Also, check out our brand-new, socially distanced Undateables!
Time Out No. #4 | Mon 24 August, 2020 
Introducing our new socially distanced dating series!
Dating is always awkward. But in our new age of social distancing, it’s more difficult to navigate than ever. That’s why we’re reviving our blind date series, Undateables, for this unique age. Every other week, we’ll be sending out single New Yorkers who swear they’re “undateable” on completely blind dates to see if they’re right. After their socially distanced rendezvous, we'll find out how it went! This week , we caught up with Christophe and Charlotte who got to know one another while kayaking with Manhattan Kayak.
The week ahead
“One of the coolest innovations during quarantine has been Virtually Nowadays, a kind of digital reimagining of the Ridgewood club with livestreamed events, DJs and more. Now, you're able to once again experience the club IRL. Nowadays’ sprawling backyard is open from 4pm–midnight every day this week, with appropriate safety precautions in place. Another great outdoor NYC destination worth a trip? The New York Botanical Garden which starts welcoming visitors back to its grounds tomorrow. And if you’re looking to hop on the drive-in cinema craze, head over to the just-launched Brooklyn Drive-In at the Brooklyn Army Terminal.”
Will Gleason
Time Out New York Editor
Shoreline camping
When New Yorkers think of places to go camping, Connecticut isn’t usually the first that comes to mind. But it should be. Hammonasset Beach State Park is a dreamy summer camping destination with two miles of beach. It’s the largest shoreline park in the state.

Read more and discover some other great camping ideas here.
Hidden outdoor dining spots
With indoor dining in the city still on hold and New York’s open streets initiative offering even more space for al fresco meals on weekends, outdoor dining is having a huge moment in New York. But sometimes, you just want to have a nice dinner without all the cars. So we’ve rounded up 13 amazing hidden outdoor dining options in the city right now—from patios and backyards to secret gardens.
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Support small business
New York is nothing without the independent restaurants and bars that give it life. Now, they need our support more than ever. If you’re going to order, order local.
Petrossian appreciates all of the support
The quality and luxurious experience in which Petrossian has always been known is not going anywhere.
Sit outside,
enjoy a drink!
Head down to Holiday Cocktail Lounge to beat the heat with one of their signature refreshing cocktails.
Phase 4 starts today!
Though it’s not as expansive as it was, Phase 4 of the city’s reopening plan goes into effect today. Indoor museums and malls may still be a few weeks off, but there are still some notable changes going into effect, including the reintroduction of low-risk outdoor arts and entertainment. Read more about everything that’s coming here.
Cheap thrills
The city’s library systems are all back in action with a lot of new protocols. But in addition to the new guidelines, the NYPL has another major addition: A brand-new library. The former Mid-Manhattan Library has been closed since 2017 and just reopened after a massive upgrade. Swing by the Central Circulating Branch this week for grab-and-go service to check out the new space.
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News you can use
Governor Cuomo says he might roll back restaurant reopenings.
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A sweltering heat wave is on tap for NYC this week.
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The Met streams new free operas every night this week.
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The Museum of the City of New York postpones July 23 reopening.
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One last thing before we go…
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