As the days grow longer and the anticipation to create new memories becomes stronger, simplicity is what we strive for. Now that we're heading into al fresco dining season, it's time to put our picnic baskets to good use. Below we've rounded up our favorite summer picnic destinations for spending a picturesque New York afternoon outdoors.
No need to fear, artisanal picnic boxes are here! Beautifully crafted picnic boxes are available at Caramoor Tuesday through Sunday as a part of the Summer Concert Series. Guests can enjoy an array of picnic boxes, ranging from Roasted Salmon with Katchkie Farm Turnip and Dill Slaw to Summer Vegetable Ragout, while sitting in the Caramoor fields and enjoying the performances. Picnic boxes must be ordered Tuesday at 5 pm for the upcoming week's concerts. Orders may be placed online or by calling Caramoor's Box Office, 914.232.1252. Browse the concert calendar, and plan your memorable summer picnic at Caramoor now!
Four Freedoms Park
For an afternoon staycation, visit Four Freedoms Park and take in the spectacular Manhattan skyline views. For large groups, sandwiches and bento boxes, filled with dishes like Artichoke Barigouille and Citrus-Steamed Cod, are available for purchase. For more details and to reserve your group lunch, email Four Freedoms Park or Victoria Traegler.
Picnics don't need to be saved for weekends. Join us at Wave Hill every week for the renowned Sunset Wednesdays and experience an ideal summer evening. NYC-based artists perform on the Great Lawn while you enjoy the sunset over the Hudson River. Make an evening of it by bringing dinner of your own or reserving one of Wave Hill's Sunset Wednesday "boxed suppers;" each comes with dessert so your evening will end on a perfectly sweet note. The boxed suppers will be sold on a first come first serve basis!