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From sumptuous chef’s table dinners to private sails to the best tennis in the world, the concierge at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park shares a few of the best events to experience this summer.



1. The Whitney Museum of American Art

Just over two years old, the new Whitney has made its mark on the culture of the thriving Meatpacking District. On June 20, see “12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens,” a three-year performance on each solstice and equinox from playwright and performer Sibyl Kempson. Meanwhile, inside the galleries are several examples of some the best modern art anywhere in the world. Visit Website

2. U.S. Open Tennis

All of the  world’s greatest tennis stars convene at the National Tennis Center in Queens for the final Grand Slam of the year. Don’t miss the on-court action, fine stadium dining and exclusive events surrounding the tournament. August 28–September 10. Visit Website

3. James Beard House Chef’s Dinners

Chef Dustin Valette brings a taste of Northern California (and its winte) to the West Village on June 28, while Top Chef contestant Frances Tariga explores Japanese comfort food like sakura ebi fritters at the Beard House on July 25. Visit Website

4. Charter a Private Yacht

Take a leisurely sail with your loved ones around New York Harbor. There is no better way to experience the summer months than on the water, with open air, panoramic views of lower Manhattan — from the Hudson to the East River. Visit Website

5. Tour the Chelsea Art Scene

Survey Chelsea’s influential art row and check out the summer’s highlight exhibitions, including Leo Villareal’s LED projections — which have been seen lighting the River Thames — and Anselm Kiefer’s “Transition from Cool to Warm” watercolors at the Gagosian Gallery through July 14. Visit Website

6. Feinstein's/54 Below

Take your seat in Manhattan’s most musical supper club/cabaret underneath Studio 54, offering up the best of Broadway past. On July 4, there is a musical tribute to 1776, and on July 26, homage is paid to Cats. In August, two-time Tony Award-winner Michael Feinsteinsettles in for a month stint. Visit Website