One of the great advantages of living and working in New York City is that we work and play hard. Our balanced philosophy is exemplified by the arrival of Summer Fridays, a sacred holiday practiced by New Yorkers from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Summer ’17 may be flying by, but there are still plenty of early weekends left to enjoy. Worried you might miss out? We’re rounding up a few Summer Friday ideas below.
Begin your Summer Friday at Canal Street Market. The spacious market offers elevated lifestyle essentials from a number of independent vendors. The modern lounge space is Instagram-worthy, and a great place to chill out after grabbing a snack from the adjoining food hall (which boasts vendors like Nom Wah and Uma Temakaria).
Location: 265 Canal Street
Head to Jajaja for tropical drinks and vegan tacos from the newly-opened plant-based spot. Their bright, breezy interior practically begs you to sip a margarita on the beaches of Mexico.
Location: 162 E Broadway
Spend your extra daylight shopping seasonless essentials at ADAY’s first pop-up location in Soho. The Simplicity Shop offers the brand’s curated range of staple pieces and swimwear, IRL. The pieces are perfect whether you’re looking for work wardrobe updates or travel pieces.
Location: 268 Elizabeth Street
Up your beauty game before dark by visiting Glossier’s showroom for Haloscope highlighter, serum-esque sunscreen, and the dewy Generation G lip tints. Summer Fridays are the perfect time to snag these beauty basics — without the crazy lines.
Location: 123 Lafayette Street
Take a ditch day to catch some live tunes at NYC’s Panorama Festival. Taking place Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 29, the lineup includes Frank Ocean, Solange, and MGMT — all great excuses to ditch work early.
Written by Kirby Kelly