Beat the Heat this Summer

June 18, 2024

Beat the heat this summer and stay safe with alternative options to spend your summer days beyond the beach.

Keepin’ Cool with Indoor Activities

Enjoy an artistic escape at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) or all the Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has to offer. Continue to keep cool and beat the heat this summer with your very own ‘night at the museum’ with a Date Night at the Met or The Met After Hours.

Check here to find free or pay what you wish museums and additional places of interests. Your local library membership may also include free admission to select locations.

Additional Alternatives to Beat the Heat this Summer

NYC Night Markets

Spin NYC

Public Ice Skating at Chelsea Piers

Liberty Science Center: After Dark

Highlighting different fine dining plates for summer restaurant week NYC.

Summer Restaurant Week NYC

Summer Restaurant Week in NYC is just a different vibe from its Winter counterpart. Make reservations ahead of time and secure outdoor seating if preferred. Running July 24 -August 20th, make sure you’re in the know. Reservations open July 6th.

Additional Things to Do During Summer Restaurant Week NYC

Free Summer Concerts

Catch a Free Outdoor Movie

Banksy’s Museum

Balloon Story

Dog in hammock in front of summer safety tips to help you beat the heat this summer.

Summer Safety Tips

Stay hydrated. Sounds easy enough, right? We all know drinking water on the daily is a best practice however a friendly reminder never hurts. Choose water, some sports drinks and fruit juices over alcohol or soda.

Sun Protection. See how your sunscreen stacks up to EWG’s standards. Sunscreen is meant to protect us from the sun’s UV rays, however some can have harmful chemicals that void the benefits. SPF 30 and above, reapplied every two hours is the way to go. Swimming or sweating may call for additional applications. Choose UV blocking sunglasses, a wide brim hat, and long sleeves when possible to add that additional protection. Hanging in the shade is a great idea, especially midday (10 am – 4 pm) when UV rays are strongest. Keeping an umbrella handy is a great way to be prepared.

Pay Attention. It’s easy to get caught up in summer fun. A sudden headache in the summer could be a sign of Heat Illness. Avoid alcohol in extreme heat, when swimming or boating. Make sure everyone takes a break throughout the day from activities and sun exposure.

Water Safety. Swim in designated areas only. This is typically done for your safety. Be aware of everyone’s swimming capabilities in your group. Check your local Life Jacket laws when boating, rafting and enjoying all other water sports. Check out Alive Solutions swimsuit visibility testing before you buy that new bathing suit.

Pet Safety. Never leave Fido in the car unattended even with the windows cracked. Cars can heat up quickly. Make sure pets have access to fresh, clean water all day and shade. There are tons of additional options to keep your pets cool, frozen pet safe treats, cooling mats/vests, damp towels and more. Be educated for the best way to cool down your pet as rapid cooling for some can be just as dangerous.

More Summer Safety Tips

For additional safety tips to beat the heat this summer checkout the National Safety Council’s website and articles.