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By Ted Lambert

City glamping, movies under the stars, punks and paddling around are among the many choices of summertime activities.

Bearing Fruit

Tree of 40 Fruit, 2008–ongoing; Sam van Aken (American, b. 1972); Cultivar tree with grafts; Courtesy of Sam van Aken and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts

Two large-scale, site-specific installations are part of Cooper Hewitt’s 2019 Triennial entitled “Nature,” in partnership with Cube Design Museum. For The Tree of 40 Fruit, artist Sam van Aken used traditional techniques to graft disparate branches together to yield apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries and apricots—all from one tree! When blossoming, the tree looks like an artistic bouquet, but the true purpose is to preserve heirloom and rare fruit varieties from old orchards. Petrified River by Ensamble Studio architects, is a 40-foot-long concrete “river” bookended by a “pond” and a “hill” representing how the wild landscape of Manhattan has been rendered unrecognizable by urbanization. Now through January 20, 2020. Cooper-Hewitt, 2 E. 91st St. cooperhewitt.org

Open City There’s nothing more exciting than gaining access to somewhere you can’t ordinarily go. That’s the idea behind Open House New York, when for one weekend a year you can get a guided tour of hundreds of spaces, many of them normally closed to the public. If you’ve ever walked past one of the city’s architectural icons and wondered, “What’s it like in there?” here’s your chance. From a hidden East Village cemetery to the planned site of the new Penn (Moynihan) Station, oh, the places you’ll go! October 12-14, at various locations in all five boroughs. Check ohny.org for details.

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