And now, for some much-needed vitamin D.
SOAK UP THE SUN
Our Favorite Places to Dine Alfresco
What: DailyCandy editors compiled a list of the best locales for pretending you’re on a Roman holiday, escaping to a Maryland crab shack, or bringing a four-legged dining companion.
Why: A secret (drinking) garden, plus the ideal open-air dive bar.
When: Too much AC has turned you into a human icicle.
Where: Pick your new summer spot from our online gallery.
BUST A MOVE
What: Party jams; kiddie pools; cold brews; and red, white, and blue BBQ staples courtesy of Taccolada.
Why: You’ll still have time to catch the fireworks.
When: Sun., 3-9 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Fire Proof, 119 Ingraham St., at Porter Ave., Bushwick (718-456-7570). Tickets are $12 at the door, but R.S.V.P. and arrive before 4 p.m. to get them for $8.
TAKE A DAY TRIP
What: Bus your way to the Southern Adirondacks for brunch at New World Home Cooking (Catskill Smokehouse ham and Don Lewis’s Wild Hive grits) and an extensive tasting and tour of Nettle Meadow Farm.
Why: Bites of Kunik (a tangy triple-creme goat and cows’ milk blend) and Tellicherry pepper and lemon verbena-infused chevre.
When: Sign up now. Follow the milky way on July 10, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Meet at Murray’s, 254 Bleecker St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves. (212-243-3289 ext. 12). Tickets ($150) online at murrayscheese.com; save 15 percent with code 10NETTLE.
TAKE IT TO THE ROOF
What: Sit under the stars and watch a series of short films that explore the Industrial Revolution’s alienating aftershocks.
Why: Werner Herzog plays a discarded plastic bag desperately seeking the meaning of existence.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: The Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd St., at Third Ave., Gowanus. Tickets ($10) online at rooftopfilms.com.
SLIP INTO NEW SHOES
Footwear Sample Sale
What: Current and past collections from Mea Shadow, Yosi Samra, and Messeca priced $10-$70.
Why: Yosi Samra’s metallic gladiators (were $100, now $20) and Mea Shadow’s open-toe Marisa wedges (were $255, now $50).
When: Today & July 15, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Messeca New York showroom, 78 Fifth Ave., b/t 13th & 14th Sts., 9th flr. Cash only.
What: Nineteen artists and teams from seven countries explore the intersection of geographical study and the artistic experience of the Earth via installations, photography, sculpture, and cartography.
Why: Mesmerizing exhibits like cloth “cities” spilling from suitcases and sound art crafted from the breaths of someone who ran Boston’s evacuation route.
When: Thru Aug. 27. Tues.-Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: The James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., at 34th St. (212-254-8200).
Photo: James Carrillo