Part of our efforts in providing relevant, contextual, and quality content, lie in being able to cut through the internet noise of endless Buzzfeed publications, or ridiculous cat GIF’s, to finally discover all great content happening around us as you read this post. As a former New York student, I wish there could have been a sleek and simple place to go and find out about the best things to do, but also adding a touch of contextual content. Enter Compass.to! We’re here to bring you all the great content and things to do in the city, while giving you a solution to enrich those moments by joining friends in your proximity or sharing stories with photos and music. Here are the 5 things you don’t want to miss this Summer!
1. Celebrate Brooklyn
Who doesn’t love music? Right. Everyone loves music. Especially when it comes to Brooklyn’s own Celebrate Brooklyn. If you’re new in town and want to check out some of the best and exclusive artists around the world in a single place, tell your friends and join them in Prospect Park. Tune-Yards, Willie Nelson, Interpol and many more will be sharing the stage at the park’s bandshell with several thousand Brooklynites. You don’t want miss out!
2. Obscura Society
As New Yorkers (or temporary visitors, but hey, it’s nearly the same!), we tend to like and have a particular attraction to all-things-weird. It might be safe to say that as students, you’re generally encouraged to go out, explore the world out there, and learn as much as possible. New York City has a truly unique history. And as any other city, it contains hard-spoken secrets. So, get out of your comfort zone, and join Obscura Society in any or all of its expeditions including Cookery, The Sacred and Unsacred Washington Square Park and Medical Photography.
3. 4th of July Celebrations (or a good excuse for a beer and BBQ’s)
Independence Day is always a big reason to celebrate. Whether you’re with your family, friends, dog, significant other, it’s all about taking kicking back and enjoying a nice set of ribs, hot dogs, and ice-cold beer. New York’s streets will become rivers of people and tourists trying to get a good spot on the Hudson or East River shores and get a glimpse of jaw-dropping fireworks. Our suggestion: go to a rooftop! Here’s a cool list of places!
4. Long Island Flea & Food
To enjoy all Summer long, Long Island hosts the best and most diverse experience in food and antiques from the World’s Borough. Don’t get us wrong, we love Brooklyn, but Queens has so many things to offer that much of it is taken for granted. If you’ve never crossed the East River and over Roosevelt Island, head over to the Long Island Flea & Food market on 46th and 5th in LIC, Queens.
5. Tough Mudder
OK, so now it’s time to really get out of your comfort zone. If you’re a city dweller, you probably haven’t experienced this kind of thing, yet. Besides, what’s not to like about teamwork, mud, heat, mental grit, and good ol’ physical strength? Tough Mudder offers plans around the NY Metro Area especially during the weekends. You’ll really have time to take that school-stress off of your shoulders!
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