After a miserable winter that forced millions of New Yorkers into entering a serious, deeply committed relationship with their winter coats, the temperatures are slowly rising and the best time of the year – summer! – is finally upon us. With warmer weather comes the opportunity to seize the longer days and make the most of a life that doesn’t place you at constant risk of your shoes being filled with ice water and mimicking Frosty The Snowman’s lifestyle choices. With that in mind, here’s a list of the various activities you can do in NYC to make the most of your summer. Yes, some days will be humid beyond belief, but trust me, it’s still better than getting into a fight with black ice on the sidewalk and losing–every single time.

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