Undergraduate | Jun 13, 2017 | Jacquelyn Hart
Where to beat the heat near Lincoln Center
Whether you’re taking summer classes or working at an internship, the city heat can sometimes feel unbearable.
To help you cool off, here are a few destinations just a short distance away from Lincoln Center.
62nd and Lexington
While this location is across town, it is worth it. Take a walk in the sun or hop on the N, W, Q, or R line to this creative dessert experience. In addition to offering shakes, grab-and-go sundaes, and gelato, CoolMess has “ice cream machines.” These machines allow you to pick your base flavor and toppings, put them in, and watch your frozen creation come to life. Each batch feeds three, so bring some friends to share.
110th and Lenox
What better way to cool off than with a free swim? Starting on June 29, 2017, New York City pools will be open from 11:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. Free swimming lessons are offered during different days in the summer, and hours are designated for swimming laps as well. The Lasker Pool is only a 20-minute ride away on the B or C train.
44th and 10th
Get out on the water in a kayak or stand-up paddle board (SUP) to beat the heat on land. Never tried SUP or kayaking before? Take a group class. Experienced and looking for a day on the Hudson? Rent a kayak for $7.00 or an SUP for $15.00. Don’t forget your life jacket!
Vivi Bubble Tea
43rd and 9th
Cool down with a bubble tea of your choice at this location frequented by Fordham students. Looking for something different? Try a slush.