Tomorrow and Saturday you will be able to experience a beautiful natural masterpiece in the skyline of Manhattan: Manhattanhenge. As the sun sets, it will align perfectly with the gridded streets of the city.
Happening only twice a year, this popular photo opt is compared to the rising of the sun at Stonehenge in England (hence the name).
Will you be waiting in the streets to snap a photo?
Here is a tip for catching the view.
This summer I’ve been taking advantage of concerts in the city. New York offers many free outdoor concerts through multiple organizations.
Summer also makes way for festival season. Speaking of which I went to Governor’s Ball for the first time. This three-day concert takes place on Randall’s Island in the beginning of summer. My friend and I decided on picking one day out of the three (too old to hang like that for three days straight).
It was such a fun day. Beautiful weather, a nice setup of stages, awesome music (Jack White, The Strokes, Naked & Famous, Broken Bells to name a few) and great company. I was actually most surprised by how zen the very diverse crowd of drunk people were. Guess that’s festival music lovers for ya 🙂
My friend was dog-sitting over in Astoria for the weekend so we conveniently were able to walk over the bridge onto the island, which was a fun adventure (except on the way home after a long day of fun in the sun….ugh).
Recovery the next day was delicious. I think I like Astoria 🙂