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Don’t let the warm summer days sap your enthusiasm for experiencing the latest and the greatest. Here is a succinct guide to answering the eternal questions, “Where shall I go… What shall I try?” By Norah Bradford

3. Read: “The Geraldo Show: A Memoir” “The Geraldo Show: A Memoir” is a heartfelt, eye-opening autobiography of Geraldo Rivera’s extraordinary life and times, recounting his awardwinning, action-packed, emotionally charged and controversial 48 years in the news business. It also chronicles his far-flung adventures in war and peace, his triumphant 15-year longshot marriage, and his wild bunch of family and eclectic friends who range from conservative commentator Sean Hannity to stoner comic Cheech Marin to President Donald Trump. The book also describes the inevitable toll of age and of a hard life well lived. “The Geraldo Show” is vivid history, told from the inside out. Amazon.com

1. DINE: Demarchelier Authentic French bistro Demarchelier, owned by artist Eric Demarchelier, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The very first location of his eponymous restaurant opened the year he moved to New York City, when he decided to bring a little piece of France to the United States. Every meal that leaves the kitchen of this family-owned and -operated Upper East Side restaurant aims to capture the essence of authentic French bistro fare. Demarchelier provides an array of all-natural, grass-fed, organic options direct from nearby farms, which are sure to suit even the most health-conscious diner. Such culinary masterpieces, coupled with the spot’s comfortable, colorful, warm, and familial spirit, have made Demarchelier a neighborhood must-visit fixture for a quarter-century. DemarchelierRestaurant.com

2. DRINK: TREADWELL PARK Treadwell Park, a dynamic craft beer hall, boasts summer-perfect locations on the Upper East Side and Battery Park. Led by beverage curator and Certified Cicerone® Anne Becerra, Treadwell Park offers 20 continually rotating draught beers and ciders, cask beer, and hand-crafted artisanal cocktails made from independent spirits. These brews and cocktails are complemented by a curated menu that includes in-house smoked beef brisket sandwiches, smoked crispy wings, and Kobe-style burgers. Complimentary pingpong, foosball, and popcorn enhance the Treadwell Park experience. Guests can also enjoy a selection of seasonal “Beer Floats” featuring unique beer and ice cream flavor combinations. TreadwellPark.com

4. Watch: “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” Music mogul Tommy Mottola brings the story of the voice of disco from the 1970s, Donna Summer, to Broadway just in time for the revival of her musical legacy. The show takes us through Summer’s origins in Boston, her life, loves, and—of course—her amazing musical legacy. With performances by Tony Award winner LaChanze (“The Color Purple”), Ariana DeBose (“Hamilton,” “A Bronx Tale”), and newcomer Storm Lever, the audience is taken on a journey through the electrifying disco world at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway. TheDonnaSummerMusical.com

5. SLEEP: HOTEL HAYDEN This boutique hotel gem is situated among the vendors of the Flower District at the confluence of the Fashion and Meatpacking Districts. More than 120 guest rooms and a rooftop bar offering views of the iconic Manhattan skyline promise luxury and glamour. While there, be sure to sample one of Hotel Hayden’s signature cocktails, such as the Onassis Martini or the Jet Set. And don’t miss the on-site Greek restaurant, Mykonos Blue, with its crave-worthy cuisine that will trigger memories, real or imagined, of the Aegean Sea. HotelHaydenNYC.com

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