There’s a better way to enjoy your weekend escape than standing on a train to Montauk for three hours while watching those around you pound White Claw. Here’s a look at some of the leisurely ways you might want to spend your 48 hours of free time.
New York City Staycation
Boats, Buns, and Bubble Tea, Saturday and Sunday, Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, 9 AM to 5 PM,
Rowing a boat competitively can be hard, which is why watching other people race against one another is much more enjoyable. That’s why we think heading over to The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, now in its 29th year, is a wise move. The festival, which will be held rain or shine, offers free admission along with a food court featuring buns from C Bao Asian Buns and bubble tea from TBaar.
Become a Mochi Making Pro, Mochii NYC , 116 East Seventh Street, Manhattan, Sunday, 3 pm to 5 pm
Are you fascinated by the picture you see above? Of course, because that my friends is just one example of mochi, a delicious, chewy sweet that’s also gluten-free friendly and pretty healthy too. Mochii NYC’s Mimi Lau will teach you how to make, wrap, preserve, and steam this sweet. Most importantly, Mimi will help you find the best way to deal with the distraction that is dough sticking to your hands; reserve your spot in class here.
Last Minute Decision Weekend Getaway Pick: Newport, Rhode Island
Newport Jazz Festival, Fort Adams State Park, Newport, Rhode Island, Friday - Sunday, 10:30 AM until late
Nantucket may be full of Chads and Beckys this weekend, but the Newport Jazz Festival will bring talented artists like Corinne Bailey Ray, Common, and Herbie Hancock to New England. In between sets, make it a point to swing by White Horse Tavern, America’s oldest continuously operating tavern which opened in 1673. Tickets for the festival are available here.