10 Ways to Make the Most of Summer

It’s time to get out and enjoy long, luxurious days of sunshine. Whether you’re looking to bask in the warmth, soak in the city sights, or go on an outdoor adventure, these 10 summery classes will help you make the absolute most of the season.

Capture the Night – Grab your camera, head outside, and capture the dazzling sights of New York’s cityscape after dark. You’ll start out by practicing a few basic lighting and motion blur concepts, then set out at dusk for an evening photo tour through Union Square Park or the Highline.

Sip Some Rosé – Treat your taste buds to the pink drink that dates back to the ancient Greeks. In this rosé tasting course, you’ll take an adventure through time to explore the history of rosé winemaking as you taste an assortment of styles perfect for summer.

Cruise Up the Hudson River – Enjoy a relaxing getaway on this full day, roundtrip cruise to Bear Mountain. Travel north through the Palisades and the Hudson River Valley, then dock at Bear Mountain to spend three full hours exploring the hiking trails, nearby museums, or Hessian lake. You’ll have plenty of time to recount your adventures during your leisurely return journey to the city.

Craft Your Own Tassel Jewelry – Summer is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe, and this year tassels are in. You may have seen them swaying on beach totes, adorning accessories, and dangling from ears on the runway. Now you can take a jewelry crafting class where you’ll create your very own tassels to spruce up your style.

Prep the Perfect Picnic – Impress your friends and family at your next picnic with your knowledge of wine pairings. This summer wine tasting course will guide you through a variety of crisp bubbly, zippy whites, juicy rosés and fragrant red wines along with a selection of homemade snacks and salads perfect for warmer weather.

Sketch in the Park – Whether you’re completely new to drawing or consider yourself an amateur artist, a beginner drawing class is a creative way to enjoy the outdoors while improving your technique. Take a stroll through Central Park, observe the juxtaposition between man and nature, and sketch your very own masterpiece.  

Bring on the Sprinkles for Summer – The time for picnics, birthday parties, and barbecues has arrived—and you should bring the sweetest dish of all: dessert! Try Momofuku Milk Bar’s birthday cake and truffles baking class, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of cake assembly. You’ll even bring home a six-inch cake and a stash of cake truffles to share.

Escape to Nature – Enjoy a guided nature walk through the lush Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Slow down, tune in to birdsong, and indulge in a bit of outdoor crafting. You’ll have time to de-stress and reconnect with the natural world during this 90-minute retreat.

Fire Up the Grill – You’ll be dreaming of your next cookout or tailgate as you explore all things pork in this BBQ & wine class. Enjoy classic southern-style sides and plenty of wines, expertly selected to match the smoky, spicy sweetness of the cuisine. Guaranteed to be a pork-tastic experience!   

Brunch on the Water – Step aboard a 1920s-style yacht for a leisurely weekend brunch cruise around Manhattan. You’ll be treated to a buffet of your favorite brunch menu items and a complimentary beverage (mimosas, please!) as you take in all of the sights around the island.

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