East River Dining
Located on the upper deck at The Water Club with great views of Manhattan and the East River, The Crow’s Nest is a great place to grab a bucket of beers and some cheeseburger sliders or stop in for the 30 for $30 oyster happy hours.
thewaterclub.com; 212-683-3333; East River Between 29th & 32nd Streets
Whether you’re on the North or South Fork, there’s a Lobster Roll nearby! Credited as inventing the cold version of the lobster roll by the American Dictionary of Food and Drink, it’s hard not to go out of your way to at least try one!
lobsterroll.com; Lobster Roll South: 631-267-3740, 1980 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett; Lobster Roll North: 631-369-3039, 3225 Sound Ave, Riverhead
Crack Pie Comes to Montauk!
Momufuku’s Make-Shift Milk Bar opened Memorial Day weekend next to Cynthia Rowley in Montauk. Come for the crack pie, stay for the iced coffee, b’day truffles, and slushies.
milkbarstore.com; 696 Montauk Hwy, Montauk
Rice Pudding Please
Check out Rice to Riches in NoLita. It’s hard to go wrong with flavors like Take Me to Tiramisu, Coconut Coma, Pope Pina Colada II, and The Corner of Cookies & Cream.
ricetoriches.com; 212-274-0008; 37 Spring St
Just Because School’s Out...
...doesn’t mean the kids have to stop learning! Take them out to the Long Island Science Center for some educational fun. They offer regular programs and classes for students of different ages in a range of subjects like Technology and Physics, Earth Science, and Bio Chemistry.
lisciencecenter.org; 631-208-8000; 11 West Main St, Riverhead
What kid could pass up the chance to see a dinosaur? The American Museum of Natural History has plenty of ‘em, along with a number of other incredible exhibits from this world class museum that’s right in your backyard.
amnh.org; 212-769-5606; Central Park West at 79th St
Fun for the Whole Family
While it can be difficult to bring the kids or the significant other that have only been to the range out for 18 holes of par 72 play, Cedars Golf Club in Cutchogue offers a great par 3 option to practice your short game or bring the beginner out for a manageable round.
631-734-6363; 305 Cases Ln, Cutchogue
Golfing in Manhattan
Ok, so it may not be 18 holes at Shinnecock but the miniature golf course at Tribeca’s Pier 25 boasts 13,000 square feet and features like foot bridges, waterfalls, streams, a pond, and even sand traps.
hudsonriverpark.org; 212-757-0981; Pier 25 – Cross at N Moore St