Tom Cruise in Top Gun


Ideasmyth is kicking off summer with our first weekly curated list of superlative New York City culture, events, happenings, sublime eats and other surprising treats. 

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These past few cloudy days are the universe’s way of giving you rest before the long holiday weekend, because the weather app on my iPhone says that Sunday and Monday will be gorgeous! Here are some ways for you to enjoy the outdoors even if you are staying put in the city this weekend–and what you’re missing if you’re not!


Friday: Free outdoor movie on the Intrepid’s deck

© Philly Mag

                                    © Philly Mag

Intrepid Summer Movies Series 2014: Top Gun
Friday, May 23 7:30pm
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum (Pier 86, 12th Avenue and 46th Street, NYC)

When free outdoor movies return to the city, it’s easy to lose that loving’ feeling for winter. The often-quoted Tony Scott-directed film, which stars Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer as a couple of Naval training pilots, is a classic. Tonight, it’s playing on the flight deck of the Intrepid, kicking off the floating museum’s 2014 summer outdoor movie series. Bring bring lawn chairs and your own picnic fixings.


Saturday: Fort Tilden, New York’s most secluded beach, reopens

© John Del Signore / Gothamist

                          © John Del Signore / Gothamist

For the first time since Hurricane Sandy wrecked her havoc, the beloved beach at Fort Tilden in Queens has officially reopened!


Saturday Late Nite: Live Music & Cocktails in the Crypt in Harlem

Church of the Intercession © Aldo Mauro

                   Church of the Intercession © Aldo Mauro

Obscura Society NYC: Cocktails in the Crypt
Saturday, May 24 10pm
Church of the Intercession of Harlem (550 W 155th St, New York, NY, United States)


Sunday: Shimmy in the Sun


                                   © Mister Saturday Night

Mister Sunday
Sunday, May 25 5pm
Industry City (220 36th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232)

The Mister Sunday DJ’s have found a new outdoor spot to chill, Industry City. The courtyard’s birch trees and garden lights offers ample space to mingle and wiggle. For their Memorial Day edition, expect the boys to be dishing their signature house/soul blend, while the Country Boys serve up tacos and huaraches, and the bar pours sangria, Mexican Coke, limonata and an assortment of ales…kids under 18 for free are welcome too!


Monday: Wind Down with a unique concert

© Green-Wood Cemetary

                                       © Green-Wood Cemetary

Green-Wood’s Annual Memorial Day Concert
Monday, May 26 2:30pm
Green-Wood Cemetery (Willow Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, NY)

For over 15 years, Green-Wood Cemetery has offered a musical respite on Memorial Day. The ISO Symphonic Band will be performing works by Green-Wood’s permanent residents Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Leonard Bernstein, and many others. If you don’t like lugging your own refreshments, there will be food and drinks available on site.


Tuesday: Upramp into Work with Outdoor Yoga

© NYC Parks

                                          © NYC Parks

Bryant Park Yoga: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Tuesday, May 27 10am
Bryant Park Yoga ( 40 West 40th Street, NY, NY 10018)




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