Subject: What to do in New York on weekends

Hello all, I dont have a name for you all yet. Do I need one? Do you want one? Let me know. Now I was in New York for 4 months and did alot of exploring, but I feel if any of you guys are lucky enough to be there for longer you're going to need lots to do on the weekends. I've started working with the lovely Ariana to help me suggest all New York things you can do. Please dont expect visits to Times Square or the Empire State. We like to keep things cool here on The Intern 247. So Ariana take it away :



As a New York native I believe the answer to this question is anything besides be a tourist. While it can be fun to see all of the things that have made the city famous sometimes you miss out on its quirks because of it.  Trade in crazy long lines and crowds to explore the city’s lesser-known gems. 


Friday night: Gallery hop in Chelsea or hit the Whitney


From galleries to studios Chelsea has become one of the city’s new visual arts hot spots.  Between Tenth and Eleventh avenues and 18th and 28th streets you’ll find an abundance of factories and warehouses that have been converted into really cool art space.  Side note: new galleries have their opening parties on Thursday’s. Free wine! Who can say no to that?




Explore the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Filled with twentieth century and contemporary art it’s likely that you’ve seen some of the Whitney’s more popular pieces plastered on Instagram so head over before it becomes old news.  Friday nights from 7-10 PM admission is “pay-what-you-wish” every unpaid interns dream. 


Saturday: Chelsea Market


Spend your day at the Chelsea Market (between 15th and 16th streets) for some good eats and shopping. It’s one of my favorite indoor food halls in the city with everything from ramen and tacos to bakeries and coffee.  Sweet lovers must try Doughtnuttery. Addicting…Don’t forget to go to the end of the hall and wander through Chelsea Artists & Fleas – more than 30 pop-up markets featuring individual sellers of art, design, fashion, and vintage. Treat yourself to some Brooklyn Charm and Pamela Barsky!


Tip: Eat inside for some prime people watching or take your food outside to The High Line for a view of the city and the Hudson.


Sunday: Brunch + Paley Park


You could go to the classic Jack’s Wife Freda, a boozy brunch like Agave (any egg item with two hour bottomless mimosas, wine, or frozen margaritas for $29.95), or somewhere a little more underrated like Pies N’ Thighs if you’re like me and crave a southern fixing of chicken and waffles. 


When you’re in a food coma head over to Paley Park, an urban hideaway with a 20-foot cascading waterfall, and zen-out in between the four walls of ivy and honey locust trees. 



Hope this gives you some inspiration to think outside the box.


Kind regards,


The Intern and Ariana!


P.S Go follow Ariana @arianadickson

Hannah Rafter