What to do in NYC this weekend to beat the heat

Summer scorches the city early this year.

Temperatures are expected to hit over 90C on Saturday and Sunday – part of a heatwave that will hit the North East and Deep South. Typically, Central Park sits at around 72 in May, according to CNN.

But there’s no reason New Yorkers can’t take the heat. In addition to drinking more water, wearing bright colors, and staying out of the midday sun, The Post recommends working up a sweat by grabbing a frozen cocktail to go, indulging in a decadent ice cream cone, or catching one of the hottest movies in the world Season views an air-conditioned theater.

Here are some of the coolest ways to not scorch this weekend.

Freeze the day

The frozen Aperol Spritz from Broken Land.
The frozen Aperol Spritz from Broken Land.
Courtesy of Broken Land

The only good thing from the pandemic: Alcohol to go. Thirsty New Yorkers can now legally chill outside with a cocktail anywhere in the city. Sip on a frozen margarita ($16) at Jibs on the West Side or in Flatiron’s Hill Country, where the $2 classic margarita ($12) can be flavored with passion fruit, peach, strawberry, or mango. Sip a frozen Aperol Spritz ($13) at Greenpoint’s Broken Land. Meanwhile, in Astoria, Blend offers frozen sangria, margaritas, piña coladas, and blue Hawaiians ($12).

Jibs, 350 11th Ave., JibsNY.com; Hill Country, 30 W. 26th St., HillCountry.com; Broken Land, 105 Franklin St., BrokenLandBar.com; Mixture, 37-17 30th Ave.; 718-606-6383, BlendAstoria.com

Beauty and the Bloom

Cherry Blossoms at The Edge Hudson Yards NYC
The cherry blossoms at Hudson Yards’ Edge.
Courtesy of Edge

At Hudson Yards’ Edge, cherry blossoms – a symbol of renewal – adorn an archway that offers an opportunity to stop, smell the flowers and, of course, take a picture. Admission to the display, located indoors at The Edge on the 100th floor at 30 Hudson Yards, is included in the Observation Deck price: $38 when booked online in advance or $40 onsite. Two specialty cocktails ($19 each) and a glass of champagne ($21) are available for purchase at the event, which runs through the end of May.

Book at HudsonYardsNewYork.com

pool pass

Life Time Fitness Rooftop Sky Pool NYC
Life Time Sky’s rooftop pool.
Lifetime collective

The city’s outdoor pools will be closed until June 28th and the beaches won’t open until May 28th. (Swimming isn’t allowed on closed beaches.) But bathers can still hit the waves at Life Time Sky, a “luxury sports resort” on the western side. A one-day weekend membership ($100) includes access to the rooftop pool, SkyDeck, and other fitness facilities that include machines, classes, a basketball court, and a dry sauna.

Life Time Sky, 605 W. 42nd St.; 212-564-1300, Lifetime.Life

Delicious indulgence

The Donut Plant Wonder Wheel Cake Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
Miracle Wheel Ice Cream Sandwiches by Donut Plant.
Courtesy of Donut Plant

Donut Plant offers pleasure beyond pleasure. The popular candy store with locations in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn just launched the Wonder Wheel Ice Cream Sandwich: A donut is shared; filled with homemade ice cream; and then lightly coated in milk, dark, or flavored white chocolate, depending on the store. Flavors include coffee, green matcha, tres leches, strawberry, dark chocolate, and peanut butter milk chocolate. For other ice cream cravings, the Mister Dips Truck is back in action this weekend with a range of floats, shakes and their sweet, booze-infused offerings from Boozy Doozy.

For locations and online orders, visit DonutPlant.com; For Seaport and Brooklyn locations and hours of operation, see MisterDips.com

Watch a cool movie

The Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park menu features film-themed specials.
The Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park menu features film-themed specials.
Zandy Chard

There’s always that one movie that everyone you know is talking about. Currently, that movie is Everything Everywhere All At Once. When the temperatures are soaring, catch this movie or The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent or Downton Abbey: A New Era at Nitehawk Cinema Prospect Park. The theater was renovated and reopened in 2018. The theater’s menu includes movie specials like a tequila cocktail called The Bar With No Doors, an homage to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Bonus: Take a stroll in Prospect Park before or after.

Nitehawk Cinema, 188 Prospect Park West; NitehawkCinema.com/ProspectPark

Take a walk on the light side

Bella Dea, a wine and raw food bar, opened in the West Village last week.
Bella Dea, a wine and raw food bar, opened in the West Village last week.
Ashley Randall Photography

Bella Dea, a sustainable seafood restaurant, opened in the West Village last week. “It’s definitely a Mediterranean way of eating seafood,” chef and co-owner Brian Bornemann told The Post. The menu features seafood — oysters, bass, scallops, tuna — sourced in and around New York, he said. “It’s hyper hyper local,” said co-owner Leena Culhane. Bornemann recommended the restaurant’s halibut crudo, paired with a glass of bubbly. “It’s one of our most refreshing dishes,” he remarked. “That’s going to feel really good this weekend.”

Bella Dea, Wednesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., 27 Morton St.; BellaDeaNYC.com

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