eating and drinking in the Rockaways
Heading out to the Rockaways? Now, more than ever, you’ll want to plan ahead first. We’ve got a look at which food and drink hotspots in the coastal community are currently open and what takeout, boardwalk dining and patio seating they currently offer. Here’s what you’re going to want to order on your next trip to the end of the A line.
Stop and smell the roses
Sick of talking to the monstera in your apartment and want to branch out and see other plants? Have we got news for you! The city’s most gorgeous garden, the New York Botanical Garden, is reopening its sprawling, 250-acre site on Tuesday. There will be limited food and drink options on site, and you’ll be able to explore stunning outdoor attractions like the Native Plant Garden and the Thain Family Forest.
Cheap thrills
One of last year's best new plays, Will Arbery’s superb Heroes of the Fourth Turning, is streaming live tomorrow night as a benefit reading for Playwrights Horizon. A mere $5 will get you a ticket to the live performance. (Definitely below average when it comes to Off-Broadway theater!) Our National Theater Editor Adam Feldman says: “For lovers of smart, challenging and provocative new theater, this is a rare and thrilling opportunity.”
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One last thing before we go…
Save Julius! One of NYC’s oldest gay bars is fundraising to stay alive.
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