NYC, Summer’s Playground

Scaffolding on the facade of the Goodman Resource Center, May 2018.
Scaffolding on the facade of the Goodman Resource Center, May 2018.


Summer seems like a good time for a university building to get a facelift. And that’s just what the Goodman Resource Center is having done! You’re looking at the wall of our building that faces 7th Avenue. It’s covered in scaffolding so the college can do necessary work to our facade. I’m sure we’ll be all shiny and new for incoming students in the fall, though.

Manhattanhenge sunset picture from May 2013.
42nd street, May 29, 2013. Photo by John Minchillo, AP

In the meantime, there are lots of cool things to do in New York City over the summer, starting with tonight is the first of summer’s 2 Manhattanhenges. Tonight’s your chance to get an amazing pic of the sunset through city buildings!

Other fun stuff to do this summer includes the Staten Island Ferry ride past the Statue of Liberty, the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island, museum visits (air conditioning!), movies in parks all over town, Mermaid Parade, Shakespeare in Central Park, concerts all over town, and so on. Links below! Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

New York City Parks & Recreation Summer 2018 Events list

Official NYC summer events listing

Time Out New York NYC Summer events listing

Business Insider list: 22 Free Things to Do in NYC This Summer

Sunset over CitiField, home of the Mets in Queens, NY. June 2016
Sun sets over Citi Field in Queens, June 2016. Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY.

AM New York Things to Do summer listing

NYC Insiders Guide Free Things to Do in NY in Summer

Time Out New York Jazz Age Lawn Party 2018 Guide

Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade event page

AM New York 2018 Shakespeare in the Park rundown

The Highline events calendar

NYC Pride events calendar

Picnic goers at 2017 Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governer's Island, NYC
2017 Jazz Age Lawn Party. Photo by Tony Falcone