Summer Fun

City Summer Secrets (Shh…)

The insider happenings—from immersive theater to limited-time-only tacos—that we're looking forward to this summer.

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You can tell summer is here not only by the heat index, but by the proliferation of summer guides and hot summer picks taking over the newsstands and the web. And while there are many worthwhile listings in these guides, there are also many things they overlook. Secret things. Intrigued?

We asked our team of experts—insiders in their fields of theater, live music, food, and more—what their favorite things to do, see, and eat this season are. Because some of the best hot-weather happenings and summertime things to do never make those official summer lists. We’re sharing them with you, our dear What Should We Do?! friends, but only on the condition that you try a few out yourself (our experience advisers can assist with that) and let us know your favorite summer secrets. 

WSWD’s performance art expert Ross Tipograph told us about this rolling art and VR installation taking root at Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens. He describes the project, from Buffalo’s Flatsitter Media Arts Collective, as “a quirky shuttle bus going nationwide with immersive art and virtual reality.” The shuttle has already been to Marfa, Texas; Oaxaca, Mexico; New Orleans; Tallahassee, Florida; Pittsburgh; and other locations. As Ross notes, “Works are suitable for kids 8 and older. Bring the fam, explore the massive vehicle, and enjoy tech entertainment.”

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Dream Wanderer”
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue, Maspeth
Thursday, June 15–Friday, June 16: 5–9 p.m.
Saturday, June 17: 2–8 p.m.
$5 suggested donation