Broadway Of course you’re going to see a Broadway show when in New York, but which one? The answer is easy: Hedwig. The show closes on August 17 so if you are in town before then, Neil Patrick Harris is truly the highlight of Broadway right now. If you can’t get tickets to Hedwig, Idina Menzel is always a sound choice and her latest musical, If/Then won’t disappoint.
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 26 Wooster St. (212) 431-2609 This museum was the first in the world dedicated to LGBT artists and consistently showcases evocative and inspiring work. The admission is free and the art is truly worth experiencing.
The Museum of Sex 233 Fifth Ave. (212) 689-6337 Include this sexy little gem to your museum tour of NYC because, even though it’s small, size doesn’t matter here. There won’t be any exhibits you’ll want to skip in this museum. The gift shop and downstairs bar are reason enough to come.
Artists & Fleas 75 Ninth Ave. More original than buying art from West Elm, this weekend flea market is the perfect place to find that perfect statement piece from local artists. It’s only held on the weekends from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. in both Chelsea and Williamsburg. (88 10th Ave. in Manhattan or 70 7th St., Brooklyn)
Movies in the Park Grab a blanket and enjoy a New York evening outdoors. Both Bryant Park and Riverside Park host outdoor movies all summer long. Selections for this season include Heathers, Clueless, and The Princess Bride.