Not only do our clients have plenty of recommendations about what to read this summer (check out our recent blog Summer Reading Recommendations), they also have plenty of ideas about what to do! Whether you’re looking for an activity the whole family will enjoy, seeking out an event fit for a group of friends, or simply hoping for a fun solo activity, our clients have you covered with a rich range of summer programming and events. Read on to discover what our clients are up to this summer…
Storm King Art Center in New Winsor, NY
Easily accessible by train from New York City, Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre, outdoor sculpture museum. Check out Storm King’s current exhibit Outlooks by Jean Shin, which utilizes salvaged wood from the outdoor sculpture art center to create pieces for communal gathering (like this large picnic table). Or, attend one of their weekly Children & Families events, which take place every Sunday at 1 PM, and are included with admission!
Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, MA
Located in the Berkshires of Western, MA, Jacob’s Pillow hosts a prestigious, international dance festival every year. If you’re free this August, consider the Red Sky Performance, which features contemporary Indigenous dance, or Gotta Dance, to be performed by students of Jacob’s Pillow’s Tap Program.
Museum of Arts and Design in New York, NY
Located in the heart of NYC, MAD displays artwork that captures “contemporary and historic innovation in craft, art, and design.” Explore the colorful, joyous artwork of Vera Neumann, a significant contributor to American Design, as part of the Vera Paints a Scarf exhibit, or walk through a room of artist Roger Brown’s “virtual still lifes.”
New England Aquarium in Boston, MA
Who doesn’t love a trip to the aquarium? Swing by the New England Aquarium this month to experience their newest exhibit of Indo-Pacific Coral Reef, which “showcases the vibrancy and richness of coral reef habitats and…a reef’s vital role in the lives of tropical fish, sea turtles, sharks, and thousands of marine animal species.” Or, if you’re free the evening of August 14, enjoy an orchestral show on the Charles, co-hosted by the Aquarium and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra!
Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, MA
Experience significant, historical artwork at the Cape Ann Museum and learn about the port’s rich culture. Now on display is the Homer at the Beach exhibit, which features 50 original works by the renowned American painter Winslow Homer. And if his works have you feeling inspired, take part in the Museum’s Watercolor Wednesdays with your family!
Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, ME
Enjoy world-class performances at the iconic and historic Ogunquit Playhouse. On this summer’s playbill are two beloved classics: Cabaret and Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. And if you can’t get enough of either, be sure to attend the Q&A with the casts!
The Yard in Chilmark, MA
Experience the art of dance with a visit to The Yard, which supports contemporary dancers through “paid, creative residency, public performance, long term education, and artist driven civic engagement.” A performance you won’t want to miss? Island Grown Dance on August 22 and 24, starring local Martha’s Vineyard dancers.